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June 18, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
June 18, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, June 21, 2017

New titles grace the top of both the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction and Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers Lists this week as Camino Island by John Grisham debuts at #1 on the Fiction Bestseller List, while...


Celebrate Latino Heritage Month

Latinos at War: The Fight Abroad and at Home in the United States

Llyr Heller, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, September 19, 2016

September marks Latino heritage month. As of 2015 Latinos make up 17.4% of the population in the United States. Historians estimate that around 250,000 to 500,000 out of a total 2.7 million Latinos in the United States served in World War II.

UN World Peace Bell

World Peace Bell Rings Out Message for Peace

Central Docents, Central Library, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Most visitors to the Central Library’s Maguire Gardens see Jud Fine's “Spine” installation and the unique collection of fountains that grace the gardens, but not everyone notices tucked away in the westernmost corner, nearest Flower Street, a quiet token of the most ambitious possibility, the Wor

Korean New Books

Korean New Books

International Languages Department, Central Library, Friday, September 2, 2016

한국어 신간 도서(새로 들어온 책)

Movie Theatre Image

Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. September 2016 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, September 1, 2016

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.

Buddhist monks

Karma: the good, the bad and the creative

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Several months ago while driving home during rush hour on a Friday night, my fiancée and I noticed a young teenager lying unconscious on the side of a busy street.  We pulled over and called 911 to hopefully provide some help for him.

Lee Lawrie's Wise Owls Decorate the Library

Central Docents, Central Library, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The doors of wisdom are never shut. - Benjamin Franklin

The classic icon of wisdom, the owl, is found in several places around the original Bertram Goodhue Library building. These owls are not hidden, but they may not be obvious to the casual visitor.