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Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, December 13, 2017

It’s the time of year for lists: Recommendations, best of’s and favorites.

As librarians we love stats and data and it’s always interesting for us to see what books were our patrons’ favorites! This year mysteries and thrillers were once again the most popular, with top authors having familiar names like, ...

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December 10, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 10, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Artemis by Andy Weir is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of December 10, 2017, while 


Photograph of Arthur C. Clarke

A Week to Remember: Arthur C. Clarke

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On December 16, 1917, Arthur C. Clarke was born. Clarke was a science and science fiction writer, perhaps best remembered as the co-writer of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.


A photograph of Dionne Warwick

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Dionne Warwick!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, December 11, 2017

On December 12, 1940, Dionne Warwick was born. Warwick has been one of the most popular singers of the last fifty years, with 69 singles making the pop charts. Aretha Franklin is the only woman with more hits.


Richard J. Riordan Central Library

Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue Part I: Artist in Many Mediums

Central Docents, Central Library, Saturday, December 9, 2017

Architect Bertram G. Goodhue (1869-1924) was a gifted and multi-faceted artist. He began drawing as a young child, first with pen and pencil and later with watercolors.


lots of ugly sweaters

Ugly Sweater Weather

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It’s December, which means it's ugly sweater weather!


88-key Casio Privia PX-350 Digital Piano

Read, Write, and Play Music at the Library

Alan Westby, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
 
The Art, Music & Recreation Department at Central Library will now be providing a musical keyboard for patron use in

December 3, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 3, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of December 3, 2017, while 


Picture of brownie

A Week To Remember: National Brownie Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 8 is National Brownie Day.


a photograph of Sara Bareilles

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Sara Bareilles!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, December 4, 2017

Sara Bareilles was born on December 4, 1979.


Red ribbon and text that reads World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Rudy Ruiz, Librarian, Digitization & Special Collections, Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Today is dedicated to raising awareness of HIV and AIDS, to support those living with HIV or AIDS and to commemorate those who have died.


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