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Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, December 15, 2017

Adam Kargman is an attorney who lives in Los Angeles. In addition to writing Nagle’s Mercy, he has written and directed several films and is in the process of publishing a children’s picture book titled Abracadabra Whoopsie.


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My Favorite Books of 2017

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, December 14, 2017

Season’s Readings everyone! As 2017 draws to a close, I thought it might be interesting to look back at what I’ve read over the last twelve months and try to highlight my favorite books this year.


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Top Tens at the Library

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

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


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 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Ugly Sweater Weather

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

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


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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 


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A Week To Remember: National Brownie Day

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

December 8 is National Brownie Day.


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