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Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, November 16, 2017

On November 15, the winners of the National Book Awards were announced. Awards are given in four categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature. Since 1988, the Awards have been administered by the National Book Foundation, which has brought consistency and stability to an award with a turbulent history.

The earliest version of the National Book Award was created...

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More Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We can't wait until DTLA Mini Maker Faire! It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our historic Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles.


Book covers for: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey, and he Rooster Bar by John Grisham

November 12, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of November 12, 2017, while


portada de dos de los libros: Winnie y Alas para Olga

Lo nuevo en español para niños

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, November 13, 2017

Los libros en español para niños más esperados este mes ya están disponibles en nuestro catálogo. Haz clic en cada título para reservar tu copia en línea y ser el primero en leer estas novedades con tus pequeños.


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Music Monday: Carter Burwell

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, November 13, 2017

On November 18, 1954, Carter Burwell was born. Burwell is a composer of film scores, with about 90 feature films to his credit.


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5 Innovative Ways the Library Supports Veterans

Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Friday, November 10, 2017

As we get ready to honor those who have served our country on Veterans Day, it's a good time to remember that the Los Angeles Public Library supports veterans in a variety of ways all year long.


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Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, November 9, 2017

We are so excited about our DTLA Mini Maker Faire! It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our beautiful Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles. Save the day on your calendar because you won’t want to miss this super fun event.


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Lo nuevo en español: 10 libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Los libros en español más leídos y más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!


November 5, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 5, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of November 5, 2017, while Ron Chernow's biography of Ulysses S.&nbsp


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Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian

Rudy Ruiz, Librarian, Digitization & Special Collections, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

If you are not familiar with Edward S.


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A Week to Remember: Happy 50th, Rolling Stone!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

On November 9, 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published. The magazine was devoted to popular culture, with an emphasis of pop and rock music.


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