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Kirkman-Harriman Pictorial and Historical Map of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles Public Library Map Collection.
Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team, November 21, 2017

Before Los Angeles, there was Yangna, home to the Tongva people, Native Americans who numbered at least 5,000 in the Los Angeles Basin before the arrival of Europeans. In the latest episode of Stories From the Map Cave, Map Librarian Glean Creason explores two maps which document the history and geography of the Tongva: the stunning...

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What We Were Eating 100 Years Ago On Thanksgiving

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 100 years ago was an interesting affair. World War I was raging on overseas and most institutions were supporting the war effort either by rationing food supplies, or sending supplies “Over There.”


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A Week to Remember: Happy Thanksgiving!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November 23 is Thanksgiving. The holiday began as a celebration of the fall harvest, and has become a day when we are encouraged to appreciate and give thanks for the joys and blessings in our lives.


November 19, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 19, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, November 20, 2017

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly debuts in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of November 19, 2017, while 


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Music Monday: Benjamin Britten

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, November 20, 2017

Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913. Britten was among the major composers of the mid-20th century, and the most important British composer of opera since Henry Purcell, 300 years earlier.


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A Week to Remember: The National Book Awards

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Thursday, 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.


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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


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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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