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Joyce Cooper, Principal Librarian, Central Library


Book Covers for Language Books

How Many Languages Can You Speak?

July 19, 2013

Working on the reference desk in the International Languages Department of the Central Library in Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the country is an exciting job! I speak Spanish so I spend a large part of day helping Spanish-speaking patrons find information.

International Languages Department Front Desk

Have you visited the International Languages Department?

June 06, 2013

Do you or someone you know speak a language other than English?
Are you looking for reading material in another language?
Or do you want to learn a new language?

Mango Languages Logo

Learn a New Language Online

May 09, 2013

Have you always wanted to learn a new language but don’t have time to take a class or participate in a conversation group?  Do you have a computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone?  Then you’re in luck!  You can learn a language from anywhere using the library&rsquo

A patron is checking out library materials by using the new self-checkout machine

Popular Library debuts new self-checkout system!

January 09, 2013

On Monday, December 3, 2012 the media room in the Popular Library re-opened to the public with some new equipment, two new self-checkout machines.