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Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library



Jewish American Heritage Month

May 20, 2015

On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush declared that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, after resolutions passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.

Conflicting Feelings and “Opposing Viewpoints”

April 28, 2015

April brings conflicting feelings. The weather is warming up and you know what that means?  It’s time to have some fun outdoors. Barbeque season has arrived!  Throw that nice piece of ribeye steak on the grill and ‘cue it just right.

Don’t Wake Me Up If I’m Dreaming

March 12, 2015

“The theories of philosophers, theologians, and psychologists will never do justice to the fullness of our existence if they only focus on the qualities of waking life.” – Kelly Bulkeley


Environmentalism in Religion

February 04, 2015

The origins of the environmental movement in the United States began in response to increasing levels of smoke and air pollution during the Industrial Revolution.

Conspiracy Theories

December 06, 2014
The term conspiracy theory conjures up a range of images in the public imagination. From complex political cover-ups to chemtrails to tinfoil hats, most people have some conception of what a conspiracy theory encompasses and who follows it.

Deliver Us From Evil

October 20, 2014

Fall is finally here offering cooler temperatures after a long, hot, and record-setting dry summer. What a wonderful time of year!  Halloween is upon us. Adults and children deciding what to wear in celebration of Halloween.

Women, Activism and Religion in America

September 19, 2014
Members of the  Women's Christian Temperance Union - LAPL Photo Collection
Although many of the world's religions have traditionally more patriarchal structures, women have nevertheless played import

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Thank you @LAHistory!

September 05, 2014

We want to thank @LAHistory for tweeting about a bit of Los Angeles Public Library history: an LAPL booklist produced in the months after the 1

The Power of Popular Culture

August 11, 2014

“Popular culture represents a common denominator, something that cuts across most economic, social and educational barriers.”- Edward Jay Whetmore

Government Mobile Apps

July 14, 2014
Want to get away? Looking for a new place to live? Check out the Census Bureau’s dwellr app for Android and Apple smart devices (