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Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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10 book covers of popular books

Top Tens at the Library

December 13, 2017

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


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Ugly Sweater Weather

December 06, 2017

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


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Amazing Makers You Do Not Want to Miss at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

November 27, 2017

It’s almost here! The DTLA Mini Maker Faire is about to go live. It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our indelible Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles, and it’s free to the public.


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What We Were Eating 100 Years Ago On Thanksgiving

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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More Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

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.


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Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

November 09, 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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Gord Downie's Lasting Legacy

November 02, 2017

Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Canadian band The Tragically Hip died on October 17 of terminal brain cancer at the age of 53.


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We Are All Makers!

October 17, 2017

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists and students.


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Teen Read Week: What Will You Unleash!?

October 08, 2017

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.


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