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Keith Chaffee, February 19, 2018

On February 23, 1685, George Frideric Handel was born. Handel was one of the great composers of the Baroque era, particularly noted for his operas and oratorios. His oratorio Messiah has become a standard part of the Christmas season, with annual performances in many large cities.

February 11, 2018 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library
David Kelly, February 16, 2018

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng retakes the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of February 11, 2018, while 

book jacket cover and author Nina LaCour
Hillary St. George, February 16, 2018

On Tuesday February 12, the Oscar Awards of young adult and children’s literature were held in the early morning hours in Denver, Colorado.

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Elizabeth Graney, February 15, 2018

The Oscar nominations are out! And while we are usually partial to the book, every once in awhile Hollywood manages to catch some of the magic of the text on screen. Here are the films adapted from books that caught the eye of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences this year.

graphic of chocolates in a heart box, raw chocolate and stacked chocolate candies in wrappers
Kelly Wallace, February 14, 2018

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz.

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Tina Lerno, February 14, 2018

February is the month for love and romance whatever language you speak: amor, l’amour, cinta, pag-ibig, liebe, люблю, 愛.

an image of a blue sky and green grassy hills with the text, Random Acts of Kindness day
Keith Chaffee, February 13, 2018

In 1982, writer Anne Herbert put a more positive spin on the expression "random acts of violence and senseless acts of cruelty," arguing that we should instead practice "random kindness and senseless acts of beauty." Today, her sentiment is most commonly expressed as "random acts of kindness

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Dinorah Pinelo, February 10, 2018

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.

book cover graphic of The Zohar

The Zohar (aka Sefer Ha-Zohar, or "Book of Radiance") is considered the key religious text of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism.

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Keith Chaffee, February 12, 2018

On February 17, 1904, Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly had its premiere performance at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. It tells the story of a tragic romance between a young Japanese woman and an American naval officer.