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Couple at Nightclub, 1962
Neale Stokes, December 28, 2017

What will you eat this New Year's Eve? However we plan to celebrate the new year, Angelenos have a lot of dinner options this December 31st—from buck-fifty street tacos to a $285 tasting menu at Spa


I'll Pick Myself a California Rose sheet music
Tina Lerno, December 28, 2017

Next week marks the 129th Rose Parade®. Going strong since 1890, it’s been showcasing our beautiful Southern California weather and foliage to viewers around the country and the world. It all began when Pasadena Valley Hunt Club member Professor Charles F.


Snowman carrying giant oranges
Tina Lerno, December 20, 2017

Have you ever received an orange in your holiday stocking; did you ever wonder why?

Out here in Los Angeles, if you are dreaming of a snowy holiday season, you might have a very long wait.


children oohing at turkey coming out of the oven
Tina Lerno, 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.”


Ambassador Hotel Menu Cover
Public Relations Office, November 07, 2013
We thank the L.A. Times Books and KCET for recently featuring the Los Angeles Public Library Menu Collection in their publications.

Mansion
History Department, July 30, 2013

Alternately titled, "How to Research Murder, Crime and Scandal at the Los Angeles Central Library!"


Medieval Manuscript
Emma Roberts, February 15, 2013

Many visitors to Central Library are curious to know what the oldest book in our collection might be.  In recent months we have been fortunate enough to find out a great deal of new information about a very special item in our Rare Books collection.


House of Pizza menu cover
Bob Timmermann, December 28, 2012

One of the great advantages of living in Los Angeles is the ability to go out to find cuisine of just about any type.


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