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 The Cheltenham Alphabet Spout, designed by Jud Fine, which graces LUCID, the middle of three ponds in Spine.
The Cheltenham Alphabet Spout, designed by Jud Fine, which graces LUCID, the middle of three ponds in Spine.
Central Docents, Central Library, February 17, 2018

After nearly a century, the Los Angeles Central Library still reflects architect Bertram G. Goodhue's vision that buildings should be “literate,” using symbolic expressions to make them distinctive and eternal.

To instill his vision, Goodhue asked Hartley Burr Alexander to develop an iconography of symbols of great thought, which sculptor Lee Lawrie incorporated in both the exterior and...


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5 Innovative Ways the Library Supports Veterans

Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Friday, November 10, 2017

As we get ready to honor those who have served our country on Veterans Day, it's a good time to remember that the Los Angeles Public Library supports veterans in a variety of ways all year long.

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Makers We Love at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, November 9, 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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Lo nuevo en español: 10 libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Los libros en español más leídos y más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo!

November 5, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 5, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of November 5, 2017, while Ron Chernow's biography of Ulysses S.&nbsp

Plate 455 Tolowa Dancing Head-Dress.  Native American Tolowa man wearing a head dress, photographed looking straight into camera with plain expression

Edward S. Curtis’s The North American Indian

Rudy Ruiz, Librarian, Digitization & Special Collections, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

If you are not familiar with Edward S.

Rolling Stone Magazine masthead with the text Happy 50th

A Week to Remember: Happy 50th, Rolling Stone!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

On November 9, 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published. The magazine was devoted to popular culture, with an emphasis of pop and rock music.

CMA Music Monday text graphic.

Music Monday: The CMA Awards

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, November 6, 2017

On November 8, the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards will be held, honoring the year's outstanding performers and recordings. Most of the nominees are available for streaming or download in our collection.

graphic on leftside is the book cover of Mr. Dickens and His Carol and right side is a photograph of Samantha Silva

Interview with an Author: Samantha Silva

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Saturday, November 4, 2017

Samantha Silva is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, where she studied in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C. Over her career she's sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema and TNT.

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Interview with a Yarn Bomb Artist: Jenny Brown's Snowy Day

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Friday, November 3, 2017

A yarnbomb depicting Peter from Snowy Day is currently on display at the Silver Lake Branch Library until November 30, 2017. 

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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. November 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, November 3, 2017

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.