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A photograph of Dionne Warwick
Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, December 11, 2017

On December 12, 1940, Dionne Warwick was born. Warwick has been one of the most popular singers of the last fifty years, with 69 singles making the pop charts. Aretha Franklin is the only woman with more hits.

Warwick's biggest success came in the 1960s, when she teamed with songwriter/producers Burt Bacharach and Hal David for a string of classic songs – "Don't Make Me Over," "Anyone...

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Roger Arst's photography class, Birmingham High School, 2002

Helping Students Succeed

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 13, 2017

Much has been studied on mindset and how depending upon how one chooses to experience life, one can change how successful one can be.


Jesus Reyes

Teatro en Boyle Heights: entrevista con Jesus Reyes

Patricia Tarango, Senior Librarian, Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library, Saturday, February 11, 2017

En las tres bibliotecas localizadas en Boyle Heights: Benjamin Franklin, Malabar y Robert Louis Stevenson, se presentan


Tower Reconstruction, 1991.

What Are “Air Rights” and Why Are They Important to Central?

Central Docents, Central Library, Friday, February 10, 2017

The shortest answer to the question of importance is that without the funds which the city received for the sale of the air rights above the Central Library site, we might not have the Goodhue Building today.  Instead of being renovated, it easily might have been demolished.


Novedades en español

Lo nuevo en español: 10 libros interesantes que llegan a la biblioteca este mes

Patricia Tarango, Senior Librarian, Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library, Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Haz clic en cada título para reservar tu copia en línea y ser el primero en leer estas novedades.


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

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

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Roxane Gay's Difficult Women move to #1 on 

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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. February 2017 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, February 6, 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.


The University of California at Los Angeles after trailing California at Berkeley through the first quarter, finally came into its own at the Memorial Coliseum. In this photo, Kenny Washington, brilliant Bruin halfback, is away to a smashing gain as his teammate, Woody Strode, effectively blocks out the California secondary defense. Dated November 4, 1939

Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL

Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian, Science, Technology & Patents Dept., Friday, February 3, 2017

In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams. They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year.


Scholars from Critical Thinking Forum (CTF) of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan

USA and Pakistan - Seeing each other

Linda Rudell-Betts, Senior Librarian, Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Thursday, February 2, 2017

Looking back over 2016, I recall that one of the most special afternoons I had at Central Library was hosting a cultural exchange group from the Critical Thinking Forum (CTF) of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.


poster art, resistance

The Resistance Lives!

Ani Boyadjian, Principal Librarian, Research & Special Collections, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Resist!


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Going for the Gold: African Americans and the 1984 Olympic Summer Games

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

On January 25, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to give its final approval to the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.


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