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Janice Batzdorff, Librarian, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, December 16, 2017

Goodreads, the free online book review and recommendation site, announced the winners of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards on December 5. This year, 3,887,950 readers cast their votes in twenty categories. Books considered had to be published in the United States in English between November 16, 2016 and November 15, 2017....


Book of Sonnets

The Enduring Popularity of Shakespeare's Sonnets

James Sherman, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, January 20, 2017

This Saturday, January 21, at 2 PM in the Taper Auditori

January 15, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

January 15, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is the new number one book on the Los Angeles

Novedades en español

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

Madeline Peña, Senior Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, January 9, 2017

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

World Cinema Series ~ Celebrating Shakespeare

World Cinema Series ~ Celebrating Shakespeare

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, January 9, 2017

Here is a riddle from Shakespeare: “The more I give to thee, the more I have.” Who speaks these words and what do they mean? Shakespeare’s plays, more than any other author’s works in world literature, have been adapted on screen since the birth of cinema.

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Thursday, January 5, 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.

Resolución para el nuevo año: ser feliz

Resolución para el nuevo año: ser feliz

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Saturday, December 31, 2016

Cada fin de año millones de personas en todo el mundo planean sus resoluciones para el nuevo año. La mayoría de personas usualmente se plantean resoluciones que consisten en lo material y en mejorar su aspecto físico.

Portada de algunos de los libros que ha traducido Teresa Mlawer

Del inglés al español: entrevista con Teresa Mlawer

Patricia Tarango, Senior Librarian, Alma Reaves Woods - Watts Branch Library, Thursday, December 29, 2016

Desde que tradujo Silvestre y la piedrecita mágica en 1980, Teresa Mlawer ha completado más de 500 traducciones de libros del in


LAPL Photo Collection - Year in Review

Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection, Wednesday, December 28, 2016

As we enter this last week of 2016, let's take a look back at what the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection has been up to during the year.