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Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, August 17, 2018

At the tap of your finger or click of a button, a plethora of streaming award-winning cinema is yours to choose from, anywhere, anytime. Kanopy is the digital resource that showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films. Kanopy's offerings include award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Special...


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Final Stretch of Summer Reading

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Monday, July 30, 2018

We’ve got less than a week to go for our Summer Reading Challenge. Completing the challenge this late in the game may appear daunting, but you’ve probably been racking up points without even knowing it. Visit an L.A. landmark? Give yourself 100 points.

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

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Thursday, July 26, 2018

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!

Author Ruthann Emrys with her book covers

Interview with an Author: Ruthanna Emrys

Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library, Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ruthanna Emrys lives in a mysterious manor house in the outskirts of Washington DC with her wife and their large, strange family.

Shakespeare in LA graphic

And Now For Something Completely Different: Shakespeare in L.A

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In 2017 William Shakespeare was in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Public Library and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles hosted a special exhibit from the Folger Shakespeare Library: America’s Shakespeare - The Bard Goes West.

3 book covers of LA Times Best Sellers

Check Out L.A.Times Best Sellers For This Week

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

No changes at the top of the Los Angeles Times Best Seller Lists for the week of July 22, 2018, as The President is Missi

Photograph of Raymond Chandler and his black cat

A Week to Remember: Raymond Chandler

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Raymond Chandler was born on July 23, 1888. Chandler was one of the innovators who created the American hard-boiled detective story; his detective, Philip Marlowe, starred in Chandler's seven novels and several short stories.

Shaq vs a Shark

Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, July 23, 2018

Actor Tracy Morgan said, "Live every week like it's Shark Week," but this week is actually Shark Week and it happens to be the 30th anniversary, making it the longest-running cable television event in history!

Leon Fleisher's album cover Piano Works for the Left Hand

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Leon Fleisher!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, July 23, 2018

Leon Fleisher was born on July 23, 1928. Fleisher is a pianist who specialized for many years in music written to be played using only the left hand.

New Chinese Book Covers July

中文新書 New Chinese Books

Julie Shu, Librarian, International Languages Department, Saturday, July 21, 2018

歡迎借閲中文新書! 如果您要的書已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 也可要求把書送到您附近的分舘。
如您需了解如何查閲圖書館其它中文書籍, 或您有購書建議, 請聯係

LeBron James wearing a Lakers jersey

Welcome to Los Angeles, LeBron

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, July 20, 2018

Dearest LeBron,