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Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, February 19, 2018

On February 23, 1685, George Frideric Handel was born. Handel was one of the great composers of the Baroque era, particularly noted for his operas and oratorios. His oratorio Messiah has become a standard part of the Christmas season, with annual performances in many large cities.

Handel was born in Halle, in what is now Germany, but was at the time the Duchy of Magdeburg. He...

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Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. February 2018 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, February 3, 2018

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.


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Interview with Elva Diane Green

Catherine Sturgeon, Librarian, Vermont Square Branch Library, Thursday, February 1, 2018

February is African American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library.


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January 28, 2018 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward returns to the top of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of January 28, 2018, while 


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A Week To Remember: National Weatherperson's Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, January 30, 2018

On February 5, 1745, John Jeffries was born. Jeffries was one of the first systematic observers of weather in the American colonies, making daily measurements of the Boston weather beginning in 1774. In his honor, his birthday is celebrated as National Weatherperson's Day.


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中文新書 New Chinese Books

Julie Shu, Librarian, International Languages Department, Monday, January 29, 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language@lapl.org.


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Music Monday: Rick James

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, January 29, 2018

Rick James was born on February 1, 1948. James was an R&B singer, songwriter, and producer who was at his most popular in the late 1970s and 1980s.


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Jewish Book Council Awards 2017

Janice Batzdorff, Librarian, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, Saturday, January 27, 2018

On January 11 Francine Klagsbrun’s, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel was named the Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council.


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Rescue in Denmark: My Family's Holocaust Story

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Friday, January 26, 2018

This Saturday, January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah. The United Nations chose this day as it was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Mystery Writers of America Announce the 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America Announce the 2018 Edgar Award Nominations

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, January 26, 2018

On January 19, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017.  The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Ho


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A Week to Remember: National Pie Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 23 is National Pie Day, a celebration of one of the oldest forms of baked goods. A pie is made of pastry dough that covers or encases some sort of filling, which can be either sweet or savory.


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