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New Chinese Book Covers July
Julie Shu, Librarian, International Languages Department, 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

Here are a few of the new Chinese books we have received this month. View them in our catalog to place a hold and send to your local branch library, or visit the International Languages Department at Central Library for these and more...


a person walking to the light at the end of a tunnel

Enfermedades mentales y el suicidio

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, June 21, 2018

En la últimas semana se suicidaron el aclamado chef Anthony Bourdain y la famosa diseñadora de carteras

and now for something completely different

And Now For Something Completely Different: No Best Sellers

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Many books are published every year, and few of them make it to the numerous bestseller lists. Consider the books listed below, where you will find something old and something new to read.

Collage of books by Pauline Kael

A Week to Remember: Pauline Kael

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pauline Kael was born on June 19, 1919. For almost forty years, she was one of our most important film critics. Her writing was opinionated and witty, and she was noted for her willingness – her critics might have said "eagerness" – to disagree with the critical consensus.

Performer Julian Eltinge in and out of drag

The King of (Drag) Queens: The “Fascinating” Julian Eltinge

Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian, History and Genealogy Department, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Long before Divine, Charles Pierce, Craig Russell, Jim Bailey, or any contestant on ‘Drag Race’ brought the art of drag performance to mainstream audiences, there was Julian Eltinge.

Collage of Cyndi Lauper's music

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Cyndi Lauper!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, June 18, 2018

Cyndi Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. Lauper is a singer/songwriter who brought quirky style, a powerful voice, and a playful attitude to the pop charts in the early 1980s.

two gold wedding bands

Plan Your Wedding With the Library!

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, June 18, 2018

It’s June and wedding season is here.

10 manga titles with their book covers

Manga Lovers Unite! LQBTQIA Titles / マンガラバーズ団結せよ!LQBTQIA編

Yoko Hata, Young Adult Librarian, Little Tokyo Branch Library, Friday, June 15, 2018

LGBTQ themes are not foreign to the manga universe, and in fact, have been around for decades. The most widely read genres of LGBTQ manga are “Boy’s Love” (BL) and “Girl’s Love” (GL). The Japanese express these words in floral terms: “Bara” (Roses) for BL, and “Yuri” (Lilies) for GL.

Brenda Allen waits for policewoman Audre Davis to appear at hearing arranged by Judge William McKay. Davis never showed up in court. Herald Examiner Collection, photo dated July 9, 1949

Seduction, Corruption, Deception, and Protection – The Black Widow and the Vice Queen (Part 2)

Photo Friends, Thursday, June 14, 2018

After Ann Forst, the Black Widow, was sentenced to serve time for pandering, one of her protégés, Brenda Allen (born Marie Mitchell and going under a number of aliases including Brenda Allen Burns, Marie Brooks, Marie Cash, Brenda Burris, and Marie Balanque) wasted no time in setting up her own p

foto del balón oficial junto a la copa en un estadio de fútbol

Empieza la gran fiebre del fútbol con el Mundial Rusia 2018

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

El Mundial de Fútbol se celebra este año a partir del 14 de junio en Rusia. Éste es uno de los eventos más esperados para todos los que llevan por dentro la pasión del fútbol. Para los espectadores el Mundial es una montaña rusa que los hace gritar, llorar y creer que todo es posible.

Collage of books by author Dorothy L. Sayers

A Week to Remember: Dorothy L. Sayers

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dorothy L. Sayers was born on June 13, 1893. Sayers was the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey, one of the first in a long line of British gentleman detectives.