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Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, March 20, 2018

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, one of the deadliest industrial accidents in US history. The tragedy led to major reforms of labor law in New York City and New York State.

The Triangle company made shirtwaists – women's blouses – in a factory on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a Greenwich Village building (the building still...


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A Week to Remember: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867. Wilder is best known for the Little House on the Prairie series, nine books published between 1932 and 1971 in which she tells a fictionalized version of her childhood life.

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Getting Respect: Louise Redding McClain and Her Brother, Otis Redding

Kurt Thum, Librarian, Digitization and Special Collections , Monday, February 5, 2018

Louise Redding McClain, a retired Los Angeles Public Library librarian, is the sister of the great singer/songwriter Otis Redding.

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

Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Monday, February 5, 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!

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Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Carole King!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, February 5, 2018

Carole King was born on February 9, 1942. King is a singer-songwriter, best known for the many pop hits she wrote in the 1960s (with her then-husband, Gerry Goffin), and for her 1971 album Tapestry.

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8 Book Selections for Library Lovers

Leah Wong, Administrative Clerk, Cypress Park Branch Library, Sunday, February 4, 2018

I remember taking field trips to my school's local library. Walking among the bookshelves was a magical yet intimidating experience. There were so many books. Had they all been read? Had one person read them? Could I read them?

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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