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Anna Avalos, Senior Librarian, Multilingual Collections, September 22, 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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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language@lapl.org.


LeBron James wearing a Lakers jersey

Welcome to Los Angeles, LeBron

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

Dearest LeBron,


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Three Men and the Moon

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

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface, making American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin the first humans to walk on the moon. Armstrong was the first to touch toe, and he meandered about for two and a half hours outside the spacecraft.


Amelia Earhart and technical expert Paul Mantz study the route Earhart undertook in a flight from the Hawaiian Islands to California, the longest over-water flight ever undertaken at that time.

Amelia Earhart – Flying Through the Blue and Into History

Photo Friends, Thursday, July 19, 2018

While attending the 1907 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, ten-year-old Amelia Mary Earhart saw her first airplane. She was not impressed. She described it as “a thing of rusty wire and wood and not at all interesting” and asked her father, Edwin Earhart, to take her back to the merry-go-round.


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And Now For Something Completely Different: Reading Takes You Everywhere: L.A. Fiction

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Novels and short stories reflect our fair city, which is way beyond diversity—it is truly a cross-section of the world. In the spirit of the Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Takes You Everywhere!


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