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Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, April 26, 2018

Did you know that you can get free legal help at two of our branch libraries?

It’s true. Twice a month lawyers from the legal aid organization Public Counsel, visit our Vermont Square and Benjamin Franklin branch libraries.

These free legal clinics offer an opportunity to speak one-on-one with an attorney about issues...


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A Week to Remember: Mendeleev's Periodic Table

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

On March 6, 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev made a presentation to the Russian Chemical Society in which he presented the first version of his periodic table of the elements.

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5 datos interesantes sobre Gabriel García Márquez

Dinorah Pinelo, Librarian, Multilingual Collections, Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hoy se cumple 91 años del nacimiento de Gabriel García Márquez. El muy querido ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura nació en Colombia en 1927.

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Music Monday: 25 Years Ago - A Look Back at 1993

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

The singles charts of 1993 saw more than their share of flash-in-the-pan acts who would never return to the charts after the year was over.

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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Saturday, March 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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World’s Strongest Teenager: Interview with the director of "Supergirl"

Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Saturday, March 3, 2018

At first glance, Naomi Kutin looks like a typical American teenager—until you see her squat a barbell over twice her bodyweight.

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The Eye and the Image: Women Photographers of Los Angeles

Photo Friends, Friday, March 2, 2018

As March is Women’s History Month, it is only appropriate to celebrate some of the women who helped document Los Angeles – big events and small moments – for all to see.

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Los bibliotecarios le preguntan a los famosos: Diane Guerrero

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, March 1, 2018

Diane Guerrero es una actriz, autora y defensora de los derechos de los inmigrantes.

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Librarians Ask Celebrities: Diane Guerrero

Ana Campos, Senior Librarian, International Languages Department, Thursday, March 1, 2018

Diane Guerrero is an actress, author, and immigration advocate.

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Dreaming of Wakanda: Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens.