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 The Cheltenham Alphabet Spout, designed by Jud Fine, which graces LUCID, the middle of three ponds in Spine.
The Cheltenham Alphabet Spout, designed by Jud Fine, which graces LUCID, the middle of three ponds in Spine.
Central Docents, Central Library, February 17, 2018

After nearly a century, the Los Angeles Central Library still reflects architect Bertram G. Goodhue's vision that buildings should be “literate,” using symbolic expressions to make them distinctive and eternal.

To instill his vision, Goodhue asked Hartley Burr Alexander to develop an iconography of symbols of great thought, which sculptor Lee Lawrie incorporated in both the exterior and...

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World AIDS Day

Rudy Ruiz, Librarian, Digitization & Special Collections, Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Today is dedicated to raising awareness of HIV and AIDS, to support those living with HIV or AIDS and to commemorate those who have died.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.

Read It First! Film Adaptations Headed to Theatres Near You. December 2017 Edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Friday, December 1, 2017

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.


Coco y el Día de los Muertos

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Una de las más populares películas familiares actualmente es Coco de Disney Pixar. Esta producción está basada la tradición mexicana del Día de los Muertos, la cual se ha vuelto extremadamente popular entre las comunidades del sur de California.


Coco and the Day of the Dead

Lupita Leyva, Senior Librarian, Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

One of the most popular family movies currently is Disney Pixar’s Coco. The movie is based on the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which has become extremely popular among the communities of Southern California.


November 26, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

November 26, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of November 26, 2017, while 


Madeleine L'Engle

A Week to Remember: Madeleine L'Engle

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Madeleine L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918.


Photograph of Michael Jackson reclining looking at the camera. From the early 80s

Music Monday: Thriller Turns 35

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, November 27, 2017

On November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson's sixth album, Thriller, was released. Within a year, it became the best-selling album in history, and nothing has ever topped it.


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Amazing Makers You Do Not Want to Miss at DTLA Mini Maker Faire

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, November 27, 2017

It’s almost here! The DTLA Mini Maker Faire is about to go live. It takes place Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our indelible Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles, and it’s free to the public.


book covers for The Help, Salvage The Bones and Little Friend

2017 Shines A Spotlight On Mississippi

Hillary St. George, Senior Librarian, Cahuenga Branch Library, Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mississippi figured prominently in American popular culture in 2017 thanks to the powerful and recently lauded works of authors


Tania Velasquez,  Los Angeles Public Library Career Online High School graduate

Career Online High School Hits 100th Graduate Milestone

Kelly Tyler, Senior Librarian, Lifelong Learning, Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On September 1, 2017 the Los Angeles Public Library hit a big milestone with the Career Online High School (COHS) diploma and career certificate program when Tania Velasquez completed her coursework to become the 100th graduate!


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