Tired of wandering around 16,560 square feet of stacks in Business & Economics Department looking for the 338’s? Let us help -- reset your LAPL-GPS mapping system with our new transportation themed bookshelf signage. The department has renamed major sections of the book stacks according to the Los Angeles freeway system and other major transportation byways. We completed this major transportation project on time and on budget, without spending a dime of Federal shovel-ready stimulus dollars.
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On Saturday, February 8, Central Library will welcome six bestselling, award-winning authors to discuss their books and sign copies for fans. Anna Carey, Melissa de la Cruz, Robin LaFevers, Gretchen McNeil, Victoria Schwab, and Margaret Stohl will be in Teen’Scape for a discussion panel starting at 1pm, with book sales and signings to follow.
Here’s a sneak preview of the authors and their books:
Having a brain can be exhausting, especially when you feel like you are not using it particularly well. Like, for example, when you lock your keys in the car because you’re so busy thinking about how to open a blog post.
Not that anything like that has ever happened to me. I’m completely organized. I’m just saying. Wait, where’s my phone? …
It's ok! I found it. I'm not sure how it ended up in the refrigerator**.
The archeaologist Howard Carter toiled in Egypt for three decades with little success. Under the sponsorship of Lord Carnarvon, he spent seven years searching the Valley of the Kings for the tomb of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. Yet by November of 1922, Carter's luck was running out. Carnarvon made it very clear that this would be their last season. Down to his last chance, on November 4, 1922, Carter finally got a break when an Egyptian water boy found a step in the desert. This step eventually led to the tomb of Tutankhamen.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is #1 for an ninth week on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List. For the second week in a row there are no debuts on the Fiction List. Two books return to the list after a short absence, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert and Allegiant by Vernoica Roth.
Angelenos across the city cheered the return of Sunday library service at ribbon cutting celebrations held at nine libraries last Sunday, January 12. At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman José Huizar and City Librarian John F. Szabo were joined by 300 community members at a press conference for the re-openings. The ribbon cuttings at all nine libraries were followed by special family programs and refreshments throughout the day.