One of the many special and unique items at Central Library is a collection of ASE books. Armed Services Editions, popularly known as ASEs, are pocket-sized books made for and distributed to American servicemen around the world during World War II.
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Librarians from InfoNow and the Central Library Subject Departments teach computer classes for 4-10 people.
Anyone who's taken our free daily docent tour of the LA Central Library has seen the many contributions that architectural sculptor Lee Lawrie made to the Library's 1926 Goodhue Building.
Lee Lawrie 1877 - 1963
Money can’t buy happiness but writing books on wealth just might. How to get rich is a popular subject in Business and Economics and our collection on wealth will inspire you to take that winding road to budget, save, invest, and prosper. The Library has books, AV material, e-Books, newspapers, magazines and databases that cover many facets of accumulating wealth. Is wealth a state of mind, living a rich life, a healthy stock portfolio, assets galore, money in the bank or freedom from deprivation? There are no straight answers but ma
To the bane of many genealogists, the eleventh census of the United States was heavily damaged by a fire at the Commerce Department in 1921. Less than one percent of it survived, which means we have census data (e.g. age, place of residence, family members, etc.) on only 6,160 Americans in 1890. To non-genealogists, this may seem ho-hum, but to those of us trying to piece together the paths of our ancestors between 1880 and 1900, it’s a big deal.
Over at the LAPL Photo Collection, we were full steam ahead as always in 2014; processing collections, digitizing photos, acquiring new collections, mounting exhibits, coordinating programs, and assisting patrons with research and orders. There are more highlights than we could ever fit into one post, but here are a few.