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April 27, 2017 11:00AM
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Join us for a free guided mindfulness meditation session led by graduates of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
April 27, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Chess -- the game of kings and queens, bishops, horsemen and rooks, and pawns -- played by millions of people over the centuries, the world...
April 28, 2017 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Make new friends while playing games on the X-box 360 Kinect, the Wii or any of our board games.
College Prep Workshop
April 29, 2017 12:00PM to 4:30PM
Take a Practice Test, Review Session (for English and Math), Re-take the SAT Practice Test. It is highly recommended that students are...
Science Day: A free family event celebrating all things science!
April 29, 2017 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Explore the future! Get a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Disney Jr.’s Miles from Tomorrowland! Meet some Wild Things and...

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    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Vance, J. D., author.
  • The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

    Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author.
  • Tools of titans : the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers

    Tools of titans : the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers

    Ferriss, Timothy, author.
  • Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

    Noah, Trevor, 1984- author.
  • Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

    Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

    Lee Shetterly, Margot.
  • The zookeeper's wife : a war story

    The zookeeper's wife : a war story

    Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
  • The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life

    Manson, Mark, author.
  • The rules do not apply : a memoir

    The rules do not apply : a memoir

    Levy, Ariel, author.
  • The Princess Diarist.

    The Princess Diarist.

    Fisher, Carrie.
  • Unshakeable : your financial freedom playbook

    Unshakeable : your financial freedom playbook

    Robbins, Anthony, author.
  • Norse mythology

    Norse mythology

    Gaiman, Neil, author.
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow

    Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow

    Harari, Yuval N, author.
  • South and West : from a notebook

    South and West : from a notebook

    Didion, Joan, author.
  • The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

    The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

    Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
  • When breath becomes air

    When breath becomes air

    Kalanithi, Paul, author.
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God

    The Lost City of the Monkey God

    Preston, Douglas J, author.
  • Milk and honey

    Milk and honey

    Kaur, Rupi, author.
  • Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

    Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

    Foer, Joshua, author.
  • Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich

    Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich

    Ohler, Norman, author.
  • Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus

    Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus

    Taibbi, Matt, author.
  • The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world

    The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world

    Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
  • Scrappy little nobody

    Scrappy little nobody

    Kendrick, Anna, author.
  • Born to run

    Born to run

    Springsteen, Bruce, author.
  • Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars

    Rise of the rocket girls : the women who propelled us, from missiles to the Moon to Mars

    Holt, Nathalia, 1980- author.
  • Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and everything in between)

    Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and everything in between)

    Graham, Lauren, 1967- author.
  • Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations

    Thank you for being late : an optimist's guide to thriving in the age of accelerations

    Friedman, Thomas L, author.
  • Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike

    Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike

    Knight, Philip H., 1938- author.
  • Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Desmond, Matthew, author.
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    The stranger in the woods : the extraordinary story of the North Pond hermit

    Finkel, Michael, author.
  • The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living

    The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living

    Wiking, Meik, author.
  • Who thought this was a good idea? : and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House

    Who thought this was a good idea? : and other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House

    Mastromonaco, Alyssa, 1976- author.
  • You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

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    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

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    Kondō, Marie, author.
  • Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right

    Mayer, Jane, author.
  • Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan

    Killing the rising sun : how America vanquished World War II Japan

    O'Reilly, Bill, author.
  • On tyranny : twenty lessons from the twentieth century

    On tyranny : twenty lessons from the twentieth century

    Snyder, Timothy, author.
  • The men in my life : a memoir of love and art in 1950s Manhattan

    The men in my life : a memoir of love and art in 1950s Manhattan

    Bosworth, Patricia, author.
  • Flaneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

    Flaneuse : women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

    Elkin, Lauren, author.
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    Marnell, Cat, author.
  • Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked

    Irresistible : the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked

    Alter, Adam L., 1980- author.
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    Chernow, Ron.
  • Old school : life in the sane lane

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    O'Reilly, Bill, author.
  • The great British bake off : perfect cakes and bakes to make at home

    The great British bake off : perfect cakes and bakes to make at home

    Collister, Linda, author.
  • Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right

    Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right

    Hochschild, Arlie Russell, 1940- author.
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    Schumer, Amy.
  • High noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of a legend

    High noon : the Hollywood blacklist and the making of a legend

    Frankel, Glenn, author.
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    Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

    Vance, J. D, author.
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    Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Pokémon black and white

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  • Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

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    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Wonder

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  • Are you my mother?

    Are you my mother?

    Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.).
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    Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator.
  • Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

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    Russell, Rachel Renee.
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    Dork diaries 11. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-friendly frenemy

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Fox in socks

    Fox in socks

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Pokemon XY

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  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • My little pony.  Friendship is magic

    My little pony. Friendship is magic

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    Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
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    Dork diaries 9. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-dorky drama queen

    Russell, Rachel Renee, author.
  • The cat in the hat comes back!

    The cat in the hat comes back!

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • I'm a frog!

    I'm a frog!

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Rowling, J. K.
  • Pokemon adventures. story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; [translation, Katherine Schilling]. Diamond and Pearl/Platinum

    Pokemon adventures. story, Hidenori Kusaka ; art, Satoshi Yamamoto ; [translation, Katherine Schilling]. Diamond and Pearl/Platinum

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • The thank you book

    The thank you book

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC.

    Dr. Seuss's ABC.

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Dog Man unleashed. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with interior color by Jose Garibaldi. [2]

    Dog Man unleashed. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with interior color by Jose Garibaldi. [2]

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966- author, illustrator.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Rowling, J. K.
  • I am invited to a party!

    I am invited to a party!

    Willems, Mo.
  • Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Dork diaries 10. Rachel Renee Russell. Tales from a not-so-perfect pet sitter

    Russell, Rachel Renee, author.
  • The Lorax

    The Lorax

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Ten apples up on top!

    Ten apples up on top!

    LeSieg, Theo., 1904-1991.
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    Oh, the thinks you can think!

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Dork diaries. Tales from a not-so-happy heartbreaker

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Big Nate blasts off

    Big Nate blasts off

    Peirce, Lincoln, author.
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    The foot book, by Dr. Seuss.

    Seuss, Dr.

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April 26, 2017
By Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department
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