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Wilshire Branch Library

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Address:
149 N. Saint Andrews Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone:
(323) 957-4550
Fax:
(323) 957-4555
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Librarian:
Jennifer Noble, Senior Librarian

The Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society designated the Wilshire Branch as a Historic Landmark - 1999 Historic Landmark Award #66. The collection highlights Korean and Spanish Films and contains a good selection of other foreign language films. Refer to the branch history section for more information concerning the library’s unique history.

Upcoming Events at Wilshire Branch Library
March 29, 2017 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Read with a STAR Volunteer on Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm. Questions? 323.957.4550. Ask the Children's Librarian to explain the STAR (Story...
March 29, 2017 6:00PM
Wilshire Library will be hosting a screening of the documentary FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS to celebrate intersectionality...
Storytime
March 30, 2017 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Preschool Story Time; Join us to enjoy hearing some stories, a song, a stretch and bring your Mom, Dad or Grandma along! Ages 3-5. ...
Citizenship
April 1, 2017 10:00AM
The International Rescue Committee, in association with Los Angeles Public Library, invites you to join us for free citizenship and...
April 3, 2017 6:00PM to 6:15PM
Join us for some bedtime board books, a song -- then quick like a bunny, home to sleep!  This free story time for new parents and babies up...
Poetry inspired by Nature; Fun for all
April 4, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
April is National Poetry Month! Be inspired by nature to write some poetry -- and it will be posted in the library on the windows. All ages...
STAR
April 5, 2017 3:30PM to April 6, 2017 5:30PM
Bring your child in to read with a STAR volunteer on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.  Ages 4-12 welcome.  Parents...
Storytime
April 6, 2017 3:00PM to 3:30PM
Ages 3-5.  Come on in and join us for three or more stories, a stretch, a song and then take some time to play with our wonderful selection...
Citizenship
April 8, 2017 10:00AM
The International Rescue Committee, in association with Los Angeles Public Library, invites you to join us for free citizenship and...

Ongoing Events

Student Zone

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Students (grades 1 to 12) may sign in to use the provided  tables, supplies, computers and resources to work on school related activities.  Printing is free for homework assignments.  Students may bring their own laptops or portable devices to use in the Student
Zone.

Fiction Hot Titles

Non-Fiction Hot Titles

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

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Princess Diarist.

    The Princess Diarist.

    Fisher, Carrie.
  • Norse mythology

    Norse mythology

    Gaiman, Neil, author.
  • 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.
  • Born to run

    Born to run

    Springsteen, Bruce, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Between the world and me

    Between the world and me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The girl with the lower back tattoo

    The girl with the lower back tattoo

    Schumer, Amy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    You are a bad ass : how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life

    Sincero, Jen, 1965-
  • Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Desmond, Matthew, author.
  • Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike

    Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike

    Knight, Philip H., 1938- author.
  • Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

    Harari, Yuval N.
  • Milk and honey

    Milk and honey

    Kaur, Rupi, author.
  • Scrappy little nobody

    Scrappy little nobody

    Kendrick, Anna, author.
  • Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

    Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

    Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), 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.
  • The case against sugar

    The case against sugar

    Taubes, Gary, 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.
  • Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    Shrill : notes from a loud woman

    West, Lindy.
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    The life-changing magic of tidying up : the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing

    Kondō, Marie, author.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Chernow, Ron.
  • Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness

    Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness

    Godfrey-Smith, Peter.
  • Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

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

    Vance, J. D, author.
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
  • Make your kid a money genius (even if you're not) : a parents' guide for kids 3 to 23

    Make your kid a money genius (even if you're not) : a parents' guide for kids 3 to 23

    Kobliner, Beth, 1965- author.
  • The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    The four agreements : a practical guide to personal freedom

    Ruiz, Miguel, 1952-
  • Settle for more

    Settle for more

    Kelly, Megyn, author.
  • The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    Hartwig, Melissa, author.
  • A really good day : how microdosing made a mega difference in my mood, my marriage, and my life

    A really good day : how microdosing made a mega difference in my mood, my marriage, and my life

    Waldman, Ayelet, author.
  • Our revolution : a future to believe in

    Our revolution : a future to believe in

    Sanders, Bernard, author.
  • White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America

    Isenberg, Nancy, author.
  • American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

    American heiress : the wild saga of the kidnapping, crimes and trial of Patty Hearst

    Toobin, Jeffrey, author.
  • The 48 laws of power

    The 48 laws of power

    Greene, Robert.
  • Thinking, fast and slow

    Thinking, fast and slow

    Kahneman, Daniel, 1934-
  • The zookeeper's wife : a war story

    The zookeeper's wife : a war story

    Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
  • Love warrior

    Love warrior

    Melton, Glennon Doyle, 1976- author.
  • My life, my love, my legacy

    My life, my love, my legacy

    King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006, author.

YA Hot Titles

Children's Hot Titles

  • Pokémon adventures

    Pokémon adventures

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Babymouse

    Babymouse

    Holm, Jennifer L.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Diary of a wimpy kid : cabin fever

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Diary of a wimpy kid : dog days

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Greg Heffley's journal

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the ugly truth

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Diary of a wimpy kid : Rodrick rules

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the last straw

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Diary of a wimpy kid : the third wheel

    Kinney, Jeff.
  • Green eggs and ham

    Green eggs and ham

    Seuss, Dr.
  • The cat in the hat

    The cat in the hat

    Seuss, Dr.
  • One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

    Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

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

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

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Tales from a not-so-popular party girl

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Hop on Pop

    Hop on Pop

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Fox in socks

    Fox in socks

    Seuss, Dr.
  • My little pony.  Friendship is magic

    My little pony. Friendship is magic

    Cook, Katie, 1981-
  • Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-fabulous life

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Dog Man. written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, as George Beard and Harold Hutchins ; with color by Jose Garibaldi. [1]

    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.
  • Wonder

    Wonder

    Palacio, R. J.
  • Harry Potter and the cursed child : parts one and two. a new play by Jack Thorne ; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling ; John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, writers. The official script book of the

    Harry Potter and the cursed child : parts one and two. a new play by Jack Thorne ; based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling ; John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, writers. The official script book of the

    Thorne, Jack.
  • Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Tales from a not-so-graceful ice princess

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • 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.
  • Are you my mother?

    Are you my mother?

    Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.).
  • Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Dork diaries 7. by Rachel Renée Russell. Tales from a not-so-glam TV star

    Russell, Rachel Renée.
  • Pokemon XY

    Pokemon XY

    Kusaka, Hidenori, author.
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC.

    Dr. Seuss's ABC.

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

    Tales from a not-so-talented pop star

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

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

    Russell, Rachel Renee, author.
  • Pokémon black and white

    Pokémon black and white

    Kusaka, Hidenori.
  • Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban

    Rowling, J. K.
  • 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.
  • The Lorax

    The Lorax

    Seuss, Dr.
  • The cat in the hat comes back!

    The cat in the hat comes back!

    Seuss, Dr.
  • The thank you book

    The thank you book

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
  • Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Dork diaries 8. Rachel Renée Russell with Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

    Russell, Rachel Renée, author.
  • Tales from a not-so-smart Miss Know-It-All

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

    Russell, Rachel Renee.
  • Oh, the places you'll go!

    Oh, the places you'll go!

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Oh, the thinks you can think!

    Oh, the thinks you can think!

    Seuss, Dr.
  • Ten apples up on top!

    Ten apples up on top!

    LeSieg, Theo., 1904-1991.
  • I'm a frog!

    I'm a frog!

    Willems, Mo, author, illustrator.
  • I can read with my eyes shut!

    I can read with my eyes shut!

    Seuss, Dr.
  • 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.
  • Let's go for a drive!

    Let's go for a drive!

    Willems, Mo.

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