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Richard J. Riordan Central Library. Designed by New York architect Bertram Goodhue, the original Central Library was built during the mid 1920s.
Central Docents, Central Library, December 9, 2017

Architect Bertram G. Goodhue (1869-1924) was a gifted and multi-faceted artist. He began drawing as a young child, first with pen and pencil and later with watercolors. He decorated school papers with plants and landscapes, and was soon designing programs and playbills for childhood theatrical productions. Throughout his life, he sang and played the guitar.

Goodhue's mother Helen was an...

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Ugly Sweater Weather

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It’s December, which means it's ugly sweater weather!


December 3, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 3, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of December 3, 2017, while 


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A Week To Remember: National Brownie Day

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 8 is National Brownie Day.


88-key Casio Privia PX-350 Digital Piano

Read, Write, and Play Music at the Library

Alan Westby, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
 
The Art, Music & Recreation Department at Central Library will now be providing a musical keyboard for patron use in

a photograph of Sara Bareilles

Music Monday: Happy Birthday, Sara Bareilles!

Keith Chaffee, Librarian, Collection Development, Monday, December 4, 2017

Sara Bareilles was born on December 4, 1979.


Red ribbon and text that reads World AIDS Day

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 


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