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Thinking About Going to London? Here’s What You Should Know

November 17, 2021

In the summer of 2019, before Covid came and our lives changed, my family and I went to England for a vacation. Our first stop on the tiny island across the sea was London. When most people think of London, they think of the red buses, Big Ben, London Bridge, tea, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye.


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No Prior Art: In Conversation With a Patents Librarian

November 09, 2021

As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time series, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles & L.A. Public Library are developing a new project, titled No Prior Art, to open in 2024.


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How to Effectively Take Notes

June 17, 2021

Hi! My name is Jason Xie. I’m currently completing my freshman year at Oak Park High School. We just finished reading The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.


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The Importance of Sleep

June 01, 2021

We all know that sleep is important. Without sleep we would not be able to function properly, thus creating many health issues.


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Teens Leading Change: Teen Thumbs to Green Thumbs

May 19, 2021

My name is Stephanie Nolasco, I am a junior in high school at Granada Hills Charter High School. I'm currently reading Red Azalea by Anchee Min. For the past few months, I have been learning to bake and have made cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and brownies from scratch, and hope to learn more.


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Teens Leading Change: Teen Green Thumbs

April 14, 2021

There’s hardly any greenery in Koreatown. The parks in Koreatown are sparse and run down. There aren’t many places where the community can really come together and bond, which is why a community garden is a great way to meet new people and learn how rewarding it is to grow your own food.


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The Solution to Housing: What California Can Do to Fix its Housing Crisis

March 24, 2021

First off I want to start this post by talking about why housing issues matter so much to me. As a person who has lived in California all their life, I have seen firsthand the consequences of the housing crisis in this state. Parks I used to walk in are now tent cities for the homeless.


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The Perfect Choice: How Volunteering Can Serve Our Community

January 11, 2021

Lila Perl is a sophomore high school student and volunteer at her local public library. She hopes that by sharing her experiences over the last 2 years, other teens will be excited to participate in the many projects and programs that each library hosts.


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The Perfect Choice: The Call to Volunteer

November 06, 2020

Marcus Zimmerman, a high school senior, started volunteering in 2016 and has stayed with the library ever since.


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