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Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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Video: Making Central Library's Massive New Digital Artwork

March 07, 2019

Beginning this March, visitors to the library will see a new series of generative digital animations on the Central Library Video Wall. Designed for the library by StandardVision, the animations draw inspiration from Central’s distinctive art and architecture.


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Central's Giant Video Wall is a Venue for Film, Digital Art, and Animation

January 24, 2019

Los Angeles Central Library is the crown jewel of our library system, a temple to knowledge visited by 5,000 people a day.


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Video: Firsthand Accounts of the Central Library Fire and Recovery

October 13, 2018

October 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the LA Central Library reopening seven years after a catastrophic fire in 1986. In this short film, three people who were at the fire share their memories of the fire and the effort to recover and rebuild.


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Author Claire Evans: I Couldn't Have Written This Book Without the Library

September 27, 2018

Author Claire L. Evans is a big fan of Los Angeles Public Library and she used the library extensively to research her new book Broad Band.


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Celebrate Pi Day With These Mathematical Reads

March 14, 2018

It’s not the loneliest number, but it might be the most famous. Pi (or π) is commonly defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.


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World’s Strongest Teenager: Interview with the director of "Supergirl"

March 03, 2018

At first glance, Naomi Kutin looks like a typical American teenager—until you see her squat a barbell over twice her bodyweight.


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The Liberator: Librarians Work to Preserve Early 20th-Century L.A. African American Newspaper

February 23, 2018

The Liberator is an early 20th-century Los Angeles African American newspaper, whose owner and editor, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds, was born enslaved and spent twenty years in bondage before Emancipation.


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Menus of New Year's Past

December 28, 2017

What will you eat this New Year's Eve? However we plan to celebrate the new year, Angelenos have a lot of dinner options this December 31st—from buck-fifty street tacos to a $285 tasting menu at Spa


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This Mom is Visiting All 73 Library Branches

December 22, 2017

Los Angeles is massive, and the library has seventy-three locations serving almost every part of the city, from San Pedro to Sylmar.


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Stories From the Map Cave: The Tongva

November 21, 2017

Before Los Angeles, there was Yangna, home to the Tongva people, Native Americans who numbered at least 5,000 in the Los Angeles Basin before the arrival of Europeans.


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