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Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape


Ready to become a Street Librarian?

October 28, 2015

It all started with a grocery bag full of used books.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics World Games

July 10, 2015

This year, the Special Olympics World Games will take place in Los Angeles.  500,000 spectators, and 30,000 volunteers, and 3000 coaches, and 7000 athletes, and 177 countries—all will come together in Los Angeles. The games begin on July 25 and continue for 9 days.

Digital technology

Let's Get Digical

January 23, 2015

A popular dance song from the 1980s was called, “Let’s Get Physical,” sung by Olivia Newton-John.  Here’s a suggestion for a new song title with a technology slant, “Let’s Get Digical.”  What’s does digical mean?  It means combined physical and digital innovations.  Who invent

Three Chords and the Truth

May 20, 2014

When Robert Zimmerman, later famous as Bob Dylan, was a young man growing up in Minnesota, he discovered that a friend owned an impressive collection of music records, most notably a collection of Blues recordings, artists such as Bo Didley and Huddie William Ledbetter, famous by his stage name L

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Programs and Services for Teens at Central Library

January 02, 2014

Looking for a place to meet up with your friends in downtown Los Angeles where you can get free wireless connectivity and a big table to meet and work or even watch a movie on a big screen TV if you like?

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Let the Library Cast Its Spell On You

April 25, 2013

Do you believe in magic? While Disney may have the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood has the Magic Castle.  It’s there that some of the best magicians in the world perform and where they also mentor aspiring young adult magicians in the Academy of Magical Arts.