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Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department


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Lawyers in the Library

April 26, 2018

Did you know that you can get free legal help at two of our branch libraries?

It’s true. Twice a month lawyers from the legal aid organization Public Counsel, visit our Vermont Square and Benjamin Franklin branch libraries.

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The Best Coffee in Town

April 20, 2018

The “best coffee in town.” That’s one of the comments overheard when we recently stopped by our weekly Coffee & Conversation Life Skills Group.

Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

January 23, 2017

I have to admit, before I started working on this program I did not know much about Alzheimer’s disease.  I basically knew that it was a disease that affected the brain and that older people tended to get this illness.  Though these facts are true, there is so much more that I have lear

Mozart: Alpha & Omega

June 28, 2016

On Sunday, May 22 nd the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed Mozart: Alpha & Omega in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Taper Auditorium. This title is derived from the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.

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A Saturday Serenade: Video

February 18, 2016

On Saturday, February 6th the LAPL Musicians performed A Saturday Serenade to an enthusiastic audience in the Taper Auditorium.

Saturday Serenade

February 03, 2016

The Los Angeles Public Library has some very gifted musicians.  When I started working in the Art, Music & Recreation Department I found out that some of my colleagues in the department were musical.

Song A Day For A Month

January 29, 2016

Song A Day For A Month is a challenge to all songwriters to write a song every day for one month on the 

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Art of Coloratura by Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

December 15, 2015

On Saturday, November 14th the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed the Art of Coloratura in the Taper Auditorium. This program included highlights from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Leo Delibes, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel and more. 

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Video: Opera in the Library

June 25, 2015

On Saturday, May 30th, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's Aida opera in the Taper Auditorium to a packed house.  If you missed it, here's a short video of some of the highlights from that performance.

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Orchestrations Service

June 07, 2013

An extremely popular service that the Art, Music and Recreation Department provide that not everyone may know about is orchestral service.  Our orchestral music collection contains scores and parts that are loaned to orchestras and performing groups in Southern California.  The service