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National Tell a Joke Day banner
Guest Blogger, August 16, 2018

What is the tallest building in the world? The library, because it has the most stories. Happy National Tell a Joke Day!


This drawing, by Valley Times staff artist Bob Hyde depicts a "hot" dog suffering during the hot Nevada summer.
Tina Lerno, August 06, 2018

It's another So Cal scorcher, and you really need somewhere cool to go. Why don't you head over to your local library? We have 73 locations around Los Angeles that function as cooling centers.

Here are five cool things you can do at your library to beat the heat.


Fruits and vegetables graphics
Ana Campos, June 12, 2018

What you eat has a great impact on your overall health. For better or for worse, your body responds to everything you put into it. Many chronic conditions are linked to the types of foods we eat. Diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol and blood pressure are directly associated with our diets.


Lotus Flower and Yoga silhouette
Hilda Guerrero, June 06, 2018

When we mention yoga in Western society, many of us envision young leggings-clad men and women in a yoga studio getting into impossible postures. While this may be the reality in some yoga classes, it’s actually a very narrow representation of the many forms that yoga can take.


Positive Thoughts headline over rainbow graphic
Ana Campos, May 15, 2018

Integrative health is about incorporating lifestyle changes that will encourage and maintain total wellness. Making different lifestyle changes and choices can be very difficult and sometimes frustrating.


coffee cup and croissant
Caroline Zakarian, 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.


 Dr. Desmonette Hazly in the kitchen
Ana Campos, April 06, 2018

Beginning in April, Central Library will be offering an Integrative Health and Wellness Series presented by Dr. Desmonette Hazly. We wanted to learn more about what integrative health is and how Dr.


Red ribbon and text that reads World AIDS Day
Rudy Ruiz, December 01, 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.


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