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A group holding signs with hello greeting in different languages.
Ana Campos, May 23, 2019

In 2016 the International Languages Department at Central Library hosted its first language class, the Spanish Lunchtime Conversation Class. A year later as demand grew, more language classes were added.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, March 06, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


A table of herbs and spices
Ana Campos, February 19, 2019

Herbs and spices have been used to improve and maintain health by people around the world for thousands of years. Adding some spice to your life enhances not just your food, but also your overall well-being.


Graphic header of organizational books superimpose within an outline of a house.
Ana Campos, February 07, 2019

Start 2019 by organizing your home and your life. If you do not know how to start, the Los Angeles Public Library has many books that can help you.


Classic Poetry or the Book of Songs written in traditional Chinese characters against a Chinese painting.
Julie Shu, February 05, 2019

Ancient Chinese classic poems are complex works of art. As far back as 3,000 years ago, Chinese poets composed the beautiful work called Book of Songs and Elegies of the South. They later created more splendid poetry during the Tang and Song dynasties.


Collage of pre-Columbian food

Our third part of the series celebrating Latino heritage month highlighting interesting things about Pre-Columbian America is dedicated to the wonderful foods of the Americas. We are also highlighting some of the unique qualities of these foods.


Collage of pre-Columbian food

Nuestro tercer segmento en celebración del mes de la herencia latina celebra la comida de las Américas. También le daremos información de algunos datos interesantes de estas comidas.


Capybara mom and three pups

During the celebration of Latino Heritage Month, we'll be sharing a weekly post highlighting interesting facts from Pre-Columbian America. This second installment is dedicated to the interesting animals that roam the Americas from North to South.


Capybara mom and three pups

Éste es el segundo artículo en nuestra serie dedicada a América precolombina, donde reconocemos los aportes de las civilizaciones que existían antes de la colonización europea en América.


Laughter Health headline over rainbow graphic
Ana Campos, August 23, 2018

One of the greatest joys of being human is laughter. Laughing not only feels good, but research has found laughter to be good for your physical and mental health. Our Integrative Health Specialist, Dr.


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