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Collage of films adapted from classic books
Elizabeth Graney, August 03, 2020

From the time we first learn to read, we are steered towards “the classics.” FromThe Velveteen Rabbit to War and Peace, these novels are touted as enlightening, world expanding, and, sometimes, enjoyable reads. But what, exactly, is a “classic” novel?


collage of grammatical words
Keith Chaffee, March 02, 2020

March 4 is National Grammar Day. Grammar is a large field, and its boundaries can be fuzzy, but it’s the study of the rules by which a language is spoken and written.


short story print out with 2 rolled up with red ribbons
Edwin Rodarte, May 21, 2019

Disconnect from technology and the busy life in Los Angeles for a few minutes as you explore the world of short stories. Los Angeles Public Library invites you to visit Central Library to pick-up a short story, freshly printed from our Short Story Dispenser. On the go? no problem.


Mystery Writers of America Announce the 2018 Edgar Award Nominations
David Kelly, January 26, 2018

On January 19, the Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017.  The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners on April 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New Y


Hillary St. George, December 26, 2015

In Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between The World and Me” Atlantic Magazine journalist Coates writes the book in the form of a letter to his 15 year old son, preparing him for the reality of entering into adulthood as a black man in mode


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