National Deaf History Month, which runs from March 13 to April 15, celebrates deaf history and promotes awareness of American deaf culture. The celebration spans two calendar months to include several key dates:
The Zohar (aka Sefer Ha-Zohar, or "Book of Radiance") is considered the key religious text of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism.
"Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life." –Pema Chodron
Stress is everywhere. There is no getting away from it, especially here in Los Angeles. So what is stress? Here are a couple of definitions culled from some of our reference sources:
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global celebration that has taken place yearly since the early 1900s. IWD celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions, and calls for action to increase gender equality.
“You do what you think is right and let the law catch up” - Thurgood Marshall
Looking back over 2016, I recall that one of the most special afternoons I had at Central Library was hosting a cultural exchange group from the Critical Thinking Forum (CTF) of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The holiday season provides wonderful opportunities for people to attend social gatherings, whether the office party, family get-togethers, visiting with friends from out of town, catching up with acquaintances, and just spending time with loved ones.
Domestic Violence/Family Violence- this is a subject I am not thrilled to blog about…..then why write about it??? It came to me on one of those long and hot “dog days of summer.” I had a rare quiet moment at the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion Reference Desk. To get me out of my