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In conversation with Pat Mitchell.
The poet, essayist, translator and professor discusses Red Doc.
The author of Americanah: A Novel, in conversation with Faith Adiele.
Tonight's soiree is sort of like any other festival after-party -- except it starts at dinnertime and the VIP list is all … writers. A benefit for the L.A. Public Library's Young Literati (a smart and stylish group of super-supportive book... More »
If coffee is your preferred source of caffeine, then you may have come across the term "sustainable" in some form or another on a package label. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, susta... More »
Brunch Cooking Class Learn to cook a Mexican-inspired brunch from Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. The chefs will demonstrate how to make Border Bloody Maria; guava empanada; heirloom bean and bac... More »
Dr. Bernie Krause is an acclaimed musician and influential naturalist -- think Pete Seeger meets David Attenborough, in a field, with a tape deck. In fact Krause took over as guitarist of the Weavers when Seeger retired from the band, as he... More »
You gotta love Los Angeles, this strange showbiz city where a civic institution like the Central Library is willing -- and able -- to host such a freewheeling, free-thinking and all around swingin' event as This Is Your Library. The night... More »
Every group of friends has that one member who reliably delivers cool gifts with cards to match. In our case, said friend was willing to share her source: the Library Store at Central Library. Every nook and cranny of this smallish space is filled with books (of course!), many about L.A. or on themes such as cooking, gardening and literature; educational but fun toys that kids will adore; jewelry and gadget covers (iPad, Kindle, etc.) for book lovers; creative greeting cards and postcards;... More »
In the far right corner in the Los Angeles Central Library’s History & Genealogy section are dozens of gray filing cabinets with slim drawers; they contain the 100,000 maps in the library’s collection, some of which date back to the 16th century. It’s hard to comprehend how important these maps were, but many of L.A.’s long-forgotten street names and places would have been lost if not for the often purely commercial cartographic skills of real estate agents,... More »
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