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Major Library To Start Offering High School Diplomas

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A Los Angeles library plans to take its role as a place of learning a step farther and will start offering residents the opportunity to get an accredi...

Susan Orlean Starts New Book About A Library

Posted 03.05.2013 | Books

Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief (kind-of inspiration for the movie "Adaptation") and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, as...

George Saunders Interview: Tenth of December

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Saunders is a kind of literary guide, taking us on a tour of the human condition. In his previous stories, he has outlined for us the cage built from capitalism and longing from which none of us is free. But in his latest collection, there is hope that these bars might have the capacity to bend.

Freegal: Emphasis on the the Free Public Library of Cool

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

I write here about my experience not as an administrator since I am not one of those, or even as a librarian although I am one of those. I offer this opinion only as an impenitent bin rat that has collected songs going back to the original days of vinyl.

The Library Voice is Dead

Eva Glettner | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Since the library doesn't have any rules against children running wild, that would be okay, right? No. It wouldn't.

Teen Writers Get Their Showcase at Central Library

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 08.04.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

Librarians have been focused on creating practices to help kids and teens understand that information online is content that must be evaluated, and that the power to create meaningful content themselves is, literally, at their fingertips.

Frightening Books to Help People of Any Age Own the Night

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 07.30.2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

When you're a teenaged book lover summer reading is the best reading! The freest reading! It's staying up all night under the covers with a flashlight because you don't have class in the morning reading!

Shelve This, Bill Maher

Teri Markson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Teri Markson

I will state right up front that I am a librarian. I am also a big fan of Bill Maher. But as far as I'm concerned he really stuck his foot in it on Oct. 14 when he said, "We have the Internet. We don't need a library at all."

Libraries: Information and Knowledge Spaces II

Carla Leitao | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Libraries are located at a unique intersection of spatial design. They are spaces that store, articulate and distribute formats (media), which are vessels of information.

City OKs Use Of Public Library Computers For Porn

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 06.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of the City Maven. By Alice M. Walton Privacy screens on public computers are the city of Los Angeles’ answer to patrons...

Los Angeles Public Library Wins Secured Funding

libraryjournal.com | Michael Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The voters in Los Angeles overwhelmingly approved Tuesday a charter amendment that will secure Los Angeles Public Library's funding for years to come....

Battle Over Books Brewing

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Due to drastically reduced library hours and staff, which were caused by severe, City Hall-approved budget cuts, Markson says her outreach work to loc...

PLAN ForYourArt: December 16-22

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Los Angeles-based artist Yunhee Min will lead a tour and discussion of the exhibition Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977.