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book cover graphic of The Zohar

The Zohar (aka Sefer Ha-Zohar, or "Book of Radiance") is considered the key religious text of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, February 03, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


cover for three of the books
Julie Shu, January 29, 2018

歡迎借閲中文新書! 如果您要的書已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 也可要求把書送到您附近的分舘。
如您需了解如何查閲圖書館其它中文書籍, 或您有購書建議, 請聯係language@lapl.org.


 Photo of Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
Central Docents, January 19, 2018

During the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was a bookmaking revival in the greater Boston/New York area, and Bertram Goodhue was thoroughly involved, influential, and supportive.


Detail from a 1974 AMC Gremlin Advertisement
Bob Timmermann, January 16, 2018

It’s a rare cold Los Angeles morning, and when you go outside to fire up your 1974 AMC Gremlin, you discover that it’s not starting.


read it first in big white cursive letters against a purple theater movie curtain illustration. Spotlight shining on the title as well.
Elizabeth Graney, January 04, 2018

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.


Two book covers
Julie Shu, December 21, 2017

歡迎借閲中文新書! 如果您要的書已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 也可要求把書送到您附近的分舘。
如您需了解如何查閲圖書館其它中文書籍, 或您有購書建議, 請聯係language@lapl.org.


Some of the book covers for this year's best books
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2017

What do librarians and staff at the Los Angeles Public Library think are the best books for 2017?


3 librarians holding library cards in front of a holiday tree
Tina Lernø, December 16, 2017

Our Second DTLA Mini Maker Faire was an amazing feat of low-tech, hi-tech, family, friends, and fun! With more than 40 makers and crowds of over 1800 visitors, every corner of our beautiful library was abuzz with STEAM activity.


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