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  • 3rd victim dead in Santa Monica College shooting

    3rd victim dead in Santa Monica College shooting
    A woman injured during a shooting rampage that ended at Santa Monica College on Friday afternoon has died, officials from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said. Two other people have been confirmed dead inside a home that was set on fire in Santa...
  • Natasha Trethewey appointed to second term as U.S. poet laureate

    Natasha Trethewey appointed to second term as U.S. poet laureate
    The Library of Congress announced Monday that the U.S. poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term. Trethewey celebrated the end of her first term with a reading at the Library of Congress, which she compared to a...
  • Paperless public library to open in Texas

    Paperless public library to open in Texas
      A groundbreaking paperless public library system will open in Texas this year, the BBC reports. Bexar County's $1.5-million BiblioTech project will open its first library branch without a single print book. Instead, the BiblioTech library will...
  • Abraham Lincoln exhibition opening in June at Reagan Library

    Abraham Lincoln exhibition opening in June at Reagan Library
    Did Daniel Day-Lewis leave you with the urge for more Abraham Lincoln? A new exhibition devoted to Lincoln -- featuring 250 historical artifacts, as well as sets and costumes from last year's Steven Spielberg movie starring Day-Lewis as the 16th...
  • Huntington adds Marsh locomotive painting to American art collection

    Huntington adds Marsh locomotive painting to American art collection
    Once the great estate of a railroad tycoon, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has just become home to a painting of a powerful locomotive. Last week a group of art collectors helped the Huntington buy a 1935 Reginald Marsh...
  • Pact gives disabled UC Berkeley students more access to books

    Pact gives disabled UC Berkeley students more access to books
    UC Berkeley is making its vast library collections and course textbooks more readily available to students with visual and other impairments under an agreement reached Tuesday that could set a precedent for universities nationwide. The settlement with...
  • What to read in limbo: a peek at the Guantanamo prison library

    What to read in limbo: a peek at the Guantanamo prison library
    If you’re stuck in a cell — and in legal limbo — for an undefined period that might be forever, what do you do? You read, of course. The library at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established during the Bush administration, in...
  • UCLA Library's 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself' takes on the Beats

    UCLA Library's 'I'm a Stranger Here Myself' takes on the Beats
    The story of the Beat Generation is often seen as a tale of two cities: The movement began in New York and blossomed in San Francisco. A UCLA Library exhibit sheds light on "a third, lesser-known hub" — Los Angeles, specifically the beachside...
  • Two Southern California institutions head to White House for honors

    Two Southern California institutions head to White House for honors
    Two Southern California cultural institutions will be honored at the White House on Wednesday. The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana and the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library are among the 10 institutions selected from among 33 finalists around the...
  • Down and out, but online at the library

    Down and out, but online at the library
    Murray Carter, 56, is living a life without luxury. He's out of work. He sleeps at the Weingart Center on skid row. He's hoping for a job as a cook. He needs to go online to find one. But he's worlds away from affording either a computer or Internet...
  • Los Angeles librarian is all over the maps

    Los Angeles librarian is all over the maps
    Glen Creason is used to waiting at the downtown Central Library. At the reference desk in a large space four floors below 5th Street, he knows the questions will come. They always do. "There was a baseball field somewhere in L.A. in 1888 that only lasted...