| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and literary culture. But we don't often think of a library itself as a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's comics collaborations yielded some classic, spine-tingling tales — and for the first time, the entirety […]...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Police are searching for a carjacker who ordered a man and his 7-year-old daughter into their truck at gunpoint outside a library in Pacoima on Monday, and then forced them to withdraw cash from an ATM before ditching them at a freeway interchange....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Does spending less money on state government stimulate the economy? That’s a question raised in a Los Angeles Times story Friday about states that have not restored budget cuts made during the belt-tightening of the recession.
The story focuses on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Over the next two weeks, the Clinton Library and the National Archives will release as many as 33,000 pages of presidential records from Bill Clinton’s years in the White House — creating a trove of new documents for Hillary Clinton’s...
| Feb 27, 2014
When I appear at the fence of the Glendale homeless shelter with my rolling suitcase, I hear cries of "It's the book lady" or, if I'm with my daughter, "It's the book ladies; let them in!"
At that point, we are allowed to cut to the front of the line...
| Feb 26, 2014
Re "Some libraries too quiet," Feb. 24
Imagine a city where at every school there is a fully staffed library bustling with students throughout the day. Imagine even extending the school library's hours so students, staff and parents can make use of it...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:29 PM
George W. Bush, artist.
The nation's 43rd president will be showing off his new painting hobby at his presidential library in Dallas starting in April, library officials announced Tuesday.
The exhibit is called "The Art of Leadership: A President&...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Join Los Angeles Times staff writer Teresa Watanabe at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion on budget cuts at Los Angeles Unified that have resulted in the elimination of hundreds of library aides.
Roughly half of the school district's libraries at middle and...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:39 PM
In the sun-filled space at the Roy Romer Middle School library, thousands of books invite students to stimulate their curiosity and let their imaginations soar. There is classic "Tom Sawyer" and popular "Harry Potter," biographies of Warren Buffett and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday.
More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch...