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  • Touring the world's most beautiful libraries

    Touring the world's most beautiful libraries
    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...
  • ‘The Simon and Kirby Library — Horror’: Preview new Titan anthology

     
    Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's comics collaborations yielded some classic, spine-tingling tales — and for the first time, the entirety […]...
  • Man, 7-year-old daughter carjacked at gunpoint outside Pacoima library

    Man, 7-year-old daughter carjacked at gunpoint outside Pacoima library
    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....
  • Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against

    Should states restore recession cuts? Four arguments for and against
    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...
  • After more than 12 years, Clinton White House papers will be released

    After more than 12 years, Clinton White House papers will be released
    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...
  • For the homeless, taking shelter -- in a book

     For the homeless, taking shelter -- in a book
    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...
  • Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace

    Letters: Closed libraries are a civic disgrace
    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...
  • George W. Bush, painter, to get his first art exhibit

    George W. Bush, painter, to get his first art exhibit
    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&...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss struggling L.A. Unified school libraries

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss struggling L.A. Unified school libraries
    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...
  • Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut

    Many L.A. Unified school libraries, lacking staff, are forced to shut
    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...
  • Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries

    Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries
    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...