| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Think teens and twenty-somethings who are used to looking up everything on smartphones have little use for the public library?
People in their 20s and older teens are just as likely as older Americans to have visited a public library in...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 2:50 PM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
With same-sex weddings set to resume in Southern California after a nearly five-year ban, the city of West Hollywood said it would waive fees on marriage ceremonies performed in its council chambers during a...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Iconic science-fiction author Ray Bradbury lived in Los Angeles for almost 80 years, but his books are heading back to his birthplace, Waukegan, Ill. His personal book collection will go the Waukegan Public Library.
Bradbury lived in Waukegan until he...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Richard Ford and Timothy Egan were named winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence at the American Library Assn.'s national conference on Sunday night. This is the second year of the awards.
The fiction citation went to Ford for his novel...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 5:05 AM
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Considered by many as a turning point in the Civil War, the bloody three-day battle marked the highest number of casualties in the four-year conflict. The Union defeat of the Confederate...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year deal to produce more than 300 hours of original programming for Netflix Inc.
Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation, creator of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" franchises, will...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Two Santa Monica College library workers who hid in a small room during a shooting rampage there said the gunman pretended to be a police officer before opening fire on them.
The workers this week recounted the scene as the gunman came into the library....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
| Jun 29, 2013
The Huntington Library is a lovely place to fall in love.
I was there to study its collection of writings by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other prominent suffragettes, and one day I took lunch in the San Marino library's outdoor cafe....
| Feb 13, 2013
| 12:31 PM
A notebook from Leonardo da Vinci that contains some of the Renaissance-era thinker's scientific and artistic studies has been digitized by the British Library and is now available for online viewing.
The so-called "Codex Arundel" is viewable on the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Microsoft's new Xbox One home video game console will require a periodic network connection in order to game, the company […]...