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  • Disney Hall's Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine exhibit sings their praises

     Disney Hall's Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine exhibit sings their praises
    "Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn," currently ensconced at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Ira Gershwin Gallery through Feb. 23, is a treasure trove of lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, posters,...
  • Restored Mary Pickford film to be screened in New Hampshire

    Restored Mary Pickford film to be screened in New Hampshire
    Seven years ago, a contractor was commissioned to tear down a decaying barn in the small New Hampshire town of Nelson. Before destroying the building, he checked out the barn to make sure it was empty. It wasn't. On the second floor were an old film...
  • Garcetti taps 5 supporters to serve on L.A. library panel

    Garcetti taps 5 supporters to serve on L.A. library panel
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named five people to the Board of Library Commissioners, all of them supporters of his bid for citywide office earlier this year. The volunteer panel, which oversees dozens of regional and branch libraries, will...
  • San Diego celebrates its long-awaited new library

    San Diego celebrates its long-awaited new library
    SAN DIEGO — There was a banner above Saturday's sneak-peak celebration for the city's new nine-story, ultramodern downtown central library: "The Story Begins. Discover Your Next Chapter." That next chapter begins in full Monday when the $184.9-...
  • Government shutdown closes Library of Congress -- online too

    Government shutdown closes Library of Congress -- online too
    "Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, the Library of Congress is closed to the public and researchers beginning Oct. 1, 2013 until further notice," reads the Library of Congress website. Not only are the front doors locked; the...
  • 'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you

    'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you
    For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.   The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...
  • Comic-Con 2013: We Can Be Heroes, CBLDF and the con’s charitable side

     
    The car has seven seats — each with an emblem representing a hero: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, […]...
  • 13 predictions for the new Buzzfeed Books (with kittens!)

    13 predictions for the new Buzzfeed Books (with kittens!)
    Buzzfeed has launched a new Books page. You know Buzzfeed -- the site is the master of photo-heavy lists that go so viral your great-grandma sends them to you. What can we expect from their new book channel? Here are 13 predictions. 1. There will be...
  • Curiosity (or lack thereof) kills Glendale library's cat collection

    Curiosity (or lack thereof) kills Glendale library's cat collection
    Twenty years ago, Cindy Cleary was working in Glendale's Central Library when a recipe in a special collections room caught her eye. It was a recipe for cooking a cat. "That was a stunner when I came across that," Cleary, who is now director of...
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
  • Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives

    Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives
    Your English teacher and your local librarian are as important in a crisis as a fireman or an ambulance driver. That’s the message to be found inside three recent American memoirs, each written by authors whose lives were saved by literature. In...