| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- When members of a local historical group wanted a video of President Gerald Ford testifying about the 1975 attempt to assassinate him, they filed a petition with a federal judge.
The judge released the recording on Monday, drawing new...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Appropriately enough, the award-winning recording artist Moby, nicknamed for his ancestor Herman Melville’s great white whale, joined the Young Literati's party Thursday to read to the group from the classic American novel.
"My dad gave me the...
| Sep 1, 2013
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Delta, United, Lufthansa, American, KLM and British; restricted round-trip fares...
| Sep 1, 2013
PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set.
The cover touted a...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:26 PM
LONDON -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head last year for advocating education for girls like herself, honored her own weapon of choice Tuesday: the book.
The 16-year-old, who was hospitalized in Britain after being...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:50 PM
A 24-year-old Anaheim Hills man was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in a library bathroom.
Robert Howard Claudio lured the boy into the bathroom in March 2012 and engaged in "substantial sexual contact," according to the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
“U.S. GOVERNMENT INITIATES OPEN WARFARE AGAINST AMERICAN PEOPLE,” blared one headline.
“DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERACY UNDER ATTACK,” warned another.
“DEATH TO ZOG!” urged a third — referring to Zionist Occupation...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six&...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
You never know when you’ll need a 3-D printer.
They can cost anywhere from $400 to $25,000, which is a bit much if you’re trying to “print” (somehow, that seems like the wrong verb) a plastic cookie-cutter you’ve downloaded...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Whatever happened to "Moby-Dick"? That's what L.A. libraries want to know.
The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Libraries and friends are getting together to present a month-long celebration of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick."...