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October 7, 1995
More than $250,000 in grants to the Los Angeles Public Library will go to expand the "Grandparents and Books" program, and add computers to the Hyde Park branch. The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation donated $150,000 to support educational and cultural programs at the Central Library, and $100,000 came from the Annenberg Foundation for Grandparents and Books, an inter-generational program in which seniors read to children at branch libraries.
December 27, 1988
New cassettes, videotapes and books with large type geared to aging residents will become available at 10 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library through a $50,000 federal grant, city library officials have announced. Under the program, titled "Growing Older: Planning, Living, Loving It," materials will be available on themes including nutrition, exercise and money management.
February 15, 1996
A new computerized homework center has opened at the Baldwin Hills branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The CBS Homework Center, the third in the city's library system, will provide students with tutoring and computers, library spokesman Robert Reagan said. Workstations have been set up at the Baldwin Hills library and computers have been loaded with software to help students with their studies, from programs that aid in math instruction to encyclopedias and databases, Reagan said.
July 11, 1991
Los Angeles City Librarian Elizabeth Martinez Smith has appointed Barbara Clark as the central regional manager for the Los Angeles Library. Clark, a Windsor Hills resident, was formerly the coordinator of administrative services, a position requiring her to be a liaison with City Hall and the state library system.
August 25, 1999
LECTURE "Play and Playfulness in Japanese Art," a lecture by Dr. Kendall Brown, adjunct curator, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena. 2 p.m. Saturday. (626) 449-2742. READING Sylvia Brown reads from her new book, "The Other Side and Back." Tonight, 7:30. Borders Books & Music, 1360 Westwood Blvd., Westwood. (310) 475-3444. FESTIVAL The first Santa Barbara Middle Eastern Festival takes place Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Goleta Valley Community Center. (805) 687-8823.
January 26, 1992 | MARK EHRMAN
Having trouble remembering what Bunker Hill looked like 25 years ago? Can't conceive of the San Fernando Valley without Gallerias? Need proof that liberal Santa Monica once sported segregated beaches? Not to worry. History may have been plowed over, but it hasn't been forgotten.
Troublesome patrons in Los Angeles libraries may one day get more than stern looks or revoked library cards. Library security officers might soon gain the authority to arrest them. The Assembly on Thursday approved a bill by a 42-22 vote that would grant limited police powers to Los Angeles public library officials known as library security officers. The measure, SB 1578, must go back to the Senate for a final vote. Under the bill by Sen.
November 6, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
There's a new way to get movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks for free on the Internet. And no, it's not piracy -- it's through public libraries.  Hoopla Digital, a Netflix-like service for library card holders, on Wednesday announced agreements with NBCUniversal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., National Geographic and BBC America to stream content. Launched this year, Hoopla lets library patrons access its entertainment material through a mobile app or Web browser.  Jeff Jankowski, Hoopla's founder and owner, said the service can help make libraries more convenient for people who are too busy to make the trip to a physical location and more attractive to younger patrons who want to be able to access movies and music whenever and wherever they want.
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