Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services! Help us win this medal by visiting the Institute of Museum and LIbrary Services facebook page

and sharing your story on how our library system has made a difference in your life.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Martha Stewart in Spanish

Martha Helen Stewart is not just a bestselling books author, she is also a publishing, merchandising, and broadcasting entrepreneur, a very successful business woman she indeed is.

Cypress Park has Stewart's magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and several of her books in English. Now the library is adding two more books by this popular authors in Spanish. Please check our New Books Display area or ask Reference Desk for these two items:

1. Manualidades para niños : 175 proyectos para que los niños de todas las edades creen, diseñen. English title is Martha Stewart's favorite crafts for kids.

2. Pasteles de Martha Stewart, English title: Martha Stewart's Cake

Cypress Park Branch Library
1150 Cypress Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Friday, December 5, 2014

Book into Film Club

Join us on Wednesday, December 10, at Cypress Park Branch Library's Community Room for an exciting discussion on The Kite Runner, best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini. Participants read the book and watch the movie before our monthly meeting. Library will supply the print and the dvd.

Time: 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

For January 2015, we have selected Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon as our next Book/Film title.

Please sign up with librarian at Reference Desk or call 323-224-0039 for assistance.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Cooking

End of the year is always the perfect season to cook; holidays lining up one after another. Cypress Park Branch Library is excited to add a few culinary books and holiday specialty items. Here are three titles, two with international taste:

Holiday Cheer from the Editors of Good Housekeeping
My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
The New Persian Kitchen by Louisa Shafia

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

First Book/Film selected for Library's Book into Film Club

Join us on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 to discuss Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx; and the movie version directed by Ang Lee.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Community Room, Cypress Park Branch Library

Sign up at Reference Desk or
Call 323-224-0039

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book into Film Club

Join Cypress Park Branch Library for a stimulating literary and entertaining Book/Film discussing club. Participants will read and watch pre-selected books and novels made into movies, and discuss/compare both print and silver screen versions.

Titles include: The Kite Runner, The Namesake, Wonder Boys, and Brokeback Mountain.

Date: 10/22/2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Community Room at Cypress Park Branch Library

Please sign up at Reference Desk or call 323-224-0039

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Library Hoopla

Library has had Hoopla for years. This month, however, I have a few patrons asking about what the nature of this e-resource and how to use it, mainly on watching movies.

To better understand the resource and the devices that can access the content, I have learned some tricks and would like to share them with anyone who is interested in using Hoopla.

1. Hoopla covers more than just videos, it includes feature titles, television programs, music albums, and audio-books as well.

2. Hoopla can be accessed from various browsers. In other words, mobile devices such as tablet, smartphones, laptops, and pcs are all applicable.

3. There is a one time only registration requirement at; simply enter your email address and select a password at Sign Up tab to complete the registration process.

4. From Library's main page,, select Collections & Resources tab, click on e-Media and then select  Hoopla, your device will prompt you to Hoopla's homepage. Click on Sign In tab since you already have an account with Hoopla.

5. Use Browse tab and choose either Movies, Music, Audiobook, or Television to select media type. Or you can click Search tab to look for any items.

6. One patron was confused about the ownership of Hoopla. He thought Los Angeles Public Library owns the digital property, and library would have owned at least one physical dvd copy of the same title on Hoopla. That is not the case. LAPL does have much more physical dvds than Hoopla; but some of Hoopla's titles are not in library's dvd collection at all.

7. Final note. When you have a Hoopla account, you can also access other library systems' Hoopla e-collection. For example, I have library cards from three different libraries, when I click the Hoopla app icon on my ipad, my ipad will ask me to select the library system first. Once I choose the library system, my ipad will link to the designated library's hoopla page.

If I am not confusing you enough, call me at 323-224-0039. Using e-devices and contents are a mutual learning experience.