Tuesday, July 14, 2015

History of this magnificent city:  Los Angeles 

Books in history subject area may not be the high circulation area in library's non-fiction collection, but it should be part of the core collection of any library. Local history particularly should be on the library book shelf; say simply for the history sake. 

Los Angeles may be modern city when compared with East Coast cities such as Boston or New York, but it does have her glorious history as well. Local author charles Epting reveals in his book, Victorian Los Angeles, the unknown past at the turn of the 20th century through the prominent citizens, events, and architectural styles that propelled the growth of this magnificent city.

The book on library's New Books area. Call number: 979.41 L881Ept-1

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ready for Summer Vacation

Cruising is a popular and year-round choice for vacation. And Europe and the Mediterranean cruises are particularly popular due to the historical tourist attractions along the coast of Mediterranean waterways.

Cypress Park has just received a copy of Cruise Guide to Europe & The Mediterranean by the publisher, DK; DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House.

This practical and very helpful tour book not only lists major Ports of Call and Key Sights of the cruise route, but also includes a brief history of cruise travel, started since Victorian Era.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The most timely sensitive book now:

Water: the fate of our most precious resource

Marq de Villiers published this book in the year of 2000. He suggested we should not take water for granted then 15 years ago. The subject of water has been much discussed lately due to years of drought in our state, California. The author's view on this precious resource seems more relevant ever. Read the book now; find it at our branch library.

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

Friday, April 17, 2015

Legally updated

Books in the subject area of legal and regulation matters expire constantly due to the constant changes, additions, and revisions from law disciplines and judicial institutes. Public libraries does not have the same level of resources as specialized Law Libraries; however, basic and popular law materials are part of the core collections on shelves.

Some of the newly arrived legal books this month, April, 2015, at Cypress Park Branch Library are:

How to Buy a House in California, 2015 15th edition and Quick & Legal Will Book, 2014 7th Edition. Both books are publication of Nolo.

Find these two practical materials at library's New Book Shelves. 

International cookery

Books on cooking are always popular with public and circulation never slowed down. The Food channel and other cooking programs on television only generate viewers' higher interest in trying home cooking. 

This month, Cypress Park Branch Library has received two books with international flavor on culinary recipes. 

New German Cooking by Jeremy & Jessica Nolen, is co-authored by the team of husband and wife, chef at Brauhaus Schmitz and Wurst Schmitz and pastry chef at Brauhaus Schmitz. 

Another home cook book by Anupty Singla is Indian for Everyone. Anupy Singla has become one of the country's foremost authorities on Indian food and cooking. 

Find these two delicious books at library's New Book Shelf location. For further assistance, visit Cypress Park Branch Library
1150 Cypress Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Friday, March 27, 2015

Teen Poetry Workshop with Luis J. Rodriguez

Cypress Park Library is proud to present a free, one-day poetry workshop with acclaimed poet & writer Luis J. Rodriguez.

This workshop is part of a series of workshops presented throughout the Los Angeles Public Library system in conjunction with Urban Word LA as part of the Los Angeles Youth Poet
Laureate contest.

All teen poets are encouraged to enter the Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate contest. The winner will be named  LA Youth Poet Laureate and win a book deal to publish their first book of poems. For more information, please visit for address and directions to all the poetry workshops.

Luis J. Rodriguez is the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles selected in 2014 by Mayor Eric Garcetti. He is founding editor of Tia Chucha Press, now in its 25th year, and co-founder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore. He has fifteen books in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature, including the bestselling memoir, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. and his short story collection The Republic of East L.A.

Health Living/Vida Saludable 
March 31, 2015 5:00pm/Martes, 31 de marzo de 5:00pm

Welcome to a healthier 2015! Learn how to make healthier choices and easy ways to stay fit in an informative and fun workshop. 

Each participant will receive free information and a prize for attending

Bienvenido a un 2015 más saludable! Aprenda cómo hacer decisiones más saludables y maneras fáciles de mantenerse en forma en un taller informativo y divertido!

Cada participante recibirá información gratuita.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Classic Books

What kind of books are considered Classic? Who selected the titles? How long is the list? There are too many answers for these simple but complex questions. Nevertheless, A classic should be an outstanding example of a particular style, something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality. In music, in literature, and in art. In general, this is not an unacceptable definition of "Classic", isn't it?

So, Classic Books are those books with lasting worth and timeless quality. At Cypress Park Branch Library, we reserved a specific shelf area just for the "Classic Books"; the collection serves as part of the core library collections, for general reading, for school assignment, and for the sake of humanity. 

Classic books in fact are very popular among readers. For this reason, copies of popular titles need constant maintenance due to torn pages, missing pages, and even water-damage. In many cases, library simply replace old or damaged items with brand new publications.

Here are only some of the new copies of Classic Books our branch has just added to Classic collection. If you could not find the titles you wished to read on our shelves,  tell Reference librarian, and we will find you a copy from other branch libraries or purchase a new copy. 

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous


Friday, March 13, 2015

Keep It Clean Storytime with Councilmember Cedillo

Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo, the LA Bureau of Sanitation, and the Los Angeles Public Library invite you to Keep It Clean Children's Storytime.

The fun begins at 11:30am on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Special guests include Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo and Sanitation department mascots Octoclean and Connie the Couch!

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Councilmember Cedillo will read the book Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash by Barbara Odanaka. All children ages 5-10 in attendance will get a free copy of the book.  

Please RSVP to

For more information, please contact Jose Rodriguez of Council District 1 at (323) 550-1538 or call the Cypress Park Branch Library at (323) 224-0039.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book/Film Club

On Wednesday, March 11, Cypress Park Branch Library is hosting the Book/Film Club event at library's Community Room at 6:30 pm. The club will discuss the book and the movie, Namesake. Everyone is welcome. 

Light refreshment and tea will be served.

Call Library's Reference Desk for further information or assistance.
Cypress Park Branch Library
1150 Cypress Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Lifelong Learning at 

your library

Library offers entertainment and education to the community population. At Cypress Park Branch Library, collections include feature dvds, music cds, newspaper, magazines, and of course, books. At our New Books Display area, you can find these two important works:

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, by Walter Kaufmann

I Ching: the Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Oracle and Book of Wisdom, by John Minford.

Visit Cypress Park Branch Library at
1150 Cypress Park
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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