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

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.