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  • Mervyn Dymally (right) meets Muhammad Ali (left) at a Compton NAACP meeting in 1966.

    African American Heritage Month

    Enjoy a variety of special library programs and resources in celebration of Black History Month.

  • Tax Season is Here! We Can Help

    We have information on forms, helpful links and other resources. In addition, we have partnered with the AARP Tax Foundation and VITA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. English | Español

  • Visualizing Stories

    The exhibit and series Ron Brooks Stories to Illustration continues with a joint program on Sat., Feb. 6th at 1pm by the Art Department and Children's Literature. Explore children's picture books from the 18th - 20th Centuries, hear stories, and view the illustrations of Ron Brooks and the artists who influenced him.

  • Music Events At Central Library

    Song A Day For A Month Concert - Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 6pm for a concert featuring over a dozen songwriters performing songs written during the Song A Day Session.

    Saturday Serenade featuring the LAPL Musicians - On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm, this concert will feature staff musicians performing pieces by Brahms, Saint-Saens, Offenbach, Mozart, Loesser and Vaughan-Williams.

  • World Cinema Series

    Enjoy a free film screening of Burnt by the Sun, as part of our World Cinema Series. Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

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    LAPL Misses You

    Nothing can keep us apart. Not even late fees! February 1-14, return your overdue materials with no overdue fines.

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    Holiday Events

    Looking for something special to do this holiday season? Check out our calendar of free holiday programs!

  • El Nino Preparation

    The Library is preparing for El Niño, are you? Get preparedness tips and safety resources at

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

    World Cinema Series

    Central Library

    Enjoy a free film screening of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring, as part of our World Cinema Series. Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:00 p.m.

  • The Art of Coloratura

    Central Library

    On, Saturday, November 14th, join us as members of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera company will perform highlights from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin Britten, Johann Strauss and more.

  • Business Opportunities at LAPL

    Los Angeles Public Library currently has two Requests for Proposals available:

    Request For Proposal For Food And Beverage Operation At Central Library

    Request For Proposal For Marketing Plan Consultant

  • West Los Angeles VA Master Plan

    The West Los Angeles VA Master Plan is available for public comment for a 45 day period. Please find a copy of the plan and comment at or access print copies at any of our Veteran Resource Centers and libraries.

  • Words Matter Bus

    Read, Sing, and Play Bus Tour

    The Read, Sing, and Play Bus will stop at the Exposition Park Branch on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This mobile-play classroom offers hands-on activities that encourage parent-child interaction. Join us!

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    Autism Awareness Workshops

    Autism Feels is a workshop hosted by young adults and teens on what it feels like to have autism. Attend a free session at selected libraries through Nov. 9.

  • Halloween & Day of the Dead

    Check out our list of free Halloween and Día de los Muertos events—join in on the fun at our libraries!

  • Dark Horse Comics is now on hoopla

    Dark Horse Comics is now on hoopla

    Great news! We now offer Dark Horse Comics through hoopla digital—including iconic titles Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sin City.

  • Pope Francis

    Presenting Pope Francis: The Pontiff in His Own Words

    New book list! A dialog with Pope Francis through books, interviews and conversations.

  • Register to Vote

    Have you moved since you last voted? Not sure if you're registered? We can help! Make sure your voice is heard in the next election, and register to vote at your local library. Check times and locations here.

  • New Event Series - Stories to Film

    Join us this Saturday, September 19th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m in Central Library’s Meeting Room A for the first program in the Stories to Film series. The event will begin with a discussion of the film adaptation process, followed by a screening of the 1996 movie directed by Anthony Minghella based on Michael Ondaatje's WWII novel set in Africa and Italy.

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