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  • The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call

    The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call

    Join us on Saturday, January 14 at Central Library for a free screening of an insightful and provocative documentary about the history of gay Los Angeles.

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    More Large Type Books Available

    While Large Type books are not new, the Library is ordering more of them than ever before. Have you ever considered Large Type? It is easy to read and titles usually have a smaller holds list. We have bestsellers, including The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, Night School by Lee Child, and The Whistler by John Grisham

  • Student Success Card

    Student Success Library Card

    Did you get a Student Success Library Card in the mail? Find out more about your card and this exciting partnership between the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Know Your Rights

    Be Informed: Know Your Rights

    LAPL has updated information to share with patrons regarding questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and immigration enforcement.

  • Covered California

    Covered California open enrollment period is back - November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Fifteen LAPL locations will have Covered California assistance and enrollment tables. Click here for locations, dates, and times.

  • ¡Dígalo en señas!

    ¡Dígalo en señas!

    Central Library

    Acompáñanos este sábado 5 de noviembre y conoce a Lucas Soto, autor de ¡Dígalo en señas!, el nuevo manual de referencia en español para aprender lenguaje de señas americano.

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    National Novel Writing Month

    Celebrate National Novel Writing Month at the library. Central Library will be hosting a write in every Tuesday in November from 6-8. You can also get advice from from LAPL Writes and submit your finished novel to LAPL's collection through SELF-e.

  • Opera at the Central Library

    Love opera? Enjoy a free live musical performance of Hansel & Gretel Saturday, November 05 from 3-4pm. On the following day from 2-3 we are screening the documentary, Sing Your Own Song: An Opera Love Story, with an audience Q&A to follow the screening. 

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    Weekend Street Closures around Central Library

    Many streets in the area of Central Library are scheduled for work over the next several weekends. This may have significant impact on traffic in the area. See Metro information.

  • Health Matters

    Free Flu Shots

    Flu season is closer than you think! Get your flu shot today. Completely free. No appointments necessary.
    Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults.
    Click here for locations, dates, and times.

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    Financial Planning Day

    In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.

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    World Cinema Series: Slumdog Millionaire

    Join us for the latest film in the World Cinema Series - Slumdog Millionaire. Showing at Central Library this Saturday, October 1st at 1:00pm in Meeting Room A.

  • Indie Author Day

    Indie Author Day

    Attention local authors! Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 8 from 11:00am to 4:45pm at Central Library will cover topics from independent publishing to marketing to publicity and will offer a great chance to network with fellow authors. In addition, learn how you may submit your ebook for circulation at LAPL through the free service, SELF-e.

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    Voter Information

    This year is an important year for our nation. We want to encourage all eligible Californians to register to vote and cast a ballot. Registration deadline to vote in the November 8 election is October 24. We can help! Voter registration and nonpartisan programs on ballot measures are available at your local library.

  • World Cinema Series: 3-Iron

    Join us for the latest film in the World Cinema Series - 3-Iron. Showing at Central Library this Saturday, September 17th at 1:00pm in Meeting Room A.

  • Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Niños

    Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Niños

    Filmmaker Sandra Robbie presents her Emmy award-winning documentary Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos los Ninos about the groundbreaking civil rights case that ended school segregation in California in 1947. After the 30 minute film, Ms. Robbie will lead a discussion about the case and her upcoming project promoting peace and community engagement.

  • Second Annual Bruckman Award Luncheon

    Join the Bruckman Rare Book Friends, who support the Central Library Rare Books Collection, on Saturday, September 17th for the Bruckman Award Luncheon.

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    VetNow helps veterans transition to civilian life through live, interactive career assistance, academic tutoring, and much more.

  • Latino: The Changing Face of America

    Latino: The Changing Face of America

    Join us for an insightful documentary by Los Angeles-born filmmaker Roxanne Frias, who offers a glimpse into the future of the world’s biggest economy – a future where Latinos will form the largest demographic group. Screening at Central Library Sunday, September 25 from 2:00-3:30pm.

  • Song A Day For A Month: The Concert

    Song A Day For A Month: The Concert

    Over a dozen songwriters performing songs written during the Song A Day Session for July 2016. Saturday, August 13th, Meeting Room A, Central Library.


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