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  • 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.

  • Service Alert - Mid-Valley Branch

    Mid-Valley Branch is temporarily closed for repair.

    Please visit these nearby branches:

    Granada Hills, 10640 Petit Ave. (Contact branch for holds)

    Northridge, 9051 Darby Ave.

    Panorama City, 14345 Roscoe Blvd.

    Updates on the reopening of this branch will be posted here.

  • New Online Learning Courses is an award-winning online learning site that offers more than more than 3,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts, and 150,000 video tutorials on business, technical and creative skills.

  • Image Comics on hoopla digital

    Image Comics now available on hoopla

    Great news! Image Comics, including The Walking Dead, Chew, and Saga, are now available on hoopla digital. Check them out!

  • New e-Media Offerings!

    New e-Media sites are now available with your LAPL card!  Digitalia Public Library has Spanish language e-books to read online or downloaded, as well as language courses and multimedia sections with art, music and PC instruction. Digitalia Film Library offers streaming films available to watch online, mostly foreign language. Includes feature films as well as documentaries.

  • Health News!

    Sign Up for CalFresh and Medi-Cal at your library!  Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with the LA County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and we are helping to serve your family’s needs.  DPSS Outreach staff will be available at select library branches to accept your CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications and to answer all your questions about these programs.

  • Central Library Art & Architecture Pages

    Want to learn more about the Art & Architecture (and a little history) of the Central Library? Our Docents have put together an in-depth look.

  • Free Workshops: Doing Business in L.A.

    Learn the basics of small business entrepreneurship and how to legally start a business in Los Angeles.

  • Notice of Consideration to Dedicate the Benjamin Franklin Branch Children's Area in Honor of Carla Sanger

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering a request to dedicate the Children’s Area of the Benjamin Franklin Branch in honor of Carla Sanger, a nationally known advocate for children.

  • Hoopla now offers e-books and e-comics

    hoopla has added e-books and e-comics to its online digital selection that includes movies, television shows, music and audiobooks.  These titles are easy to read and always available.  Comic books include Star Trek, Dr. Who, Sons of Anarchy, Strawberry Shortcake, Garfield and many more.

  • New Blog - On This Day

    Check out our new blog, ON THIS DAY! Each day, we'll look what happened in history and popular culture, and show you where you can rediscover classic movies and music, or read more about great moments in history.

  • LAPL is Hiring Librarians

    Exciting job opportunity at the Los Angeles Public Library awaits you; become a Librarian!  Please click the link below for information about this job opportunity and how to apply.

  • Notice of Consideration To Dedicate the Ascot Branch Library In Honor Of Wanda Coleman

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Ascot Branch Library in honor of Wanda Coleman, a poet and lifetime Los Angeles resident.

  • LA Youth Poet Laureate Logo

    Creative Writing Workshops for Teens

    Calling all teen poets, spoken word artists and EMCEES! Urban Word LA is providing free poetry, spoken word and hip-hop workshops for teens at selected libraries. Take your poetry to the next level and enter the 2015 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate contest. 

  • OverDrive Screening Room

    Overdrive Streaming Video

    Our Screening Room is now live! This new Overdrive feature highlights our streaming video collection, which includes award-winning movies and Disney classics. Try it today!

  • New Resource - ScienceFlix (Scholastic)

    ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.

  • Tax Season is Here! We Can Help

    Information on tax forms, filing and where to go for income tax assistance. You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or access to FREE tax preparation software.

  • Self-e

    SELF-e provides L.A.'s self published authors a wonderful opportunity to submit their e-book for circulation at LAPL, libraries throughout California, and possibly libraries nationwide.


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