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    Holiday Closure

    All Library facilities will be closed Monday, May 25th, for Memorial Day.

  • 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 ready 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.

  • Download Cloud

    Top eMedia Titles of 2014

    The most downloaded/streamed e-books, music albums, magazines and movies of the year.

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    Best of 2014

    The staff of the Los Angeles Public Library selected the best books of 2014 for children, teens and adults. Check them out!

  • Central Library to Host "Indie Author Event" featuring SELF-e Self-Publishing Platform

    All writers - aspiring or established - are invited to attend Central Library's free "Indie Author Day" Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 - 5 p.m. to learn about self-publishing & meet authors who've succeeded at it. Join us!

  • Covered California

    Covered California Enrollment

    Need health coverage? Get free help enrolling in a Covered California plan at our libraries!

  • Freegal Music Logo

    Streaming Music 24/7

    Now streaming music 24/7 from Freegal Music.  Along with your 5 free downloads a week, Freegal Music is now streaming their albums and songs every day, all day, for free.  No commercials to listen to, no interruptions!  All you need is a library card and you're set.

  • You Stories

    The Aquila Theatre will be at Central Library Nov. 15-16 as part of its YOU STORIES program.  You're invited to participate in the Aquila Warrior Chorus Acting Workshop on Sat., Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. The next day on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., join us for a staged reading of selections from the works of Homer.  FREE ADMISSION.

  • ARchive LAPL App

    Experience Central Library through augmented reality! Download the ARchive LAPL app and bring visual, video and 3D experiences to the rich art, architecture and collections of the historic Central Library.

  • Open for Business Sign

    Free Workshop: Doing Business in L.A.

    Are you a small business owner? Learn the basics of how to do business with the City of Los Angeles. Attend a free workshop this Thur., Nov. 6th from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Taper Auditorium. 

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