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    Sustainable City pLAn

    The Los Angeles Public Library is not only for bookworms—it transforms communities and supports residents. Learn about how the City works toward sustainability and the library's role in helping neighborhoods thrive.​

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    Celebrate El día de los libros/El día de los niños

    Día events celebrate diversity in children's literature and the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds. Join us!

  • Earth Hour 2017

    At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, Los Angeles Public Library will participate in Earth Hour 2017. If you would like more information on Earth Hour, please visit: EarthHour.org

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    March is Women's Heritage Month

    Celebrate Women's Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library. Check out all the great programs we have lined up in March.

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    Try our new video streaming service!

    Stream over 26,000 carefully selected films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.

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    African American Heritage Month

    Celebrate African American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library.

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    Tuskegee Airmen: Bravery on Two Fronts

    Tuskegee Airmen: Bravery on Two Fronts talk will focus on the African American aviators, bombardiers, navigators and ground crew who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Central Library, Saturday, February 4, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

  • Tax Season is Here! We Can Help

    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, CSULA, CSUN, and UCLA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. English | Español

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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