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  • 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!

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    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. 

  • ARchive LAPL

    Learn about our partnership with USC to create the augmented reality app ARchive LAPL. Join us for a free panel discussion this Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium.

  • Condé Nast magazines now available!

    Condé Nast magazines now available!

    Our digital magazines collection has just gotten better! We’re excited to announce the addition of Condé Nast magazines to Zinio

  • New DVD Policy

    New DVD Policy!

    You may now check out up to 4 entertainment DVDs for 4 days. Entertainment DVDs in our branch collections are also now available to be placed on hold using our online catalog.

  • Financial Planning Day

    Central Library

    Los Angeles Financial Planning Day at Central Library on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Four free workshops &  one-on-one consultations with a Certified Financial Planner.

    Flyer (PDF): English | Spanish

  • Sesame Street's Elmo to Visit Central Library Oct. 15

    Central Library

    Sesame Street's Elmo will make a special, free appearance at Central Library on Wed., Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. as part of the literacy-based "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" curriculum. The event will feature interactive experiences, like coloring and storytime, for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Please join us!

  • Notice of Consideration

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Woodland Hills Branch Meeting Room in honor of Marie Bougetz, a former librarian whose career spanned 29 years at the branch.

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    Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents Tales of the Comic Book Crack Down

    Central Library

    Special Event for Banned Books Week - September 21 - 27
    Free. Tickets/reservations required:
    Central Library - September 23, 7 p.m.

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    Pros & Cons

    Learn the facts about the ballot measures you'll be voting on in November! This program series is presented by the League of Women Voters.


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