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  • DTLA Mini Maker Faire logo

    Call for makers!

    DTLA Mini Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers. If you would like to participate as a Maker, please submit your application by October 21, 2017.

  • HACLA logo

    Section 8 Waiting List Application Assistance

    HACLA is opening its Waiting List to receive applications for the Section 8 Program. Applications for the lottery must be submitted online only starting on Monday, October 16. 

  • Young Latino man smiling

    DACA Renewal Scholarships

    Do you know someone eligible to renew their DACA? Mission Asset Fund is providing 2,000 scholarships so they can pay the $495 application fee and apply by the Oct 5 deadline.

  • Medical kit icon

    Free HIV/STI Screenings

    A mobile testing unit will be visiting selected libraries to administer free, confidential HIV and STI screenings.

  • Los Angeles cityscape and text that reads Earthquake Safety

    Earthquake Safety

    Stay informed for disaster preparedness and safety.

  • Detail from one of the murals

    Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.

    A new exhibition and programming series celebrates the rich social fabric of Los Angeles through the lens of the city’s vibrant Oaxacan community as part of PST:LA/LA.

  • A hot air balloon floating over the ocean

    XPRIZE Competition

    We are assessing and signing up adult learners looking to boost their literacy level through a new app. Sign up at one of these events.

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    Criterion Collection on Kanopy

    Great news! You can now stream unlimited films from the Criterion Collection on Kanopy. Criterion films will not count towards your 10 play credits every month. Enjoy!

  • Colorful flowers and a road sign that read "road closed"

    Flower St. Weekend Closures Impact Central Library

    ​Weekend closures of Flower St.​, between 5th and 6th St​.​​, ​begin Sep​tember​ 8, for three months. ​Use Grand Ave. for weekend access to Westlawn Garage. ​See access map for detour info.

  • Los Angeles cityscape and text that reads Emergency Awareness

    Emergency Awareness

    Resources that can help you prepare for emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, flooding, extreme heat and storms.

  • Solar eclipse diamond ring

    Libraries Hosting Eclipse Events

    Many of our libraries are hosting special events for the Great American Eclipse of 2017. Eclipse glasses for safe viewing will be available only for event participants, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. 

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    Cursos de capacitación a distancia

    VIP Learning es un nuevo servicio que te permite tomar cursos de capacitación y formación profesional en línea de forma gratuita. Crea tu cuenta de usuario e inscríbete en un curso hoy.

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    Meet Libby

    Libby is an innovative new mobile app from OverDrive designed to make borrowing and enjoying e-books and audiobooks from the library easier than ever.

  • Meet Caldecott Winner Javaka Steptoe

    Author-illustrator Javaka Steptoe, who won this year’s Caldecott Medal for his picture book Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, will visit our Baldwin Hills, Studio City, and Felipe de Neve branch libraries. Join us!

  • Detour sign illustration

    Central Library Impacted by Street Closures

    From Jun. 2 to Nov. travel to Central Library will be affected by the 6th St. at I-110 Freeway Closure. See detour map and access map for area impacts. Allow extra time to reach your destination.

  • The Cinerama Dome (1963) shown at the time of its opening.

    L.A. Landmarks: Lost and Almost Lost

    What’s your favorite Los Angeles landmark? Does it still stand, or is it just a memory? This new exhibit highlights just a few of the many landmarks in and near Los Angeles that fell to the wrecking ball or narrowly escaped.

  • Audiobooks

    Have you heard a good book lately?

    Why pay to listen to great books? Your library card gives you free 24/7 unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, anytime at your convenience.

  • Jorge González Camarena, "The Homeland" (1962), digital reproduction.

    Pintando: The Colors of Education

    Exhibit featuring paintings that have been used as covers for text books published by the Mexican Education System since 1959. | En español

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  • Know Your Rights

    Be Informed: Know Your Rights

    The information you need to answer your questions about DACA, immigration enforcement, and your rights under the U.S. Constitution.


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