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  • National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Join us on Thursday, April 7 at Central Library for a free documentary film screening of We're Still Here, followed by a panel discussion. 

  • Lecture: Vineyards and Wineries in Los Angeles

    Central Library

    Author Stuart Douglass Byles will discuss the history of wine in the Los Angeles area. Join us at Central Library this Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m.

  • World Cinema Series: The Son's Room

    The latest film in the World Cinema Series is "The Son's Room." Join us at Central Library this Saturday, March 26th, at 1:00pm in Meeting Room A for this showing.

  • Klezmer Juice bandleader and clarinet player Gustavo Bulgach

    Made in L.A. - Klezmer Juice

    Central Library

    Klezmer Juice is the new generation of Jewish Soul music. They will bring a unique musical experience to Central Library. Join us on Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. 

  • LAPL participates in Earth Hour

    At 8:30 P.M. on March 19th, LAPL will participate in Earth Hour 2016. If you would like more information on Earth Hour, please visit

  • UnCabaret

    Made in L.A. - UnCabaret

    The groundbreaking comedy show UnCabaret is coming to Central Library on March 13 for a hilariously unique performance. RSVP today!

  • World Cinema Series ~ Monsiuer Ibrahim

    The latest film in the World Cinema Series is "Monsiuer Ibrahim." Join us at Central Library this Saturday, February 27th, at 1:00pm in Meeting Room A for this showing.

  • Mervyn Dymally (right) meets Muhammad Ali (left) at a Compton NAACP meeting in 1966.

    African American Heritage Month

    Enjoy a variety of special library programs and resources in celebration of Black History Month.

  • 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 and VITA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. English | Español

  • Visualizing Stories

    The exhibit and series Ron Brooks Stories to Illustration continues with a joint program on Sat., Feb. 6th at 1pm by the Art Department and Children's Literature. Explore children's picture books from the 18th - 20th Centuries, hear stories, and view the illustrations of Ron Brooks and the artists who influenced him.

  • Music Events At Central Library

    Song A Day For A Month Concert - Join us Wednesday, February 3rd at 6pm for a concert featuring over a dozen songwriters performing songs written during the Song A Day Session.

    Saturday Serenade featuring the LAPL Musicians - On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm, this concert will feature staff musicians performing pieces by Brahms, Saint-Saens, Offenbach, Mozart, Loesser and Vaughan-Williams.

  • World Cinema Series

    Enjoy a free film screening of Burnt by the Sun, as part of our World Cinema Series. Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

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    Holiday Events

    Looking for something special to do this holiday season? Check out our calendar of free holiday programs!

  • El Nino Preparation

    The Library is preparing for El Niño, are you? Get preparedness tips and safety resources at

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring

    World Cinema Series

    Central Library

    Enjoy a free film screening of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring, as part of our World Cinema Series. Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:00 p.m.

  • The Art of Coloratura

    Central Library

    On, Saturday, November 14th, join us as members of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera company will perform highlights from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin Britten, Johann Strauss and more.

  • West Los Angeles VA Master Plan

    The West Los Angeles VA Master Plan is available for public comment for a 45 day period. Please find a copy of the plan and comment at or access print copies at any of our Veteran Resource Centers and libraries.

  • Words Matter Bus

    Read, Sing, and Play Bus Tour

    The Read, Sing, and Play Bus will stop at the Exposition Park Branch on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This mobile-play classroom offers hands-on activities that encourage parent-child interaction. Join us!

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    Autism Awareness Workshops

    Autism Feels is a workshop hosted by young adults and teens on what it feels like to have autism. Attend a free session at selected libraries through Nov. 9.

  • Halloween & Day of the Dead

    Check out our list of free Halloween and Día de los Muertos events—join in on the fun at our libraries!


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