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Upcoming Events at Central Library
May 6, 2016 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Make new friends while playing games on the X-box 360 Kinect, or the Wii or any of our board games.
Tai Chi pose
May 7, 2016 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Join us for free classic Tai Chi classes by instructor Bill Cheng.  Each class will include a demonstration, posture practice of 108...
May 7, 2016 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Teen-organized Comic-Con, Cosplay contest at 3 p.m. More activities planned. Ages 19 and under to participate.
May 7, 2016 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Celebrate at the library as we learn about the comic book creation process and make comics of our own with Christina Rice, writer for the...
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May 7, 2016 3:00PM to June 25, 2016 4:00PM
An all-ages Saturday activity hour at the Central Library.Make something, learning something, create something!May 7 3-D Printing - 1st...
May 8, 2016 2:00PM
Please join the Golden Bridge Choir for "Sing My Soul," a special Mother’s Day concert. The choir, now in its 11th year, is a Los Angeles-...

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Recent Blog Posts from Central Library Blog
May 02, 2016
By Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian
There are three bulletin boards in Teen’Scape, all covered in artwork that was created by teen patrons who spend time in the department. Many of the regulars here are artists, photographers, writers... Continued
April 29, 2016
By Central Docents
This year, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of the most catastrophic fire of a library building in the U.S. It occurred at our Central Library.Fire and library experts had been warning for years that... Continued
April 28, 2016
By Christina Rice, Senior Librarian
On the morning of April 29, 1986, librarian Dan Dupill was answering telephone calls at the Literature Reference Desk at Central Library. The antiquated phone system was slow, and the volume of calls... Continued
April 27, 2016
By Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department
The Supreme Court of the United States has been in the news quite a bit lately due to the February 13, 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia, his possible replacement, the political process... Continued

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