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LAPL Logo and Literary World Cup Hashtag
Public Relations Office, Library Administration, July 13, 2014

During the past month, the world has turned its attention to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This quadrennial celebration of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/Fussball inspired us to hold a World Cup of our own. For each match, we presented a book from a writer representing each of the competing nations. We got to show off how your library has a wide variety of writers that literally span the...

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An archived picture of Valley Times newspaper

Photo archive from defunct ‘Valley Times’ newspaper goes digital

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Los Angeles Daily News published an article about the library’s Valley Times digitization project and the efforts by our Photo Friends to raise money to support this initiative.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

LAPL and HACLA Open Satellite Library in Estrada Courts Housing Project

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, September 16, 2013

The Los Angeles Public Library and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), and its non-profit organization Kids Progress, Inc. (KPI), cut the ribbon Sept. 6 to announce the opening of a Satellite Library in the Estrada Courts Housing Project.


Celebrating Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday with City Librarian John F. Szabo and community members.

More Than 200 Community Members Celebrate Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, August 30, 2013

Councilmember Curren D. Price, City Librarian John F. Szabo, and other dignitaries joined 200 community members and former and current library staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City’s oldest library building, the Vermont Square Branch.


Citizenship Materials on Display

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Los Angeles Public Library as a Top Innovator

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized the Los Angeles Public Library as one of its ten Top Innovators for 2013 during the ULC Annual Forum, June 27-28, in Chicago.


Sheet Music Covers

L.A.’s Rich Musical History Revealed in “Songs in the Key of L.A.”

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, June 28, 2013

“Songs in the Key of L.A.,” an exhibit of historic sheet music covers from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection, offers a rare view of the powerful role music has played in defining the image of Los Angeles and Southern California.  The exhibit, which displays select


Central Library Summer Lunch Staff

LAPL's Free Summer Lunch Program Feeds More than 600 Kids and Teens in First Two Weeks

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LAPL’s Summer Lunch program is off to a successful start with more than 600 kids and teens receiving free meals in the first two weeks of the program. The free lunch program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and is open to anyone age 18 and under.


Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City Librarian John Szabo and a group of library staff unveiled the stone historic library monument at the Memorial Branch Library.

Once Forgotten, Now-Restored Historic Library Monument Unveiled Monday at the Memorial Branch Library

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, June 24, 2013

Councilmember Tom LaBonge and City Librarian John Szabo unveiled a long forgotten historic library monument to the public for the first time in decades on Monday at the Memorial Branch Library.


The front view of Los Angeles Central Library on the Flower street.

Proposed Budget Reopens Libraries on Sundays in 2014

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, April 22, 2013

Statement from City Librarian John F. Szabo on the FY 2013-14 Proposed Budget for the Los Angeles Public Library:


Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, February 1, 2013

As part of African American Heritage Month, LAPL's own Photo Librarian remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in Los Angeles....


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