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Public Relations Office, Library Administration, March 14, 2014

Would you like to improve your social life? Come to the library more often! According to a new report by Pew Research Center, 30% of Americans are highly engaged with public libraries—this group is more active in their communities and more likely to socialize with family and friends.

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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....


Survey Finds Libraries Still "Very Important"

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 L.A. Times post on the “Library Services in the Digital Age” report released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.


LAPL Librarian Mara Alpert Interviewed on Best Childrens Books 2012

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Wednesday, December 19, 2012
LAPL Central Library Children's Librarian Mara Alpert was interviewed by KPCC Radio 89.3 about her favorite children's book picks of the year:
 

Poet Laureate in Group Photo

L.A.'s First Poet Laureate Named at Central Library

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, December 14, 2012

City Librarian John F. Szabo welcomed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Central Library on Friday, December 7 for a press conference at which the Mayor named Eloise Klein Healy the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.


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