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Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department


Tammy Jenkins

A Saturday Serenade: Video

February 18, 2016

On Saturday, February 6th the LAPL Musicians performed A Saturday Serenade to an enthusiastic audience in the Taper Auditorium.


Saturday Serenade

February 03, 2016

The Los Angeles Public Library has some very gifted musicians.  When I started working in the Art, Music & Recreation Department I found out that some of my colleagues in the department were musical.


Song A Day For A Month

January 29, 2016

Song A Day For A Month is a challenge to all songwriters to write a song every day for one month on the 


Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

Art of Coloratura by Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

December 15, 2015

On Saturday, November 14th the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed the Art of Coloratura in the Taper Auditorium. This program included highlights from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Leo Delibes, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel and more. 


Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

Video: Opera in the Library

June 25, 2015

On Saturday, May 30th, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's Aida opera in the Taper Auditorium to a packed house.  If you missed it, here's a short video of some of the highlights from that performance.


AIDA: L.A. Metropolitan Opera

Opera in the Library

May 26, 2015

A Free Live Music Performance from LA’s Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, May 30th


Don Carlo

Opera in the Library

February 02, 2015

A Free Live Music Performance from LA’s Metropolitan Opera

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Orchestral music notes

Orchestrations Service

June 07, 2013

An extremely popular service that the Art, Music and Recreation Department provide that not everyone may know about is orchestral service.  Our orchestral music collection contains scores and parts that are loaned to orchestras and performing groups in Southern California.  The service


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