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Chinatown in the seventies.
Vi Ha, December 04, 2015

My parents worked in the garment industry. My father started out doing bespoke suits in the 1970s and had to constantly reinvent his career as the clothing tastes changed.


Central Docents, November 23, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.  Architect Robert Coffee created the unique space, which opened


Central Docents, November 12, 2015

When you take our free, daily, docent-led art and architecture tours of the Los Angeles Central Library, we always point out Teen’Scape, one of the nation’s first libraries within a library designed by and exclusively for teens.   The 4,000 square-foot area includes the “living room,” c


Mary McCoy, August 19, 2015

It happens all the time at my library. A parent walks up to me and says, “My son has to read a book for school. He’s in 7th grade. He doesn’t really like reading. Can you recommend something?”


Vi Ha, August 14, 2015

Not to show my age, but I recently put  together a mixtape after a decade long hiatus.


Special Olympics
Russell Garrigan, July 10, 2015

This year, the Special Olympics World Games will take place in Los Angeles.  500,000 spectators, and 30,000 volunteers, and 3000 coaches, and 7000 athletes, and 177 countries—all will come together in Los Angeles. The games begin on July 25 and continue for 9 days.


Read the Rainbow
Mary McCoy, June 05, 2015
From nonfiction to contemporary romance to speculative fiction, there have been many standout YA titles with LGBT themes released over the past few months.

Teenscape Department, May 07, 2015

Central Library will be honoring National Bike Month this May with a few special programs centered around the bicycle. Starting with National Bike to Work Week, May 11 to May 15.


Surfer Beetle
Vi Ha, March 31, 2015

World Water Day was celebrated this past March 22. It is a day created in 1993 by the UN to bring light the importance of water to life among people. This year’s celebration was dedicated to Water and Sustainable Development.


sandra waugh and book cover
Mary McCoy, February 13, 2015

The LA Teen Author Series returns to Central Library on Saturday, February 14 at 2pm with a panel of authors that includes Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), April Lindner (Love, Lucy), Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places), Amy Talkington(Liv, Forever), and Sandra Waugh (Lark Rising).


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