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The words stand up for your right to read with flames in the background.
Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, September 25, 2016

This September 25th through October 1st, celebrate the 34th annual Banned Books Week with us!  

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Ammendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books week...

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New Test Preparation for High School Equivalency Certificate Exams

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In recent years, high school education in America has evolved to prepare students for the changing demands of entry level careers, vocational and technical schools and introductory college courses.  Change has also come to the GED (General Education Development) high school equivalency exam,


Tech Tuesdays @ Central Library 1st Floor Lobby: E-media at your fingertips

Eileen Y., Librarian, InfoNow, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Would you like to know how you can download free movies from the library’s website?  Would you like to know how to download free music which you can actually keep?  Would you like to know how you can download e-books to your Kindle or iPad? 


CLASSIC TAI CHI CLASSES

International Languages Department, Central Library, Monday, July 27, 2015

Please join us for free classic Tai Chi classes by Instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include introduction and interpretation of classic Tai Chi forms, exercises, as well as questions and answers.


Everett Robbins Perry: Librarian with a Vision

Central Docents, Central Library, Monday, July 20, 2015

Our free, daily, art and architecture tour of L.A.'s central library begins in the 1926 Goodhue Building, famous for its sculpture, murals, painted ceilings, and wonderful architecture.  The building has another great feature, something which seems ordinary to modern eyes, but which wasn't o


July 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 19, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Sunday, July 19, 2015

Daniel Silva's The English Spy is the new #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List for the week of July 19,


Job & Career Center Grandly Opened – July 10, 2015

Galina Stoyanova , Librarian, Business & Economics Department, Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mayor Garcetti launched a new job resource program at City libraries. The grand opening of the new center was attended by about a hundred library patrons and staff, job seekers, reporters and activists.


In a Better World

Film Screening ~ In a Better World

David Turshyan, Librarian, International Languages Department, Friday, July 17, 2015

A free screening of the film In a Better World 
Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1:00 p. m.
Meeting Room A, Central Library


July 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Monday, July 13, 2015

The top of the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Lists remained unchanged this week with All the Light We Cannot See


Special Olympics

Special Olympics World Games

Russell Garrigan, Librarian, Teen'Scape, Friday, 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.


July 5, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

July 5, 2015 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, Tuesday, July 7, 2015

59 weeks after first appearing on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List, All the Light We Cannot See


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