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Public Relations Office, Library Administration, July 30, 2015

Welcome to LAPL on Instagram, our new weekly blog featuring the photos we love, taken by YOU, posted on Instagram.

These photos tell the unique stories of how YOU enjoy our libraries—a first-time visit to the historic Central Library, finally getting a library card, being excited about picking up your holds, using the library as your workspace, singing and...

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Luis J Rodriguez at a Poetry Reading Event

Celebrating Poetry, Celebrating Ideas, Celebrating Creativity

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Thursday, July 23, 2015

The music from the stage at the Pacoima City Hall in June pulled a small crowd onto a makeshift seating area during the “Celebrating Words” Festival, sponsored by


Luis J. Rodriguez at age 21 in Watts with his first son Ramiro, age 1, and his first wife Camila. By then Luis was gang-free, drug-free and crime-free.

From Trauma to Transformation

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The calling came to me while I languished
in my room, while I whittled away my youth
in jail cells and damp barrio fields.


Books in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Series

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, June 9, 2015

As fans look forward to the theatre release of Mockingjay Part 2 this November, we encourage you to read (or read again) the books in the popular Hunger Games series written by


Drum major Terry Dunn, leads the 100-member G.A.Y. Freedom Band down Santa Monica, June 22, 1981.

Los Angeles, what’s your queery?

Xochitl Oliva, Librarian, Digitization, Monday, June 1, 2015

On June 14, the Los Angeles Public Library LGBT Services Committee will be leading the first official contingent of Library staff, friends, and family to march in the L.A. Pride Parade, a TLGB celebration. The group of 100 will form a human rainbow marching down Santa Monica Blvd.


Bike Week

Bike Week Los Angeles

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Saturday, May 16, 2015

We celebrated Bike Week 2015 by featuring some of the fabulous librarians who bike to work every day. In case you are not our friend or follower on social media, here's the recap! 


Juan Felipe Herrera

In Praise of Chicano Poetry

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chicano/a poets have emerged as major literary figures in the United States with the recent appointments of Juan Felipe Herrera as California Poet Laureate (although he just finished his two-year t


National Poetry Month Poster

Celebrate National Poetry Month: Support Your Local Poets

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 26, 2015

As the new Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, I’m excited about National Poetry Month, which every year falls on April.


Families enjoying storytime at Central Library.

Share your library story!

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, March 2, 2015

The Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the nation’s highest honor given to a library or museum: the National Medal awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


 “Well, write poetry, for God’s sake, it’s the only thing that matters.” —e.e. cummings

Why Poetry Matters

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Thursday, February 26, 2015

“Well, write poetry, for God’s sake, it’s the only thing that matters.” —e.e. cummings


City Librarian John Szabo, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, and Cultural Affairs Director Danielle Brazell

Poet Laureate? Poet Illiterate? What?

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 4, 2015

When I received the call last September from Mayor Eric Garcetti that I’d been chosen as the new Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, I had to keep this quiet until the official announcement in October.


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