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Public Relations Office, Library Administration, February 1, 2016

With love in the air, the Los Angeles Public Library invites you to help reunite a couple of old flames: your overdue books and our library shelves. They've missed each other, and we've missed you! Which is why for two weeks only, Feb. 1 - 14 we are welcoming back overdue books and the people who love them. Bring...

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New tool for local authors

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Friday, January 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Public Library is pleased to announce that we are making a new tool available for our talented and prolific local author community. 


Luis reading at L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC, April 2015

City of Angels, City of Poets

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Thursday, January 21, 2016

On historic Central Avenue near East 45th Street, the Vernon Branch Public Library looks like a jail—tall fences surround the circa 1915 building and a fenced walkway leads up to the doorway. Like the surrounding neighborhood, the library appears worn, beaten down.


We Miss You!

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This Valentine season, the Los Angeles Public Library is playing cupid to reunite your overdue materials with our library shelves.


LAPL on Instagram: Holiday Edition

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Holiday cheer showing up at our libraries! Tag us on Instagram @losangeleslibrary for a chance to be featured.


John Trudell

Grandmothers Talking: My Time and Teachings with John Trudell

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Monday, December 14, 2015

Crazy Horse
We hear what you say
One Earth one Mother
One does not sell the Earth


Local Author Spotlight: BC Powell

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Saturday, November 28, 2015

In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, the Los Angeles Public Library is proud to spotlight some of our great local authors who have submitted their e-books to our Indie California


Local Author Spotlight: Darcy Fray

Local Author Spotlight: Darcy Fray

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, the Los Angeles Public Library is proud to spotlight some of our great local authors who have submitted their e-books to our Indie California


A message wall speaks to life on the streets.

Every Road Should Come to This End: A Place Called Home

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Every road should come to this end:
A place called home.
When you don’t have one
the expanse of sky is your roof,
the vacant lots and sidewalks your living room.
Every city, your city.


Local Author Spotlight: Pamela DuMond

Local Author Spotlight: Pamela DuMond

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Monday, November 23, 2015

In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, the Los Angeles Public Library is proud to spotlight some of our great local authors who have submitted their e-books to our Indie California


Local Author Spotlight: Nancy Young

Local Author Spotlight: Nancy Young

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In conjunction with National Novel Writing Month, the Los Angeles Public Library is proud to spotlight some of our great local authors who have submitted their e-books to our Indie California


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