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National Poetry Month Poster
National Poetry Month Poster
Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, March 26, 2015

As the new Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, I’m excited about National Poetry Month, which every year falls on April. This April, I will be visiting libraries and schools as well as take part in the largest gathering of writers and teachers of writing in the country—the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference to be held this year from April 8 to 11 in Minneapolis MN.
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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.


Books in the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Series

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, November 18, 2014

As fans enjoy the theatre release of Mockingjay Part 1, we encourage you to read (or read again) the books in the popular Hunger Games series written by


LAPL Celebrates National Transgender Awareness Week!

Hillary St. George, Young Adult Librarian, Atwater Village Branch Library, Friday, November 14, 2014

Transgender Awareness Week takes place November 14th through 20th. It's an opportunity to celebrate so many of the great advancements, achievements and dialogues that have taken place this year.


I Love My Librarian Award

Nominate a Librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, August 22, 2014

Our librarians make a difference in the lives of people in Los Angeles every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.


Emmy Nominees on DVD Available at the Library

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, August 18, 2014

If you enjoy watching TV and are excited about the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, you’ll be happy to know we have most of the Emmy-nominated TV shows, movies and documentaries in our collection!


LAPL Logo and Literary World Cup Hashtag

Literary World Cup

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Sunday, July 13, 2014

During the past month, the world has turned its attention to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This quadrennial celebration of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/Fussball inspired us to hold a World Cup of our own.


New L.A. Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, 16, A student at New Roads High School

LAPL Plays a Role in Selection of City's First Youth Poet Laureate

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On June 14, in Central Library’s filled-to-capacity Taper Auditorium, Amanda Gorman, 16, was named the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman will serve as LA Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems and.


LAPL Staffer Art Meza and His Soulful Photography Go Viral

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, June 27, 2014

With a published book and several art exhibits to his credit, photographer and Los Angeles Public Library staffer Art Meza has a legitimate claim to being considered one of the City's artists of the moment.


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