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Eileen Ybarra, Librarian, Digital Content Team, June 23, 2017

Here at the Los Angeles Public Library, Summer Lunch at the Library is now well underway. From June 12h to August 5th we are providing free tasty, nutritious meals for kids and teens ages 5-18 at a number of our locations. This free lunch program is sponsored by the Los...

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More Audiobooks About Los Angeles

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In continual celebration of Audiobook Month here at the Los Angeles Public Library, here are a few more audiobook fiction highlights.The following audiobooks are a continuation on the booklist theme, 


Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Monday, June 19, 2017

“The people from Texas took Juneteenth Day to Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and other places they went.”

— Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns


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Try a Lecture Series From The Great Courses This Summer

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Saturday, June 17, 2017

Summertime means inflight movies and splashy beach reads, and there is nothing wrong with that! Indulge, but when your brain gets restless take a deep dive into a new subject with a lecture series from The Great Courses, available free from the Los Angeles Public Library.


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Bike to Work Day at LAPL: Great Books About Cycling for Everyone

Neale Stokes, Librarian, Digital Content Team, Thursday, May 18, 2017

While today is Bike to Work Day, a few of us at the Library cycle to work every day. People ride bikes for many reasons, but for me it’s just a familiar habit.


Local Author Spotlight: April White

Local Author Spotlight: April White

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Friday, April 21, 2017

April White has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter.


National Library Week

Highlights from National Library Week

Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department, Monday, April 17, 2017

We had a blast during National Library Week! To celebrate we asked staff to tell us about a time they transformed a patron's life. These are great stories and they show how libraries meet the needs of the community.


Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department, Monday, January 23, 2017

I have to admit, before I started working on this program I did not know much about Alzheimer’s disease.  I basically knew that it was a disease that affected the brain and that older people tended to get this illness.  Though these facts are true, there is so much more that I have lear


Luis Rodriguez

Los Angeles Poets and the Temper of Our Times.

Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let us dare haunting verse of the oppressed,

poems with hoodies, finger-tapping, ambling.

I mean pissed off and ardently expressed,

poems delirious as midnight rambling.


Local Author Spotlight: Matthew Arkin

Local Author Spotlight: Matthew Arkin

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Saturday, September 17, 2016

Author BioMatthew Arkin lives and works in South Pasadena.


LAPL Local Author E-book Collection

Catherine Royalty, Senior Librarian, Acquisitions, Friday, September 9, 2016

Read Local: Explore the best of LA’s indie authors.

Looking for your next great read?  Look no further than your own backyard. 


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