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Comic-Con Banner at the San Diego Convention Center in 2017
Candice Mack, Senior Librarian, Young Adult Services, August 5, 2017

For the second year in a row, young adult librarians for the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) helped coordinate and speak on panels at the Comics Conference for Educators and Librarians (CCEL), hosted by the San Diego Public Library and Comic Con International.

The free, five-day...


teenagers waving from inside a hearse

A Young Immigrant's Story

Teresa Mons, Librarian, Young Adult Services, Monday, June 26, 2017

I am a refugee, an immigrant, an American. I came to the United States as a young girl, and grew up in Los Angeles. My maternal grandparents were born in Cuba and were descendants of immigrants from Spain, who moved to Cuba to make a better life for themselves.  

Roger Arst's photography class, Birmingham High School, 2002

Helping Students Succeed

Vi Ha, Young Adult Librarian, Teen'Scape, Monday, February 13, 2017

Much has been studied on mindset and how depending upon how one chooses to experience life, one can change how successful one can be.

Pokemon Go at LAPL

Marissa Thompson, Young Adult Librarian, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, Saturday, August 6, 2016

“I wanna be the very best / like no one ever was… / To catch them is my test, / to train them is my cause…” Whether you’re 5 or 15 or 55, chances are you’ve heard of Pokémon (the animated TV show, the card game, the movies, the video games…it’s everywhere!) and you’ve heard of the latest game cra

Angela Lan, author of #OOTD Sew & Style: Make Your Dream Wardrobe with Angela, will be at the Los Angeles Public Library's Teen'Scape department on Sunday, June 5th, from 2-3 p.m.

Becoming a Teen Author

YA Services, Central Library, Sunday, May 29, 2016

Guest post by Angela Lan, author of #OOTD Sew & Style: Make Your Dream Wardrobe with Angela

LAPL Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Candice Mack, Senior Librarian, Young Adult Services, Monday, May 2, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library is thrilled to celebrate Free Comic Book Day this week!

Award Winning A Cappella Groups Perform at the Platt Branch Library

Jennifer Ann Seidman, Young Adult Librarian, Platt Branch Library, Monday, April 25, 2016

In the fall of 1997, Joshua Barroll, a young music educator, began his tenure at Calabasas High School, developing what was to become an award winning music program attracting the best talent that Calabasas has to offer.


Hillary St. George, Senior Librarian, Cahuenga Branch Library, Thursday, April 21, 2016

We are already a few months into 2016 but it’s not too late to hitch your bookshelf onto the Book Challenge Wagon!

Heavy Metal 101

Heavy Metal 101 (at the Library!)

Randall Hinson, Young Adult Librarian, Felipe de Neve Branch Library, Tuesday, March 29, 2016

For a long time, you’ve known you were different.

While your family enjoys summer days filled with sunshine, you dream of freezing moons and blizzard beasts stalking the frosty tundra!

Teen Tech Week 2016: Create It at your Library!

Happy Teen Tech Week & Happy Women's Heritage Month!

Candice Mack, Senior Librarian, Young Adult Services, Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy Women's Heritage Month and Happy Teen Tech Week, which the Los Angeles Public Library celebrates all year long through our Full STEAM Ahead initiative!