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How has the library improved your life? Share your story!

March 03, 2014

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).

Valentine’s Day [Digital] Mixtape

February 13, 2014

Valentine's day is here! Surprise your valentine with a personalized digital mix tape. Here's a list of great love songs you can download using your library card and our free service Freegal Music.

City Librarian John F. Szabo.

Central Library Recognized With Energy Innovation Award

February 07, 2014

We are proud to share that Los Angeles Central Library was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for reducing energy costs by 20 percent through the Better Buildings Challenge and with our partner, the city's General Services Department!

The ribbon cutting celebration for Re-Opening of nine libraries on Sundays. with José Huizar, John F. Szabo and community members

Communities Citywide Cheer the Re-Opening of Libraries on Sundays

January 13, 2014

Angelenos across the city cheered the return of Sunday library service at ribbon cutting celebrations held at nine libraries last Sunday, January 12. At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman José Huizar and City Librarian John F.

Ambassador Hotel Menu Cover

LAPL Menu Collection in the News

November 07, 2013
We thank the L.A. Times Books and KCET for recently featuring the Los Angeles Public Library Menu Collection in their publications.

An archived picture of Valley Times newspaper

Photo archive from defunct ‘Valley Times’ newspaper goes digital

October 15, 2013

Los Angeles Daily News published an article about the library’s Valley Times digitization project and the efforts by our Photo Friends to raise money to support this initiative.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

LAPL and HACLA Open Satellite Library in Estrada Courts Housing Project

September 16, 2013

The Los Angeles Public Library and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), and its non-profit organization Kids Progress, Inc. (KPI), cut the ribbon Sept. 6 to announce the opening of a Satellite Library in the Estrada Courts Housing Project.

Celebrating Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday with City Librarian John F. Szabo and community members.

More Than 200 Community Members Celebrate Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday

August 30, 2013

Councilmember Curren D. Price, City Librarian John F. Szabo, and other dignitaries joined 200 community members and former and current library staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City’s oldest library building, the Vermont Square Branch.

Citizenship Materials on Display

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Los Angeles Public Library as a Top Innovator

July 09, 2013

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized the Los Angeles Public Library as one of its ten Top Innovators for 2013 during the ULC Annual Forum, June 27-28, in Chicago.

Sheet Music Covers

L.A.’s Rich Musical History Revealed in “Songs in the Key of L.A.”

June 28, 2013

“Songs in the Key of L.A.,” an exhibit of historic sheet music covers from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection, offers a rare view of the powerful role music has played in defining the image of Los Angeles and Southern California.  The exhibit, which displays selections from the shee