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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 select

Central Library Summer Lunch Staff

LAPL's Free Summer Lunch Program Feeds More than 600 Kids and Teens in First Two Weeks

June 26, 2013

LAPL’s Summer Lunch program is off to a successful start with more than 600 kids and teens receiving free meals in the first two weeks of the program. The free lunch program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and is open to anyone age 18 and under.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City Librarian John Szabo and a group of library staff unveiled the stone historic library monument at the Memorial Branch Library.

Once Forgotten, Now-Restored Historic Library Monument Unveiled Monday at the Memorial Branch Library

June 24, 2013

Councilmember Tom LaBonge and City Librarian John Szabo unveiled a long forgotten historic library monument to the public for the first time in decades on Monday at the Memorial Branch Library.

The front view of Los Angeles Central Library on the Flower street.

Proposed Budget Reopens Libraries on Sundays in 2014

April 22, 2013

Statement from City Librarian John F. Szabo on the FY 2013-14 Proposed Budget for the Los Angeles Public Library:

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

February 01, 2013

As part of African American Heritage Month, LAPL's own Photo Librarian remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in Los Angeles....

Survey Finds Libraries Still "Very Important"

January 23, 2013

 L.A. Times post on the “Library Services in the Digital Age” report released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.