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LAPL Librarian Mara Alpert Interviewed on Best Childrens Books 2012

December 19, 2012
LAPL Central Library Children's Librarian Mara Alpert was interviewed by KPCC Radio 89.3 about her favorite children's book picks of the year:

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L.A.'s First Poet Laureate Named at Central Library

December 14, 2012

City Librarian John F. Szabo welcomed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Central Library on Friday, December 7 for a press conference at which the Mayor named Eloise Klein Healy the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.

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The Library Store "On Wheels" Makes Its Rounds

December 13, 2012

This week the Library Foundation of Los Angeles launched "The Library Store On Wheels," a mobile incarnation of the Central Library’s beloved and critically-acclaimed store.

John F. Szabo was holding the intersaction sign of Ray Bradbury Square with other dignitaries and Bradbury family members at a dedication ceremony unveiling the newly designated Ray Bradbury Square at Fifth & Flower Streets by Central Library

Ray Bradbury Square Becomes Reality Adjacent to Central Library

December 12, 2012

Something wonderful this way came to Central Library in the form of a new public square. City Librarian John F.

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Granada Hills Branch Celebrates 50th Anniversary

November 02, 2012

On Oct. 24, Granada Hills Branch Library hosted a party open to the public to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of service. A representative from Councilmember Mitchell Englander's Office issued a Certificate of Recognition to the branch.

An open drawer with full of local maps

Library Receives Treasure Trove of Maps

October 23, 2012

In October the Los Angeles Public Library received an extraordinary collection of maps, thanks to real estate agent, Matthew Greenberg. Greenbery had been retained by the heirs of local map collector John Feathers to clear Feathers’ Mt. Washington home befor eit was demolished.

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LA Weekly Names Library Store as Best in City 2012

October 18, 2012

In its 2012 Best of L.A. issue, the L.A. Weekly has named the Library Store the best gift shop in Los Angeles. The store is located in the Central Library at 630 W. Fifth St, in downtown L.A.

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LA Times Gets a Read on the New City Librarian

October 19, 2012

John Szabo, who was selected as Los Angeles City Librarian, is profiled the Los Angeles Times:,0,4485046.story

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LAPL in the News:

October 16, 2012

Los Angeles Public Library provides a critical lifeline for people without access to a computer.

L.A. Times: