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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.

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:

Poet Laureate in Group Photo

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.

Library Store Logo

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.