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New L.A. Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, 16, A student at New Roads High School

On June 14, in Central Library’s filled-to-capacity Taper Auditorium, Amanda Gorman, 16, was named the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman will serve as LA Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems and.


Public Relations Office, 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.


Library Staff and Guests
Public Relations Office, 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
Public Relations Office, 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.


Library Store Photo
Public Relations Office, 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.


City Librarian Photo
Public Relations Office, October 19, 2012

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

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-himi-szabo-20121014,0,4485046.story


LAPL Atrium Photo
Public Relations Office, October 16, 2012

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

L.A. Times:


Restoring ceremony of of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours at the Central Library
Public Relations Office, October 15, 2012

L.A. Mayor, city councilmembers, library commissioners, City Librarian and local students open the doors to Central Library and inaugurate the restoration of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours as part of phase II of Measure L.


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