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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.


City Librarian John F. Szabo.
Public Relations Office, 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!


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

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.


Poet Laureate in Group Photo
Public Relations Office, 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.


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
Public Relations Office, December 12, 2012

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


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.


LAPL Atrium Photo
Public Relations Office, October 16, 2012

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

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