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Book covers for: Orgin by Dan Brown, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
David Kelly, Senior Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department, October 23, 2017

Dan Brown's latest, Origin, is the new number one book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List, while We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates takes over the top spot on the...


LAPL Logo and Literary World Cup Hashtag

Literary World Cup

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Sunday, July 13, 2014

During the past month, the world has turned its attention to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This quadrennial celebration of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/Fussball inspired us to hold a World Cup of our own.

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

LAPL Plays a Role in Selection of City's First Youth Poet Laureate

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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.

LAPL Staffer Art Meza and His Soulful Photography Go Viral

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, June 27, 2014

With a published book and several art exhibits to his credit, photographer and Los Angeles Public Library staffer Art Meza has a legitimate claim to being considered one of the City's artists of the moment.

Library users are more sociable and active

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, March 14, 2014

Would you like to improve your social life? Come to the library more often!

How has the library improved your life? Share your story!

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, March 3, 2014

The Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the nation’s highest honor given to a library or museum: the National Medal awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Valentine’s Day [Digital] Mixtape

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's day is here! Surprise your valentine with a personalized digital mix tape. Here's a list of great love songs you can download using your library card and our free service Freegal Music.

City Librarian John F. Szabo.

Central Library Recognized With Energy Innovation Award

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Friday, February 7, 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!

The ribbon cutting celebration for Re-Opening of nine libraries on Sundays. with José Huizar, John F. Szabo and community members

Communities Citywide Cheer the Re-Opening of Libraries on Sundays

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Monday, January 13, 2014

Angelenos across the city cheered the return of Sunday library service at ribbon cutting celebrations held at nine libraries last Sunday, January 12. At the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Councilman José Huizar and City Librarian John F.

Ambassador Hotel Menu Cover

LAPL Menu Collection in the News

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Thursday, November 7, 2013
We thank the L.A. Times Books and KCET for recently featuring the Los Angeles Public Library Menu Collection in their publications.

An archived picture of Valley Times newspaper

Photo archive from defunct ‘Valley Times’ newspaper goes digital

Public Relations Office, Library Administration, Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Los Angeles Daily News published an article about the library’s Valley Times digitization project and the efforts by our Photo Friends to raise money to support this initiative.