All Library facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, for Thanksgiving.
Mid-Valley Branch is now open to the public.
On, Saturday, November 14th, join us as members of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera company will perform highlights from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin Britten, Johann Strauss and more.
Los Angeles Public Library currently has two Requests for Proposals available:
The West Los Angeles VA Master Plan is available for public comment for a 45 day period. Please find a copy of the plan and comment at www.helphouselavets.com/ or access print copies at any of our Veteran Resource Centers and libraries.
The Read, Sing, and Play Bus will stop at the Exposition Park Branch on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This mobile-play classroom offers hands-on activities that encourage parent-child interaction. Join us!
Autism Feels is a workshop hosted by young adults and teens on what it feels like to have autism. Attend a free session at selected libraries through Nov. 9.
Check out our list of free Halloween and Día de los Muertos events—join in on the fun at our libraries!
If you love the historic Central Library’s art and architecture, why not share that passion with others? Training for new docents begins in January, 2016. Here is the application.
Great news! We now offer Dark Horse Comics through hoopla digital—including iconic titles Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sin City.
New book list! A dialog with Pope Francis through books, interviews and conversations.
Have you moved since you last voted? Not sure if you're registered? We can help! Make sure your voice is heard in the next election, and register to vote at your local library. Check times and locations here.
Join us this Saturday, September 19th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m in Central Library’s Meeting Room A for the first program in the Stories to Film series. The event will begin with a discussion of the film adaptation process, followed by a screening of the 1996 movie directed by Anthony Minghella based on Michael Ondaatje's WWII novel set in Africa and Italy.
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Great news! Image Comics, including The Walking Dead, Chew, and Saga, are now available on hoopla digital. Check them out!
New e-Media sites are now available with your LAPL card! Digitalia Public Library has Spanish language e-books to read online or downloaded, as well as language courses and multimedia sections with art, music and PC instruction. Digitalia Film Library offers streaming films available to watch online, mostly foreign language. Includes feature films as well as documentaries.
Sign Up for CalFresh and Medi-Cal at your library! Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with the LA County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and we are helping to serve your family’s needs. DPSS Outreach staff will be available at select library branches to accept your CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications and to answer all your questions about these programs.
Want to learn more about the Art & Architecture (and a little history) of the Central Library? Our Docents have put together an in-depth look.
The Board of Library Commissioners is considering a request to dedicate the Children’s Area of the Benjamin Franklin Branch in honor of Carla Sanger, a nationally known advocate for children.
Learn the basics of small business entrepreneurship and how to legally start a business in Los Angeles.