Calling all teen poets, spoken word artists and EMCEES! Urban Word LA is providing free poetry, spoken word and hip-hop workshops for teens at selected libraries. Take your poetry to the next level and enter the 2015 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate contest.
All Library facilities will be closed Monday, March 30th for César Chávez Day.
Our Screening Room is now live! This new Overdrive feature highlights our streaming video collection, which includes award-winning movies and Disney classics. Try it today!
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.
Information on tax forms, filing and where to go for income tax assistance. You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or access to FREE tax preparation software.
SELF-e provides L.A.'s self published authors a wonderful opportunity to submit their e-book for circulation at LAPL, libraries throughout California, and possibly libraries nationwide.
The most downloaded/streamed e-books, music albums, magazines and movies of the year.
The staff of the Los Angeles Public Library selected the best books of 2014 for children, teens and adults. Check them out!
All writers - aspiring or established - are invited to attend Central Library's free "Indie Author Day" Saturday, Jan. 17, 1 - 5 p.m. to learn about self-publishing & meet authors who've succeeded at it. Join us!
Need health coverage? Get free help enrolling in a Covered California plan at our libraries!
Now streaming music 24/7 from Freegal Music. Along with your 5 free downloads a week, Freegal Music is now streaming their albums and songs every day, all day, for free. No commercials to listen to, no interruptions! All you need is a library card and you're set.
The Aquila Theatre will be at Central Library Nov. 15-16 as part of its YOU STORIES program. You're invited to participate in the Aquila Warrior Chorus Acting Workshop on Sat., Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. The next day on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., join us for a staged reading of selections from the works of Homer. FREE ADMISSION.
Experience Central Library through augmented reality! Download the ARchive LAPL app and bring visual, video and 3D experiences to the rich art, architecture and collections of the historic Central Library.
Are you a small business owner? Learn the basics of how to do business with the City of Los Angeles. Attend a free workshop this Thur., Nov. 6th from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Taper Auditorium.
Learn about our partnership with USC to create the augmented reality app ARchive LAPL. Join us for a free panel discussion this Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium.
Our digital magazines collection has just gotten better! We’re excited to announce the addition of Condé Nast magazines to Zinio.
You may now check out up to 4 entertainment DVDs for 4 days. Entertainment DVDs in our branch collections are also now available to be placed on hold using our online catalog.
Los Angeles Financial Planning Day at Central Library on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Four free workshops & one-on-one consultations with a Certified Financial Planner.
Sesame Street's Elmo will make a special, free appearance at Central Library on Wed., Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. as part of the literacy-based "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" curriculum. The event will feature interactive experiences, like coloring and storytime, for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Please join us!
The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Woodland Hills Branch Meeting Room in honor of Marie Bougetz, a former librarian whose career spanned 29 years at the branch.