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.
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.
The Los Angeles Public Library and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), and its non-profit organization Kids Progress, Inc. (KPI), cut the ribbon Sept. 6 to announce the opening of a Satellite Library in the Estrada Courts Housing Project.
Councilmember Curren D. Price, City Librarian John F. Szabo, and other dignitaries joined 200 community members and former and current library staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City’s oldest library building, the Vermont Square Branch.
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized the Los Angeles Public Library as one of its ten Top Innovators for 2013 during the ULC Annual Forum, June 27-28, in Chicago.
“Songs in the Key of L.A.,” an exhibit of historic sheet music covers from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection, offers a rare view of the powerful role music has played in defining the image of Los Angeles and Southern California. The exhibit, which displays select
LAPL’s Summer Lunch program is off to a successful start with more than 600 kids and teens receiving free meals in the first two weeks of the program. The free lunch program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and is open to anyone age 18 and under.
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.
Statement from City Librarian John F. Szabo on the FY 2013-14 Proposed Budget for the Los Angeles Public Library: