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.
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 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.
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.
Something wonderful this way came to Central Library in the form of a new public square. City Librarian John F.
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.
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.
John Szabo, who was selected as Los Angeles City Librarian, is profiled the Los Angeles Times: