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October 21, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional
October 21, 10:00AM to 11:15AM
Edendale
Families with children three and under are invited to join the children's librarian for a short program of stories, rhymes, and songs...
October 21, 10:00AM to November 12, 7:00PM
Robertson
Let's draw together! Create your own comic book at our branch this month. We have materials to get you started at the information desk, and...
October 21, 10:30AM to 11:15AM
Northridge
Participate in the fun of storytime and experience the joys of early literacy activities with your baby or toddler. A short...
October 21, 12:00PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Nurture a love of reading and the library with a special storytime just for babies.  Ages 0-18 months.
October 21, 12:30PM to 5:00PM
Memorial
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is held every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
October 21, 12:30PM to March 3, 1:30PM
Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial
Playtime at the Library!  Enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays in English and Spanish. Juguemos en la Bilbioteca! Cuentos, poemas,...
October 21, 12:30PM
Washington Irving
Basic beginning quilting time to create a quilt to love and share. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please call 323-734-6303 if you...
October 21, 12:30PM to 2:00PM
Chinatown
Come and attend the free class to help you prepare for the citizenship test.
October 21, 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Angeles Mesa
Learn how to manage your money better AND how you can join online classes through the library and improve your personal and job skills. Try...
October 21, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Sylmar
Make a difference and help out your local library: join the Friends of Sylmar Library. Meetings are on the third Tuesdays of February, June...
October 21, 1:00PM to December 5, 1:30PM
Robertson
Attend these FREE classes to begin speaking English, or to improve your conversational English skills!  These classes will be held in...
October 21, 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial
Extended computer use for job seekers.  Write or update your resume.  Get help with job applications online.  Check out our...
October 21, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Little Tokyo
Practice your English conversational skills every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Have fun talking about everyday matters and learn some...
October 21, 1:45PM to December 14, 3:45PM
Felipe de Neve
Books come alive for kids when they share the love of reading with STAR Library Volunteers.  All ages welcome.
October 21, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Silver Lake
The Book Store is open every Tuesday from 2-4. Support your local branch library by purchasing books at the Friends of Silver Lake Library...
October 21, 2:00PM
Central Library
Hands-on training on creating a free email account via AOL.  Leave the class with your own AOL email account.  Familiarity with...
October 21, 2:00PM to November 20, 3:00PM
Lake View Terrace
Write a letter or draw a colorful picture to send to our deployed troops, veterans, and new recruits. Tell our service members, past and...
October 21, 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Mark Twain
Let's celebrate 'Day of the Dead' by making skull masks and reading scary stories. Art supplies will be provided. The program...
October 21, 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
 
October 21, 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Chinatown
Basic Chinese class for beginners. Come join us and have fun learning Mandarin.
October 21, 2:30PM to December 16, 2:30PM
Chinatown
October 21, 2:30PM to February 11, 5:30PM
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
Sign in to Student Zone to print assignments FREE! Student Zone is available 2:30-5:30pm for assistance and support with homework.
October 21, 2:30PM to 3:30PM
Studio City
Join Caroline for an hour of Feldenkrais. Feldenkrais is a gentle movement practice. No experience necessary. Bring your own mat.
October 21, 2:30PM to 5:30PM
Lincoln Heights
Do you need help with basic computer skills? Come to our library for our FREE computer classes! Our Computer Aide can help you set up an...
October 21, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Memorial
Need help with your resume setup? How about getting an email account? How about assistance locating a book in the library? Have no fear-...
October 21, 3:00PM to 5:15PM
Echo Park
Beginning computer class for English and Spanish speakers.  Class consists of vocabulary, proper mouse use, word processors, email, and more
October 21, 3:00PM to October 13, 3:00PM
Pico Union
Enjoy knitting and crocheting.  Learn how to knit on a loom! Experienced as well as novice knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Come join...
October 21, 3:00PM
Pico Union
Children are invited to read and tell fun stories with our specially trained STAR volunteer readers. Share the joy of reading and learn how...
October 21, 3:00PM
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
Students! (K-12 only)
October 21, 3:00PM to 5:30PM
Angeles Mesa
A special space and resources, including Internet computers and tablets equipped with word processing, access to Web browsing and research...
October 21, 3:00PM to 4:30PM
Lincoln Heights
Come read with our STAR Volunteer, Ms. Esther! Have fun reading books with her and ask her how you can earn a FREE book! For kids of all...
October 21, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Van Nuys
The latest DVD releases for screening! Please join us for a free Teen Movie in our Meeting Room.
October 21, 3:30PM to August 18, 5:30PM
Eagle Rock
During Student Zone hours, students in grades K-12 have access to: basic school supplies; laptops equipped with Internet access, basic word...
October 21, 3:30PM to 5:30PM
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
Books come alive for kids when they share the fun of reading with STAR library volunteers.  
October 21, 3:30PM to February 15, 5:30PM
John Muir
Students!! Do you need to use a computer to type a school project and print for free? Do you also need internet access to research a topic?...
October 21, 3:30PM
Donald Bruce Kaufman - Brentwood
Come by this afternoon to attend a free and spooky, Halloween craft session! Suited for ages 3-11, but all are welcome.  For ADA...
October 21, 3:30PM to 5:30PM
Pico Union
Kids and Teens--Come to Student Zone to ge
October 21, 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Pio Pico - Koreatown
Please bring your supplies and join us for an afternoon of Rainbow Loom making fun!
October 21, 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Ascot
Let's celebrate Latino Heritage Month with fun sugar skulls.  Children will decorate mini sugar skulls with glitter, sequins, and...
October 21, 3:30PM
Angeles Mesa
Ancient Greek pottery has helped archeologist discover how ancient Greeks lived.  Come express your individuality by decorating your...
October 21, 4:00PM
Mark Twain
School age children and Teens - Join us in the meeting for board and card games, including chess, Connect Four, puzzles, Lego and more...
October 21, 4:00PM to 4:30PM
Frances Howard Goldwyn - Hollywood Regional
Help set a World Record for the world's largest shared reading experience. Let's read together - Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells.
October 21, 4:00PM
Panorama City
Weekly films for teens and adults.  Call the library for this week's selection.
October 21, 4:00PM
Pico Union
The Los Angeles OIC continues its Core 2 Duo Desktop and Flat Screen Monitor program for low income families. In order to qualify for the...
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Playa Vista
"Computer Programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average." --Code.org.  Ages 12-18 are welcome to join the Playa Vista Code Club...
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Wilmington
Enjoy playing video games while munching on free chips and cookies.  A fun time for everyone.
October 21, 4:00PM
San Pedro Regional
A sapce for teens to hang out with friends to play board games and x-box.
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Drop in to read with our volunteer STAR Reader Tuesdays from 4-5:30 pm. Our reader presents the fun of storytelling and reading to children...
October 21, 4:00PM to 4:45PM
Vermont Square
Join us for our preschool storytime filled with stories, songs and fingerplays!
October 21, 4:00PM
Washington Irving
Adult Literacy Writing:Improve basic writing and reading comprehension skills.Review grammar and punctuation.Questions? Call Beverly at 213...
October 21, 4:00PM
Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial
Halloween is almost here! Make cards or other paper crafts using our supplies.
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Westwood
Celebrate our October theme and recreate Homer's Odyssey in this cupcake decoration class.  Participants will use candy, frosting, and...
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Alma Reaves Woods - Watts
Celebrate Latino Heritage month by viewing and discussing the poetry of Octavio Paz. Participants will also have an opportunity to view...
October 21, 4:00PM
Central Library
Make a quick 15-minute craft as a gift for your friends or yo
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
Join us for an exciting puppet show with Olga Leyman based on the Odyssey! Olga is a skilled puppeteer who makes puppets for every...
October 21, 4:00PM to 4:45PM
Robert Louis Stevenson
Join us and be amazed at this interactive bubble show!
October 21, 4:00PM to January 6, 4:30PM
Cahuenga
Come and hear stories and get FREE stickers!  For 3 years to 11 years.
October 21, 4:00PM
John Muir
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun.Come play a variety of board games and card games, or build with Lego bricks.We have Trouble...
October 21, 4:00PM to December 16, 4:00PM
Fairfax
Make your voice heard at our next Teen Council meeting! Help plan teen programs, choose books, music and movies & earn...
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Lincoln Heights
Come and join us for some fun time in learning the basic Chinese language (oral Mandarin and simplified Chinese characters). This class is...
October 21, 4:00PM
Los Feliz
Get your game on.  We'll take suggestions as to what materials the library should buy for teen patrons.
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Junipero Serra
Share fun stories and facts about frogs.
October 21, 4:00PM
Edendale
Spend the afternoon having fun playing games with other teens! 
October 21, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Baldwin Hills
Come to our Teen Council Meeting and stay to play games. Make your voice heard! Come and give your input about the programs and services...
October 21, 4:15PM to December 2, 4:15PM
Felipe de Neve
Join us for a lively program of stories and songs.  Children of all ages and their family members are welcome.
October 21, 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Studio City
Come use our LEGOs for imaginative play with other kids! Larger Duplo blocks are available for toddlers.
October 21, 4:30PM
Van Nuys
Join us after school for a fun arts and crafts activity for kids and their care givers and let your creativity flow. Subject to change...
October 21, 4:30PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Come play some games, learn a craft & hang out with other teens.  All programs are for those in grades 6th-12th only. Snacks...
October 21, 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Northridge
Come and meet our STAR volunteer reader Grandma Joan. Read stories together and learn how to earn a free book.
October 21, 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Angeles Mesa
The Los Angeles OIC continues its Core 2 Duo Desktop and Flat Screen Monitory program for low income families. In order to qualify for...
October 21, 5:00PM
Will & Ariel Durant
Come enjoy Storytime on Tuesdays at Durant. Every Tuesday. 5pm. Ages 3 to 6. (But kids of all ages are welcome!)
October 21, 5:00PM to November 11, 5:30PM
Robertson
Learn to knit & crochet, practice your skills with others who love the craft, and get tips on projects!
October 21, 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Echo Park
Practice your reading in a group environment.  All adults welcome.
October 21, 5:00PM to 7:30PM
West Los Angeles Regional
Este curso de 12-semanas es GRATIS y para los familiares quien hablan Español y tienen un ser querido o amigo a quien ha sido diagnosticado...
October 21, 5:30PM
Memorial
Come to a free screening of a new or classic film.  Films begin at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.  Please call for this week'...
October 21, 5:30PM
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
Join us for special stories and crafts for the whole family.*We meet most Tuesdays*
October 21, 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Sun Valley
Join us for an evening of knitting and casual conversation, as the Sun Valley Knitting Group gathers to knit, crochet, and share ideas....
odyssey
October 21, 5:30PM
Arroyo Seco Regional
Join us for a film that embraces the concept of an Odyssey.  Call branch for specifics.
October 21, 5:30PM
Mar Vista
Join us for a fun activity full of crafts, food, and all kinds of fun! Read for the Record will introduce kids to Rosemary Wells's...
October 21, 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional
This free class is for anyone who wants to improve his or her spoken English.  Improve your pronunciation, increase your comprehension,...
October 21, 6:00PM
Mid-Valley Regional
Join the chess club at Mid Valley! It will be open to all ages and skill levels. Arti Dutt will moderate each Tuesday night...
October 21, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Westchester - Loyola Village
Cut through campaign hype about the November ballot measures and learn the facts! The League of Women Voters will give non-partisan...
October 21, 6:00PM
Westwood
 Protecting Your Most Important Assets
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October 21, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Van Nuys
Do you know what will happen to your assets after you die? Do you want to know how to protect your family members? Please join us for a Pro...
October 21, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Van Nuys
¿Eres dueño de una casa o bienes? No dejes problemas a los demás y evite un jucio testamentario.Le invitamos a una presentación...
October 21, 6:00PM
Central Library
Get the information you need to be an informed voter!  A speaker from the League of Women Voters Los Angeles will present a nonpartisan...
October 21, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Central Library
Get the information you need to be an informed voter!  A speaker from the League of Women Voters Los Angeles will present a nonpartisan...
October 21, 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial
Venga a un taller sobre decomiso de vehiculos y licencias de conducir (AB 60). Patrocinado por Central Alameda Neighborhood Council.
October 21, 6:00PM to 6:45PM
Echo Park
Ever wonder how many people can read the same book at once?  Come to the library and see!  Volunteers will be ready and waiting to read the...
October 21, 6:30PM
Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional
Come and join us for our Friends Group meeting. Help establish community leaders and assist with fund-raising for children and teen...
October 21, 6:30PM
Studio City
Come to the Studio City Branch Library for a monthly book club. We choose books as a group and meet to discuss them on the 3rd Tuesday...
October 21, 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Granada Hills
Join restaurant critic and food writer Richard Foss for this fun walk through the culinary history of Shakespearian times! All ages welcome...
October 21, 6:30PM
Silver Lake
Pick up your free copy of The Odyssey by Homer at the reference desk (courtesy of The Library Foundation) and join us for a lively...
October 21, 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Ascot
A funny and exciting play based on Homer's epic.  Written and directed by Dr. Gary Stickel, a man called a "real-life Indiana...
October 21, 7:15PM to 9:00PM
Central Library
Co-presented with the Consulate General of PolandFomenting Democracy: From Poland's Solidarity to Egypt's Tahrir Square

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Ongoing, Central Library
Annenberg Gallery
The Annenberg Gallery displays some of the extraordinary materials collected by the Los Angeles Public Library since its founding in 1872.
Ongoing, Central Library
First Floor Galleries
“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...
July 07, 2014 to January 03, 2015, Central Library
History & Genealogy Dept.
For many, the predominant image of the post-War woman is the suburban mom and consummate homemaker as immortalized in television characters...

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