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September 20, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Memorial
Don't know how to knit - no problem! Do you already knit but need a circle? Join ours! Fun and friendly knitters are here to help...
September 20, 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Van Nuys
Friends of the Van Nuys Library offers used paperbacks, hardcovers, CDs, DVDs, etc. at very affordable prices. Funds raised from the book...
September 20, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Central Library
Featuring materials from four Central Library Support Groups. Hundreds of bargain books, LPs, videos and more!
September 20, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Atwater Village
Featuring used paperbacks, hardcovers, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices. For information, call 323-664-1353.
September 20, 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Granada Hills
Friends of Granada Hills Library Used Book Sale. For information, call 818-368-5687.
September 20, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Edendale
Join other kids and families at the library to build with Lego. We provide the blocks, you bring your imagination! Ages 4 and up.
September 20, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Lake View Terrace
September 20, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Central Library
Books come alive for kids when they share the fun of reading with STAR library volunteers. Come share a story with Debra! Subject to change...
September 20, 10:00AM to 2:30PM
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
Princeton Review will administer the SAT test with results available two weeks later. 
September 20, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Edendale
Please join the Edendale Branch Library and El Centro Del Pueblo for this free class. We will cover applying for citizenship and passing...
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September 20, 10:30AM to 2:00PM
Central Library
Resource fair for military veterans and their family members. Booths with benefits counseling and service providers referrals. Offered by...
September 20, 10:30AM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Do you like to see things explode? Check out three reactions with hands on activities. Parental paticipation suggested. Space is limited to...
September 20, 10:30AM to 12:00PM
Little Tokyo
     Selecting the right college, maximizing financial aid, filling out FAFSA forms…
September 20, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Mar Vista
Come and observe or play with chess expert Brian Glover. Adults and children, beginners and intermediate players are all welcome.!
September 20, 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Van Nuys
Saturday Toddler Storytime is perfect for two to four year-olds. Joins us for stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a coloring activity....
September 20, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Will & Ariel Durant
Join yoga teacher Jessica Spotts for a gentle hour-long yoga session appropriate for the whole family -- and yes, that means from children...
September 20, 11:00AM to August 22, 11:30AM
Little Tokyo
Children, parents, and caregivers, join us for our fun and lively Japanese storytime.  Listen to exciting and entertaining stories...
September 20, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Echo Park
Knit, crochet, and converse in an informal setting.  Bring your own yarn and needles.
September 20, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Central Library
When you’ve exhausted every possible resource for information about your ancestors, your next stop:  is “off the beaten path.” Your...
September 20, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
Kids, practice your reading skills by reading aloud to a therapy dog from Beach Animals Reading with Kids.
September 20, 11:00AM
Arroyo Seco Regional
Stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English celebrating Latino Heritage for the whole family. Program will last approximately 30...
September 20, 11:00AM to 12:30PM
Silver Lake
Instructor Larry Kornish will give general guidelines about writing college application essays. Each participant will pick from an...
September 20, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Palisades
Expand your mind, improve your grades!
September 20, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Wilshire
Please sign up to join us. We will explore a different aspect of science on each Saturday in September. 9/6: animal prints. Wear an old t-...
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September 20, 11:30AM to 12:30PM
Sylmar
Yoga is a fun way to reduce stress and get in shape: learn how easy it is at a free beginner's workout. Geared for tweens, teens &...
September 20, 11:30AM to November 8, 11:30AM
Cahuenga
Come and hear wonderful stories from Naomi and earn a FREE book.  For ages 3 to 11 years.
September 20, 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Valley Plaza
Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Check out our knitting and crochet club. All ages and skill levels are welcome and...
September 20, 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Northridge
Come and meet our STAR volunteer reader Madeleine. Read stories together and learn how to earn a free book.
September 20, 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Central Library
Join us the THIRD Saturday of each month for the assistance you need to further your research. Our experts specialize in California,...
September 20, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
Join our Knitting and Crochet Club. We meet every Saturday.
September 20, 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Silver Lake
Join us for a discussion of Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information...
September 20, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Will & Ariel Durant
The Friends of the Durant Library put on a show-stopper of a book sale every month! The book sale fills the community room. Come by for...
September 20, 1:00PM to 3:45PM
Central Library
Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and musician Ruben Martinez and filmmaker Carl Byker explore the origins of today’s Latino culture in...
September 20, 1:00PM
Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial
Teens 6-12th grade attend our monthly meeting to choose programs, and order books, cds, dvds, manga, graphic novels. Make new friends and...
September 20, 1:00PM
Washington Irving
Free Adult Class offered by the Adult Literacy Services
September 20, 1:00PM
Junipero Serra
Come and read with our STAR volunteer reader, Ms. K.  Kids that share books with her on three occasions get to take home a book of...
September 20, 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
UCLA certified College Counselor Pam Ohringer reviews: the application timeline; qualifying for UC and CSU universities; financial aid;...
September 20, 1:00PM
Northridge
Join us for an afternoon with Jerold Rishe and you will learn of 18th century spies, covert operations, traitors, double agents, and secret...
September 20, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Wilshire
Learn how to find the things you’re looking for both in the library and online.
September 20, 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Panorama City
You bring the creativity; we'll provide the LEGO blocks. Build whatever you can imagine! Toddlers and their parents are welcome in our...
September 20, 2:00PM to 4:30PM
Silver Lake
Turn your memories into vivid writing for inner exploration, to preserve family history or to prepare for publication.  Try your hand...
September 20, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Arroyo Seco Regional
Drop in to read with our volunteer STAR Reader, Miss Alice, on Saturdays from 2-4pm. Miss Alice presents the fun of storytelling and...
September 20, 2:00PM
Robert Louis Stevenson
¿Está Ud. considerando hacerse ciudadano estadounidense? ¿Desea estudiar con otras personas de su comunidad para el exámen de ciudadanía?...
September 20, 2:00PM
Donald Bruce Kaufman - Brentwood
Actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the...
September 20, 2:00PM to October 18, 3:00PM
Central Library
September 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day!  Start celebrating early with our super-sized stories, songs, poems, and puppet show.
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September 20, 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Central Library
Charles McGraw. Maria Montez. William Selig. Ann Dvorak.
September 20, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Little Tokyo
Learn from Luz Castillo and the U.S.
September 20, 2:00PM
Chinatown
September 20, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Echo Park
Come decorate your own sugar skull to celebrate Latino Heritage Month. Get an early start on your Dia de Los Muertos alter for next month....
Center Stage Opera
September 20, 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Chatsworth
Center Stage Opera and Chatsworth Branch Library present a Concert of Music from the "Great White Way". Everyone is invited!
September 20, 2:00PM
Edendale
Join actors and directors from the L.A. theater, film, and television community for an afternoon of free theater, film, and music,...
September 20, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Fairfax
For children of all ages. Our engaging STAR (Storytelling and Reading) volunteer Morgan will read books aloud to children of all ages....
September 20, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Westwood
This beginner's class on screenwriting basics will give you an overview of the key elements that make up a good screenplay.
September 20, 3:00PM
Lincoln Heights
Are you interested in being a teen volunteer at the local library? Do you need community service hours? Come to our monthly Teen Volunteer...
September 20, 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Chinatown
September 20, 3:00PM
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional
Students! (K-12 only)
September 20, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library
Covered California: Learn what Covered California means to you, your family and the community! Community Health Council staff will be on...
September 20, 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Lincoln Heights
Come read with our STAR Volunteer, Ms. Amanda! Have fun reading books with her and ask her how you can earn a FREE book! For kids of all...
September 20, 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Memorial
Need a good read without all the late fines? Why not purchase the book instead! Join us for our bi-weekly book sale ever Tuesday and...
September 20, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Our reader presents the fun of storytelling and reading to children one-on-one or in small groups. Kids earn a free book to keep...
September 20, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
West Los Angeles Regional
September 20, 4:00PM
Mar Vista
Teens, come make a cool friendship bracelet for that special friend or for yourself if you like!

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Exhibits

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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