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December 18, 9:15AM
Washington Irving
Volunteer tutors work one-on-one, helping adults improve basic reading and writing skills.  Tutors receive free online training, and meet...
December 18, 10:00AM to 11:30AM
Northridge
"ADVANCED" Beginners Class(Must have some computer experience or have attended a "FIRST TIME" Beginners Class)
December 18, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Sun Valley
Join us at the Sun Valley Library to learn about the Internet, how to navigate through it, and how to use it to access all kinds of...
December 18, 11:00AM
Central Library
internet class, learn internet, internet, computer comfort, computer skill, computer skills
December 18, 12:00PM
Sylmar
Beginners are welcome to come to a free introduction to the Internet, most Thursdays from 12 Noon until 1 pm.
December 18, 12:30PM to January 22, 1:00PM
Central Library
Join us for a free guided mindfulness meditation session. Each session will include opening comments, a guided meditation and/or silent...
December 18, 1:00PM
Will & Ariel Durant
Share your original writings and critique those of others. Give and receive feedback in order to sharpen your writing skills. Please bring...
December 18, 1:00PM
Westwood
ESL (English as a Second Language) Class is for adult learners who would like to improve their English.
December 18, 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Wilmington
Learn to express your thoughts in writing. We'll be focusing on sentence structure, paragraph organization and more! We meet in the...
December 18, 1:00PM to January 29, 2:00PM
Chinatown
Beginning, hands-on training on how to use the mouse, keyboard and other basic internet searching skills. No computer experience necessary...
December 25, 2014
Harbor City - Harbor Gateway
Learn how to use LAPLs online catalog to locate books and other materials available at your library. Learn how to use search engines to...
December 18, 1:00PM to 2:30PM
Little Tokyo
Have fun learning Spanish from someone who grew up speaking Spanish and is bilingual.  This class will meet for six weeks and may...
December 18, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
West Los Angeles Regional
Join us as we welcome (WLAC) Writing Group Instructor, Mr.
December 18, 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Panorama City
Representatives from Covered California will explain the health insurance options available to everyone through the Affordable Care Act,...
December 18, 1:30PM to October 21, 4:00PM
Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial
New computer users are given personal instruction ranging from the basics of logging on to e-mail and web surfing.  Clase de...
December 18, 1:30PM to January 29, 3:00PM
Robertson
Attend this FREE class to become a better writer! This class teaches basic writing skills for adults. 
December 18, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Angeles Mesa
New computer users are given personal instruction, ranging from the basics of logging on to setting up an email account and...
December 18, 2:00PM to January 29, 5:00PM
Chinatown
The representative from Department of Public Social Services will provide information and help patrons with Covered California and...
December 18, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Northridge
Come and meet our STAR volunteer reader Nurit. Read stories together and learn how to earn a free book.
December 18, 2:00PM
Panorama City
Turn old pages into something new! We will be making beautiful holiday wreaths from repurposed books. Join us!
December 18, 2:30PM
Washington Irving
December 18, 2:30PM to April 10, 7:30PM
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.
December 18, 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...
December 18, 3:00PM to March 25, 5:00PM
Robertson
Enthusiastic volunteers will read stories to children.  In turn, children may practice their reading skills with our wonderful...
December 18, 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional
December 18, 3:00PM
Pacoima
Come and read with our STAR volunteer readers. Enjoy some great stories, and learn how you can earn a free book! We have a volunteer ready...
December 18, 3:00PM to 5:00PM
John Muir
Comeshare a story with Ms. JoAnn.
December 18, 3:00PM
Fairfax
Learn the ins and outs of Long Term Care with an expert.  No reservations required.  Program continues on the third Thursday of...
December 18, 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Palms - Rancho Park
Join us for a discussion on Robert Whitaker's Mapmaker's Wife.
December 18, 3:30PM to October 15, 6:30PM
Eagle Rock
During Student Zone hours, students in grades K-12 have access to: basic school supplies; laptops equipped with Internet access, basic word...
December 18, 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.  
December 18, 3:30PM to April 21, 7:30PM
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?...
December 18, 3:30PM to 5:30PM
Pico Union
Kids and Teens--Come to Student Zone to ge
December 18, 3:30PM
Robert Louis Stevenson
The entire family is invited to create beautiful holiday ornaments using CDs, puffy paint, ribbons and more!  Join us!
December 18, 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Pio Pico - Koreatown
Teens and tweens come and design your own mug that you can keep or give as a present! 
December 18, 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Jefferson - Vassie D. Wright Memorial
Free knitting and crocheting classes for beginners.  Ages 11 and up.  Bring size 10 knitting needles or size I/9 crochet hook and...
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Wilmington
Help the library choose books, CD’s, and DVD’s to add to
December 18, 4:00PM to June 18, 7:00PM
Eagle Rock
December 18, 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Sun Valley
The Los Angeles Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America (LAOIC) will be leading a "Computer Skills Boot Camp" in which attendees...
December 18, 4:00PM to February 5, 6:00PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Drop in to read with our volunteer STAR Reader Thursdays from 4-5pm. Our reader presents the fun of storytelling and reading to children...
December 18, 4:00PM
Will & Ariel Durant
December 18, 4:00PM
Arroyo Seco Regional
Join us each week for a fun-filled hour playing with tablet computers. Each week will feature a different task for you to master as you...
December 18, 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Mid-Valley Regional
Upon completion, low-income families can purchase a refurbished computer desktop with the Los Angeles OIC for $149 plus tax. In order to...
December 18, 4:00PM
John Muir
Teens!  Join us in the community room to create your origami ornament masterpiece in time for Christmas Day.  For ages 11-19 are...
December 18, 4:00PM
Central Library
It’s easier than you think: learn step-by-step how you can start a business.    
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Junipero Serra
Are you comfortable using computer?  Want to refine Internet Search skills?  Do you want to learn how to nevigate Los Angeles Public...
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Angeles Mesa
Create fun and festive handmade holiday greeting cards for family and friends. Enjoy a sweet holiday treat.
December 18, 4:00PM
John C. Fremont
Join us for a screening of the holiday movie Elf starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. Light refreshments will be served. All ages...
December 18, 4:00PM
Arroyo Seco Regional
Join us for a holiday craft program on Thursday, December 18 at 4pm. Create paper decorations and holiday cards. Bring the whole family!
December 18, 4:00PM to 4:45PM
Sylmar
These birds will wing their way into everyone's heart! Performing parrots will amaze and enlighten with natural and trained behaviors.  The...
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Encino - Tarzana
A professional artist will present this exciting program about printmaking. We will explore visual story-telling, and learn about the...
December 18, 4:00PM
Vermont Square
Teen's come play board games or cards!
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial
 Come to holiday family party and enjoy Christmas carols performed in group singing, solo and duet. 
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional
The whole family is invited to our screening of a holiday movie. 
December 18, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Little Tokyo
Create some cool cards to make the Holidays special for your loved ones!  Learn how to make your own pop-up cards, origami cards,...
December 18, 4:15PM to 5:00PM
West Los Angeles Regional
Come and join the Library Fun! With exciting stories, songs and fingerplays for all ages.
December 18, 4:15PM
Venice - Abbot Kinney Memorial
Join us for a weekly chess club. Learn from master chess player, Ben E. All levels welcome. Ages 6-15. Parents are welcome to stay!
December 18, 4:15PM to 5:00PM
West Los Angeles Regional
Celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa with stories, songs and fingerplays. For all ages. 
December 18, 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Central Library
Book discussions, crafts, games, science, and much, much more, for Grades 4-6.  
December 18, 4:30PM
Studio City
Are you interested in wacky experiments, building working machines, or explosions? At Studio City Library, we've noticed our science books...
December 18, 4:30PM
Studio City
Are your Pinterest boards are overflowing? Does your crafting to-do list grows longer and longer? Do you want some new creative projects to...
December 18, 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Cahuenga
Make creative holiday pop up cards & decorate cookies with an assortment of delectable toppings.
December 18, 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Robertson
Help choose which books, movies, comics and music the library carries for teens, and learn what it takes to be a teen volunteer. 
December 18, 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Echo Park
Attend free citizenship classes to help you prepare for exams and file the right paperwork.  Don't miss this important opportunity.
December 18, 5:00PM to 7:30PM
West Los Angeles Regional
Being away from home for an extended period of time can be difficult, but it’s particularly challenging around the holidays.
December 18, 5:30PM
Cypress Park
ESL conversation classes-- Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Practice your English with others. Improve your pronunciation,...
December 18, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Sun Valley
Councilwoman Nury Martinez invites you to join her 2nd Annual Gift of Reading Holiday CelebrationPlease join us for books, gifts, food and...
December 18, 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Robertson
English Conversation  Class
December 18, 6:30PM to January 3, 7:30PM
Pio Pico - Koreatown
Attend free citizenship classes in Korean to prepare for the citizenship test. These classes are offered by APALC (Asian Pacific...
December 18, 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Arroyo Seco Regional
Have a computer question?  Come to a Drop in Computer Lab.
December 18, 7:00PM to 7:45PM
Granada Hills
The Granada Hills Library Holiday Concert will feature the UCLA-Gluck Cello Quartet. Join us for an evening of great music!

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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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