1. DTLA Mini Maker Faire logo
  2. patterned background inspired by native american basket weaving and text that reads: celebrate Native American Heritage Month
  3. Text reading Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards with image of artwork from exhibit and photo of Coretta Scott King
  4. Older American Indian woman demonstrating items to a younger woman with text reading The American Indian Experience
  5. women wearing traditional dia de los muertos face makeup

What We Are Reading

  • Anja Niemi in character

    Anja Niemi in character

    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.
  • Today We Go Home

    Today We Go Home

    Estes, Kelli

    Kelli Estes tells parallel stories separated by 150 years: one of a woman’s struggle to get into the US Army to fight in the Civil War, t

  • Violet

    Violet

    Thomas, Scott

    Scott Thomas, author of 2017’s excellent

  • Haunting of tram car 015

    Haunting of tram car 015

    Clark, P. Djeli.
  • Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Santillan, Richard,
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    Richardson, Kim Michele

    Kim Michelle Richardson tells two stories that have, until now, been overlooked in most fiction and history: the story of the blue people

  • Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

    Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

  • The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    Thomas, Rhys

    In 1989, journalist and documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas told the fascinating, and mostly unknown history of the world’s most famous sho

  • The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    Waldherr, Kris

    When a famous, and some would claim infamous, poet dies, his final request is to be laid to rest next to his wife in a chapel of stained

  • Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Foret, Rosalee de la

What's New at LAPL

  • The red ribbon, universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV

    Free HIV Screenings

    A mobile testing unit will be visiting selected libraries to administer free, confidential HIV screenings.

  • Nanowrimo Logo

    NaNoWriMo

    November is National Novel Writing Month. Join the annual writing challenge and come write in the library.

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    Learn a New Language

    Learn a language anytime, anywhere with Transparent Language Online.

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