150th Anniversary Celebration

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The library is celebrating its 150th anniversary with 150 days of activities and events, from December 7, 2022 - May 6, 2023.


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150th Anniversary Challenge

Register to join this fun activity-based challenge to earn badges and be entered into a drawing to win a gift card from The Library Store.


Library Timeline

Explore the path from the library’s humble beginnings in 1872 to present day Central Library and 72 neighborhood libraries.


Their.Story

Share your library memories using this web-based storytelling platform to help collect and preserve the stories that connect us.


Freegal Birthday Party Playlist

Music for a 150th Birthday Party: A Century and a Half of Songs from the Los Angeles Public Library


Virtual Escape Room

Adventure through library history to see if you can solve a series of virtual puzzles and return to the present day. Time travelers wanted!


Overdrive/Libby List

Check out these great titles to expand your knowledge of L.A. and our library


150th Anniversary Commemorative Poster

In collaboration with Gallery 1988, limited edition posters celebrating the library's 150th anniversary were created by graphic designers DKNG.


Los Angeles Public Library's 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Poster

See if you can read all 150 titles as part of the 150th Anniversary Challenge!

Check the book list below for all 150 titles featured in the limited edition poster. Easily place a hold on a title of your choice with your library card, and get started on this unique reading adventure.



Events

Find programs and events for all ages at a library near you to celebrate and connect with your community.


Blank open book image in black and white on a red background
Monday - Saturday at 12 p.m.
Celebrate the library's Sesquicentennial!We are creating a banner of 150 community book suggestions to celebrate the Library's 150th...


Kiazi Halpern playing guitar
February 2, 2023 4:00 PM
Celebrate African American Heritage Month with professional musician Kiazi Halpern who will introduce you to the basics of playing the...


Blank open book image in black and white on a red background
Monday - Saturday at 12 p.m.
Celebrate the library's Sesquicentennial!We are creating a banner of 150 community book suggestions to celebrate the Library's 150th...


The Last Cuentista book cover and LAPL 150 logo
February 4, 2023 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Public Library by reading The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera, an award-winning...


Blank open book image in black and white on a red background
Monday - Saturday at 12 p.m.
Celebrate the library's Sesquicentennial!We are creating a banner of 150 community book suggestions to celebrate the Library's 150th...


example of the snowman craft
February 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Do you want to build a snowman? What if we don't have any snow? Join us for this STEM based program to make snow dough and build a...


A table full of colorful art supplies, with small hands using scissors to cut paper above
February 7, 2023 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Send a piece of 2023 off to the future by making your own personal time capsule. Participants will paint their own time capsules and fill...


Blank open book image in black and white on a red background
Monday - Saturday at 12 p.m.
Celebrate the library's Sesquicentennial!We are creating a banner of 150 community book suggestions to celebrate the Library's 150th...


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