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  • DTLA Mini Maker Faire logo

    Call for Makers!

    DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2019 will showcase all kinds of amazing work by makers of all ages. If you would like to participate as a Maker, submit your application by October 1.

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    Come learn about the future of health and longevity from innovators, ethicists, and economists at this free conference.

  • illustration of film slate

    Teen Film Fest Winners

    Watch the finalists and winners from each category of the 2019 Teens of LA Film Fest.

  • Icon of a book with an icon of a 4 leaf clover

    It's Your Lucky Day

    High-interest & high-request titles available now for 7 day checkout on Overdrive.

  • Icon of zines with the text "ZINES" overlaid

    Check Out Zines

    We have zines for all ages by local and international zinesters.

  • Vote Button

    Register to Vote

    Sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote, and apply for your absentee ballot.

  • illustration of octavia e butler

    Visit the Octavia Lab

    Octavia Lab in Central Library is our new do-it-yourself maker space and audiovisual studio.

  • Emergency Preparedness with skyline of Los Angeles in background

    Emergency Preparedness

    Resources that can help you prepare for emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, flooding, extreme heat and storms.

  • Graphic of people working at a table

    Learning Circles

    Learn something new with other people in your community. Join a learning circle.

  • Medical kit icon

    Free HIV Screenings

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

  • A painting of MacArthur Park by Jose Ramirez

    In His Own Soil

    A new exhibit featuring the art of Jose Ramirez and photographs by Gary Leonard.

  • CSK 50th

    We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators.

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    Hey Google, talk to Libby

    The Libby Action for Google Assistant helps you discover and borrow books from our digital collection with speech.

  • icon of a person dancing and music notes

    Movin' & Groovin'

    Enjoy a fun, all-abilities dance workout for adults 55+ at the Hyde Park Library.

  • 2 small 3D-printed objects: a dinosaur and a heart

    3D Printing

    Learn how to 3D print small objects at the Robertson Library.

  • book to action logo

    Book to Action

    West Los Angeles and Edendale are engaging readers in community service as part of their Book to Action projects.

  • detail from a tax form

    Free Income Tax Preparation

    We have partnered with various organizations to provide free income tax preparation and filing at selected libraries. English | Español

  • illustration of the Los Angeles Central Library tower

    Become a School Docent

    Do you love to tell a good story? Tell ours as a Central Library School Docent. Training begins in March. Fill out an online application today.

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    21 Collections Extended

    An exhibition examining the role collections play in telling our stories and those of our communities and Los Angeles at large.

  • Portrait of a flower girl at the wedding of her sister

    Memory Lab

    Providing tools and resources to preserve your unique history.


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