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  • Teen Film Fest Deadline Extended

    Teens now have until July 29 to submit to the first ever Teens of LA Film Festival.

  • 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.

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    Visit the Octavia Lab

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

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    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.

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    Book to Action

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

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    Free Income Tax Preparation

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

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    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.

  • Handwitten text reading "thank you God for cat[c]hing the killer, love you"

    Satan’s Summer in the City of Angels

    A new exhibit examining the social impact of the Night Stalker.

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    Ukuleles

    You can borrow ukuleles at selected libraries. Check out a ukulele and make music today!

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    Washington Post

    We offer unlimited digital access to The Washington Post from inside any of our libraries. No registration or sign-in required.

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    Winter Reading Challenge

    Celebrate winter by joining our Winter Reading Challenge, December 14 - January 14. Complete five activities and win a prize.

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    Explore L.A.

    You can now use your library card to enjoy many of L.A.'s top museums and attractions for free.

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