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    RFP: Audiovisual Consultant

    We are seeking proposals for a qualified Audiovisual Consultant.

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    Information about the COVID-19 virus and how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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    RFP: Special Events Coordinator

    We are seeking proposals for a qualified Special Events Coordinator.

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    Download Our New App

    Take the Library with you everywhere you go! Use the app to search our catalog, reserve items, manage your library account, and more.

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    Check Out Zines

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

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    Register to Vote

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

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    The Great Courses

    The Great Courses are now streaming on Overdrive. Learn at home with over 600 video lectures.

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    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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    Become a Central Library Docent

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

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    Money Challenge

    Be On Your Way to financial success and challenge yourself to this online-based game.

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    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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    Lit Crawl 2019

    Central Library will be a hub for the 6th Annual Los Angeles Lit Crawl.

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    LA Saves

    Get tips and tools that can help you set goals, develop strategies, and start saving. Find an event near you.

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    Teen Film Fest Winners

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

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    It's Your Lucky Day

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

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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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    Emergency Preparedness

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

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

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    Learning Circles

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


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