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    Holiday Events

    Looking for something special to do this season? Check out our calendar of free holiday programs!

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    Services During Wild Fires

    Since the start of the wild fires in the Los Angeles area, we have continued to help maintain a sense of normalcy for families, especially those impacted by evacuations. Our 73 locations are open regular hours and welcome everyone with a wide range of programs, services and resources.

  • Service Alert

    The library's website and all online services will be unavailable Friday, December 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight for network maintenance.

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    Marvel graphic novels now on hoopla

    hoopla digital has teamed up with Marvel Entertainment to add more than 250 Marvel comic books and graphic novels to its catalog. Check them out!

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    Fire Safety

    Stay informed and be prepared in the event of a fire.

  • If you liked Coco, you will love these books!

    Learn more about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with some librarian-recommended reads.

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    Chinese American Film Festival

    We are proud to host the prestigious Chinese American Film Festival this November at Central Library.

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    Arroz con pollo y apple pie

    Acompáñanos este domingo en la Biblioteca Central donde conversaremos con Maritere Rodríguez Bellas y Davina Ferreira sobre cómo balancear dos o más culturas en casa. 

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    Fall Traditions

    Celebrate fall traditions at your library! Enjoy free events for the whole family.

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    Los Angeles Financial Planning Day

    Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one-on-one with dozens of highly qualified Certified Financial Planner™ professionals to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests.

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    Covered California Open Enrollment

    Certified Enrollment Counselors will be available at participating libraries to help you understand health coverage options and plan enrollment.

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    Craft in America: Borders and Neighbors

    Celebrate American craft and the artists who bring it to life. Enjoy a special screening of this award-winning PBS documentary followed by a Q&A with three of the artists featured in the series.

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    Become a Central Library Docent

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

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    LA Saves

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

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    Indie Author Day

    Attention local authors! Join us for a full day of informative programs and a great opportunity to network with other local writers.

  • We're hiring!

    We're hiring librarians!

    Change lives, including your own. Join the team at the award-winning Los Angeles Public Library. Filing closes October 6 at 11:59 p.m.

  • DACA Renewal Workshop

    Central Library is hosting a free DACA Renewal Workshop on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Services will include eligibility screenings, caregiver affidavits, and wages claims.

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    Call for makers!

    DTLA Mini Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers. If you would like to participate as a Maker, please submit your application by October 21, 2017.

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    Section 8 Waiting List Application Assistance

    HACLA is opening its Waiting List to receive applications for the Section 8 Program. Applications for the lottery must be submitted online only starting on Monday, October 16. 

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    DACA Renewal Scholarships

    Do you know someone eligible to renew their DACA? Mission Asset Fund is providing 2,000 scholarships so they can pay the $495 application fee and apply by the Oct 5 deadline.


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