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    The Big Read

    The Big Read encourages communities to rediscover the joy of reading by selecting one annual work of literature to read citywide and on which to focus cultural events and activities. 

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    Free Health Screening

    Do you know your four health numbers? Stop by Central Library on February 27 for a free biometric screening and health coaching.

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    New LA Made Season

    LA Made is a cultural series featuring free music, dance, theater, and conversations with local entertainers at libraries throughout the City.

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    America Saves Week

    America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action.

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    Free Income Tax Preparation

    We have partnered with the AARP Tax Foundation, CSULA, CSUN, and UCLA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. English | Español

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    Extension of PST: LA/LA Exhibition

    In response to the overwhelming success of Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A., the murals in the Central Library’s Rotunda will remain through August 31, 2018. 

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    Exhibition Extended

    Going Gray in L.A.: Stories of Aging Along Broadway, currently on display at Central Library, has been extended one more week until February 1.

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    After Kathy Acker

    Learn about the research process behind Chris Kraus' new book After Kathy Acker, on the life, myth, and influence of avant-garde writer Kathy Acker.

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    Very Eric Carle Storytimes

    We’re celebrating the new Eric Carle exhibit at Discovery Cube LA with special storytimes featuring the vibrant works of the acclaimed and beloved children’s book creator.

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    Poets Laureate: From L.A. to D.C

    Amanda Gorman and Robin Coste Lewis will participate in a poetry reading and moderated discussion on the value of poetry, place and laureateship. 

  • Healthy Choices

    We have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services to offer CalFresh and Medi-Cal application clinics at selected libraries.

  • Book with a red ribbon and text that reads Best Books of 2017

    Best of 2017

    The best books of 2017 for children, teens and adults as selected by our librarians and staff.

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    Google Expeditions AR

    Imagine staring into the eye of a miniature Category 5 hurricane or getting up close with a strand of DNA. Experience Google's AR technology at a participating library through January 10.

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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.

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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.

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    Fire Safety

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

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    Chinese American Film Festival

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

  • Detail from the book cover of Arroz con pollo y apple pie

    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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