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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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    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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    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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    Free Flu Shots

    When it comes to the health of you and your loved ones, don’t wait, vaccinate. Get a free flu shot at selected libraries.

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    Voter Information

    Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Get the information and resources you need to vote.

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    Financial Planning Day

    Meet one-on-one with a Certified Financial Planner™ to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns, and interests.

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    Radical Kinship

    A new exhibit celebrating 30 years of Homeboy Industries.

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    Free Flu Shots

    When it comes to the health of you and your loved ones, don’t wait, vaccinate. Get a free flu shot at selected libraries.

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    Healthy Choices

    You may qualify for CalFresh and/or Medi-Cal benefits. DPSS staff can accept and process your application at selected libraries.

  • William Saroyan with Typewriter

    My Name is Aram

    A new exhibit to mark the 110th anniversary of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright William Saroyan’s birth, featuring images taken by photographer Boghos Boghossian.

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    e-Books Made Simple

    SimplyE makes it easier to browse, borrow and read library e-books. This app brings most of our e-book collections together in one place.

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    This toolbar makes our website more accessible by providing speech, reading and translation support for users with print disabilities, dyslexia, low literacy, and mild visual impairments.

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    Alexa, ask hoopla…

    hoopla now supports Amazon Alexa. Play borrowed audiobooks and music albums directly on the Amazon Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show devices.

  • Colorful flowers and a road sign that read "road closed"

    Downtown Traffic Alert

    Weekend closures of Flower St. and 6th St. near Central Library began in July and will continue for several months. When necessary, use Grand Ave. to access the parking garage.


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