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  • Know Your Rights

    Be Informed: Know Your Rights

    The information you need to answer your questions about DACA, immigration enforcement, and your rights under the U.S. Constitution.

  • Los Angeles Conservancy's 2017 Preservation Award

    Los Angeles Conservancy Honors Photo Collection

    We received one of Los Angeles Conservancy's 2017 Preservation Awards for our efforts to preserve and digitize the image archive from the Valley Times newspaper.

  • Request for Proposals for a Library Facility Master Planning Consultant

    RFP for a Library Facility Master Planning Consultant

    The Los Angeles Public Library seeks proposals to lead an extensive, system-wide planning and development process to create a Library Facilities Master Plan.

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    Sustainable City pLAn

    The Los Angeles Public Library is not only for bookworms—it transforms communities and supports residents. Learn about how the City works toward sustainability and the library's role in helping neighborhoods thrive.​

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    Celebrate El día de los libros/El día de los niños

    Día events celebrate diversity in children's literature and the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds. Join us!

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    March is Women's Heritage Month

    Celebrate Women's Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library. Check out all the great programs we have lined up in March.

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    Try our new video streaming service!

    Stream over 26,000 carefully selected films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.

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    African American Heritage Month

    Celebrate African American Heritage Month at the Los Angeles Public Library.

  • Tax Season is Here! We Can Help

    Tax Season is Here! We Can Help

    We have information on forms, helpful links and other resources. In addition, 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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    More Large Type Books Available

    While Large Type books are not new, the Library is ordering more of them than ever before. Have you ever considered Large Type? It is easy to read and titles usually have a smaller holds list. We have bestsellers, including The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly, Night School by Lee Child, and The Whistler by John Grisham

  • Student Success Card

    Student Success Library Card

    Did you get a Student Success Library Card in the mail? Find out more about your card and this exciting partnership between the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

  • Covered California

    Covered California open enrollment period is back - November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Fifteen LAPL locations will have Covered California assistance and enrollment tables. Click here for locations, dates, and times.

  • Nanowrimo

    National Novel Writing Month

    Celebrate National Novel Writing Month at the library. Central Library will be hosting a write in every Tuesday in November from 6-8. You can also get advice from from LAPL Writes and submit your finished novel to LAPL's collection through SELF-e.

  • Opera at the Central Library

    Love opera? Enjoy a free live musical performance of Hansel & Gretel Saturday, November 05 from 3-4pm. On the following day from 2-3 we are screening the documentary, Sing Your Own Song: An Opera Love Story, with an audience Q&A to follow the screening. 

  • Health Matters

    Free Flu Shots

    Flu season is closer than you think! Get your flu shot today. Completely free. No appointments necessary.
    Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone six months of age and older, including healthy adults.
    Click here for locations, dates, and times.

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    Voter Information

    This year is an important year for our nation. We want to encourage all eligible Californians to register to vote and cast a ballot. Registration deadline to vote in the November 8 election is October 24. We can help! Voter registration and nonpartisan programs on ballot measures are available at your local library.

  • Second Annual Bruckman Award Luncheon

    Join the Bruckman Rare Book Friends, who support the Central Library Rare Books Collection, on Saturday, September 17th for the Bruckman Award Luncheon.

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    VetNow

    VetNow helps veterans transition to civilian life through live, interactive career assistance, academic tutoring, and much more.

  • Summer Author Program

    Summer Author Program

    LAPL is excited to announce the Summer Author Program this year! A variety of branches will be hosting authors for both children and teens.

  • Nancy Oda

    Boyle Heights Oral History Project

    The first of three proposed oral history interviews on this neighborhood features Nancy Oda, a Japanese-American woman who grew up in Boyle Heights in the 1940's-1950's.

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