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  • 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.

  •  Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

    Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

    Attention all adults, the joy of Summer Reading is no longer just for kids and teens! Join us our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Read for the Win!” Earn a nifty library book bag while discovering new favorite reads and hidden library treasures. Sign up here.

  • #TMHealthLA Photography Exhibit

    #TMHealthLA Photography Exhibit

    Trans-Masculine Health Los Angeles is a community driven visibility and social marketing campaign to raise awareness of health issues among transmasculine individuals in the City of Los Angeles. The exhibit is at Central Library during the month of June.

  • Alzheimer's Education Workshops

    Alzheimer's Education Workshops

    UCLA's Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is offering a series of six Alzheimer's Education presentations at various Western-area branches. See the flyer (pdf) for more information.

  • Archie Comics

    Archie Comics now on hoopla

    Enjoy both the classic and contemporary versions of Archie and the gang, plus well-known friends such as Josie and The Pussycats, and Sabrina The Teenage Witch.

  • May is Cal Fresh Awareness Month

    May is Cal Fresh Awareness Month

    Visit one of our participating libraries to talk to a DPSS worker and sign-up for Cal-Fresh, the supplemental nutrition food benefit, on the spot!

  • National Library Week Photo Booth Pictures

    Thank you for the love during National Library Week! See all images from our Photo Booth here.

  • April is Financial Literacy Month

    Take control of your financial well-being through these free programs at your local library. Get informed, get empowered. Make your money work for you!

  • Mervyn Dymally (right) meets Muhammad Ali (left) at a Compton NAACP meeting in 1966.

    African American Heritage Month

    Enjoy a variety of special library programs and resources in celebration of Black History Month.

  • 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 and VITA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. English | Español

  • Halloween & Day of the Dead

    Check out our list of free Halloween and Día de los Muertos events—join in on the fun at our libraries!

  • Dark Horse Comics is now on hoopla

    Dark Horse Comics is now on hoopla

    Great news! We now offer Dark Horse Comics through hoopla digital—including iconic titles Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Sin City.

  • New Online Learning Courses is an award-winning online learning site that offers more than more than 3,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts, and 150,000 video tutorials on business, technical and creative skills.

  • Image Comics on hoopla digital

    Image Comics now available on hoopla

    Great news! Image Comics, including The Walking Dead, Chew, and Saga, are now available on hoopla digital. Check them out!

  • New e-Media Offerings!

    New e-Media sites are now available with your LAPL card!  Digitalia Public Library has Spanish language e-books to read online or downloaded, as well as language courses and multimedia sections with art, music and PC instruction. Digitalia Film Library offers streaming films available to watch online, mostly foreign language. Includes feature films as well as documentaries.

  • Health News!

    Sign Up for CalFresh and Medi-Cal at your library!  Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with the LA County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and we are helping to serve your family’s needs.  DPSS Outreach staff will be available at select library branches to accept your CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications and to answer all your questions about these programs.

  • Central Library Art & Architecture Pages

    Want to learn more about the Art & Architecture (and a little history) of the Central Library? Our Docents have put together an in-depth look.

  • Notice of Consideration to Dedicate the Benjamin Franklin Branch Children's Area in Honor of Carla Sanger

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering a request to dedicate the Children’s Area of the Benjamin Franklin Branch in honor of Carla Sanger, a nationally known advocate for children.

  • Free Workshops: Doing Business in L.A.

    Learn the basics of small business entrepreneurship and how to legally start a business in Los Angeles.

  • Hoopla now offers e-books and e-comics

    hoopla has added e-books and e-comics to its online digital selection that includes movies, television shows, music and audiobooks.  These titles are easy to read and always available.  Comic books include Star Trek, Dr. Who, Sons of Anarchy, Strawberry Shortcake, Garfield and many more.


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