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  • Notice of Consideration To Dedicate the Ascot Branch Library In Honor Of Wanda Coleman

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Ascot Branch Library in honor of Wanda Coleman, a poet and lifetime Los Angeles resident.

  • LA Youth Poet Laureate Logo

    Creative Writing Workshops for Teens

    Calling all teen poets, spoken word artists and EMCEES! Urban Word LA is providing free poetry, spoken word and hip-hop workshops for teens at selected libraries. Take your poetry to the next level and enter the 2015 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate contest. 

  • OverDrive Screening Room

    Overdrive Streaming Video

    Our Screening Room is now live! This new Overdrive feature highlights our streaming video collection, which includes award-winning movies and Disney classics. Try it today!

  • New Resource - ScienceFlix (Scholastic)

    ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9. ScienceFlix is available for use on PCs, Macs and most tablets and mobile devices.

  • Self-e

    SELF-e provides L.A.'s self published authors a wonderful opportunity to submit their e-book for circulation at LAPL, libraries throughout California, and possibly libraries nationwide.

  • Download Cloud

    Top eMedia Titles of 2014

    The most downloaded/streamed e-books, music albums, magazines and movies of the year.

  • Books Icon

    Best of 2014

    The staff of the Los Angeles Public Library selected the best books of 2014 for children, teens and adults. Check them out!

  • Covered California

    Covered California Enrollment

    Need health coverage? Get free help enrolling in a Covered California plan at our libraries!

  • Freegal Music Logo

    Streaming Music 24/7

    Now streaming music 24/7 from Freegal Music.  Along with your 5 free downloads a week, Freegal Music is now streaming their albums and songs every day, all day, for free.  No commercials to listen to, no interruptions!  All you need is a library card and you're set.

  • ARchive LAPL App

    Experience Central Library through augmented reality! Download the ARchive LAPL app and bring visual, video and 3D experiences to the rich art, architecture and collections of the historic Central Library.

  • Open for Business Sign

    Free Workshop: Doing Business in L.A.

    Are you a small business owner? Learn the basics of how to do business with the City of Los Angeles. Attend a free workshop this Thur., Nov. 6th from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Taper Auditorium. 

  • ARchive LAPL

    Learn about our partnership with USC to create the augmented reality app ARchive LAPL. Join us for a free panel discussion this Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mark Taper Auditorium.

  • Condé Nast magazines now available!

    Condé Nast magazines now available!

    Our digital magazines collection has just gotten better! We’re excited to announce the addition of Condé Nast magazines to Zinio

  • New DVD Policy

    New DVD Policy!

    You may now check out up to 4 entertainment DVDs for 4 days. Entertainment DVDs in our branch collections are also now available to be placed on hold using our online catalog.

  • Financial Planning Day

    Central Library

    Los Angeles Financial Planning Day at Central Library on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Four free workshops &  one-on-one consultations with a Certified Financial Planner.

    Flyer (PDF): English | Spanish

  • Sesame Street's Elmo to Visit Central Library Oct. 15

    Central Library

    Sesame Street's Elmo will make a special, free appearance at Central Library on Wed., Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. as part of the literacy-based "Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day" curriculum. The event will feature interactive experiences, like coloring and storytime, for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Please join us!

  • Notice of Consideration

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Woodland Hills Branch Meeting Room in honor of Marie Bougetz, a former librarian whose career spanned 29 years at the branch.

  • TechKiosk

    We now offer free laptops and tablets for use at Central Library!

  • Typewriter

    LAPL Writes

    New guide to the many resources we offer for our local author community.

  • ChallengeHER: Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting Event

    Central Library

    Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN.
    Wednesday, September 3   8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Central Library

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