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  • Best Books of 2013

    Best Books of 2013

    The best books of 2013 selected by our staff.

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    Celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Nelson Mandela with a list of selected works.

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    Health Matters

    Los Angeles Public Library has always provided health information and programs.  Now, we're offering even more resources, programs and information through our new Health Matters program.   Click here to find out more.

  • Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games

    As you enjoy the release of Catching Fire, we encourage you to read [or read again] the books in the popular Hunger Games series—available at our libraries in book, e-book, audiobook in CD, and e-audiobook formats.

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    Full STEAM Ahead

    STEAM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Art + Math.  Add a little STEAM to your child's life with exciting hands-on workshops and helpful resources.

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    Service Alert / Reopening Date

    Panorama City Branch Library

    The Panorama City Branch Library is closed until October 21st at 2pm. Public is invited to the reopening celebration at that time.

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    Central Library, 20 Years Later

    Central Library

    The Los Angeles Public Library will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the re-opening of Central Library with a discussion panel in the building’s Taper Auditorium on October 5, 2013 at 2:00pm.

  • Ray Bradbury

    Media Alert

    Palms - Rancho Park Branch to be Dedicated to Ray Bradbury at 10 A.M. on Monday, September 23, 2013.

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    Financial Planning Day

    Los Angeles Financial Planning Day at Central Library on Saturday, October 19th from 10:30am - 2 pm.  Free workshops &  one-on-one consultations with a Financial Planner.

    Flyer: English | Spanish

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    Zinio

    Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from a collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

    Press Release

  • Mobile Devices

    Mobile Catalog

    A mobile version of the Enhanced Catalog is now available. Just point your smartphone to http://ls2pac.lapl.org.

    This new mobile catalog is offered in addition to the Library's mobile app, "LAPL to Go"

  • Notice of Consideration To Dedicate the Fairfax Branch In Honor of Grace Friedman

    The Board of Library Commissioners is considering requests to dedicate the Fairfax Branch in honor of Grace Friedman, a long-time and dedicated community and library volunteer.

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    Songs in the Key of L.A.

    The "Songs in the Key of LA" project explores a portion of the Library's Sheet Music Collection featuring Southern California sheet music.

    The project includes a comprehensive anthology, new recordings, documentaries, an exhibition, an ALOUD program, a free concert and more.

     

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    Money Matters

    Get Your Finances in Shape. See our list of free Money Matters programs.

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    Citizenship Information

    Citizenship information and resources available at the Los Angeles Public Library

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    Tell us your library story!

    Has LAPL had an impact on your life? Let us know about it!

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    New Hours!

    As of October 15, 2012, libraries have re-opened two evenings and Friday mornings.

  • Palms-Ranch Park

    BLC News

    Board of Library Commissioners to Consider Dedicating Palms - Rancho Park Branch in Honor of Author Ray Bradbury

  • John Szabo

    John Szabo Named City Librarian

    Mayor Villaraigosa Appoints John Szabo City Librarian of Los Angeles Public Library

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    Free popular music downloads!

    Download up to 3 DRM-free music tracks a week with our new service, Freegal.

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