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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Please join us for a class-Russian for beginners level 1.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us at the Central Library first floor lobby area for the Tech Try Out cart. We'll show you how to check out the library's digital...

a globe next to a stack of books with different languages written on the spine
Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for a class-Russian for beginners level 2.

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Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its...

Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Join us in Meeting Room A, on Thursdays at 12:30 - 1pm, for a free, guided, mindfulness meditation session led by a graduate of the UCLA...

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February 20, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Come share stories and more with STAR Volunteer Reader Brie!  Subject to change without notice.

February 20, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Learn how to search for items, place bids, buy and sell items on this popular shopping website. Students should be familiar with use of...

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Thursdays, from 4-5:30 pm.
Build towers, ramps, and fantastical buildings using a wide variety of materials and techniques.  This program is intended for...

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February 20, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Chess -- the game of kings and queens, rooks and pawns -- played the world over by millions of people. Come to Teen’Scape and play this...

STAR volunteer reader reads to kids and families at a library
Fridays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come share stories and more with STAR Volunteer Reader Francesca!  Subject to change without notice.

What We Are Reading


Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
February 20, 2020
By Tina Lerno, Librarian
If you live anywhere near Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, you have heard them. If you live in Eagle Rock or the Silverlake/Echo Park regions, you will recognize the sound. Twice a day, dawn and... Continued
February 19, 2020
By Wendy Westgate, Librarian
In the spring of 2020, Los Angeles Public Library will host a series of five book discussion programs focusing on the immigrant experience. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading... Continued
February 18, 2020
By Angi Brzycki, Librarian III
Novelist and essayist Eve Babitz grew up in Hollywood. Her work focuses on essay memoirs centered in Los Angeles, particularly in the sixties and early seventies. Since the NYRB classics reissued... Continued
February 16, 2020
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Ruth Rendell was born on February 17, 1930. Under her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine, Rendell wrote more than sixty police procedurals and psychological thrillers.Rendell’s parents were both... Continued

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