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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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Mondays at 11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes focusing on the five Early Literacy Practices (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing) that will help...

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January 27, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Please join us for a class-French for beginners.

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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...

cover to the book "The Hate U Give"
January 27, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us as we discuss our month’s book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Food and supplies are limited.

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Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world? Please join us for a class-Chinese for beginners 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 photo of spices and herbs
January 28, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
We are what we eat. So, let’s kick off the new year with learning how to create healthy meals using fresh fruits and vegetables, and herbs...

a globe next to a stack of books with different languages written on the spine
Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world? Please join us for a class-Chinese for beginners 2.

What We Are Reading

  • Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis

    Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis

    Siegel, Barry, 1949-
  • Riot Baby

    Riot Baby

    Onyebuchi, Tochi

    Ella, a young girl growing up in Compton, California has psychokinetic abilities that allow her to see into the future.

  • Steel Crow Saga

    Steel Crow Saga

    Krueger, Paul
  • Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

    Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

    Weller, Sheila,
  • The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    Goss, Theodora

    Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau and Justine Frankenstein—all the daughters of some of science fiction’s ma

  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader

    Paul, Pamela,
  • The Starless Sea

    The Starless Sea

    Morgenstern, Erin

    In her first novel since 2011’s The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern illustrates again that she is a masterful fantasy storyteller

  • Midnight chicken : (& other recipes worth living for)

    Midnight chicken : (& other recipes worth living for)

    Risbridger, Ella,
  • The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

    The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

    Feret-Fleury, Christine

    In The Girl Who Reads on the Metro, Christine Feret-Fleury tells a delightful tale about the love and power of books and the nee

  • Anja Niemi in character

    Anja Niemi in character

    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
January 27, 2020
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was first published on January 28, 1813. The story of the turbulent romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy is one of the most beloved of... Continued
January 24, 2020
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Warren Zevon was born on January 24, 1947. Zevon was among the most respected singer-songwriters of his generation, though he only occasionally broke through to a mainstream audience with a few minor... Continued
January 24, 2020
By Ana Campos, Senior Librarian
Haz que éste sea tu año de ahorrar dinero para un mejor futuro. No seas como la mayoría de las personas en Estados Unidos, que no tienen ni un centavo ahorrado. Para ayudarte con tus meta de ahorrar... Continued
January 23, 2020
By Tina Lerno, Librarian
Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 5 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 15, 2020 with a return of the ever-popular Strong Words storytelling event!What’s new this time... Continued

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