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Upcoming Events at Central Library
Adult Literacy
Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults. Walk-In Tutors provide assistance with English reading, writing, improving conversation...

Summer Reading Challenge
July 22, 2019 10:00AM to 12:00PM
CalArts CAP is hosting a free 3-week summer series in Creative Writing, Visual Art, and Music.

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Every Monday at 11am.
Stories, songs, and rhymes focusing on the five Early Literacy Practices (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing) that will help...

Adult Literacy
Every Monday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Walk-in Tutors: Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults 19 and older. Tutors can help with reading, writing, and conversation skills...

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Mondays at 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for a class-French for beginners.

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Weekdays · 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. [Jun 10 - Aug 9]
Enjoy a delicious free lunch for kids and teens ages 1-18.Disfruta de un sabroso almuerzo gratuito para niños y adolescentes de 1 a 18 años...

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Every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Learn about the catalog, databases, internet, and more. Reservations are not needed. All levels are welcome.

What We Are Reading

  • Wild LA : explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles

    Wild LA : explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles

    Higgins, Lila M.,
  • Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

    Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

    Moore, Scotto

    Long time music blogger Moore weaves a tale where a newly discovered band is releasing their singles with more in mind than fame and glor

  • Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir

    Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir

    Riskin, Victoria,
  • Middlegame

    Middlegame

    McGuire, Seanan
  • Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

    Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

    Goss, Theodora

    Goss, the author of the eminently enjoyable The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter and European Travel For The Monstrous Gentle

  • Other people's houses

    Other people's houses

    Segal, Lore Groszmann.
  • The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

    The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

    Martinson, T. J.

    30 years ago, the Kingfisher prowled the streets of Chicago, dispensing his own brand of vigilante justice.

  • We were witches

    We were witches

    Gore, Ariel, 1970-
  • The Sentence is Death

    The Sentence is Death

    Horowitz, Anthony

    In the second book in the Daniel Hawthorne mystery series, author Anthony Horowitz, and his fictional doppelganger, tackle solving who ki

  • Radicalized

    Radicalized

    Doctorow, Cory

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
July 22, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802. Dumas was a prolific novelist and playwright who wrote more than 100,000 pages during his life. He is best remembered today for historical adventure novels... Continued
July 19, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Carlos Santana was born on July 20, 1947. Santana is a guitarist whose band, also called Santana, plays a mix of blues, rock, and Latin jazz.To avoid confusion between Santana the musician, and... Continued
July 18, 2019
By Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian
I had the honor of being a part of the 2019 Pura Belpré Selection Committee. This past June, we had the chance to celebrate the authors and illustrators for their amazing wins.Named after Pura Belpré... Continued
July 17, 2019
By Vince Zalkind, Messenger Clerk
July is one of the biggest months for comic books and pop culture, mostly due to San Diego International Comic-Con which celebrates hundreds of creators from film, TV, comics, and more. 2019 is extra... Continued

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