Planning Your Visit
Upcoming Events at Central Library
April 10, 2021 10:30 AM
The Strangest Cooking Methods in the World With Richard Foss (Culinary Historians of Southern California)
Cooking started out straightforward: put food over a fire and turn it occasionally until it looks and smells ready. What have people done...
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Take an hour-long Zoom tour through the Los Angeles Central Library. Your docent-guide will share slides, videos, and stories about the...
April 10, 2021 3:00 PM
El escritor Andrés Panasiuk nos enseñará sobre finanzas y hablará de los 12 principios para que tus hijos vivan mejor que tú. Estos...
April 12, 2021 4:00 PM
You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves is an inclusive anthology for teen girls, released by Workman...
Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
This class explores works of fiction and non-fiction from various cultures around the world as a way to understand our differences and the...
Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Learn about the guitar and songwriting in this hour-long teen program. It’s fun and easy. Don’t have a guitar? No matter. Songwriting only...
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the session.
Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Take some time for your creative pursuits with fellow art-makers in this virtual studio hour. Bring whatever creative project you're...
April 14, 2021 3:00 PM
Got a gripe you want to vent about? Need to gush about that last episode of WandaVision? Come to Teen’Scape Tea Time and chat with other...
April 14, 2021 4:00 PM
Pick a craft—any craft! We’ll start each session with a selection of crafting books from the library’s collection. Then, we’ll all work on...
What We Are Reading
Make me rain : poems & prose
The Narrowboat Summer
Good Neighbors: A Novel
Nobody ever asked me about the girls : women, music, and fame
The madwoman and the Roomba : my year of domestic mayhem
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
The atmosphere of crime, 1957
Parks x Ali
Soul food love : healthy recipes inspired by one hundred years of cooking in a Black family
N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
Spritzing to success, with the woman who brought an industry to its senses
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau
The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers
Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
April 09, 2021
By Alan Westby, Librarian
On Easter Sunday, 1939, contralto Marian Anderson performed one of the most significant concerts in American history. Though Anderson was originally scheduled to perform in Washington D.C.'s... Continued
April 08, 2021
By Daryl M., Librarian
W. S. Winslow was born and raised in Maine but spent her working life in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. A ninth-generation Mainer, she now lives in a small town Downeast most of the year. She... Continued
April 07, 2021
By Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk
Curtis Mayfield was a musical giant. He started his own independent record label in the late 1960s, wrote more than one hundred original time-tested songs, and carried with him one of the most... Continued