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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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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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...

Adult Literacy
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Learners reinforce their pronunciation and conversation skills with special attention to global events. Participation is expected as...

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Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for a class-Russian for beginners level 2.

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Every Thursday, 12:30 - 1pm
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...

Adult Literacy
Every Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Learners learn basic writing skills that include: punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure. They learn to express themselves...

Computer Class
November 14, 2019 2:00PM to 3:30PM
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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Thursday afternoons from 4-5:30 pm, October 3 through November 21.
An 8-week program offering unique, high-energy math activities that appeal to kids of all math abilities. Participants will build glow-in-...

What We Are Reading

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    Anja Niemi in character

    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.
  • Today We Go Home

    Today We Go Home

    Estes, Kelli

    Kelli Estes tells parallel stories separated by 150 years: one of a woman’s struggle to get into the US Army to fight in the Civil War, t

  • Violet

    Violet

    Thomas, Scott

    Scott Thomas, author of 2017’s excellent

  • Haunting of tram car 015

    Haunting of tram car 015

    Clark, P. Djeli.
  • Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Santillan, Richard,
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    Richardson, Kim Michele

    Kim Michelle Richardson tells two stories that have, until now, been overlooked in most fiction and history: the story of the blue people

  • Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

    Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

  • The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    Thomas, Rhys

    In 1989, journalist and documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas told the fascinating, and mostly unknown history of the world’s most famous sho

  • The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    Waldherr, Kris

    When a famous, and some would claim infamous, poet dies, his final request is to be laid to rest next to his wife in a chapel of stained

  • Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Foret, Rosalee de la

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
November 13, 2019
By Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian
It’s National Novel Writing Month. Austen did it, Melville did it, Faulkner did it, and you can do it too! Fortunately, writing a novel is a piece of cake. Sure you could do it the hard way as the... Continued
November 12, 2019
By Daryl M., Librarian
At Check These Out!, each month you will find a few recently published or upcoming titles that are worth “checking out” from the library. All titles are either currently available or have a record in... Continued
November 10, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born on November 11, 1922. Vonnegut’s accessible style, dry humor, and anti-war politics made him one of the most popular novelists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Vonnegut... Continued
November 08, 2019
By Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian
Tengo veintisiete años de edad y ahora comprendo por qué mi madre siempre me decía: "hay comida en la casa".Siempre lo digo y lo sigo diciendo: siempre es más fácil pasar por algún lugar y recoger... Continued

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