Planning Your Visit
Upcoming Events at Central Library
March 8, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us in celebration of Women’s History Month as we read and discuss Alexandra Brecken’s Lore, available on hoopla. March 8 brings us a...
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...
March 9, 2021 7:00 PM
Join us for a biweekly film discussion! This week we will be talking about RBG. This Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature...
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at email@example.com 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...
March 10, 2021 3:00 PM
Got a gripe you want to vent about? Need to gush about that last episode of the Mandalorian? Come to Teen’Scape Tea Time and chat with...
March 10, 2021 4:00 PM
Now is the time to start preparing for that summer job! This 3-part workshop series will teach you how to write a resume, apply for jobs,...
March 11, 2021 4:00 PM
You don’t need a fancy camera to capture beautiful images. Learn the basic compositional tools and techniques to take great photos with any...
Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.
Americans often speak fast and use confusing expressions and slang. One effective and fun way to improve your comprehension and...
What We Are Reading
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
Life on a string : the Yale Puppeteers and the Turnabout Puppet Theatre
The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard
Never turn back : a novel
Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
March 08, 2021
By Danielle Ball, Librarian
Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council. Each week during the month of March, we will be highlighting... Continued
March 05, 2021
By Tina Lerno, Librarian
One of our most prolific writers for the LAPL Blog will be retiring soon. We thought it might be a fun and fitting send-off, to turn the tables and ask Keith some questions before he rides off into... Continued
March 05, 2021
By Kelly Wallace, Librarian
As African American Heritage Month ends and Women’s Heritage Month begins, I’d like to draw attention to Miriam Matthews, the trailblazing librarian whose lifetime of achievements are worthy of... Continued
March 04, 2021
By Lauren Kratz, Children's Librarian
Chris Grine is a Will-Eisner nominated comic book author and illustrator. He is the creator of the Eisner-nominated series Chickenhare, Time Shifters, and the Secrets of Camp Whatever. Chris is also... Continued