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Central Library

Upcoming Events at Central Library
Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Are you learning Spanish but need some practice speaking? Come join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation to practice your...

Adult Literacy
Every Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 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...

Adult Literacy
Every Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learners learn basic writing skills that include: punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure. They learn to express themselves...

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Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
Please join us for free Armenian classes for beginners level 1. 

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Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for free Armenian classes for beginners.

Adult Literacy
Every Friday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Learners learn and practice English conversation for everyday use.  A focus is on phrases and statements commonly used by native English...

What We Are Reading

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
May 24, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Rosanne Cash was born on May 24, 1955. Cash is a singer-songwriter who is most often thought of as a country artist, but her music includes elements of pop, rock, blues, and gospel.Cash is the... Continued
May 23, 2019
By Ana Campos, Senior Librarian
In 2016 the International Languages Department at Central Library hosted its first language class, the Spanish Lunchtime Conversation Class. A year later as demand grew, more language classes were... Continued
May 21, 2019
By Edwin Rodarte, Senior Librarian
Disconnect from technology and the busy life in Los Angeles for a few minutes as you explore the world of short stories. Los Angeles Public Library invites you to visit Central Library to pick-up a... Continued
May 21, 2019
By Ziba Perez Zehdar, Librarian
Zine Fests are large, free to attend, typically one-day events, where zinesters, people who make zines, gather from all over the world to sell and trade their zines and related merch. Zines (derived... Continued

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