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January 17, 2017 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Learn about email and receive hands-on training on how to create your own FREE email account. Students should be familiar with use of mouse...
January 17, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Make a quick 15-minute craft as a gift for your friends or yourself.
January 17, 2017 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Science, crafts, and fun for all curious kids, grades 3 and up.
January 17, 2017 7:15PM to 9:15PM
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Cr
January 18, 2017 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more for ages 2 - 5.  Reservations required for groups of five or more.  Call (213) 228-7250.
January 18, 2017 12:30PM to March 1, 2017 1:30PM
Are you learning Spanish but need some practice speaking? Come join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation to practice...
January 18, 2017 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Hands-on training on how to manage your email account and how to send and receive email messages.
January 18, 2017 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Let’s experiment and learn about textiles together!
January 19, 2017 12:30PM to 1:00PM
Join us for a free guided mindfulness meditation session led by graduates of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Each session will...

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Recent Blog Posts from Central Library Blog
January 09, 2017
By David Turshyan, Librarian
Here is a riddle from Shakespeare: “The more I give to thee, the more I have.” Who speaks these words and what do they mean? Shakespeare’s plays, more than any other author’s works in world... Continued
January 08, 2017
By David Kelly, Senior Librarian
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance and Moonglow by Michael Chabon both regain the top spots on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Bestseller Lists after an absence of one week.... Continued
January 05, 2017
By Elizabeth Graney, Librarian
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don... Continued
December 28, 2016
By Christina Rice, Senior Librarian
As we enter this last week of 2016, let's take a look back at what the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection has been up to during the year. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people descend on City... Continued

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