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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...

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Every Wednesday at 11am.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more focusing on the five Early Literacy Practices (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing) that...

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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May 22, 2019 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Please join us for a mid-day movie in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Day. Food, drinks and mental health resources will be provided.

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...

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May 22, 2019 12:15PM to June 5, 2019 12:15PM
Breathe and move the stress out with our lunchtime yoga class.  This class is open to all levels.  Bring comfortable clothes and...

Adult Literacy
Every Wednesday 12:30-2:00pm
Learners learn and practice English conversation for everyday use.  A focus is on phrases and statements commonly used by native English...

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Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
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
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 20, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Ian McEwan was born on May 21,1948. McEwan is an English novelist and short story writer literary enough to please the critics, but with enough mass appeal that most of his novels have been adapted... Continued
May 17, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Taj Mahal was born on May 17, 1942. Mahal is a blues singer and composer whose music incorporates elements of jazz and world music.He was born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, Jr., and grew up in... Continued

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