Upcoming Events at Central Library
Wednesdays at noon
Take some time for your creative pursuits with fellow art-makers in this virtual studio hour. Bring whatever creative project you're...
August 10, 2022 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Online program. In this year’s We the People Wednesdays, Teen’Scape’s DAIA apprentice will explore resources for immigrants, undocumented...
August 11, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
What is one of life's biggest ideas, and how does that idea impact our financial choices? Explore this topic during a basic introduction to...
August 11, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
We will share stories and activities to help you get your child ready for kindergarten.This program is designed for children ages 2-5. For...
Fridays at 11 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...
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class will be online and is for...
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
Take an hour-long tour through the Los Angeles Central Library. Your docent guide will share stories about the history, art, and...
August 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Since the 18th century, French cuisine has periodically reinvented itself as new. The usual tendency has been to claim a return to...
What We're Reading
The unexpected Mrs. Pollifax.
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The memory theater
The Book Woman's Daughter
Run towards the danger : confrontations with a body of memory
Never Been Kissed
One last stop
Watermelon & red birds : a cookbook for Juneteenth and black celebrations
The Quarter Storm
1000 years of joys and sorrows : a memoir
The cat who saved books : a novel
Four Treasures of the Sky
The Fervor: A Novel
Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
August 12, 2022
By Bob Timmermann, Senior Librarian
The recent passing of Vin Scully has resulted in innumerable obituaries, most of which will be far more eloquent than what this one will be. For someone who held the same job for 67 straight years,... Continued
August 09, 2022
By Catherine Sturgeon, Children's Librarian
The current building of the Exposition Park - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library is an LEED Gold Certified (environmentally sustainable design) structure built in 2008. Renamed in 1973, the... Continued
August 08, 2022
By Nicholas Beyelia, Librarian
It's a painful truth that Angelenos can much too easily identify architectural structures that have been erased from our city's landscape. Some structures are well-known and widely mourned while... Continued
August 05, 2022
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't... Continued