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Central Library

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630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Kren Malone, Director

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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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April 22, 2021 3:00 PM
Are you ready for any financial disaster? This presentation will offer steps to prepare financially for disasters and develop a plan for...

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April 22, 2021 4:00 PM
What are the 4 financial pathways of life? What is money? Does it really make the world go around? What’s a liability? Learn about these...

Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Each week, students will be given an in-class prompt that they will use to journal and answer questions about life. Learners will also be...

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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...

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Fridays at 10 a.m.
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at

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Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
It's the Teen'Scape Game Day you know and love, but online! Login and catch up with all your Game Day friends. Play online games.

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April 24, 2021 10:00 AM
Celebrate and learn about our Teens Leading Change Cycle 5 participants and their projects, and how to make a difference this fall by...

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Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Take an hour-long Zoom tour through the Los Angeles Central Library. Your docent-guide will share slides, videos, and stories about the...

Teen Girl Reads a book
April 26, 2021 4:00 PM
Join us in celebration of National Poetry Month as we discuss this month’s selections, Taylor Swift's Folklore, Deluxe Version and Inside...

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April 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Pathways to College Inspirational session for middle school students and incoming high school freshmen featuring keynote speaker and...

What We Are Reading

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
April 22, 2021
By Daryl M., Librarian
Sarah Penner works full-time in finance and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. She and her husband live in St. Petersburg, Florida with their... Continued
April 21, 2021
By Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian
Early American colonists brought with them traditional European names for the full moons, of which most years have 12. There they met original Americans, especially the Algonquins, who had their own... Continued
April 21, 2021
By Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk
In almost any documentary, TV show, or feature film about the “peace & love” Sixties you will likely hear the familiar chime of a 12-string electric guitar arpeggiating its way through “Turn,... Continued
April 20, 2021
By Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian
Poetry can be expressed in many ways. Although traditional poetry fills library shelves, so do novels written in verse. This unique style of storytelling encourages intentionality with every written... Continued