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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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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Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world? Please join us for a class-Chinese for beginners 1.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us at the Central Library first floor lobby area for the Tech Try Out cart. We'll show you how to check out the library's digital...

Adult Literacy
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m.
Learners reinforce their pronunciation and conversation skills with special attention to global events. Participation is expected as...

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Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world? Please join us for a class-Chinese for beginners 2.

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Tuesdays at 1:30pm
This is a safe and comfortable space for people from all walks of life to come and talk with their peers and professionals, in order to...

Adult Literacy
Every Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Learners learn and practice English conversation for everyday use.  A focus is on phrases and statements commonly used by native English...

Computer Class
October 15, 2019 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Learn about search engines, how to do a basic Google search and how to evalua

What We Are Reading

  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    Richardson, Kim Michele

    Kim Michelle Richardson tells two stories that have, until now, been overlooked in most fiction and history: the story of the blue people

  • Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

    Feels Like Home: Reflections on Central Library

  • The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    The Ruby Slippers of Oz: Thirty Years Later

    Thomas, Rhys

    In 1989, journalist and documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas told the fascinating, and mostly unknown history of the world’s most famous sho

  • The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel

    Waldherr, Kris

    When a famous, and some would claim infamous, poet dies, his final request is to be laid to rest next to his wife in a chapel of stained

  • Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients Into Foods & Remedies That Heal

    Foret, Rosalee de la
  • Magic for Liars: A Novel

    Magic for Liars: A Novel

    Gailey, Sarah

    When the Health instructor at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages is found in the school library bisected from head to toe cleanly down the

  • Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts From the Queen of Cake

    Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts From the Queen of Cake

    Heatter, Maida
  • Red, White & Royal Blue

    Red, White & Royal Blue

    McQuiston, Casey

    Alex Claremont-Diaz is the 21-year-old First Son Of The United States (FSOTUS).

  • What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

    What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

    Morrison, Toni.
  • The Survival of Margaret Thomas

    The Survival of Margaret Thomas

    Howison, Del

    Margaret “Peggy” Thomas was happy living on a farm just outside of Bleak Knob, Missouri with her husband James, who was the local sheriff


Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
October 13, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
P. G. Wodehouse was born on October 15, 1881. The English humorist had an unusually long and prolific career, averaging a novel a year for more than 70 years. His writing is marked by a lively wit, a... Continued
October 10, 2019
By Daryl M., Librarian
Rhys Thomas is the author of The Suicide Club and On the Third Day. He lives in Cardiff, Wales, with his partner and three cats. His new novel is The Secret Life of Sam Holloway and he recently... Continued
October 09, 2019
By Daryl M., Librarian
At Check These Out!, each month you will find a few recently published or upcoming titles that are worth “checking out” from the library. All titles are either currently available or have a record in... Continued
October 08, 2019
By Cathie Chenoweth, Librarian III
October is known for many things—cooler temperatures, falling leaves, candy, and pumpkin spice everything. And of course, there’s Oktoberfest and Rocktober. But now there’s Teentober just for teens!... Continued

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