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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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Mondays at 11 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes focusing on the five Early Literacy Practices (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing) that will help...

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February 24, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Please join us for a class-French for beginners.

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February 24, 2020 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose -- whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt...

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Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its...

Book cover to X: A Novel
February 24, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us as we discuss our month’s book, X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz. Food and supplies are limited.

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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...

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February 25, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us and learn beginning embroidery while making a bookmark to take home!

What We Are Reading

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
February 24, 2020
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Ralph Ellison was born on March 1, 1914. Ellison was an important writer of the early civil rights movement, remembered today principally for his novel Invisible Man.Ellison was born in Oklahoma City... Continued
February 24, 2020
By Janice Batzdorff, Librarian
Before Barack Obama, Hiram Revels and Shirley Chisholm helped govern the nation. William Wells Brown wrote a novel before Toni Morrison. Phillis Wheatley published poems before Langston Hughes. And... Continued
February 21, 2020
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Antoine “Fats” Domino was born on February 26, 1928. Domino was one of the creators of rock and roll. His New Orleans boogie-woogie piano playing, rich voice, and warm personality made him one of the... Continued
February 20, 2020
By Tina Lerno, Librarian
If you live anywhere near Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, you have heard them. If you live in Eagle Rock or the Silverlake/Echo Park regions, you will recognize the sound. Twice a day, dawn and... Continued