Planning Your Visit
Upcoming Events at Central Library
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...
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...
Fridays at 10 a.m.
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at email@example.com
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.
May 8, 2021 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Adopting a multidisciplinary approach called gastro-criticism that draws upon anthropology, sociology, semiotics, history, and literary...
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...
May 10, 2021 4:00 PM
Join us this May as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Tuesdays at 11:30 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...
May 11, 2021 3:00 PM
Club de lectura bilingüe para estudiantes en grados 5-10. Saca el libro de la biblioteca cada mes y participa en línea en actividades y...
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the session.
What We Are Reading
Crazy Brave: A Memoir
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder
Start with a small guitar : poems
Make me rain : poems & prose
The Narrowboat Summer
Good Neighbors: A Novel
Nobody ever asked me about the girls : women, music, and fame
The madwoman and the Roomba : my year of domestic mayhem
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
The atmosphere of crime, 1957
Parks x Ali
Soul food love : healthy recipes inspired by one hundred years of cooking in a Black family
N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
Spritzing to success, with the woman who brought an industry to its senses
Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
May 06, 2021
By Elizabeth Graney, Librarian
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month during which we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history and culture of the United... Continued
May 05, 2021
By Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk
Don’t call him the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion. The epithet frequently given to Tejano accordionist Esteban “Steve” Jordan (because of his instrumental virtuosity and penchant for effects pedals)... Continued
May 03, 2021
By Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian
Los libros en español más esperados están disponibles en tu biblioteca. Haz clic en cada título para verlo en nuestro catálogo. ¡No esperes y reserva tu copia hoy mismo... Continued
April 30, 2021
By Michael C. Baradi, Librarian
I used to be a Messenger Clerk at the Cahuenga Branch Library many years ago, still undecided about being a librarian. Back then, my favorite pit stop before my shift was over was the 979.41 area,... Continued