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Central Library

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Central Library Exterior
Address:
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone:
213-228-7000
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Librarian:
Kren Malone, Director

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Upcoming Events at Central Library
Journaling
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...

Adult literacy logo in teal
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...

globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org

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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.

Research Professor Ronald W. Tobin
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...

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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
May 10, 2021 4:00 PM
Join us this May as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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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...

author reading from her book
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...

globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.



What We Are Reading


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

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