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Upcoming Events at Central Library
Todd Murray in a tuxedo
November 17, 2019 2:00PM
Join Todd Murray and his acclaimed trio in his award winning show "CROON...When a Whisper Became a Song."

baby sitting in front of a colorful parachute
Every Monday at 11am.
Stories, songs, and rhymes focusing on the five Early Literacy Practices (talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing) that will help...

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...

Learn a New Language image
November 18, 2019 11:30AM to 12:30PM
Please join us for a class-French for beginners.

Adult Literacy
Every Monday, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Learners develop and strengthen English vocabulary and comprehension skills by reading novels; classes may vary from Beginner to...

Adult Literacy
Every Monday and Wednesday, 3:30-5 p.m.
Learners learn and practice English conversation for everyday use.  A focus is on phrases and statements commonly used by native English...

book cover to "the Sun is Also a Star"
November 18, 2019 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Join us in our new grant-funded book club. An activity to enhance your reading experience of The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon will be...

What We Are Reading

  • Anja Niemi in character

    Anja Niemi in character

    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.
  • Today We Go Home

    Today We Go Home

    Estes, Kelli

    Kelli Estes tells parallel stories separated by 150 years: one of a woman’s struggle to get into the US Army to fight in the Civil War, t

  • Violet

    Violet

    Thomas, Scott

    Scott Thomas, author of 2017’s excellent

  • Haunting of tram car 015

    Haunting of tram car 015

    Clark, P. Djeli.
  • Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Mexican American baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles

    Santillan, Richard,
  • 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

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
November 16, 2019
By Caitlin Quinn, Children's Librarian
Los Angeles is saturated with sunshine something close to 300 days a year with an equally impressive number of hiking trails from Malibu Creek State Park to Burbank’s Wildwood Canyon. Hiking is an... Continued
November 15, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Johnny Mercer was born on November 18, 1909. For a quarter-century, Mercer was one of America’s most successful songwriters, writing more than 1,200 songs; he was primarily a lyricist, but... Continued
November 14, 2019
By Daryl M., Librarian
Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show and the author of Rest Area, Nothing Untoward, and the Tribe trilogy. In the world of comics, Chapman’s work... Continued
November 13, 2019
By Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian
It’s National Novel Writing Month. Austen did it, Melville did it, Faulkner did it, and you can do it too! Fortunately, writing a novel is a piece of cake. Sure you could do it the hard way as the... Continued

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