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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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Weekdays · 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. [Jun 10 - Aug 9]
Enjoy a delicious free lunch for kids and teens ages 1-18.Disfruta de un sabroso almuerzo gratuito para niños y adolescentes de 1 a 18 años...

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July 23, 2019 1:30PM to 2:30PM
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...

What We Are Reading

  • Wild LA : explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles

    Wild LA : explore the amazing nature in and around Los Angeles

    Higgins, Lila M.,
  • Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

    Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

    Moore, Scotto

    Long time music blogger Moore weaves a tale where a newly discovered band is releasing their singles with more in mind than fame and glor

  • Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir

    Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir

    Riskin, Victoria,
  • Middlegame

    Middlegame

    McGuire, Seanan
  • Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

    Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems

    Goss, Theodora

    Goss, the author of the eminently enjoyable The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter and European Travel For The Monstrous Gentle

  • Other people's houses

    Other people's houses

    Segal, Lore Groszmann.
  • The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

    The Reign of the Kingfisher: A Novel

    Martinson, T. J.

    30 years ago, the Kingfisher prowled the streets of Chicago, dispensing his own brand of vigilante justice.

  • We were witches

    We were witches

    Gore, Ariel, 1970-
  • The Sentence is Death

    The Sentence is Death

    Horowitz, Anthony

    In the second book in the Daniel Hawthorne mystery series, author Anthony Horowitz, and his fictional doppelganger, tackle solving who ki

  • Radicalized

    Radicalized

    Doctorow, Cory

Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
July 23, 2019
By Tina Princenthal, Senior Librarian
Before Mickey and his Magic Kingdom, there was Billie the Alligator and his reptilian pals at the California Alligator Farm. Opened in 1907 and conveniently located opposite Lincoln Park, the farm... Continued
July 22, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802. Dumas was a prolific novelist and playwright who wrote more than 100,000 pages during his life. He is best remembered today for historical adventure novels... Continued
July 19, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
Carlos Santana was born on July 20, 1947. Santana is a guitarist whose band, also called Santana, plays a mix of blues, rock, and Latin jazz.To avoid confusion between Santana the musician, and... Continued
July 18, 2019
By Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian
I had the honor of being a part of the 2019 Pura Belpré Selection Committee. This past June, we had the chance to celebrate the authors and illustrators for their amazing wins.Named after Pura Belpré... Continued

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