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Upcoming Events at Central Library
Used Book Sale
September 21, 2019 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Featuring materials from five Central Library support groups.  Located in Rotunda & LL1 Atrium Landing.

Adult Literacy
Every Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 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...

Black "Get Smart" text over a green background
September 21, 2019 11:00AM to 3:30PM
The Princeton Review will administer a full-length practice test. Contact Teen’Scape at (213) 228-7290 to register.

Mother and baby elephant in the grass.
September 21, 2019 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Stories, songs, and more to celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day (9/22).  This program is intended for children ages 3-8.

Genealogy Research
September 21, 2019 11:00AM to 12:15PM
Chip Mosher, avid genealogist and cemetery prowler, will take us on a journey through the gardens of the dead. What are some strategies to...

Adult Literacy
Every Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Learners learn basic writing skills that include: punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure. They learn to express themselves...

Adult Literacy
Every Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Learners learn and practice English conversation for everyday use. A focus is on phrases and statements commonly used by native English...

man holding up leaves and a flower
September 21, 2019 2:00PM
Join us for a conversation with Jorge Ochoa, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Long Beach College and learn about the field of...

What We Are Reading

  • 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
  • Magic for Liars: A Novel

    Magic for Liars: A Novel

    Gailey, Sarah

    When the Health instructor at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages is found in the school library bisected from head to toe cleanly down the

  • Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts From the Queen of Cake

    Happiness is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts From the Queen of Cake

    Heatter, Maida
  • Red, White & Royal Blue

    Red, White & Royal Blue

    McQuiston, Casey

    Alex Claremont-Diaz is the 21-year-old First Son Of The United States (FSOTUS).

  • What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

    What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction

    Morrison, Toni.
  • The Survival of Margaret Thomas

    The Survival of Margaret Thomas

    Howison, Del

    Margaret “Peggy” Thomas was happy living on a farm just outside of Bleak Knob, Missouri with her husband James, who was the local sheriff

  • Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11

    Shoot for the moon : the space race and the extraordinary voyage of Apollo 11

    Donovan, Jim, 1954-
  • 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


Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
September 23, 2019
By Madeline Peña, Senior Librarian
Alonso Núñez es un escritor mexicano—¡mexicanísimo! Lo primero que hizo al nacer fue dar el grito. Luego creció y, como no servía para los deportes, tuvo que ponerse a estudiar. Estudió algo de... Continued
September 20, 2019
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
George Gershwin was born on September 26, 1898. Gershwin wrote music for both the concert hall and the Broadway stage; whether writing popular songs or music for orchestra, he gave us standards that... Continued
September 19, 2019
By Daryl M., Librarian
Dahlia Adler is an associate editor of mathematics by day, a blogger for B&N Teens, LGBTQ Reads, and Frolic by night, and an author of young adult and new adult novels at every spare moment in... Continued
September 19, 2019
By Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian
Isabel Quintero is a writer and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She lives and writes in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Her first novel Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, is an honest exploration... Continued

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