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Echo Park Branch Library

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exterior photo of the Echo Park  Branch Library
Address:
1410 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone:
213-250-7808
Fax:
213-580-3744
Email:
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Librarian:
Victoria Sikora, Senior Librarian

As a part of Historic Filipinotown, the Echo Park Branch is pleased to be the only public library in Southern California to provide a dedicated Filipino heritage collection, consisting of over 500 volumes on all aspects of Filipino life and culture.

Upcoming Events at Echo Park Branch Library
Illustration of an open book.
November 14, 2019 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Aphasia is a language disability that affects a person's ability to speak, understand speech, read, and write. This book club is for adults...

Drawing of a hand holding a pencil.
November 16, 2019 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Improve your writing skills in a comfortable environment.  All levels welcome, especially beginners.  No pre-registration...

Sillouette of two faces speaking to each other.
November 18, 2019 6:00PM to 7:00PM
All ESL adults welcome.  Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed, supportive environment.  

Illustration of woman reading to children.
November 19, 2019 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join us for books, dancing, fingerplays and songs, and playtime afterward.Acompáñanos a leer, bailar y cantar y después del programa a...

STAR
Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
Share the joy of books and reading with new STAR Reader, Mr. Ruben!Nuevo lector de STAR, Señor Ruben, estará en la biblioteca.

Instructor Vivian Mercado stretching on a yoga mat.
November 19, 2019 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Fitness Trainer Vivian Mercado wants to help you unwind with her beginners' stretching class. For ages 15 and up. Yoga mats recommended.

Four books with different covers
November 20, 2019 6:00PM to 7:00PM
All Echo Park book lovers are invited to join in twice-monthly discussions of popular adult books. For more information contact: comadre4@...

Ongoing Events

After School Student Zone

Monday-Thursday 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Students K-12 have access to laptops with internet and word processing, databases, and online homework help. Free printing for homework.


Adult Literacy Program

Volunteer tutors work one-on-one, helping adults improve basic reading and writing skills. For more information call (213) 228-7037 ext. 70819, or write echoparkliteracy@lapl.org.


STAR Readers

Our volunteer STAR Readers are here and ready for all kids who love to share a good book. Mr. Ruben will be at the library Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 pm and Mr. .Luis will be at the library on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm

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

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