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Pico Union Branch Library

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Address:
1030 S. Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone:
213-368-7545
Fax:
213-368-7543
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Librarian:
Kathleen Ellison, Senior Librarian
Upcoming Events at Pico Union Branch Library
STAR
Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Kids, join our STAR Reader Ms. Lauren for reading and craft-making fun. Ask her how to earn a free book!Niños, únanse a nuestra lectora...

craft paper in various colors
November 21, 2018 4:00PM
Let's give "thanks" in a crafty way before the holiday season.

November 26, 2018 10:30AM
This program is geared toward children ages 1-3, but all kids and their caregivers are invited to sing, play and listen to stories in...

STAR
Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Kids, join our STAR Reader Ms. Lauren for reading and craft-making fun. Ask her how to earn a free book!Niños, únanse a nuestra lectora...

STAR
Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Kids, join our STAR Reader Mr. Miguel for reading and craft-making fun. Ask him how to earn a free book!Niños, únanse a nuestro lector STAR...

STAR
Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Kids, join our STAR Reader Ms. Lauren for reading and craft-making fun. Ask her how to earn a free book!Niños, únanse a nuestra lectora...

Meeting
December 5, 2018 4:00PM
Let's make the library a better place for teens and tweens! By joining our Teen Council, you will gain valuable 21st century skills such as...

STAR
Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Kids, join our STAR Reader Mr. Miguel for reading and craft-making fun. Ask him how to earn a free book!Niños, únanse a nuestro lector STAR...

STAR
Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Kids, join our STAR Reader Ms. Lauren for reading and craft-making fun. Ask her how to earn a free book!Niños, únanse a nuestra lectora...

Ongoing Events

Student Zone
Pico Union has four computers in our Student Zone reserved exclusively for kids and teens to do homework.  Printing is free for school assignments.  Sign up at the Reference Desk.
Student Zone hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 pm, and Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm.


Cybernaut
Pico Union's computer aide can answer your computer questions, help with resumes and job applications, and provide one-on-one tutoring for basic computer skills. Pico Union's Cybernaut is available to help you Monday-Friday, 2:30-5:30 pm.

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