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Pico Union Branch Library

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Exterior view of the Pico Union branch
Address:
1030 S. Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone:
213-368-7545
Fax:
213-368-7543
Email:
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Librarian:
Kim Hughes, Acting Senior Librarian
Upcoming Events at Pico Union Branch Library
tutor helping adult student
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults (19+ years old). Walk-in tutors provide assistance in the following areas: English reading,...

tutor helping adult student
Wednesdays, 1-6 p.m.
Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults (19+ years old). Walk-in tutors provide assistance in the following areas: English reading,...

tutor helping adult
Fridays, 1-3 p.m.
Free 15-20 minute tutoring sessions for adults (19+ years old). Walk-In Tutors provide assistance in the following areas: English reading,...

jars with money
February 24, 2020 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose -- whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt...

Tabletop & Video Games
September 2, 2020 4:00 PM
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...

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.

What We Are Reading

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    Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis

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  • Riot Baby

    Riot Baby

    Onyebuchi, Tochi

    Ella, a young girl growing up in Compton, California has psychokinetic abilities that allow her to see into the future.

  • Steel Crow Saga

    Steel Crow Saga

    Krueger, Paul
  • Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

    Carrie Fisher : a life on the edge

    Weller, Sheila,
  • The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

    Goss, Theodora

    Mary Jekyll, Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau and Justine Frankenstein—all the daughters of some of science fiction’s ma

  • How to raise a reader

    How to raise a reader

    Paul, Pamela,
  • The Starless Sea

    The Starless Sea

    Morgenstern, Erin

    In her first novel since 2011’s The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern illustrates again that she is a masterful fantasy storyteller

  • Midnight chicken : (& other recipes worth living for)

    Midnight chicken : (& other recipes worth living for)

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  • The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

    The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

    Feret-Fleury, Christine

    In The Girl Who Reads on the Metro, Christine Feret-Fleury tells a delightful tale about the love and power of books and the nee

  • Anja Niemi in character

    Anja Niemi in character

    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.

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