Face masks are required in all City of Los Angeles facilities, including libraries.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Eileen Ybarra, Librarian III, Electronic Resources

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New Streaming Cinema on Kanopy

June 28, 2018

We’re excited to announce that Kanopy has launched a collection of classic Paramount Pictures films including the award-winning, Sunse

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Now Streaming: Kanopy Kids & More

May 11, 2018

We’ve got a brand-new source of educational and entertaining children’s programming: Kanopy Kids. This collection features hundreds of enriching videos available to stream whenever you want.

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Digital Inclusion Includes You

May 09, 2018

Digital literacy is no longer a choice; access to high-speed Internet is essential for Americans to do everything from finding a job to applying for college to gaining health care coverage...Libraries have always been keepers and curators of the world’s knowledge, and today are utilizing techno

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Earth Day: Discovery & Exploration

April 22, 2018

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, launched the modern environmental movement and spurred the passage of several important environmental laws. People took part in marches, teach-ins, rallies, and speeches across the country.

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Discover New Films on Kanopy

April 13, 2018

If you are interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, then Kanopy is for you.

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Kanopy: Award Winning Films and More

March 16, 2018

If you are interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, then Kanopy is for you. Kanopy is an on-demand video streaming service that is free to anyone with a Los Angeles Public Library card.

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Great Albums Made By Women

March 12, 2018

As a music lover and pop connoisseur, I was immediately intrigued when I ran across a fascinating article on National Public Radio (NPR) online, titled Turning the Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women. The first paragraph especially caught my eye:

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Dreaming of Wakanda: Afrofuturism and Afrofantasy

February 28, 2018

Afrofuturism is the reimagining of a future filled with arts, science and technology seen through a black lens.

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12 Books About Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2018

In the early 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK) symbolized hope, fortitude, and change in a country that was caught in discriminatory social attitudes towards African-Americans. He was a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement.

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Golden Globe Nominated Books at the Library

December 30, 2017

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards will soon be upon us, set to air on January 7, 2018. Many of the nominations were based on works that were once only books. These books below, have all inspired 2017 Golden Globe nominated movies and TV shows.