October 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the LA Central Library reopening seven years after a catastrophic fire in 1986. In this short film, three people who were at the fire share their memories of the fire and the effort to recover and rebuild.
Author Claire L. Evans is a big fan of Los Angeles Public Library and she used the library extensively to research her new book Broad Band.
The Liberator is an early 20th-century Los Angeles African American newspaper, whose owner and editor, Jefferson Lewis Edmonds, was born enslaved and spent twenty years in bondage before Emancipation.
Before Los Angeles, there was Yangna, home to the Tongva people, Native Americans who numbered at least 5,000 in the Los Angeles Basin before the arrival of Europeans.
While today is Bike to Work Day, a few of us at the Library cycle to work every day. People ride bikes for many reasons, but for me it’s just a familiar habit.