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Illustration by local artist Ileana Hernandez shows how LAPL employees continue to serve our communities

Celebrate National Library Week

April 19, 2020

This week is National Library Week! Although our library buildings are closed, you can still find your place at the library, because we’re always open online, with access to e-media, digital resources, virtual programming and more from home with your library card.

Rita Walters at a Board of Library Commissioners Meeting

Remembering Rita Walters

March 02, 2020

Rita Walters, who served on the Board of Library Commissioners from 2002-2017, passed away on February 19 at the age of 89.

Banned Books Week

LAPL on Instagram: Banned Books Week Edition

October 09, 2015

Banned Books Week may be over, but we celebrate the freedom to read all year long!

LAPL Logo and Literary World Cup Hashtag

Literary World Cup

July 13, 2014

During the past month, the world has turned its attention to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. This quadrennial celebration of soccer/football/futbol/futebol/Fussball inspired us to hold a World Cup of our own. For each match, we presented a book from a writer representing each of the competing nations.

John F. Szabo was holding the intersaction sign of Ray Bradbury Square with other dignitaries and Bradbury family members at a dedication ceremony unveiling the newly designated Ray Bradbury Square at Fifth & Flower Streets by Central Library

Ray Bradbury Square Becomes Reality Adjacent to Central Library

December 12, 2012

Something wonderful this way came to Central Library in the form of a new public square. City Librarian John F.

An open drawer with full of local maps

Library Receives Treasure Trove of Maps

October 23, 2012

In October, the Los Angeles Public Library received an extraordinary collection of maps, thanks to real estate agent Matthew Greenberg. Greenberg had been retained by the heirs of local map collector John Feathers to clear Feathers' Mt. Washington home before it was demolished.