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Career Online High School Graduates 100th Student

March 15, 2018

The Los Angeles Public Library celebrated the 100th graduate of its Career Online High School (COHS) in a ceremony at Central Library, which featured Mayor Eric Garcetti; City Librarian John F. Szabo; and Bich Ngoc Cao, President of the Board of Library Commissioners.

I Love My Librarian Award 2016

I Love My Librarian Award

July 19, 2016

Our librarians make a difference in the lives of people in Los Angeles every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

We Miss You!

February 01, 2016

With love in the air, the Los Angeles Public Library invites you to help reunite a couple of old flames: your overdue books and our library shelves. They've missed each other, and we've missed you! Which is why for two weeks only, Feb.

¡Te extrañamos!

January 19, 2016

¡Se acerca el Día de San Valentín! Como hay amor en el aire queremos hacer de Cupido y reunir sus libros vencidos con nuestros libreros.

We Miss You!

January 19, 2016

This Valentine season, the Los Angeles Public Library is playing cupid to reunite your overdue materials with our library shelves.

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.

New L.A. Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, 16, A student at New Roads High School

LAPL Plays a Role in Selection of City's First Youth Poet Laureate

July 02, 2014

On June 14, in Central Library’s filled-to-capacity Taper Auditorium, Amanda Gorman, 16, was named the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman will serve as LA Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems and.

How has the library improved your life? Share your story!

March 03, 2014

The Los Angeles Public Library is a finalist for the nation’s highest honor given to a library or museum: the National Medal awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Valentine’s Day [Digital] Mixtape

February 13, 2014

Valentine's day is here! Surprise your valentine with a personalized digital mix tape. Here's a list of great love songs you can download using your library card and our free service Freegal Music.