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Some of the book covers for this year's best books

LAPL Reads: Best of 2017

December 19, 2017

What do librarians and staff at the Los Angeles Public Library think are the best books for 2017?


1650 map of North American showing California as an island.

Is California an Island?

August 28, 2017

California has been a land of hopes and dreams, opportunities and endless possibilities, and a place with allusions to glamour and danger. It is a state where fact and myth often overlap.


Love tree

Two LAPL Love Stories

February 14, 2017

Los Angeles Public Library has several branches and community rooms named in honor of notable writers. Two branches are named in honor of writers whose lives include wonderful love stories.


LAPL Reads Best of 2016 Book Lists

December 19, 2016

These are the best books for 2016, selected by Librarians and other staff members of The Los Angeles Public Library.The lists do not reflect best-seller or award lists, but are books selected by those who volunteere


National Poetry Month

April 05, 2016

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ...


LAPL Reads Best of 2015 Book Lists

December 16, 2015

These are the best books for 2015, selected by Los Angeles Public Library, Librarians and other staff members.


National Poetry Month

April 24, 2015

April is National Poetry Month, “Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 ...


Signs of City of Los Angeles for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May 16, 2013

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month which was officially designated and signed into law in 1992.  This month is also known as Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.


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