The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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Anne Frank at her desk in her Montessori school, 1940

Anne Frank Day in the City of Los Angeles

May 08, 2023

In 2022, inspired by Anne Frank’s story, 10-year-old Anne Frank LA student-activist Olivia Prince, with the support help of Anne Frank LA, approached Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD5) about declaring an official day to honor Anne’s legacy. And he agreed.

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150th Library Anniversary Commemorative Poster

March 07, 2023

In collaboration with Gallery 1988, limited edition posters celebrating the library's 150th anniversary were created by graphic designers DKNG.

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz and her book, Menopause Bootcamp: Optimize Your Health, Empower Your Self, and Flourish as You Age

Interview With Menopause Expert Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

January 31, 2023

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz is a nationally renowned doctor, expert, speaker, and advocate for integrative women's health. And she's on a mission! She's exploring what it means to be a healthy woman in this culture and age and to support our growth as individuals and how we show up in our communities. Dr.

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Why We Need Another Celebration Month

April 30, 2022

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. It was officially declared on April 20, 2006. The month of May was chosen due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History. 350 years. That's a lot of years!

Véronique Hyland, author of Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink

Interview With an Author: Véronique Hyland

March 22, 2022

Véronique Hyland is ELLE's Fashion Features Director and a debut author.

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2022 Youth Media Award Winners

January 28, 2022

The American Library Association (or ALA as acronym-loving librarians refer to it) has announced this year's top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré, Newbery, and Printz awards.

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A Puzzling History of Jigsaw Puzzles

December 06, 2021

I have been an avid puzzler all my life, but because of Covid, I have rekindled my love of doing puzzles. 1000 pieces are my jam, and I can usually finish one in the course of 2 to 3 evenings or a marathon weekend.

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Books to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

October 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Public Library strives to shine a light on all the people and cultures that make up Los Angeles and its environs.

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Banned Books Week 2021: Books Unite Us

September 28, 2021

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

Josh Ritter and his latest novel, The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All

Interview With an Author: Josh Ritter

September 28, 2021

Josh Ritter is a songwriter and novelist from Moscow, Idaho.