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Two little girls, Pham Doan Phuong, 6, and Pham Quynh Phuong, 4, salute the American flag

Refugee Awareness and Libraries

June 12, 2019

The month of June is Refugee Awareness Month and June 20 is World Refugee Day.


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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.


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Lawyers in the Library

April 26, 2018

Did you know that you can get free legal help at two of our branch libraries?

It’s true. Twice a month lawyers from the legal aid organization Public Counsel, visit our Vermont Square and Benjamin Franklin branch libraries.


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The Best Coffee in Town

April 20, 2018

The “best coffee in town.” That’s one of the comments overheard when we recently stopped by our weekly Coffee & Conversation Life Skills Group.


Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

Alzheimer’s disease Awareness Day

January 23, 2017

I have to admit, before I started working on this program I did not know much about Alzheimer’s disease.  I basically knew that it was a disease that affected the brain and that older people tended to get this illness.  Though these facts are true, there is so much more that I have lear


Mozart: Alpha & Omega

June 28, 2016

On Sunday, May 22 nd the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed Mozart: Alpha & Omega in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Taper Auditorium. This title is derived from the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.


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A Saturday Serenade: Video

February 18, 2016

On Saturday, February 6th the LAPL Musicians performed A Saturday Serenade to an enthusiastic audience in the Taper Auditorium.


Saturday Serenade

February 03, 2016

The Los Angeles Public Library has some very gifted musicians.  When I started working in the Art, Music & Recreation Department I found out that some of my colleagues in the department were musical.


Song A Day For A Month

January 29, 2016

Song A Day For A Month is a challenge to all songwriters to write a song every day for one month on the 


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Art of Coloratura by Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera

December 15, 2015

On Saturday, November 14th the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performed the Art of Coloratura in the Taper Auditorium. This program included highlights from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Leo Delibes, Benjamin Britten, George Frideric Handel and more. 


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