Face masks are required in all City of Los Angeles facilities, including libraries.

Caroline Zakarian, Librarian, Lifelong Learning Department


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Covered California Basics

December 22, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Covered California open enrollment has begun. The open enrollment period is November 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021. You have until December 30 to apply for coverage that starts on January 1.

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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.

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.

Tammy Jenkins

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. This program featured highlights from George Gershwin, Frank Loesser, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Camille Saint-Saens and Jacques Offenbach.

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.