The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Colorful illustration of Young Oak Kim and a Los Angeles school named after him
Sky You, May 10, 2023

Young Oak Kim, born in Los Angeles in 1919, was a Korean American United States Army officer during World War II and the Korean War, as well as a civic leader and humanitarian.


The Junior League created this tourist map in 1980 showing a festive looking Chinatown
Glen Creason, March 13, 2019

Chinatown in Los Angeles has been demeaned and misunderstood for about a century and a half.


Detail of a map of Los Angeles, as it appeared in 1871, showing the site of the 1871 Chinese massacre
Kelly Wallace, May 19, 2017

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a month in which we celebrate the culture, traditions, accomplishments, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


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