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Officer Joseph Oseguera in front of the library
Catherine Sturgeon, August 29, 2018

The LAPD Read Along program began as the brainchild of Senior Lead Officer Joseph Oseguera of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Relationship Division to promote child literacy and build positive interac


This drawing, by Valley Times staff artist Bob Hyde depicts a "hot" dog suffering during the hot Nevada summer.
Tina Lerno, August 06, 2018

It's another So Cal scorcher, and you really need somewhere cool to go. Why don't you head over to your local library? We have 73 locations around Los Angeles that function as cooling centers.


artwork from Gass Gallery of small plastic rectangles
Angi Brzycki, June 29, 2018

Gas is a mobile, experimental, and online platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles.


California poppies, and Book to Action logo
Emily Aaronson, April 14, 2018

Almost all book lovers know the feeling: you read a great book, and you want to discuss it with someone. Sometimes the book also inspires you to learn more and perhaps do something to make the world a better place.


Picture of woman and child in library
Neale Stokes, December 22, 2017

Los Angeles is massive, and the library has seventy-three locations serving almost every part of the city, from San Pedro to Sylmar.


a colorful yarn background with the text, yarn bomb artist in the foreground
Keith Kesler, November 03, 2017

A yarnbomb depicting Peter from Snowy Day is currently on display at the Silver Lake Branch Library until November 30, 2017. 


Officer Joseph Oseguera sitting down with children from the Vermont Square Branch, smiling at the camera and holding books
Catherine Sturgeon, October 25, 2017

It’s almost 2:30 on a Friday afternoon when a mother with three young children approaches the Reference Desk. “Are the officers here yet?” she asks. There is a police officer on his way upstairs, but there is no emergency: it’s time for the LAPD Read Along storytime!


Jennifer Ann Seidman, April 25, 2016

In the fall of 1997, Joshua Barroll, a young music educator, began his tenure at Calabasas High School, developing what was to become an award winning music program attracting the best talent that Calabasas has to offer.


YA Services, September 18, 2015
Get ready for the current SAT through this five-week workshop:
 
  • SAT Practice Test
    Saturday, September 19, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • English Prep Session

Celebrating Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday with City Librarian John F. Szabo and community members.
Public Relations Office, August 30, 2013

Councilmember Curren D. Price, City Librarian John F. Szabo, and other dignitaries joined 200 community members and former and current library staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City’s oldest library building, the Vermont Square Branch.


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