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wooden spoon and bowl of honey next to a lemon
Ana Campos, October 02, 2019

When we think of health and wellness, diet and exercise usually come to mind. But we can also include self-care—personal grooming and hygiene as part of maintaining our overall physical and mental well-being.


wooden spoon and bowl of honey next to a lemon
Ana Campos, October 01, 2019

Cuando pensamos en la salud y el bienestar, generalmente nos viene a la mente la dieta y el ejercicio. Pero también podemos incluir el autocuidado del aseo personal y la higiene como parte del mantenimiento general de nuestro bienestar físico y mental.


Boxing of damaged books
Central Docents, September 30, 2019

I have always loved books. When I was five, I pleaded with my mother for books...Little Golden Books, about lambs and engines and whatever...and she helped me learn to read them. In junior high and high school, I was a library helper.


librarians playing ukuleles
Jené Brown, September 26, 2019

For the first time, the Los Angeles Public Library invited all of its volunteers to a single recognition event at Central Library: Aloha after Dark.


drawing of Octavia Butler
Vi Ha, June 11, 2019

“Habit is persistence in practice.”—Octavia E. Butler


Susan Orlean holding the Library Book
Keith Kesler, March 12, 2019

The Library Book by Susan Orlean has introduced our downtown gem to a whole new audience.


Still from digital animation based on artwork in central library
Neale Stokes, March 07, 2019

Beginning this March, visitors to the library will see a new series of generative digital animations on the Central Library Video Wall. Designed for the library by StandardVision, the animations draw inspiration from Central’s distinctive art and architecture.


giant Oscar statue being carried to an event
Elizabeth Graney, February 22, 2019

The Academy Awards are coming! And while there still isn't a host, and the show might be a total shambles, we're still going to tune in to see who wins.


A table of herbs and spices
Ana Campos, February 19, 2019

Herbs and spices have been used to improve and maintain health by people around the world for thousands of years. Adding some spice to your life enhances not just your food, but also your overall well-being.


best of 2018 books wrapped up in a bow
Sheryn Morris, December 19, 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, LAPL Reads presents the best books of the year selected by our staff. Since 2011 we have shared our recommendations. You will find a little bit of everything including books by writers whose works you might not be aware of, but definitely deserve attention.


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