“Habit is persistence in practice.”—Octavia E. Butler
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.
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.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.
It was a typical day in my 11th grade English class, except my teacher offered a rare extra credit opportunity—to write a 100-word essay on the topic, "What a Library Means to Me." She explained that our essays would be submitted to the "Save the Books" essay contest, part of an effort to raise f
October 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the LA Central Library reopening seven years after a catastrophic fire in 1986. In this short film, three people who were at the fire share their memories of the fire and the effort to recover and rebuild.
The Science, Technology & Patents Department is participating in the Central Library Reopening 25th Anniversary celebration with a display of Science Department materials published in 1993.