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Albertine Prize banner
James Sherman, April 25, 2018

If you are a fan of contemporary French fiction, we hope you can take part in selecting the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in translation.


two bookplates

During the Middle Ages and the early modern era, owning a book was a rare and precious thing.


The Walrus and the Carpenter speaking to the Oysters
Linda Israelson, April 19, 2018

April is National Poetry Month! Established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, this festive celebration aims to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.


book covers
Julie Shu, April 17, 2018

歡迎借閲中文新書! 如果您要的書已被借走,您可以預定 (place a hold), 也可要求把書送到您附近的分舘。
如您需了解如何查閲圖書館其它中文書籍, 或您有購書建議, 請聯係language@lapl.org.


 Dr. Desmonette Hazly in the kitchen
Ana Campos, April 06, 2018

Beginning in April, Central Library will be offering an Integrative Health and Wellness Series presented by Dr. Desmonette Hazly. We wanted to learn more about what integrative health is and how Dr.


sunrise graphic with book
Vi Ha, April 05, 2018

There is a strong cadre of teenagers that love the Central Library. Teens get the same wow factor of seeing the building and also thinking about how this space is built to store and share knowledge, learning, and books.


John Lee and the cover of four of the audiobooks he has narrated
James Sherman, April 04, 2018

John Lee has acted in productions at theatres around the country and is about to embark on the role of Malvolio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for Parson’s Nose Theatre in Pasadena.


cover for three of the books
David Kelly, April 03, 2018

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah remains in the top spot on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the


movie posters for the 3 featured movies
Elizabeth Graney, March 30, 2018

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.


Montage of four photographs and a ticket for the opening game of the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 18, 1958.
Bob Timmermann, March 28, 2018

On April 18, 1958, Major League Baseball finally arrived in what was then the country’s third-largest city. The brand new Los Angeles Dodgers were going to play their first official home game against their fellow, exported from New York arch-rivals, the San Francisco Giants.


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