On June 14, in Central Library’s filled-to-capacity Taper Auditorium, Amanda Gorman, 16, was named the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman will serve as L.A. Youth Poet Ambassador and receive a book deal with Penmanship Books to publish her first collection of poems.
On Oct. 24, Granada Hills Branch Library hosted a party open to the public to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of service. A representative from Councilmember Mitchell Englander's Office issued a Certificate of Recognition to the branch.
L.A. Mayor, city councilmembers, library commissioners, City Librarian and local students open the doors to Central Library and inaugurate the restoration of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours as part of phase II of Measure L.