We are offering select services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.

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man with braids browsing the stacks
Tina Lerno, April 30, 2021

Beginning May 3, the Los Angeles Public Library is offering limited in-person services at 38 libraries across the city, including Central Library.


Protesters in front of Pandora’s Box, Herald Examiner Collection, photo dated November 20, 1966
Steven Kilgore, November 23, 2019

The Sunset Strip curfew riots, popularly known as the “hippie riots,” exploded on November 12, 1966 and lasted through December of 1966. The counterculture youth protest was a reaction to perceived authoritarian overreach, and an exercise in civil rights by Los Angeles youth.


Tessa Kelso in 1893 L.A. City Directory
Julie Huffman, October 01, 2015

City Directories are wolves in sheep’s clothing.  You think you’re cracking open a boring ole phone book but, when you look closer, you'll find loads of clandestine information that phone books are missing.  Sorted alphabetically by last name, these (often-) annual tomes feature not just resident


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