The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.


A stack of books related to the immigrant experience
Wendy Westgate, February 19, 2020

In the spring of 2020, Los Angeles Public Library will host a series of five book discussion programs focusing on the immigrant experience.

Miri Koral Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture
Wendy Westgate, January 31, 2020

Miri Koral is the Founding Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and a native speaker of Yiddish. She will be facilitating the book discussions for the Yiddish Book Center's "Coming to America" Reading Groups for Public Libraries, starting in February.

collection of Yiddish books
David Turshyan, July 21, 2014

When in the second half of the last century Isaac Bashevich Singer was awarded a Noble Prize for Literature, he raised an interesting question: “People ask me often, ‘Why do you write in a dying language?’” And he tried to explain: “There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life… e