Events and Exhibits at the Los Angeles Public Library

Ceiling of the Central Library Rotunda.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Take an hour-long tour through the Los Angeles Central Library. Your docent guide will share stories about the history, art, and...
kids at storytime
November 28, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join your friends for our winter storytime series. We will share stories, sing, and do fingerplays.
paper in a typewrite with the words "Tell your story"
November 28, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Get your pens and pencils ready to write, write, write! Pick up a themed story worksheet and take-home craft from our information desk at...
Toddler boy holding book
Mondays at 10 a.m.
Our in-person baby/toddler storytime is back! One session will be held Monday mornings in the community room. Best for ages 0-3.
Children clapping and listening to a story
Mondays at 10 a.m.
Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers.
kids clapping during storytime
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Storytime helps build early literacy skills. We encourage a fun learning environment with stories, songs, and movement.Face masks are...
baby playing under a colorful parachute
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and playtime! Best suited for ages 0-3 years old.
a toddler with blonde hair holds a book with babies on the cover
Mondays at 11 a.m.
 Join us for a storytime via Zoom, featuring interactive stories, songs and rhymes. This event is designed to promote early literacy...
Man meditating at a temple
Mondays at 12 noon
Join us on Zoom as meditation guide Don Cadora helps you achieve calm, balance and inspiration.Email for the Zoom link to...
Native American Heritage Month logo with traditional pattern in the background
Weekdays from Noon - 5:30 p.m.
Walk through the children's area of the library and learn about the Tongva, an indigenous people of California from the Los Angeles Basin...

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Ongoing beginning July 28, 2022, Central Library
Annenberg Gallery
In 1990, the Southern California Library for Social Studies & Research was mounting an exhibition on the Watts Rebellion of 1965 and...
A black and white photograph with a man in overcoat and wide-brimmed hat facing away from the camera, looking down at the Los Angeles River with industrial tanks in the background.
August 3, 2022 through January 23, 2023, Central Library
History & Genealogy Department
Exhibit Curated by Tilly Hinton and Char Miller
Creators in Residence, Los Angeles Public Library
October 16 through early 2023, Central Library
First Floor Galleries
For the inaugural cohort of the Creators in Residence, we have engaged two uniquely creative and thoughtful individuals: Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin...
From (l.-r.): Jackie Robinson, George Crowe, Joe Black, Sam Jethroe, Roy Campanella and Bill Bruton were dynamic Negro Leagues and Major League players.
Open through February 19, 2023, Central Library
Getty Gallery
Barrier Breakers: From Jackie to Pumpsie, developed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, tells the story of the...

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