Events and Exhibits at the Los Angeles Public Library

UV light machine
June 8, 3:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
This summer we will be providing the supplies necessary so that you can have your nails ready all summer long. Join us on the selected...
Cowboy boots of line dancers
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Get fit and have fun line dancing. We will learn old and new dances in a variety of styles, including country, disco, soul, Latin, and more...
globe with rainbow stack of language books
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Russian for Beginners.
Globe chandelier located in the Central Library rotunda
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Take an hour-long tour through the Los Angeles Central Library. Your docent guide will share stories about the history, art, and...
Image of a lion holding a stack of books and a library card wearing a shirt that says P-22 on the sleeve, image of the entrance to the L.A. Zoo, Image of 3 children looking at a tree, overhead view of fossils
June 8, 12:30 p.m.
Join the L.A. Zoo this summer as we find ways to discover the local wildlife that lives in Griffith Park and learn about the unique story...
A male and female with thumbs up
Thursdays at 1-2 p.m.
Speak virtually with an attorney about tickets/warrants, landlord/tenant issues, family law, employment, housing, and more. Q.Me, a non-...
Children sitting and listening to a story
Thursdays, 1 - 3 p.m.
Children are invited to share the joy of storytelling and reading with our STAR volunteer Shelley. Take home a free book after attending...
two children getting homework help from an adult
Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
We're here to help you with your school assignments at Valley Plaza Branch Library.Student Zones are after-school homework centers in the...
film reel and popcorn
June 8, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the film, 80 for Brady, starring Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin, and Sally Field. This film is rated...
colored pencils and coloring sheet
Thursdays, 2 - 3 p.m.
Explore your creative side at the Adult Coloring Class. All materials are provided, or you may bring your own. Sponsored by the Sherman...

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left to right: interdisciplinary visual artist River Tikwi Garza, and photographer Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin
October 16 through Summer 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...
Local Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes demonstrate the Girl Scout Sign, circa 1964.
January 26 through August 13, 2023, Central Library
History & Genealogy Department
If Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the United States, were alive today, would she be surprised to see the organization...
Library Bookmobile, circa 1950.
On view beginning March 16, 2023, Central Library
Getty Gallery
An exhibition of images and objects of LAPL history from its earliest days until now, which celebrates the story of Los Angeles through the...
colorful cartoon of a city skyline with a park in the foreground
Explore the world, move your body, and read a story at the same time! StoryWalks® are a fun and innovative way to engage young readers and...

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