Events and Exhibits at the Los Angeles Public Library

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Family and friend heart chain craft with heart stickers.
December 6, 2021 10:00 AM, Little Tokyo Branch Library
After picking out some great books on friendship and family, visit the reference desk for a Kids Takeout Kit* to enjoy a library program...
happy family of four
December 6, 2021 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
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homework helper helping two young students
Mondays through Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m., Canoga Park Branch Library
Trained LA-based Homework Helpers will assist K-12 students with school assignments and help navigate the library's online student...
Black and white photo showing a close-up of hands on a drum.
December 6, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Pico Union Branch Library
Join group leader Steven Angel for a stress-busting drum session in our community room. Learn rhythm, repetition, and harmony using a...
stacks of books with one open
December 6, 2021 4:30 PM, Central Library
December 6: We will pick a book to read via hoopla. Everyone can pitch YA titles that are fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novels in a genre...
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Online Events

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stacks of books and open books with a pair of eyeglasses on top
December 6, 2021 10:00 AM, West Valley Regional Branch Library
Join us for a spirited and engaging discussion of the world's best short stories! All selections are from The Penguin Book of the Modern...
librarian claps as she leads a storytime in front of families with young children
Mondays at 11 a.m., Edendale Branch Library
Join us for a storytime via Zoom featuring interactive stories, songs and rhymes. This event is designed to promote early literacy skills...
Don Cadora sits in a meditation posture in a wooden structure with rocks and trees in the foreground.
Mondays at Noon, Edendale Branch Library
Guided meditation for calm, balance and inspiration. Email eden@lapl.org for the Zoom link and participation details.
dictionary words and there meaning
December 6, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Central Library
Join the Los Angeles Public Library's BEST Friends and Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's Editor-at-Large, in exploring the changing world...
hands in the air surrounding glowing lights shaped like a brain
December 6, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Canoga Park Branch Library
We'll discuss what to watch for in yourself and others. Alzheimer’s causes changes in memory, thinking and behavior that are not normal...
smiling woman with raised hands
Mondays at 4 p.m., Studio City Branch Library
Join us via Zoom for virtual laughter yoga with certified laughter yoga instructor Barbara Molina. Enjoy the health benefits of laughter...
tiles spelling out friends
December 6, 2021 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Online
Holidays often mean getting together with family and friends and sharing traditions and meals. Do you have family traditions, or favorite...
Hands to the sky
December 6, 2021 6:00 PM, Westwood Branch Library
Join long-time meditator Doug Frankel as he discusses how meditation can evoke a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. He will...
pajamas slippers and the moon
December 6, 2021 7:00 PM, Online
Jump in your jammies and join us for a storytime session! Listen, move, play, and sing along with librarians from all over Los Angeles.
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Exhibits

black and white photo of 5 very engaged regular attendees at the Turnabout Theatre in the 1940s
June 07, 2021 to March 06, 2022, Central Library
Getty Gallery
For 20+ years, the Los Angeles Public Library has been the custodian of what has always been referred to as the “Turnabout Theatre...
photo of Los Angeles Venice canals dream up by Abbot Kinney, 1922
June 07, 2021 to January 16, 2022, Central Library
History & Genealogy Department
From the pueblo days of Zanja Madre to Mulholland’s aqueduct to Abbot Kinney’s canals, the history of Los Angeles and water is one of...
Detail. Historical and Recreational Map of Los Angeles
On display through February 6, 2022., Central Library
Annenberg Gallery
This exhibit presents a deeper look at the work of the great California-based artist and cartographer Joseph Jacinto Mora.

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