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Central Library

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Address:
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone:
213-228-7000
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Librarian:
Kren Malone, Director

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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Learn about the guitar and songwriting in this hour-long teen program. It’s fun and easy. Don’t have a guitar? No matter. Songwriting only...

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Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.
Americans often speak fast and use confusing expressions and slang. One effective and fun way to improve your comprehension and...

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Fridays at 10 a.m.
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org

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Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
It's the Teen'Scape Game Day you know and love, but online! Login and catch up with all your Game Day friends. Play online games.

Teen Girl Reads a book
March 1, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Join us in celebration of Women’s History Month. The first Monday we’ll pick a YA book to read via hoopla, followed each week by activities...

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Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
This class explores works of fiction and non-fiction from various cultures around the world as a way to understand our differences and the...

colorful row of guitar necks
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Learn about the guitar and songwriting in this hour-long teen program. It’s fun and easy. Don’t have a guitar? No matter. Songwriting only...

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Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
Do you want to learn Korean? Join us and learn the Korean language and culture. This program is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library...

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Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.

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Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
Take some time for your creative pursuits with fellow art-makers in this virtual studio hour. Bring whatever creative project you're...



What We Are Reading


Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
February 25, 2021
By Alan Westby, Librarian
George Walker was one of America's most honored composers, having had his works performed by every major orchestra in the country, and was the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize... Continued
February 25, 2021
By Daryl M., Librarian
Sarah Langan, a Columbia MFA graduate with an MS in environmental toxicology, is a three-time recipient of the Bram Stoker Award. One of her previous novels, The Keeper, was a New York Times Editors... Continued
February 24, 2021
By Aaron M. Olson, Messenger Clerk
Compared at the time of its release to Sly & The Family Stone’s masterpiece There’s A Riot Goin’ On, The Beach Boys’ near-mythical epic Smile, and the late great Prince, D’Angelo’s 2014 musical... Continued
February 24, 2021
By Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian
Fans of David Lynch’s cult 1990-91 primetime television show celebrate February 24 as Twin Peaks Day—the day FBI Agent Dale Cooper comes to town to investigate the death of Laura Palmer. Superfans... Continued

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