Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, Jan 14th, 2016

This Monday, January 18, we will all pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King’s life and work. Since being signed into law in 1983, this national holiday was envisioned to be “a day on, not a day off,” by bringing the community together in a day of service or…

A New Year, A New Library Store

Thursday, Jan 7th, 2016

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Coming April 2016, The Library Store will be completely remodeled! We will be shutting our doors on Thursday, January 14 to push out a few walls and get a brand new look worthy of 2016. It’s a new year, so we’re bringing you a…

New Year, New Resolutions at the Library

Wednesday, Jan 6th, 2016

If making and breaking resolutions is ubiquitous to the start of your new year, let the Los Angeles Public Library provide you with the FREE resources to realize your goals. Here are some ideas for ways to succeed at the January challenge. Get started with your goals at lapl.org.  …
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12 Months of the Los Angeles Public Library

Monday, Dec 21st, 2015

Angelenos have always been very active in their love and support of the Los Angeles Public Library, but 2015 stood out as a banner year. Many of last year’s programs rose to unprecedented levels of success with record numbers of participants taking part in the educational and cultural programs, resources,…
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2015’s Timely Topics and Voices of ALOUD

Thursday, Dec 17th, 2015

Throughout 2015, ALOUD welcomed some of today’s most distinguished voices to engage with Angelenos on timely topics from politics, books, art, music, science, history, and beyond. With 45 riveting programs, we hope you were able to join us for a spectacular year of storytelling, performance, discourse, and fun. Here’s a…

Checking In: Eva Mitnick, Director of Central Library

Thursday, Dec 10th, 2015

Just three weeks on the job as Director of Central Library, we sat down with the head of Los Angeles Public Library’s bustling epicenter. Although Eva Mitnick is new to the position, the Los Angeles Public Library pulses through her blood. She literally grew up in the Library—her mother was…

The Library Store’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, Dec 7th, 2015

This holiday season, your purchase at The Library Store will be a gift that keeps on giving! With all sales supporting the Los Angeles Public Library, your gift for a friend or loved one is also a gift to the millions of Angelenos who visit the Library every year. Shop…

Giving Thanks To Our Volunteers

Wednesday, Nov 25th, 2015

From serving as adult literacy tutors and teachers, to working book sales to raise money for branches, to reading to kids, and helping veterans navigate civilian life and find the resources they need, last year, over 7,000 volunteers supported all Angelenos by giving their time to the Los Angeles Public…

One Treasure of Central Library and Beyond

Monday, Nov 23rd, 2015

With over 3 million archival photos emphasizing local and state history, the Los Angeles Public Library became one of the first public libraries to begin digitizing its images in the late 1990s. Since then, the collection available online has extensively grown to 105,087 photos through the support of the Library…