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For All Angelenos to See: LAPL Shines a Light on African American Heritage

Feb 22, 2018

African American Heritage Month is underway and to celebrate a special traveling exhibit recently opened at Central Library’s Getty Gallery. For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights explores the major role imagery played in the fight for racial and social equality from the 1940s through the 1970s. From […]



The Library Store Loves You Lots

Feb 08, 2018

The Library Store has you sealed with a kiss this Valentine’s season! With gifts, cards, and all types of unique goodies for everyone on your kiss list–from the love of your life to the love of your week–stop by Central Library to check out The Library Store or browse the “For My Valentine” items online, […]



“Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.” Extended By Popular Demand!

Jan 25, 2018

“I see myself in your work. It reaches my soul and fills it with pride and love for all my people, our people, the people.” “Felicidades! The best of L.A., celebrating the richness of cultures and bringing people together in shared appreciation and wonder.” Such overwhelming positive responses from visitors to the Visualizing Language: Oaxaca […]



Shining Light on Civil Rights

Jan 11, 2018

This January, the Los Angeles Public Library is paying tribute to the incredible legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through special programming across branch libraries from peace-themed craft projects for kids at the Benjamin Franklin Branch to exploring King’s life in books at the John Muir Branch. To shed light on another important story of […]



Giving Thanks for the Los Angeles Public Library

Nov 16, 2017

We are grateful for the free educational and cultural programs of the Los Angeles Public Library every day of the year, but as we approach Thanksgiving there are a few special happenings that we can really give thanks for. From Thanksgiving storytimes to crafting festive flying turkeys, check out some of these upcoming Thanksgiving-themed programs […]



Janet Fitch’s Revolutionary Russia

Nov 09, 2017

“Rocking on the razor-musseled bay, lulled by the sleepy toll of buoy bells, the music of rigging, the eloquent stanzas of the waves, I wait for news from the sea,” begins Janet Fitch’s new novel. After this rhythmically-charged opening, it’s no shock that this story centers around a poet, but it may surprise fans of […]



Five Innovative Ways the Library Supports Veterans

Nov 02, 2017

As we get ready to honor those who have served our country on Veterans Day next week, the Los Angeles Public Library supports veterans in a variety of ways all year long. We checked in with Principal Librarian Alicia Moguel and her team who run these crucial programs for veterans–both by providing access to services […]



Macabre Movies: Recs from Author, Mortician, and YouTube Star Caitlin Doughty

Oct 12, 2017

As Angelenos gear up for festivities surrounding Día de los Muertos later this month, what better way to honor the dead than with an eye-opening look at how other cultures around the world care for their dead. On November 1 at ALOUD, Caitlin Doughty, a mortician, New York Times best-selling author, blogger, and director of […]



Culture For All: Visualizing Language Transforms Central Library

Oct 09, 2017

This month the Los Angeles Public Library is celebrating Latino Heritage Month, and it’s especially timely as a new exhibition at Central Library recently opened to the public as part of the city-wide Getty initiative PST:LA/LA, a far-reaching exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. […]



Opening Soon: Visualizing Language Oaxaca in L.A.

Sep 14, 2017

This Saturday, September 16, the Los Angeles Public Library in a partnership with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles kicks-off a special project to take a closer look at the rich social fabric of our own city by focusing on the vibrant Oaxacan community in L.A. through the lens of indigenous Zapotec cultures. Visualizing Language: […]



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