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L.A.’s Central Library Rises From the Ashes in Susan Orlean’s New Book

Oct 12, 2018

“The library is a gathering pool of narratives and of the people who come to find them. It is where we can glimpse immortality; in the library, we can live forever,” writes Susan Orlean in her newest work, The Library Book. The New Yorker staff writer and author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin […]



21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story

Oct 10, 2018

At its core, the public library is an enthusiastic collector: a repository of books, a keeper of history, a holder of information, a gathering place for all. Libraries collect to advance and share knowledge, and to strengthen communities through a vast compilation of resources. For the first time in its long history of collecting, the […]



Flint Whistle-Blower Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha to Visit ALOUD on July 11

Jun 26, 2018

“This is the story of the most important and emblematic environmental and public health disaster of this young century. More bluntly, it is the story of a government poisoning its own citizens, and then lying about it. It is a story about what happens when the very people responsible for keeping us safe care more […]



Coming Soon to ALOUD: Laurie Anderson

Apr 05, 2018

“I think it’s useful to see the world not as things and people but as a series of approaches and options for ways to perceive them. Language is approximate—it is a complicated code,” writes Laurie Anderson. An icon of performance art and the indie-music world, Anderson has been inventing new approaches to perceiving the world […]



And the Award Goes To… Library Foundation Recognized with 4-Star Rating!

Mar 16, 2018

As Hollywood wraps up a star-studded award season, there’s one more prize that all of Los Angeles can take pride in: for the fourth consecutive year, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles has been awarded 4 stars by Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The 4-star rating is the highest possible […]



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 […]



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