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The Los Angeles Public Library and Dynasty United Youth Association Team Up for A New Virtual Tutoring and Job Preparation Program for South L.A. Students Affected by COVID School Closures
September 15, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) and the Dynasty United Youth Association (DUYA) come together to launch the virtual Accelerated Learning Program Service for South L.A. students in grades K-12. Students can access the free educational support program, Monday through Friday, noon to 8:00 p.m through June 5, 2021. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Library Closed March 14-31
March 13, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library and 72 branch libraries are closed March 14 through 31. The action is being taken in accordance with city guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to protect staff and patrons including the most vulnerable Angelenos. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Library Cancels Public Events in March, All 73 Libraries Continue to Operate With Standard Hours
March 12, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library has canceled all programs, events and meeting room bookings through March 31. The action follows state and city recommendations and is taken as a precaution to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and protect staff and patrons including the most vulnerable Angelenos. ... read more »
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WATCH: Rochelle Riley, Author of “The Burden,” Discusses the Modern Legacy of Slavery
August 12, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel contributing writer Imani Sumbi asks Rochelle Riley about her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” and her vision for how America ought to confront its history of racism. ... read more / watch video »
Los Angeles Public Library Launches Coretta Scott King Book Award 50th Anniversary Celebration
April 25, 2019
The awards are presented annually by the American Library Association ... read more »
 Central Library Reopening: 25th Anniversary Celebration Central Library
October 11, 2018
A day of fun for all ages: scavenger hunt, storytimes, hands-on crafts, panel discussion with architect and artists of the library's redesign, tours of special collections and more. All activities are free.  ... read more »
A Conversation with Alison Hart and Multiracial Americans of Southern California
September 24, 2018
Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Mostly White is a powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.  ... read more »
Winter Reading Challenge
January 12, 2018
Now-Jan. 25 The Los Angeles Public Library is hosting a Winter Reading Challenge to keep your reading skills current over the winter holidays. Everything is online and uses your information from the Summer Reading Challenge if you participated in that. ... read more »
Skye Patrick Becomes First African-American Library Director for the County Library
February 17, 2016
Skye Patrick recently became the first African-American Library Director for the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Patrick began her position at the County Library on February 1. She leads one of the largest public library systems in the country. ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Library to Welcome Back Overdue Books and the People Who Love Them
January 20, 2016
Late fines will be forgiven February 1 – 14 ... read more »
“Kill A Watt” brand electricity usage monitor
July 1, 2015
Los Angeles Public Library to Loan Energy Use Monitors Partnership with LADWP Enables Users to Measure and Reduce Power Consumption ... read more »
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