Planning Your Visit
Upcoming Events at Central Library
Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Take an hour-long Zoom tour through the Los Angeles Central Library. Your docent-guide will share slides, videos, and stories about the...
May 15, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
In the early 1650s, England defeated Scotland in the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester. Almost 500 Scottish prisoners were transported to...
May 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Join us this May as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
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...
May 18, 2021 3:00 PM
Club de lectura bilingüe para estudiantes en grados 5-10. Saca el libro de la biblioteca cada mes y participa en línea en actividades y...
May 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Join us for a biweekly film discussion. We will be talking about Columbus. This 2017 film stars John Cho as Jin, a man who travels from...
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at email@example.com to join the session.
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...
Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Online art activities for veterans to connect with other vets and learn about library resources. The workshops will impart creative outlets...
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Got a gripe you want to vent about? Need to gush about that last episode of WandaVision? Come to Teen’Scape Tea Time and chat with other...
What We Are Reading
Let's make ramen! : a comic book cookbook
Crazy Brave: A Memoir
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder
Start with a small guitar : poems
Make me rain : poems & prose
The Narrowboat Summer
Good Neighbors: A Novel
Nobody ever asked me about the girls : women, music, and fame
The madwoman and the Roomba : my year of domestic mayhem
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
The atmosphere of crime, 1957
Parks x Ali
Soul food love : healthy recipes inspired by one hundred years of cooking in a Black family
N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
Recent Blog Posts from LAPL Blog
May 14, 2021
By Angi Brzycki, Librarian III
Russell Quinn is an artist, designer, and programmer. He works independently as False Vacuum. Russell left the UK in 2005 and has lived in Denmark, Switzerland, and rural California. He is currently... Continued
May 13, 2021
By Daryl M., Librarian
Emiko Jean is the author of Empress of All Seasons and We'll Never Be Apart. She lives in Washington with her husband and two unruly twins. Her latest novel is Tokyo Ever After and she recently... Continued
May 12, 2021
By Daniel Tures, Adult Librarian
In the wee hours of March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, tied up the night security guards, and went from room to room looting... Continued
May 11, 2021
By Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian
During the past year we have all become deeply aware of the importance of family. Moreover, the love and caring of extended elder family members is beneficial during challenging times. These... Continued