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Central Library

Central Library Exterior
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Kren Malone, Director

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Upcoming Events at Central Library
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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...

Cromwell at Dunbar, 1886, by Andrew Carrick Gow
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...

Teen Girl Reads a book
May 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Join us this May as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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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...

author reading from her book
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...

actors in the movie Columbus
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...

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Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.

colorful craft paper collage
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...

hand drawn artwork and book shelves
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...

teens sipping tea with green text bubbles
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

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

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