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Saturdays, 2 p.m.
Visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its...

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January 21, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Join us for a Chinese New Year Spring Couplets writing program.

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Every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world? Please join us for a class-Chinese for beginners 1.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Join us at the Central Library first floor lobby area for the Tech Try Out cart. We'll show you how to check out the library's digital...

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January 21, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
We are what we eat. So, let’s kick off the new year with learning how to create healthy meals using fresh fruits and vegetables, and herbs...

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Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world? Please join us for a class-Chinese for beginners 2.

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Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library. Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its...

Coffee and croissant
January 21, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
This is a safe and comfortable space for people from all walks of life to come and talk with their peers and professionals, in order to...

January 21, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Learn about email and receive hands-on training on how to create your own FREE email account. Students should be familiar with use of mouse...

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    In The Girl Who Reads on the Metro, Christine Feret-Fleury tells a delightful tale about the love and power of books and the nee

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    Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.
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    Estes, Kelli

    Kelli Estes tells parallel stories separated by 150 years: one of a woman’s struggle to get into the US Army to fight in the Civil War, t


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January 19, 2020
By Keith Chaffee, Librarian
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January 19, 2020
By Ana Campos, Senior Librarian
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By Patricia Valdovinos, Librarian
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