All libraries are closed until further notice. No late fines will be assessed for overdue items, and you can return materials when libraries reopen. COVID-19 response and resources.
Todas las bibliotecas están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso. Más información.

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Keith Kesler, Social Media Librarian, Public Relations Department


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Kobe Bryant reads a book with The Last Bookstore's book tunnel in the background

Kobe's Bookshelf

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant’s post-basketball life was dedicated to inspiring young people through storytelling.


street mural of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Books that Inspired Nipsey Hussle

January 10, 2020

Nipsey Hussle was a rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist from Los Angeles. In March of 2019, Hussle was fatally shot outside his store Marathon Clothing.


Jenn Bailey reading her book, A Friend for Henry

Interview With an Author: Jenn Bailey

December 17, 2019

Jenn Bailey has won blue ribbons for pie baking, roamed Australia as the still photographer for Continuum, and made it to the Top 40 in the Lego Master Builder competition. Bailey has her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


Fashion master class group photo

Meet a Maker: James Ancheta

December 05, 2019

Ahead of DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2019, we are spotlighting a few of the Makers who will be joining us this Saturday, December 7.


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Noname Selections at LAPL

December 01, 2019

We are excited to partner with Noname's Book Club to keep you up to date in finding all the selections free of charge.


Bruce posing in workshop

Meet a Maker: Bruce Dominguez and Call to Adventure

November 25, 2019

Ahead of DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2019, we are spotlighting a few of the Makers who will be joining us December 7.


Photo of Rich with 3D printed math objects

Meet the Makers: Joan and Rich from Nonscriptum

November 07, 2019

Ahead of DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2019, we are spotlighting a few of the Makers who will be joining us December 7.


Gajin Fujita

Portrait of an Artist: LAPL x Gajin Fujita

April 12, 2019

Gajin Fujita takes us into his studio to discuss the role the public library played in inspiring his art as well as the meaning behind Guardian Angel which is featured on our new Los Angeles Public Library art library card. As Gajin says,


Susan Orlean holding the Library Book

The Library of The Library Book

March 12, 2019

The Library Book by Susan Orlean has introduced our downtown gem to a whole new audience.


James Paul Ancheta holding a book in the library stacks with DTLA Mini Maker Faire Logo

Meet a Maker: Fashion Designer James Paul Ancheta

November 21, 2018

Ahead of DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2018 we are spotlighting a few of the Makers who will be joining us December 1.


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