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Valentine’s Day [Digital] Mixtape

February 13, 2014

Valentine's day is here! Surprise your valentine with a personalized digital mix tape. Here's a list of great love songs you can download using your library card and our free service Freegal Music.


Celebrating Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday with City Librarian John F. Szabo and community members.

More Than 200 Community Members Celebrate Vermont Square Branch Library's 100th Birthday

August 30, 2013

Councilmember Curren D. Price, City Librarian John F. Szabo, and other dignitaries joined 200 community members and former and current library staff to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the City’s oldest library building, the Vermont Square Branch.


Citizenship Materials on Display

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Los Angeles Public Library as a Top Innovator

July 09, 2013

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized the Los Angeles Public Library as one of its ten Top Innovators for 2013 during the ULC Annual Forum, June 27-28, in Chicago.


Sheet Music Covers

L.A.’s Rich Musical History Revealed in “Songs in the Key of L.A.”

June 28, 2013

“Songs in the Key of L.A.,” an exhibit of historic sheet music covers from the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection, offers a rare view of the powerful role music has played in defining the image of Los Angeles and Southern California.  The exhibit, which displays selections from the sheet music co


Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City Librarian John Szabo and a group of library staff unveiled the stone historic library monument at the Memorial Branch Library.

Once Forgotten, Now-Restored Historic Library Monument Unveiled Monday at the Memorial Branch Library

June 24, 2013

Councilmember Tom LaBonge and City Librarian John Szabo unveiled a long forgotten historic library monument to the public for the first time in decades on Monday at the Memorial Branch Library.


Poet Laureate in Group Photo

L.A.'s First Poet Laureate Named at Central Library

December 14, 2012

City Librarian John F. Szabo welcomed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Central Library on Friday, December 7 for a press conference at which the Mayor named Eloise Klein Healy the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.


John F. Szabo was holding the intersaction sign of Ray Bradbury Square with other dignitaries and Bradbury family members at a dedication ceremony unveiling the newly designated Ray Bradbury Square at Fifth & Flower Streets by Central Library

Ray Bradbury Square Becomes Reality Adjacent to Central Library

December 12, 2012

Something wonderful this way came to Central Library in the form of a new public square. City Librarian John F.


Library Staff and Guests

Granada Hills Branch Celebrates 50th Anniversary

November 02, 2012

On Oct. 24, Granada Hills Branch Library hosted a party open to the public to celebrate its 50th Anniversary of service. A representative from Councilmember Mitchell Englander's Office issued a Certificate of Recognition to the branch.


An open drawer with full of local maps

Library Receives Treasure Trove of Maps

October 23, 2012

In October, the Los Angeles Public Library received an extraordinary collection of maps, thanks to real estate agent Matthew Greenberg. Greenberg had been retained by the heirs of local map collector John Feathers to clear Feathers' Mt. Washington home before it was demolished.


Restoring ceremony of of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours at the Central Library

Library Restores Monday and Wednesday Evening and Friday Morning Hours at all of the City's 73 Libraries

October 15, 2012

L.A. Mayor, city councilmembers, library commissioners, City Librarian and local students open the doors to Central Library and inaugurate the restoration of Monday and Wednesday evening and Friday morning service hours as part of phase II of Measure L.


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