The library will be closed on Monday, March 27 in observance of César Chávez Day.

Tina Lerno, Librarian, Digital Content Team

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Ten Library Resources for Families & Kids to Access From Home

March 19, 2020

While all Los Angeles Public Library locations are physically closed, you can still access our online resources. All LAUSD students are automatically assigned a Student Success Card.

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A Pandemonium of Parrots

February 20, 2020

If you live anywhere near Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, you have heard them. If you live in Eagle Rock or the Silverlake/Echo Park regions, you will recognize the sound. Twice a day, dawn and dusk, no days off for weekends or holidays. Parrots!

Author Jerry Craft and his book New Kid

Comics Are For Everyone

February 11, 2020

I love comics and graphic novels and have been reading them since, well, forever. So it just warms my little librarian heart to see so many graphic titles announced at this year's YMAs (Youth Media Awards), or as some of us refer to them, the Librarian Oscars.

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Celebrating the Diversity of Our City: LA Made Season 5

January 23, 2020

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 5 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 15, 2020 with a return of the ever-popular Strong Words storytelling event!

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First and 100: A Century of Rose Bowl Football

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year, Happy Rose Bowl, Happy Football! Did you know that the Rose Bowl Stadium is nearing its 100th year? The story of the Rose Parade and the subsequent football games have been going on long before.

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Battle of the Big Birds...

November 20, 2019

Ostriches versus Turkeys. That age-old problem. (Is it? Well, for this blog post, the answer is yes). Which big bird do we Angelenos love more? And I'm not talking just in the looks department; both make for good eating.

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Pumpkin Spice-Up Everything!

September 23, 2019

It's that time of year—fall, aka autumn, aka pumpkin spice season!

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Nobody Walks in L.A.

September 03, 2019

Walkin' in LA, nobody walks in LA; walkin' in LA; walkin' in LA, only a nobody walks in LA—Terry Bozzio, Missing Persons

Charles Manson being lead away by deputies

Helter Skelter in the Summer of 1969

August 06, 2019

1969 was a tumultuous year. The US Apollo 11 mission brought men to the moon, and the Beatles gave their final live performance. Richard Nixon was sworn in as President, the war raged on in Vietnam (along with huge protests), and the draft was reinstated.

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What the 4th of July Looked Like in Vintage Los Angeles

July 02, 2019

Independence Day aka the Fourth of July commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen (American) colonies were no longer subject to Great Britain's rule, but were united, free, and independent states.