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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Janiva Magness Plays a Protest Chord

February 21, 2018

We are so lucky to kick off our third season of LA Made performances at Central Library this Sunday February 25 with the incomparable Blues Singer, Janiva Magness.

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Make a Date for Romance

February 14, 2018

February is the month for love and romance whatever language you speak: amor, l’amour, cinta, pag-ibig, liebe, люблю, 愛.

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Rescue in Denmark: My Family's Holocaust Story

January 26, 2018

This Saturday, January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah. The United Nations chose this day as it was the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Celebrate the City with LA Made

January 18, 2018

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 3 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 1, 2018!

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What’s Your Resolution?

December 31, 2017

January is the month for resolutions; making them, revising them, and keeping them.

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I'll Pick Myself a California Rose

December 28, 2017

New Year's Day marks the 130th Rose Parade®. Going strong since 1890, it’s been showcasing our beautiful Southern California weather and foliage to viewers around the country and the world. It all began when Pasadena Valley Hunt Club member Professor Charles F.

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Orange Gold in Your Stockings

December 20, 2017

Have you ever received an orange in your holiday stocking; did you ever wonder why?

Out here in Los Angeles, if you are dreaming of a snowy holiday season, you might have a very long wait.

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We Had a Blast at the DTLA Mini Maker Faire!

December 16, 2017

Our Second DTLA Mini Maker Faire was an amazing feat of low-tech, hi-tech, family, friends, and fun! With more than 40 makers and crowds of over 1800 visitors, every corner of our beautiful library was abuzz with STEAM activity.

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Top Tens at the Library

December 13, 2017

It’s the time of year for lists: Recommendations, best of’s and favorites.

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Ugly Sweater Weather

December 06, 2017

It’s December, which means it's ugly sweater weather!