Events and Exhibits at the Los Angeles Public Library

How to Bird book cover and storywalk drawing
Available for viewing Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Check out our new StoryWalk in partnership with the Audubon Center at Debs Park! Take an accessible self-directed nature walk and get...
Image of books in various colors
3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m.
Sales feature hundreds of used books, magazines, and DVDs and are sponsored by the Central Library support groups: Central Library Docents...
children looking up at presenter
Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Children are invited to share the joy of reading with our STAR volunteer, Olga. Take home a free book after reading with Olga three times.
multiracial hands and arms holding the word volunteer
May 18, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Join us for our monthly Friends of the Valley Plaza Library meeting. We welcome new members!
The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, created in late 1831 during the Edo period of Japanese history.
Every day in May
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we're celebrating with poetry by supporting one of our favorite Eagle Rock...
Volunteer reads to a group of kids and adults.
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Children are invited to share the joy of storytelling and reading with our STAR volunteer, Jen. Take home a free book after coming to three...
adults in zumba class dancing
Saturdays, 10 - 11 a.m. (March through September)
Join us for Zumba with Lula, fun dancing and exercise!
stacks of colorful books
First &a.m.p; Third Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Check out the Friends of the Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Branch Library used book sale on the first and third Saturdays of the month.
an arrangement of books upright in different colors
May 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ready for a literary treat? Dive into a world of stories without spending a dime! Join us for our Free Book Sale. Take home books on...
silhouette of people holding American flags
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free Citizenship classes. Learn the civics, government, interview and language skills needed for the Naturalization process. Students must...

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left to right: interdisciplinary visual artist River Tikwi Garza, and photographer Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin
October 16, 2022 to May 29, 2024, Central Library
First Floor Galleries
For the inaugural cohort of the Creators in Residence, we have engaged two uniquely creative and thoughtful individuals: Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin...
colorful cartoon of a city skyline with a park in the foreground
Explore the world, move your body, and read a story at the same time! StoryWalks® are a fun and innovative way to engage young readers and...
On the set of "The Woman Racket" at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sir Jagjit Singh of India (in the center with moustache) is surrounded by a group of young starlets and chorus girls, including Sally Starr (standing, fourth from left), Ann Dvorak (standing, fifth from left), and Blanche Sweet (standing, third from right).
March 22, 2024 to September 22, 2024, Central Library
History & Genealogy Department
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was the movie studio known for “More stars than there are in heaven.” During its heyday in the 1930s and ‘40s,...
East Los Streetscapers: Hacia al Norte. Exhibition on view May 4, 2024
May 04, 2024 to August 04, 2024, Central Library
Getty Gallery
On view for the first time in 25 years, the 65 foot long mural on canvas Hacia Al Norte (1991) captures the spirit of immigrant stories of...

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