Events and Exhibits at the Los Angeles Public Library

stacks of books standing upright
Second Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Library for their monthly book sale with proceeds benefiting the Sherman Oaks Branch Library, located at 14245...
Four childrens books
Second Saturday of the Month at 10 a.m.
Literature can transform the way we look at the world. Join children's librarians from the Los Angeles Public Library to discuss kid-...
view of the top of colorful books standing upright
Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Friends of the Silver Lake Branch Library are hosting a used book sale. This is an excellent opportunity to stock your shelves, pick up...
collage of 6 highland park images is seen. Pictured are the San Encino abbey, the Buddhist temple, the Arroyo Seco Library, chicken boy, Builders of the Adeytum building, and the Presbyterian church
June 10, 10 a.m.
Celebrate this year’s summer reading theme of “My LA” by exploring Highland Park with us. We will walk down Figueroa Street, perusing the...
vinyl cutting machine for stickers
June 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us for June Jubilee! Pick and heat press a design inspired by Octavia Butler onto a free tote bag. Share your favorite Octavia Butler...
Arts and crafts paper
June 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Get ready to get creative for the library's June Jubilee Celebration. Make a flower pencil, keychain, bracelet, bookmark, button, and fan....
An assortment of sewing materials and tools.
June 10, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
African American quilts are an expressive art form that gives voice to both the past and the present. The African American Quilters of Los...
An assortment of sewing materials and tools.
June 10, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bobby’s Y-Seam: The secret of making an easy Y-Seam. Attendance is limited to 18 participants. This program will take place in Meeting...
A  triptych of 3 photos: the first is a man holding a young girl, the second two women with their faces pressed together, the 3rd a close up of hands on an instrument.
June 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join Central Library’s Digitization & Special Collections Department staff for a step-by-step demonstration on how to digitize your...
colorful park drawing with grass in the front and buildings in the background
June 10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy this special StoryWalk® during our June Jubilee! Families can read the story together as they walk around the "We Read Together Space...

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left to right: interdisciplinary visual artist River Tikwi Garza, and photographer Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin
October 16 through Summer 2023, 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...
Local Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes demonstrate the Girl Scout Sign, circa 1964.
January 26 through August 13, 2023, Central Library
History & Genealogy Department
If Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the United States, were alive today, would she be surprised to see the organization...
Library Bookmobile, circa 1950.
On view beginning March 16, 2023, Central Library
Getty Gallery
An exhibition of images and objects of LAPL history from its earliest days until now, which celebrates the story of Los Angeles through the...
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...

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