We are offering select services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.

Bilingual Events

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Events for those who enjoy the library in two languages.


Baila Baila singer holding her guitar
May 17, 2021 10:00 AM
English, Español
The Baila Baila program introduces kids to Spanish using music and movement. Kids and parents spend quality time together while they dance...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


verdant Korean landscape
Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Korean
Do you want to learn the basics of Korean? Join us for this Basic Korean Introduction Class. This program is presented by the Los Angeles...


author reading from her book
May 18, 2021 3:00 PM
English, Español
Club de lectura bilingüe para estudiantes en grados 5-10. Saca el libro de la biblioteca cada mes y participa en línea en actividades y...


verdant Korean landscape
Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
English, Korean
Do you want to learn Korean? Join us and learn the Korean language and culture. This program is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


verdant Korean landscape
Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Korean
Do you want to learn the basics of Korean? Join us for this Basic Korean Introduction Class. This program is presented by the Los Angeles...


verdant Korean landscape
Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
English, Korean
Do you want to learn Korean? Join us and learn the Korean language and culture. This program is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month logo
May 27, 2021 3:00 PM
English, Español
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! We will share and discuss a story and then make art together. This program is designed for...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


French book
May 29, 2021 2:00 PM
English, French
Come practice your language skills with other French speakers! This group has no instructor.To receive a Zoom invitation, please contact...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


Korean people smiling and embroidery floss
June 22, 2021 4:00 PM
English, Español, Korean
Come join KYCC’s Koreatown Storytelling Program’s Culmination, where KSP students will discuss oral history in Los Angeles's Koreatown and...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


LGBTQIA text surrounded by art supplies
June 24, 2021 3:00 PM
English, Español
Celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Month! We will share and discuss a story and then make art together. This program is designed for children ages 5-...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


French book
June 25, 2021 2:00 PM
English, French
Come practice your language skills with other French speakers! This group has no instructor.To receive a Zoom invitation, please contact...


 Angela Cervantes and Celia C. Pérez and their books
June 26, 2021 2:00 PM
English, Español
Please join this month's bilingual book club as we host award-winning authors Angela Cervantes and Celia C. Pérez to celebrate the art of...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


girl and her mom looking at a  tablet
Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Vietnamese
Language immersion for children ages 4 and up! Available on the library’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Korean: 5/5 Chinese (Mandarin): 5...


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
English, Russian
Russian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org 


colorful stack of books with a globe
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Intermediate Spanish. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Fridays at 10 a.m.
English, Armenian
Armenian for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


colorful stack of books with a globe
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
For one hour, we will talk only in Spanish about books, the weather, and the Spanish Language. This class is for intermediate to advanced...


globe with colorful stack of books
Mondays at 11 a.m.
English, Italian
Are you learning Italian, but need practice speaking the language? Join us for a relaxed and informal group conversation via Zoom. For more...


Graphic of a stack of language books next to a globe.
Mondays at 2:30 p.m.
English, Chinese
Learn how to speak Mandarin-Chinese from the comfort of your home via Zoom. Students will learn basic conversation through listening and...


colorful stack of books with a globe
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
English, Español
Spanish for beginners. Please reserve at language@lapl.org


globe with a rainbow stack of books
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
English, Chinese
Join us for Chinese (Mandarin) class for beginners. Please reserve your spot at language@lapl.org to join the session.


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