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LA vs. Hate United Against Hate Week

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We’ve partnered with LA vs Hate United Against Hate Week (Nov 14-20) on an activity booklet for teens, exploring cultural equity through activities, videos, and books.

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Native American Heritage Month

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Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month with virtual programs, weekly book talks, booklists, and other at-home activities.

Virtual Community Feedback session at LA County Library September 2022

Community Feedback

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Library Director Skye Patrick invites the community to provide feedback on library services and programs at a series of virtual visioning sessions. Click for details.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual programs, share your own immigration story, do a take home activity kit, and more.

LA County Library's 110th Anniversary

Celebrate our 110th Anniversary!

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LA County Library celebrates its 110th anniversary in 2022. Click to see our history decade by decade.

Trailblazers In Conversation with Holly J. Mitchell

Trailblazers in Conversation

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Library Director Skye Patrick speaks with authors, politicians, and community organizers as part of LA County Library’s Trailblazers in Conversation virtual chat series.

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Enjoy Free Lunch at the Library

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This summer, kids ages 18 and younger can visit a participating library and pick up a free nutritious meal.

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Tool Lending Library

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Show Search Tool Lending Library Borrow tools for free starting May 3! We now offer tool lending to customers at 5 of our libraries: Compton,…

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LGBTQ+ Pride

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October is LGBTQ+ History Month and here you will find resources and materials that inform about and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles.

Juneteenth – Emancipation Day: A Celebration of Freedom

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Learn about the history of Juneteenth, and celebrate with virtual programs, booklists, and more.

Heart & Hand Book Talk Series

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Heart & Hand Book talks feature conversations on literature with authors and speakers to challenge existing perceptions about racism and injustice against people of color.

California State Parks Passes

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California State Parks Passes will soon be available at Los Angeles County Libraries. Learn about the program and see where the Parks Pass can be used.

Asia Pacific Heritage

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with virtual programs, booklists, and other at-home activities.

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Supporting Foster Youth & Families

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In May, our Library Card for Youth in Foster Care comes with a free book! Plus, check out resources for current and potential foster families.

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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Make your mental health a priority as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness in May.

Celebrating National Poetry Month

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Spend this month exploring rhymes, free verses, haikus, sonnets, and everything in between with our poetry booklist, programs, and resources.

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National Library Week 2022

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Celebrate National Library Week with a collection of some of our most popular virtual offerings of the past year.

Celebrate César Chávez

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Celebrate César Chávez Day with a special message from Supervisor Solis, booklists, documentaries, and more.

Jewish American Heritage Month

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Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with books, recipes, and other resources.

New Library Hours

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We are excited to announce that we are expanding our hours of operation across several of our libraries beginning Monday, March 14, 2022.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with programs, videos, and resources for all ages.

Teens Create Month

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Tap into your artistic side with these virtual programs, videos, and book recommendations celebrating teen creativity.

Executive Order 9066 & the Japanese American Experience

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As we approach the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, learn more about the Japanese American experience during World War II by viewing our list of books and documentary films.

Celebrating African American and Black History Month

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Join us all month for virtual programs honoring the rich and diverse contributions of Black and African Americans.

DIY Gifts from the Heart

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Get creative with these DIY ideas using Library resources to show your loved ones how much you care.

Library Lovers’ Month

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Follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a chance to win a mug during #LibraryLoversMonth!

Message from Library Director Skye Patrick

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Our Library Director looks back at the celebrations and challenges this past year, and how thankful we are for our customers who continue to inspire us.

New Year, New Skills

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Check out this list of resources to help you continue those New Year’s resolutions well past January.

Family Holiday Activities

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Mix up your family get togethers this season with these unique and fun ideas.

Holiday Recipes from Around the World

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Looking to try a new recipe for the holidays? Here are a few recipes from around the world to add to your menu!

Stories On Skin

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Join us for a series of virtual programs on the most personal art form: the tattoo. Then share your tattoo story.

Veterans Resource Centers

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Learn about our Veterans Resource Centers and Brainfuse’s VetNow/JobNow resource.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

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We’re celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with booklists for all ages.

LA County Library Bookmark Contest 2022

Bookmark Contest

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Get to see your bookmark design at your local library by participating in our 42nd Annual Bookmark Contest, starting Sep 13!

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Visit any of our libraries to sign up the whole family for library cards and see how we can empower you.

We’re Fine Free!

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All past, present, and future overdue fines for materials will no longer be charged.

Summer Concerts

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Join us as we celebrate the end of summer with free concerts sponsored by the LA County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Arts and Culture.

Announcing ABCmouse

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Discover more than 10,000 fun learning activities in reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music for kids ages 2 – 8+.

Summer Travel

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Whether you’re driving, flying, or globe-trotting from your couch, we’ve got ways to help you plan and stay safe during your summer travel adventures.

Anti-Boredom Month

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Shake things up with our activity kits and videos that’ll kick boredom to the curb.

Summer Solstice

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Learn about the summer solstice and find a few ways to celebrate it this year.

Managing Re-Entry Anxiety

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Help manage re-entry anxiety and other pandemic-related stresses with these resources.

Nature Exploration

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Explore natural wonders and environmental career paths with our new virtual programs and bags for tweens and teens!

Library Reopening

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We are excited to announce that we will start reopening designated libraries for select in-person service on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day by learning of ways you can reduce waste.

COVID-19 Vaccine

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Resources to help answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine development and process.

Stop Asian Hate

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A statement on violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Spring & Summer Discovery Program

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The Online Spring & Summer Discovery Program starts Monday, April 5!

Read Together Kits

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Recreate storytime at home with our Read Together kits, available at any Sidewalk Service location.

Kamishibai Project

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Learn about our work with the Creative Strategist Artist-in-Residence program to bring Kamishibai, a vintage Japanese form of street theater and storytelling, to the community.

Valentine’s Day

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Learn more about Valentine’s Day and find activities, movies, music, and books to help pamper yourself or celebrate with a special someone.

Happy Lunar New Year!

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Celebrate Lunar New Year by learning to create a paper lantern, and get more information about the Year of the Ox.

Basics of Investing and Stocks

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These library resources will help you better understand investing and the stock market.

Inauguration Day

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Learn more about Inauguration Day and the new President and Vice President.

Bookmark Contest Finalists

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We are excited to announce the finalists from our 41st Annual Bookmark Contest

Celebrate the Holidays

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The holidays are here and we want to help you celebrate!

Congratulations, US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

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Congratulations to Joy Harjo for being recognized for a third term as the U.S. Poet Laureate! Learn more about Ms. Harjo’s life and works here.

Safer at Home: Stories and Art

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We’re looking for your contributions to our newest digital collection.

United Against Hate Week

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Learn how to take action during United Against Hate Week.

We are Grateful for You!

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Follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a chance to win a mug during #NationalGratitudeMonth!

Teen Read month

Teen Read Month

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Vote for your favorite books to go head-to-head in our Battle of the Books, and see who comes out on top as a teen favorite!

Girls Empowerment Conference

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Join LA County Library Director Skye Patrick at Parks & Recreation’s 5th Annual Girls Empowerment Conference.

The Census Helps Libraries

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Did you know census data helps determine funding for library services? Complete yours to make sure your family gets the resources you need!

Community Service During COVID-19

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See how our staff have been stepping outside their regular library roles to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back-to-School Digital Resources

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Though back-to-school will look different this year, we’ve got digital learning and educational tools to help your kids and students thrive.

Racial Equity and Social Justice Booklists

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Explore the history of race, civil unrest, and social justice with books, videos, and additional information for all ages.

2020 Census

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Take the 2020 Census today. Every person counted makes a difference!

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Sidewalk Service

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Beginning Monday, June 8, holds will be available for pick up at select libraries, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

The New York Times Digital Access

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Now you can read The New York Times for free with your LA County Library card!

OverDrive Lucky Day

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The Lucky Day collection, a new feature on OverDrive, is now available for eBook readers

Introducing Brainfuse

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Our newest online service provides on-demand tutoring, career assistance, test prep, skill building, and more for all ages!

Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at your local library to learn about the history of women’s suffrage and how women won the vote.

Participate In Take Your Child to the Library Day

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Find new and fun ways to connect with your child through one of the many activities and resources we offer.

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Get Safe’s Safety Training and Risk Reduction (STARR) Program

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Sign up for one of the many Get Safe programs and learn how to identify, respond, and prevent bullying.

Lunar New Year

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Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Rat at one of our many libraries with free activities and crafts.

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Free Small Business Workshop

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Learn how to open a business in LA County! We’ll show you how!

The SOURCE

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LA County Library hosts a monthly resource fair for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Donate to the LA County Library Foundation and support LA County Library

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Donate to the LA County Library Foundation and help make a difference

Undesign the Redline Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline exhibit is now on display at AC Bilbrew Library until the end of December 2019

Thank you for your support

We’re Thankful for You!

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LA County Library Volunteers, Friends, and Donors Make a World of Difference

Veterans Resource Center

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Veterans Connect at LA County Library – As we give thanks to our veterans this November, our Veterans Resource Centers are here for them.

Star Wars Reads

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Join us on a journey to celebrate Star Wars Reads in the month of October with unique programming geared to fans new and old.

Introducing Library Foundation News

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Sign up for Library Foundation News and find out how your support makes an impact.

Free Concerts

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Join us for fun, free live concerts! Enjoy a broad range of musical genres championing LA County diversity at many of our locations.

Get Ready for School

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Make the most of your library this school year! Explore the countless resources we offer for students.

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Congrats, Graduates!

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On June 29, adult grads of our Career Online High School program earned their high school diplomas. Learn how you can, too!

National Summer Learning Week

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July 8 – 13, we’re celebrating #SummerLearningWeek with events promoting kids’ learning, safety, and health.

Library of the Year

Library of the Year

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We’re excited to announce that Gale and Library Journal have named us Library of the Year 2019, a national honor! 

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Bookmark Contest Winners

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Winners of our 2018 Bookmark Contest have been selected, and their bookmarks will be available in libraries this spring!

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Celebrate National Library Week

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In honor of National Library Week (April 7 – 13), we’re featuring library supporters Dennis and Sharon Poteet. This Whittier couple is on a mission to visit all LA County Library locations!

used book sale on April 6

Books! Books! Books! Booksale

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On April 6, stop by our systemwide used book sale, taking place at most library locations. Check with your library for details!

Ramadan Storytime

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Learn about this joyful Islamic month through stories and crafts.

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IMLS Finalist – Share Your Story Day

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We’re an IMLS National Medal Finalist – Help Us Celebrate on Facebook & Twitter!

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Teen Tech Month

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March is Teen Tech Month! Stop by an event at one of our libraries to learn, make, and more!

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Ready Rosie

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Connect with your child and encourage school readiness with quick videos through our new service, ReadyRosie.

Every Teen Accepted

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We love teens! Whether they’re volunteering or enjoying library programs, every teen is accepted here.

Skye Patrick Named Librarian of the Year

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Library Director Skye Patrick recognized with national award

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Smarty Pants Storytime

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New series teaches school readiness to young learners

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Barbershop Books

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Inspiring Young Boys to Read in South Los Angeles

Enjoy the Library Wherever You Go

Introducing Our New App

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Make the most of your library experience with the new LA County Library app

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