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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.

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.

Trailblazers in Conversation: Sheila Kuehl

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Library Director Skye Patrick had the pleasure of speaking with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl as part of LA County Library’s first Trailblazers in Conversation virtual chat series.

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.

Veterans Resource Centers

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

Frightfully Fun Reads

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We’ve rounded up some of our favorite chilling and thrilling books to celebrate the season.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

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

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!

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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Get your free COVID-19 vaccine at a library location near you.

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.

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.

Managing Re-Entry Anxiety

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

Jewish American Heritage Month

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Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with books, recipes, and other 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!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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

Supporting Foster Youth & Families

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In May, our Foster Youth Library Card comes with a free book! Plus, check out resources for foster families & those interested in becoming foster parents.

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.

Bookmark Contest Winners

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

National Library Week

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

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!

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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

Great Women in History

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Learn about 4 incredible women in history you may have never heard of.

Teens Create Month

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Explore your artistic talent by drawing, painting, taking photographs, creating your own film, or performing for friends and family.

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.

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.

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

Message from Library Director Skye Patrick

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A New Year’s message from LA County Library’s Director, Skye Patrick.

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.

LGBTQ+ Pride

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During October we’re recognizing and honoring the historical figures and pivotal moments in LGBTQ+ history with virtual programs, activities, and booklists.

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

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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.

Free Flu Shots

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Flu season is right around the corner. We’re offering free flu shots at 10 libraries Oct – Nov. No insurance or appointments needed.

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.

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.

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!

César Chávez Community Service Week

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Join us in honoring and continuing César Chávez’ legacy of community service.

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.

Black History Month

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February is Black History Month, a time to recognize, celebrate, and honor the rich and diverse history and contributions of African Americans. We’re celebrating with over 80 free events and programs.

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.

Happy New Year

New Year, New Skills

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Keep up your new year’s fitness, career, and reading resolutions with help from these free services and programs

Sad child on ground with Stop Bullying written in chalk

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.

Woman working in Small Business

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!

girl reading book

Dia de los Libros

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On April 30, we’re celebrating Día with events focused on children’s literacy for kids of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

dennis and sharon poteet in east LA library

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.

2019 finalist national medal

IMLS Finalist – Share Your Story Day

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

teen using VR glasses

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

barbershop books

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

Songs About Us – Free Concerts with Kerry Fenster

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Kerry Fenster will be performing songs from his album Songs About Us – a fun and entertaining collection of lively tunes that teach children how to care for themselves and social skills to care for others at 10 LA County Library locations.

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LA County Library & Microsoft Form Digital Alliance

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Microsoft awards $3.3 million software grant to LA County Library in addition to hosting digital camps and train-the-trainer programs.

career high school graduates

Career Online High School Graduation

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LA County Library hosts second Career Online High School graduates in a ceremony held at Quiet Cannon Event Center in Montebello.

Los Angeles Dodgers Alumni at Iacoboni Library, Group Shot

Los Angeles Dodgers Storytime

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Los Angeles Dodgers Alumni Visit LA County Library Locations for Storytime to Encourage Reading

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