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National Library Week

National Library Week

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National Library Week

Virtual Program Highlights from the Past Year

The theme for this year’s National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021), is Welcome to Your Library, which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building, and that everyone is welcome to use library services.

The American Library Association puts it this way: “During the pandemic, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.”

To celebrate National Library Week, we’re highlighting some of your favorite videos and program recordings from the past year, in case you missed them!

Most Popular Videos

Here’s a collection of your most-watched YouTube videos, listed by playlist.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Virtual Film Festival: The Farewell
Arts & Entertainment

Storytime for Grown Ups: Featuring Edward Lear, Mark Twain, and Jane Austen
Books & Stories

Goal Setting: Learn a New Language
Library Resources

Adult 101: How to Tie a Necktie – Shelby-Pratt Knot
Work & Career

Shrink Stuff with Shrinky Dinks
Hobbies & DIY

Introduction to the Community Resiliency Model
Health & Wellness

Behind the Scenes at La Brea Tar Pits
Exploring LA County

Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad
Cultural Resource Centers

Positive Parenting Tips: Quiet Time
For Parents & Caregivers

Fun Friday Fingerplays: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
For Kids

Asian Lunar New Year
For Teens

Drip Drop Water Clock

Rimas, Canciones y Cuentos: Cinco Ranitas
En español

Live Event Recordings

Did you miss these live events? You can still check out these recordings!

Take a Tour Through Late Victorian Era Los Angeles

Author Talk with Robert Lee Johnson

Create Your Own Mini Mural

Container Gardening in Southern California

Work Ready: What Exactly Do You Need to Start a Business?

Creative Careers: Opening a Door to Filmmaking and Animation

Books and Brunch: The Truth About Fairy Tales

People Facing the Sun: The History of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Beyond Kimchi: An Introduction to Korean Cooking