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Los Angeles Public Library Reading Groups and Related Activities

Start
Feb 10, 2019 @ 12AM
End
Apr 19, 2019 @ 11PM
Cost
Free
Site
https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/dca-literary-programs/

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city’s diverse communities.

  • Book Club Discussion
    Saturday, March 23, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library
    6145 North Figueroa Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90042
  • Ethiopian Heritage program – food and dance- Open Mic Readings and Book Discussions
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Ascot Branch Library
    120 West Florence Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90003
  • Book Club
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Atwater Village Branch Library
    3379 Glendale Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90039
  • Adult Book Club – book club selection/discussion
    Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
    Cahuenga Branch Library Adult Literacy
    4591 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Chinatown – The Reel/Real Story
    Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Central Library – Art Music Recreation
    630 West Fifth Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • DISCUSSION PROGRAM: TEENS CAN TALK ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AND THIS BOOK. PARTICIPANTS IN RENTER’S RIGHTS AND FAIR HOUSING AND/OR NEIGHBORHOOD STABILITY GROUPS WILL ATTEND AND TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DO.
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Central Library – Teen’Scape
    630 West Fifth Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • A discussion of refugees and immigration. Presented in CONNECTion TO April 24th “Genocide Remembrance Day”
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Canoga Park
    20939 Sherman Way
    Los Angeles, CA 91303
  • JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE CHATSWORTH BRANCH BOOK CLUB IN A THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSION OF “THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS”
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019; 1:30 pm
    Chatsworth Branch Library
    21052 Devonshire St
    Los Angeles, CA 91311
  • FILM SCREENING —  “THE LAMB” A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ETHIOPIAN FEATURE FILM TELLING THE STORY OF A YOUNG  A HALF-JEWISH ETHIOPIAN BOY WHO IS SENT BY HIS FATHER TO LIVE AMONG DISTANT RELATIVES AFTER HIS MOTHER’S DEATH.
    Thursday, March 14, 2019; 1:30 pm
    Chatsworth Branch Library
    21052 Devonshire St
    Los Angeles, CA 91311
  • Book club discussion
    Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Echo Park Branch Library
    1410 West Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Book Club
    Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 10:30 am
    Fairfax Branch Library
    161 South Gardner Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Book discussion
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm
    Felipe De Neve Branch Library
    2820 West Sixth Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • It All Starts with Mother–The Memory Box
    Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
    Granada Hills Branch Library
    10640 Petit Avenue
    Granada Hills, CA 91344
  • FILM SCREENING: “THE GOOD LIE” — SUDANESE ORPHANS THEO, HIS SIBLINGS AND OTHER SURVIVORS MAKE A DIFFICULT JOURNEY TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN KENYA. THIRTEEN YEARS LATER, THE GROUP GETS THE CHANCE TO SETTLE IN THE U.S.
    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 3:15 pm
    Harbor City – Harbor Gateway Branch Library
    24000 South Western Avenue
    Harbor City, CA 90710
  • FILM SCREENING: “THE GOOD LIE” — SUDANESE ORPHANS THEO, HIS SIBLINGS AND OTHER SURVIVORS MAKE A DIFFICULT JOURNEY TO A REFUGEE CAMP IN KENYA. THIRTEEN YEARS LATER, THE GROUP GETS THE CHANCE TO SETTLE IN THE U.S. TO BE FOLLOWED BY BOOK DISCUSSION
    Sunday, February 10, 2019, 12:00 pm
    Hollywood Regional Branch Library
    1623 Ivar Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION OF THE BOOK LED BY STEPHANIE D. BURRUS, AN INSTRUCTOR AT LA SOUTHWEST COLLEGE
    Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:00 pm
    Hyde Park Branch Library
    2205 West Florence Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90043
  • BOOK CLUB
    April 9, 2019 6:30 pm
    John C Fremont Branch Library
    6121 Melrose Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • Puzzle Art
    Thursday, April 4, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Junipero Serra Branch Library
    4607 South Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • Film Screening: Goodbye Solo –A Senegalese cab driver named Solo is working in North Carolina to provide a better life for his young family
    Friday, April 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
    Little Tokyo Branch Library
    203 South Los Angeles Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Book club discussion for adults and teens
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 4:00 pm
    Malabar Branch Library
    2801 Wabash Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Book Club Discussion
    Friday, March 1, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Memorial Branch Library
    4625 West Olympic Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • Art workshop around gentrification
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 3:30 pm
    North Hollywood Regional Branch Library
    5211 Tujunga Avenue
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Book club discussion
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Northridge Branch Library
    9051 Darby Avenue
    Northridge, CA 91325
  • Book Club
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 2:00 pm (Book giveaway)
    Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm (Book discussion)
    Pacoima Branch Library
    13605 Van Nuys Boulevard
    Pacoima, CA 91331
  • Book Club Discussion
    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 am
    Palisades Branch Library
    861 Alma Real Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90272
  • Book club discussion
    Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00 am
    Porter Ranch Branch Library
    11371 Tampa Avenue
    Northridge, CA 91326
  • Collage Workshop: HOW you see yourself, your family, or your neighborhood
    Friday, April 12, 2019, 2:00 pm
    Robertson Branch Library
    1719 South Robertson Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • Book club discussion
    Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:30 pm
    Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
    7771 Foothill Boulevard
    Tujunga, CA 91042
  • Book Club Discussion
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:30 pm
    Studio City Branch Library
    12511 Moorpark Street
    Los Angeles, CA 91604
  • A FILM SCREENING and Book GIveaway
    Film:  “THE LANDLORD” – A YOUNG LANDLORD BUYS AN INNER-CITY TENEMENT IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN, WHICH IS UNDERGOING GENTRIFICATION, PLANNING TO EVICT THE OCCUPANTS AND CONSTRUCT A LUXURY HOME FOR HIMSELF. TO BE FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION. BOOK DISSEMINATED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MARCH.
    Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:30 pm
    Van Nuys Branch Library
    6250 Sylmar Avenue
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • Panel Book Discussion
    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
    Washington Irving Library Branch Library
    4117 West Washington Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90018
  • Ethiopian craft/art for young adults
    Saturday, March 9, 2019, 2:00 pm
    Washington Irving Library Branch Library
    4117 West Washington Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90018
  • Book Club
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:00 am
    Wilmington Branch Library
    1300 North Avalon Boulevard
    Wilmington, CA 90744
  • Book discussion
    Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3:00 pm
    Wilmington Branch Library
    1300 North Avalon Boulevard
    Wilmington, CA 90744
  • Book Club Discussions
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30 pm
    Westchester Branch Library
    7114 West Manchester Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Book club discussion on the immigrant experience
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:00 pm
    Westwood Branch Library
    1246 Glendon Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Los Angeles Public Libraries
Los Angeles, CA United States

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