The Latest Library News
Iconic Cartoonist and Celebrated Mystery Writer to Grace April’s Author Talks
Join us for live interviews with two bestselling and award-winning authors, Kate Beaton and William Kent Krueger.
Celebration of the Young Child Returns
The Celebration of the Young Child returns for its fifth year at Lincoln Park and the Billie Jean King Main Library!
Best-selling Authors Scheduled for March
Join us for our March author talks, which include David Epstein, celebrity chef Jernard A. Wells, and Pam Jenoff.
LBPL agrega MakeMake a la biblioteca digital / LBPL adds MakeMake to the Digital Library
Nuevos libros electrónicos en español disponibles sin retenciones ni esperas / New eBooks in Spanish available all the time – no holds or waiting
Acclaimed Authors Coming to LBPL in February
Join us for February’s virtual author talks to hear from three award-winning authors: Lana Harper, Dr. Grace M. Cho, and Sadeqa Johnson.
February is Black History Month!
Join us for special programs that highlight the history, culture, and joy of Black Americans.
Blind Date with a Book
Take a chance on love and go on a blind date with a book, happening in February at select branches!
Changes to OverDrive
Changes to the number of items patrons can have on hold and have checked out
Celebrate Lunar New Year at LBPL
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with festive Lunar New Year celebrations across all LBPL branches!
Dive Into Learning at the Long Beach Public Library!
LBPL challenges you to read 1,000 books to your little one before they start kindergarten!
New Year, New Author Talks!
This month’s authors will cover fierce female leads, realistic tips for organizing your home, and scientific answers to wild hypothetical questions. Register today!
The Kwanzaa Experience
Celebrate Kwanzaa with LBPL on Dec. 10 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library!
Check Out The Amazing December Author Talks Lineup
December brings another round of virtual author talks from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors. Register now!
LBPL Now Offers Coursera and Skillshare
You asked, we listened! Say hello to two brand new video-based learning resources available in the Digital Library.
Khmer, Come All! ខ្មែរមកជួបជុំគ្នា!
Immerse yourself in Cambodian culture in our Khmer, Come All series, kicking off on Nov. 5, 2022!
Liwanag Lit Fest 2022
The first Liwanag Lit Fest is coming to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Oct. 22!
Halloween @ LBPL
Scare up some family-friendly fun at LBPL this Halloween!
Learn a New Skill with LinkedIn Learning
Access high-quality courses and videos focusing on business, technology and creative disciplines through LinkedIn Learning.
Cover to Cover Club 2022
Earn free In-N-Out with LBPL's Cover to Cover Club!
How to Read the NYT for Free Through LBPL
Stay informed, curious, and entertained with unlimited access to the NYT’s award-winning content.
Vida Latina 2022
Easy to use homework resources
The Digital Library is brimming with resources to help elementary, middle, and high school students complete homework assignments.
Author Talks from LBPL
Registration is open for the Library’s live, virtual talks with bestselling authors and thought leaders from around the world.
SEED STEAM Summer Camps
Applications are open for free week-long STEAM summer camps for 7th and 8th graders!
Join us for Penned Pride
A LGBTQIA+ author panel for teens, on Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 PM at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.
Visit the latest exhibition at Billie Jean King Main Library, “Letters To…”
Intertrend Communications and Make Noise Today invite you to visit “Letters To…” a one-of-a-kind art exhibition on display at Billie Jean King Main Library from June 9 through September.
June 2022 Family Learning Center Programs
Join us in the FLC at the BJK Main Library for one-hour classes related to our Digital Library, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, and Job Search Tips. Attendance will be limited to ensure safe social distancing. All classes will be offered in English and Spanish.
Summer Reading: Read Beyond the Beaten Path / Lectura de Verano: Lee más allá del camino conocido
New Sessions Start Each Month for Gale Courses
Learn from college instructors who are experts in their field when you sign up with Gale Courses. Over 350 free courses are offered on topics ranging from effective communication to using QuickBooks and creative writing to stocks and investing.
LBPL Celebrates Pride Month
June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and LBPL is celebrating all month long. Check out our list of programs happening all around the City of Long Beach.
New Library Hours
We are launching new hours at three LBPL locations starting Tuesday, May 31st!
May 2022 Family Learning Center Programs
Join us in the FLC at the BJK Main Library for one-hour classes related to our Digital Library, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, and Job Search Tips.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We are excited to celebrate AAPI culture through special programs for kids, teens, adults, and the entire family across all our library locations.
Expanded Library Card Access and Circulation
We have revised our circulation policy, making it easier than ever for California residents to register for a library card.
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1st Annual Festival of AAPI Books
Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever Festival of AAPI Books, featuring author panels, book signings, activities and performances!
Celebration of the Young Child
Join us Saturday, April 30 from 10AM - 2PM at BJK Main Library and Lincoln Park for fun activities and resources for families with children ages 0 - 6.
Growing Your Business with Reference Solutions
LBPL is celebrating National Small Business Week (May 1-7, 2022) with a free Digital Library Workshop on Reference Solutions, powered by Data Axle. Find out about the session and how to sign up.
Celebrate Earth Week
Celebrate Earth Week with the Long Beach Public Library! Learn about composting with worms, how to recycle the right way, and more.
California State Parks Passes Are Here!
New California State Parks Passes offer free vehicle day use at more than 200 participating state parks.
April is National Library Month
Come celebrate National Library Month with LBPL!
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