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December Author Talks


2023 December Author Talks

Did someone say action-packed fantasy and gripping memoirs? Don't miss out on our free author talks with New York Times bestselling authors!

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'Tis the season for WinterFest at the Library! 

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Khmer, Come All! ខ្មែរ​ជួបជុំគ្នា!


Khmer, Come All!: a celebration of Cambodian heritage.

Join us for Khmer, Come All: a celebration of Cambodian heritage! ខ្មែរមកជួបជុំគ្នា! ការប្រារព្ធដល់បេតិកភណ្ឌ​ខ្មែរ

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VetNow: A Free Career and Benefits Tool for Veterans


Brainfuse VetNow offers live support and resources to help veterans with their education, housing, healthcare, and employment.

Attention veterans! Introducing VetNow—your all-in-one resource! 

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November Author Talks


Pictures of November's authors: John Stamos, Tiffany Aliche, Joy Harjo, and Naomi Alderman.

Hollywood? Money? The future? Don't miss out on our free author talks with best-selling writers!

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Storytime with Susie!


Storytime with Susie! Newscard. Image of Susie and three of her children's books.

Read and sing en inglés y español during a special storytime with award-winning children's author, Susie Jaramillo.

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Elevate Your College Prep with LearningExpress


Three college students chatting and laughing on a campus lawn.

Try LearningExpress Library's free online resources—including practice tests, tips, and tools—for finding the right college and scholarships.

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Halloween Parade and Tricks-for-Treats Pup Parade


Tricks for Treats Pup Parade

Wear your costumes and celebrate Halloween at the Long Beach Public Library!

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In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club


2023 In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club.

Books and Burgers! Combine your two favorite activities, reading and eating.

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October Author Talks


October Author Talks

European travel? Suspense? A peek into a critically acclaimed author's brain? Don't miss out on our free author talks with best-selling writers!

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Liwanag Lit Fest 2023


Liwanag Lit Fest

The 2nd Annual Liwanag Lit Fest is coming to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Saturday, Oct. 21!

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5th Annual Celebration of Vida Latina


2023 Vida Latina News card featuring flower design

Vida Latina is back! ¡Celebra nuestra herencia Latina en LBPL!

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Digital Resources Spotlight


Digital Newscard Sept 23 Special Features.

September's Digital Resources Spotlight. Don't miss out!

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop


Hip Hop 50th Anniversary

The Hip Hop Celebration: 50th Anniversary Series commemorates the influential history of Hip Hop.

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September Author Talks


Graphic that reads "Virtual Author Talks". It features three book covers, from L to R, My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food – Author Talk with Lidia Bastianich, How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most – Author Talk with Adam Alter, and The Lincoln Highway and other international bestsellers – Author Talk with Amor Towles.

Fall into autumn a little early with our free author talks with award-winning writers!

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African American Resource Area Grand Unveiling



Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the African American Resource Area with a grand unveiling of the newly renovated resource space at the Burnett Library.

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6 Day Service Launches at 3 Locations



Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, Alamitos, Harte, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will offer an additional day of service on Mondays.

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Brewitt's 75th Diamond Anniversary



Save the Date! The Brewitt Neighborhood Library Celebrates its 75th Diamond Anniversary.

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Summer 2023 Author Talks


August Author Talks

Can we interest you in free author talks with award-winning writers? Cassandra Clare, just to name one. 

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Summer 2023 Author Talks


Author Talks News Card JULAUG 2023

Sorry about your Netflix account. Can we interest you in free author talks with award-winning writers?

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6 New Ways to Entertain Children of All Ages This Summer


The Digital Library has games activities for kids.

Explore fun activities that will keep your child entertained and learning all summer-long with the Digital Library.

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Say Goodbye to these Digital Resources


Graphic reads "Goodbye!" and features the World Book logo on the left and the TumbleBook logo on the right.

LBPL will no longer offer World Book Online or TumbleBookLibrary after June 2023. 

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Celebrate Pride Month



Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month throughout June with fun programming for all!

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Kick off Summer Break with Your Favorite Authors


Author Talks News Card

Join us in May and June for our monthly, online author talk series where we feature renowned authors from multiple genres.

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Calling All Small Business Owners! ¡Haciendo un llamado a todos los propietarios de pequeñas empresas!


May 2nd Workshop News Card

LBPL is hosting a free online workshop to help you expand your business with Reference Solutions.

LBPL está organizando un taller en línea gratuito para ayudarlo a expandir su empresa con la herramienta de investigación de datos, Reference Solutions.

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LBPL adds hoopla to the Digital Library


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New comics, movies, TV, and music available now through hoopla.

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May is AAPI Heritage Month



Celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with LBPL throughout April and May!

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Just Added to the Digital Library: Gale Presents: Miss Humblebee’s Academy



Award-winning kindergarten-readiness program, Miss Humblebee’s Academy is now available for children and their parents or caregivers.

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Iconic Cartoonist and Celebrated Mystery Writer to Grace April’s Author Talks


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Join us for live interviews with two bestselling and award-winning authors, Kate Beaton and William Kent Krueger.

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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!

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Best-selling Authors Scheduled for March


Graphic reads "Virtual Author Talks, March" and features 3 book covers. From left to right: Range - David Epstein, Southern Inspired- Jernard A. Wells, Code Name Sapphire - Pam Jenoff

Join us for our March author talks, which include David Epstein, celebrity chef Jernard A. Wells, and Pam Jenoff.

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LBPL agrega MakeMake a la biblioteca digital / LBPL adds MakeMake to the Digital Library


MakeMake Newscard

Nuevos libros electrónicos en español disponibles sin retenciones ni esperas / New eBooks in Spanish available all the time—no holds or waiting

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Acclaimed Authors Coming to LBPL in February


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Join us for February’s virtual author talks to hear from three award-winning authors: Lana Harper, Dr. Grace M. Cho, and Sadeqa Johnson.

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February is Black History Month!


Graphic that reads "BLACK HISTORY MONTH" in a yellow, sans serif font. On the left hand side of the graphic is a red, yellow, and green band of stripes. To the right of the text is an illustration of a woman with an afro. A stylized illustration of Africa can be seen to the right of her face.

Join us for special programs that highlight the history, culture, and joy of Black Americans.

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Blind Date with a Book


Graphic reads "Blind Date with a Book" in a stylized calligraphy font. The sides of the image is covered in red and pink hearts.

Take a chance on love and go on a blind date with a book, happening in February at select branches!

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Changes to OverDrive


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Changes to the number of items patrons can have on hold and have checked out.

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Celebrate Lunar New Year at LBPL


Graphic that reads "LBPL Celebrates Lunar New Year" in a red cursive font. The graphic features a red lantern, a smiling rabbit, and two red envelopes with coins sticking out of them.

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with festive Lunar New Year celebrations across all LBPL branches!

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Dive Into Learning at the Long Beach Public Library!


Graphic reads "Dive Into Learning" in a blue, bubbly font. The graphic depicts an underwater view, featuring a blue whale, a purple octopus, and a blue sting ray. Green seaweed floats at the bottom of the ocean. A blue sky peaks above the ocean waves.

LBPL challenges you to read 1,000 books to your little one before they start kindergarten!

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New Year, New Author Talks!


Graphic that reads "Virtual Author Talks". It features three book covers, from L to R: The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna, Organizing for the Rest of Us by Dana K. White, What If? 2 by Randall Munroe

This month’s authors will cover fierce female leads, realistic tips for organizing your home, and scientific answers to wild hypothetical questions. Register today!

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