The Latest Library News

LBPL Digital Resources Survey

06/24/2024

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Share your thoughts about the LBPL Digital Library and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card!

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Calling All Small Businesses!

06/01/2024

A row of business fronts illustrated in blues, grays, and whites. The words "Data Axle: Reference Solutions" hovers over the buildings.

The Library is your new business partner! Find out how our free online resource, Reference Solutions, can help you grow and expand your business.

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Adventure Begins at Your Library – Summer Reading 2024

05/30/2024

Tropical birds flying across a jungle landscape featuring lush greenery, an active volcano, and a rocky waterfall. A crocodile is resting in a teal body of water.

From Saturday, June 8 to Saturday, August 10 readers of all ages can take part in the fun, with prizes, programs, and special events designed to entertain and educate.

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PROUD VOICES: A Celebration of the LGBTQIA+ Community

05/30/2024

Rainbow diagonal stripes next to the words "Pride 2024 Proud Voices".

The Library will celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month throughout June with an array of special programs, curated book and film lists, and engaging activities for visitors of all ages.

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'All the Tea' Book Club

05/28/2024

Watercolor illustrations of a teacup and saucer, pink rose, and red rose collaged over a sepia-toned photograph of an open book in a field of wildflowers.

Join us every month at BJK Main Library for a cup of tea while we discuss a hand-picked romance read.

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June Author Talks

05/27/2024

Three book covers. From left to right: For the Love of Mars by Matt Shindell, The Housemaid Is Watching by Freida McFadden, and Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School by Tiffany Jewell.

Join us for our monthly author talk series and learn more about the mysteries of Mars, the third installment of the Housemaid series, and antiracism in education.

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One Book, One County / Un libro, un condado

05/23/2024

One Book One County. Join the largest book club in LA: June 1–July 27, 2024.

One Book, One County is a community reading program that celebrates collaboration, education, and conversation across our county.

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May Author Talks

04/29/2024

Three books written by May's authors: The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel by Douglas Brunt, Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon, and Yellowface by R.F. Kuang.

You're invited to thrilling conversations with this month's bestselling authors: Douglas Brunt, Nina Simon, and R.F. Kuang.

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AAPI Heritage Month @ LBPL

04/22/2024

National Asian flowers (such as cherry blossoms, plumerias, and padauk flowers) framing the words 'AAPI Heritage Month.'

Join us for A Bouquet of Cultures, a dynamic array of events and programs in observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month (May 1–31, 2024).

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TID 26 Community Survey and Workshops

04/18/2024

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Share your feedback and help shape the City's information technology strategic plan, TID 26. Survey closes May 17, 2024.

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5th Annual Celebration of the Young Child

04/08/2024

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Enjoy activities and resources for children and their families at BJK Main Library on April 27!

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Boost Your Grades with HelpNow

04/01/2024

HelpNow: Live Online Tutoring

Calling all K-12 students! Use Brainfuse HelpNow to get live, personalized tutoring and study tools.

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April Author Talks

03/29/2024

April Author Talks

This month's incredible conversations feature the Smithsonian, Colum McCann & Diane Foley, and Xochitl Gonzalez. Register today!

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The Studio's 10th Anniversary Celebration

03/27/2024

The Studio Presents: A 10-Year Retrospective of Art and Maker Innovation

Join us at BJK Main Library for The Studio's 10-Year Retrospective of Art and Maker Innovation!

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hoopla Bonus Borrows

03/26/2024

hoopla Bonus Borrows

Get extra hoopla checkouts at the end of every month!

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6-Day Service Launches at 2 More Locations

03/19/2024

New Hours: Introducing 6-Day Service at LBPL.

Beginning Monday, April 1, 2024, Burnett Library and El Dorado Library will offer an additional day of service on Mondays.

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ASL Courses in Digital Library

03/15/2024

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Learn American Sign Language (ASL) through our digital resource, Mango Languages.

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Mobile Printing @ LBPL

03/12/2024

New Mobile Printing Service through Envisionware and Princh.

Introducing Princh, the Library's new mobile printing service.

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Read Across the World: A Celebration of Cultures

03/04/2024

The words "Read Across the World" hovering over an illustration of Earth. Illustrated flags of countries surround the image border.

Explore the world through stories with LBPL's cultural celebration series, Read Across the World.

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LBPL Is Fine Free!

03/01/2024

Feelin' Fine: LBPL is now fine free!

Have you heard? Long Beach Public Library has eliminated fines for overdue books and materials.

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March Author Talks

03/01/2024

A shining stack of books next to the words "March Author Talks."

Discover the inspiring stories of a 50-year friendship with RBG, epic adventures in the world of Eragon, and reimagined Greek classics.

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February Author Talks

02/06/2024

February Author Talks

Exploring love, leadership, and Black identity in America—don't miss out on our free author talks with best-selling writers.

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2024 Black History Month

01/23/2024

Our History, Our Future. Black History Month.

The Long Beach Public Library presents “Our History, Our Future” a celebration of Black history and culture.

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Early Learning Fairs: A Dive into School Readiness

01/09/2024

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Learn about resources for your children in preparation for kindergarten. Children will receive ready-for-kindergarten backpacks for attending the workshop.

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January Author Talks

01/04/2024

Long Beach Public Library January Author Talks.

Abundance seeking in 2024 of health, wealth, and love! Don't miss out on our free author talks with best-selling writers!

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Cultural Symphony Unveiled: Explore LBPL's Alexander Street!

12/29/2023

Resource's name, Alexander Street, in stylized letters with marquee lights and a theater stage in the background.

Alexander Street is your passport to captivating performances, musical marvels, and California's vibrant performing arts scene.

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Noon Year's Eve @ Long Beach Public Library

12/11/2023

Two kids dancing on a dance floor with party hats next to the glowing neon words, "Noon Year's Eve."

Ring in 2024 in style at the Long Beach Public Library, join us for our Noon Year's Eve celebrations!

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Join Over 4 Million Older Adults Who Love GetSetUp

12/09/2023

A white card with the GetSetUp logo on top of a red envelope. The card is surrounded by Christmas tree pine needles and shiny ornament baubles.

GetSetUp classes are a quick, simple way for adults to connect and stay entertained—all from the comfort of their home.

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December Author Talks

12/04/2023

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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WinterFest

11/30/2023

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'Tis the season for WinterFest at the Library! 

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Khmer, Come All! ខ្មែរ​ជួបជុំគ្នា!

11/10/2023

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

11/01/2023

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

10/30/2023

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!

10/25/2023

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

10/19/2023

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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

10/16/2023

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

10/05/2023

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

10/05/2023

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

10/04/2023

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

09/13/2023

2023 Vida Latina News card featuring flower design

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

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop

09/06/2023

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

09/06/2023

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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