Rad to the Max

The LA Public Library offered custom-made and library-branded skateboards as best prizes for top...

Library pays tribute to the namesake of its branch in Watts.

On Aug. 10, representatives of the Library greeted Alma Reaves Woods and wished her a happy 98th birthday – at the library branch named for her...

Longtime PR head Peter Persic retires after 31 years of City service.

Peter Persic, former Director of Public Relations and Marketing, retired in March after 31 years of City service. He worked for the Library for 28 of those years...

Vermont Square branch library dedicated to LA pioneer, Rita Walters

On Dec. 11, 2021, the City honored the late Rita Walters, the first Black woman to join the City Council and a tireless advocate for the Library and equality...

In Memoriam: Remembering Gordon Brooks

Remembrance written by Betty Uyeda, Retired, ITA: "I was saddened to see that “In Memoriam” listed a familiar name, L. Gordon Brooks. This must have been Gordon Brooks, I thought sadly, seeing that he served 36 years in the Library...

Read All About It: It’s the Holidays!

Librarians are ready to help you enjoy the holidays with book, movie recommendations. LIBRARY: Last year, as we all celebrated the holidays at home, we at Alive! thought you might be looking for recommendations for...

Map legend Glen Creason, Librarian III, retires after 42 years of City service

“I’ve been here for eight presidents, five mayors, many numbers of Microsoft Windows, three Dodgers World Championships, 11 Laker crowns, subways, a spectacular Olympics, a book and the birth of a wonderful daughter.”..

Read All About It: It’s Halloween!

Alive! reached out to Librarians at our favorite library, Los Angeles Public Library, for their recommendations for awesomely scare Halloween reads and watches. We decided to ask again, and here are fresh...

Loud Library Love Proclaimed Near and Far

Meet the Library team behind two of the world’s biggest social media viral hits during the pandemic, and why that matters...

This just in: Central Library, branches begin phased reopening May 3.

The Los Angeles Public Library launches the next phase of its rolling reopening May 3 with limited in-person services at the Central Library downtown and 37 branches across the City...