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...

Read All About It: It’s Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Alive! reached out to the Children’s Literature Dept. at our favorite Library, Los Angeles Public Library, for suggestions to get young Club readers into the spirit of this quintessential American holiday...

Read All About It: It’s Halloween!

In the spirit of Halloween, the Los Angeles Public Library makes suggestions to get Club readers into the spirit of Halloween...

Public Library partially reopens with convenience, safe curbside service.

July 2, the Library and Mayor’s Office inaugurated Library to Go -- opening 18 Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) branches for curbside pickup and drop-off across the city...