Adults @ LBPL
Our online resources offer training in a wide variety of areas, and our in-person workshops at the Studio can help you learn new skills.
We also offer meeting rooms, access to community gardens, and many cozy corners to sit and read.
LBPL hosts entertaining and educational events and programs throughout the year at all of our library locations. Many are fun for the whole family, some are just for adults! Check out our Event Calendar for the latest events. Some of our regularly scheduled adult programs include:
Join us for movie screenings hosted at various LBPL locations. Check out our Event Calendar to see what we're currently watching!
Share your favorite books and get to know your neighbors!
The Studios at LBPL aren't just for kids! They are a great place for people of all ages to tinker, brainstorm, create, and learn! Interested in exploring a new hobby? Want to try out a new technology? Have an idea for a 3D print? Adults are invited to visit and explore the LBPL Studios! Check out our Event Calendar for the latest Studio Workshops.
Career Online High School
Earn your high school diploma online for free through LBPL!
LBPL Digital Library
Our Digital Library provides resources for lifelong learning. Take a course at your own pace, or join an instructor led program. Choose from a variety of topics and professions.
LBPL offers a number of computer classes, workshops, and one-on-one appointments for computer help at many of our libraries.
LB Reads is a free, one-on-one literacy tutoring program designed to help English speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills so they can reach their potential as workers, parents, community members, and life-long learners.
Mango is an online language learning resource that prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 languages, including English. Fun, intuitive interface makes learning a game! Free access with your LBPL Library Card.
Khmer—the language of Cambodia—has been taught at Mark Twain Neighborhood Library for nearly 10 years! We offer two beginner classes and two intermediate classes for students of all ages. All classes are free. New sessions start every 3 months—January, April, July, and October.
- Level 1: A beginning class that teaches the vowels and consonants. In this class you will learn to write the Khmer letters and the proper pronunciation for each.
- Level 2: A class that teaches basic grammar and vocabulary. After learning the vowels and consonants, move on to this class and start making words and phrases!
- Level 3: Continues the Level 2 class, teaching more vocabulary and grammar.
- Khmer Conversation Class: This is a multi-level class focused on speaking for students who have some speaking experience already.
Unity Garden @ Mark Twain Neighborhood Library
Mark Twain Neighborhood Library has partnered with South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC) Thrive LA and Ourfoods.org to install an open harvest community garden at the library. Volunteers removed former garden landscaping in September 2018 to make way for over 20 raised-beds, where a variety of fruits and vegetables from Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the United States will be planted.
The Neighborhood Action Council, which is open to the public, meets on Wednesdays, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The group will maintain the garden and utilize the space to present educational programs to the community.
For information about joining the Neighborhood Action Council and volunteering at the garden, those interested can call Darlene Moreno with SBCC Thrive LA at (310) 414-2090 or email. Child care, as well as translation services in Spanish and Khmer, are available during group meetings.
Learning Garden @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Get your hands dirty and learn how to grow food! The Learning Garden at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library is a great place to meet new people and get involved in the community.
All are welcome to enjoy the harvest! Take only what you need and leave some for your neighbors!
Check out our Event Calendar for on-going educational opportunities in the Learning Garden throughout the year. And stop by every Friday at 9:30 am to help care for the garden with our very own UC Master Gardener. Weed and plant the beds, plan community programs, and meet your neighbors!
Courtyard Garden @ Burnett Neighborhood Library
Stop by Burnett Neighborhood Library to visit our Courtyard Garden! This small space is jam packed with edible plants and maintained by volunteers and staff. Enjoy a book in the courtyard or get involved to help plant and harvest! Contact Burnett Neighborhood Library for more information.