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LB Reads Adult Literacy Services

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Find out how to enroll as a learner or volunteer at the library as an LB Reads adult literacy tutor.

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Latino Heritage Month @ LBPL

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Join us in celebrating Latino Heritage through an exciting schedule of programs which reflect the stories, art, language and diversity of Latin Americans and Latinos living in the United States.

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Back to School @ LBPL

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Get ready to go back to school at the Family Learning Center at Bret Harte Neighborhood Library.

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All LBPL libraries will be closed on Friday, August 23

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Neighborhood Libraries will reopen on Saturday, August 24.

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Computer Help @ LBPL

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Need computer help?  The Michelle Obama Library offers one-on-one appointments for all of your computer questions.

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Celebrating 20 Years of LBPL's Family Learning Centers

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Long Beach Public Library's first Family Learning Center opened at the Burnett Neighborhood Library in 1999.

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Make.Create.Design. 2019 @ LBPL

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Teens ages 12-19 are invited to join The Studio to explore technology from the past, present, and future in our hands-on workshops Tick Tock and You Don’t Stop.

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Main Library's Book Collection is Moving!

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During the move, books from Main Library will be unavailable. Holds placed for books may take several weeks to be fulfilled.

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Community Gardens @ LBPL

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Visit the open-harvest, community garden at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library⁠—everyone is welcome to help care for, plant, and harvest from. 

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LBPL Adds Streaming Music to the LBPL Digital Library

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LBPL cardholders can now access unlimited music streaming with the option to download up to 5 songs per week through our Freegal Music service.

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Introducing LB Reads

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LB Reads is a new literacy tutoring program for English speaking adults, launching this June at LBPL. 

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Meet Libby

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Meet Libby, a free app from Overdrive!

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Preserve Your Family Photos @ LBPL

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Learn how to digitize and save your family photos through the Preserving Community Heritage Project at the Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library.

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Save the Date: 2019 Summer Reading Kick Off

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Join us for our Summer Reading Kick Off Event on Saturday, June 15 at Bach Neighborhood Library.

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Unlimited Access to Kanopy Kids

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LBPL is now offering unlimited access to Kanopy Kids, our streaming movie platform!

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Archives Unbound Now Available in the LBPL Digital Library

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Access historical documents through LBPL's newest digital resource.


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Introducing the Supply-brary

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The Supply-brary provides supplies and resources for students to successfully create school projects and presentations. 

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Now Hiring: LBPL Studio Guides

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LBPL is seeking interested candidates to apply for the position of part-time Library Aide, Non-Career (Studio Guide) at the Library's Studio Makerspaces. The application period closes March 29, 2019.

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Dictionary Days 2019

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This year’s annual Dictionary Day Program will commence on March 12 and include four community celebrations of words and reading at Long Beach Public Library branches throughout the city.

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Now Offering Free Access to the New York Times Online!

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There are two ways to access: OnSite + OffSite.
Access the New York Times Online through the LBPL Digital Library.

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