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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


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


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!


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


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


Access historical documents through LBPL's newest digital resource.

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Introducing the Supply-brary


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


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


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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