Beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, the Alamitos, Harte, and Michelle Obama Neighborhood Libraries will offer an additional day of service on Mondays.

As of Monday, August 14, the Bay Shore Neighborhood Library will temporarily close for a scheduled renovation. All services at Bay Shore, including book drops, will be unavailable.

Celebrate Pride Month


For many years, the month of June has been nationally recognized as a time to celebrate the history and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community. Each LBPL Pride activity will highlight the importance of visibility through history, culture, art, storytelling or film. Our Pride Month highlights include the below events:

Pride Zines for Teens
Wednesday, June 7 at 2PM - BJK Main Library
Wednesday, June 14 at 4 PM - Michelle Obama Library
LBPL is partnering with the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Department at California State University Long Beach to offer Zine workshops for teens. The workshop will include supplies and instructions on how participants can create their own Pride-themed DIY and digital zines.

Pride Loteria with Kay Sedia
Friday, June 9 at 5:30 PM - Los Altos Library

Participants of all ages will play a Pride-themed Loteria game hosted by the fabulous Drag Queen, Kay Sedia. Additional activities will include a photo booth, coloring and dancing.

The Passionate Pursuit of Angela Bowen
Friday, June 16 at 2 PM - BJK Main Library

Dr. Jennifer Abod will discuss the life and contributions of Dr. Angela Bowen with the LGBTQIA+ community with a screening of her documentary, The Passionate Pursuit of Angela Bowen, followed by a Q&A.

The complete list of events and additional details is available on the LBPL events calendar. All events are free and open to the public and are made possible through the generous support of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation.