The Latest Library News

Say Goodbye to these Digital Resources


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LBPL will no longer offer World Book Online or TumbleBookLibrary after June 2023. 

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Celebrate Pride Month



Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month throughout June with fun programming for all!

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Kick off Summer Break with Your Favorite Authors


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Join us in May and June for our monthly, online author talk series where we feature renowned authors from multiple genres.

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Calling All Small Business Owners! ¡Haciendo un llamado a todos los propietarios de pequeñas empresas!


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LBPL is hosting a free online workshop to help you expand your business with Reference Solutions.

LBPL está organizando un taller en línea gratuito para ayudarlo a expandir su empresa con la herramienta de investigación de datos, Reference Solutions.

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LBPL adds hoopla to the Digital Library


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New comics, movies, TV, and music available now through hoopla.

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May is AAPI Heritage Month



Celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with LBPL throughout April and May!

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Just Added to the Digital Library: Gale Presents: Miss Humblebee’s Academy



Award-winning kindergarten-readiness program, Miss Humblebee’s Academy is now available for children and their parents or caregivers.

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Iconic Cartoonist and Celebrated Mystery Writer to Grace April’s Author Talks


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Join us for live interviews with two bestselling and award-winning authors, Kate Beaton and William Kent Krueger.

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Celebration of the Young Child Returns



The Celebration of the Young Child returns for its fifth year at Lincoln Park and the Billie Jean King Main Library!

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Best-selling Authors Scheduled for March


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Join us for our March author talks, which include David Epstein, celebrity chef Jernard A. Wells, and Pam Jenoff.

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LBPL agrega MakeMake a la biblioteca digital / LBPL adds MakeMake to the Digital Library


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Nuevos libros electrónicos en español disponibles sin retenciones ni esperas / New eBooks in Spanish available all the time – no holds or waiting

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Acclaimed Authors Coming to LBPL in February


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Join us for February’s virtual author talks to hear from three award-winning authors: Lana Harper, Dr. Grace M. Cho, and Sadeqa Johnson.

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February is Black History Month!


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Join us for special programs that highlight the history, culture, and joy of Black Americans.

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Blind Date with a Book


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Take a chance on love and go on a blind date with a book, happening in February at select branches!

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Changes to OverDrive


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Changes to the number of items patrons can have on hold and have checked out

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Celebrate Lunar New Year at LBPL


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Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with festive Lunar New Year celebrations across all LBPL branches!

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Dive Into Learning at the Long Beach Public Library!


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LBPL challenges you to read 1,000 books to your little one before they start kindergarten!

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New Year, New Author Talks!


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This month’s authors will cover fierce female leads, realistic tips for organizing your home, and scientific answers to wild hypothetical questions. Register today!

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The Kwanzaa Experience


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Celebrate Kwanzaa with LBPL on Dec. 10 at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library!

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Check Out The Amazing December Author Talks Lineup


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December brings another round of virtual author talks from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors. Register now!

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LBPL Now Offers Coursera and Skillshare



You asked, we listened! Say hello to two brand new video-based learning resources available in the Digital Library.

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Khmer, Come All! ខ្មែរមកជួបជុំគ្នា!



Immerse yourself in Cambodian culture in our Khmer, Come All series, kicking off on Nov. 5, 2022!

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Liwanag Lit Fest 2022



The first Liwanag Lit Fest is coming to the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library on Oct. 22!

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Halloween @ LBPL



Scare up some family-friendly fun at LBPL this Halloween!

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Learn a New Skill with LinkedIn Learning



Access high-quality courses and videos focusing on business, technology and creative disciplines through LinkedIn Learning.

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Cover to Cover Club 2022



Earn free In-N-Out with LBPL's Cover to Cover Club!

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How to Read the NYT for Free Through LBPL


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Stay informed, curious, and entertained with unlimited access to the NYT’s award-winning content.

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Vida Latina 2022



Vida Latina is back at LBPL! ¡Celebra nuestra herencia Latina en LBPL!

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Easy to use homework resources


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The Digital Library is brimming with resources to help elementary, middle, and high school students complete homework assignments.

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Author Talks from LBPL


Registration is open for the Library’s live, virtual talks with bestselling authors and thought leaders from around the world. 

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SEED STEAM Summer Camps


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Applications are open for free week-long STEAM summer camps for 7th and 8th graders!

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Join us for Penned Pride


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A LGBTQIA+ author panel for teens, on Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 PM at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library.

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Visit the latest exhibition at Billie Jean King Main Library, “Letters To…”


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Intertrend Communications and Make Noise Today invite you to visit “Letters To…” a one-of-a-kind art exhibition on display at Billie Jean King Main Library from June 9 through September.

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June 2022 Family Learning Center Programs


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Join us in the FLC at the BJK Main Library for one-hour classes related to our Digital Library, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, and Job Search Tips. Attendance will be limited to ensure safe social distancing. All classes will be offered in English and Spanish.

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Summer Reading: Read Beyond the Beaten Path / Lectura de Verano: Lee más allá del camino conocido



Get ready to blaze new trails and read beyond the beaten path this summer with LBPL's Summer Reading program!

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New Sessions Start Each Month for Gale Courses


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Learn from college instructors who are experts in their field when you sign up with Gale Courses. Over 350 free courses are offered on topics ranging from effective communication to using QuickBooks and creative writing to stocks and investing.  

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LBPL Celebrates Pride Month


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June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month and LBPL is celebrating all month long. Check out our list of programs happening all around the City of Long Beach.

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New Library Hours



We are launching new hours at three LBPL locations starting Tuesday, May 31st!

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May 2022 Family Learning Center Programs



Join us in the FLC at the BJK Main Library for one-hour classes related to our Digital Library, Computer Skills, Soft Skills, and Job Search Tips. 

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month



May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We are excited to celebrate AAPI culture through special programs for kids, teens, adults, and the entire family across all our library locations.

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Expanded Library Card Access and Circulation



We have revised our circulation policy, making it easier than ever for California residents to register for a library card. 

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We want to hear from you!


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What’s it like to live or work in Long Beach? Share your thoughts by completing this short survey.

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