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Library Events

Students use the library for reading, researching, studying, browsing, and checking out books, for quiet group work, and to get homework help. Students come for class lessons in the library and to do research.

The library features and supports the following events and programs (click or tap for more information):

Author/Illustrator Jason Chin Visits Palms

Jason Chin, author and illustrator

Award-winning author/illustrator Jason Chin was our guest on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

His book Redwoods, an ALA notable book, was presented the Los Angeles Public Library Focal Award on Saturday January 15, an event for which Several Palms art students created the centerpieces.

The annual Focal Award is given to a children's book, grades 3-8, with California content.

Mr. Chin met with several of our classes in the Library. He read, answered questions about redwood trees, presented artwork, and talked about the illustration process. Some parents attended too.

Palms Library 2

The Los Angeles Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge runs from Monday, June 7 to Saturday, August 7, 2021.

Read, reconnect, renew and reimagine summer with the library. Sign-up for the Summer Reading Challenge and earn points for reading, completing fun learning-based activities, writing or drawing book reviews, attending library events, and more.

Register here

Posted 6/6/21

On May 3, 2021, many branches of the Los Angeles Public Library will reopen, with limited library services provided.

The reopening branches include the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, the Mar Vista Branch Library, and the Westwood Branch Library.

See the Location & Hours page for the complete list.

Posted 4/26/21

• The Winter Reading Challenge is from December 7, 2020 to January 9, 2021. Complete five fun activities to be entered into a drawing to win a prize from The Library Store.

• Palms-Rancho Park Library Teen Council meetings will be Wednesday December 2 and Wednesday December 16, 2020, at 4:00pm. Join middle school and high school students for a virtual community service project. RSVP by email for the meeting link.

• Palms-Rancho Park Library Tween Book Club meets Monday, December 14, 2020, at 4:00pm. This club for ages 9 to 12 will discuss Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. RSVP by email for the meting link and more information.

• See the Los Angeles Public Library calendar and YouTube page for other activities, including

TEENtastic Tuesdays

Introduction to Mindfulness & Meditation for Teens

Teen Book Bites

Posted 11/30/20

Let us know about Public Library events in our community!

Library Garden

The Library Garden is a patio on the side of the Library. Shady trees and covered tables make it the perfect place for relaxing get-togethers and other events, including Visitors Days and the Volunteer Celebration.

Library garden