Winter Blog 2022

The LAFS Library Team would like to wish all of you a happy holiday season! To help you get into the spirit, we’ve put together this blog post with as much merriment and cheer as we could find.

We put together a list of all things Christmas that we offer for circulation in the library! Click through the slides or view the entire list here.

Also, check out the library staff’s personal recommendations for the month!

Don’t forget about our Creation Station! We’ve been slowly adding more activities for you to enjoy during your downtime. There’s games, origami tutorials, crayons & coloring pages. If you have any suggestions to make our Creation Station even better, we’re always open to new ideas!

The holidays aren’t complete without the right music. That’s why we made TWO playlists for your winter time enjoyment! Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify so you never miss a new playlist.

Halloween 2022

We’ve been waiting all year, and it’s finally time! As the weather starts to cool down, we’ll be carving our jack-o-lanterns in anticipation of Halloween! 

If you’re as excited as we are, then you’ll be delighted to see what we’ve got in store.

Each member of the Library team has picked their favorite horror movies from our collection. Let us know if you’re interested in borrowing any of these and let us know what you think. Don’t forget the popcorn!

“Not much of a horror fan, but do love the spooky essence and autumn color themes during this time of year!”
“I love horror. It’s my all-time favorite movie genre. 80’s Slashers are my go-to, but I pretty much love all horror.”
“I grew up watching a lot of older Horror Movies with my parents, so that really influenced my love for the genre.”
“I picked Freddy vs. Jason because of the icon Kelly Rowland! Her scene with freddy during the final showdown is honestly why this is my favorite scary movie of all time.”

The LAFS Library is also on Letterboxd! We put together an October Watchlist to count down the days to Halloween. Follow us on Letterboxd and join the fun!

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the music! Our team made a Halloween Vibes Playlist to help get you in the spooky mood. Let us know if we missed anything!

Los Angeles really knows how to celebrate Halloween. Check out these awesome events and attractions that we found online! Take pics and tag us on Instagram to show us how you’ve been celebrating the spooky season!

Summer Madness 2022

It’s summertime at The LAFS Library, and we’re determined to help you make the most of it! We’ll be working hard all season long to help you reach your summer goals!

From relaxing activities, to free goodies, to keeping you up to date on all the great events going on around Los Angeles, the LAFS Library is dedicated to making this your best summer ever!

Work load got you stressed? Sometimes it can feel like we have too much on our plates. Take a moment to decompress and remind yourself that you’re doing your best and that you are allowed to feel overwhelmed. We’ve put together a few fun and relaxing activities for when you need some time to clear your mind. Try your hand at an origami tutorial, or see how long it takes you to finish a Sodoku puzzle. We even have some coloring pages and crayons for those of you who just want to turn your brain off for a bit. We plan to expand upon our Creation Station or “Maker Space” in the future, so if you have any suggestions for fun activities we could feature let us know!

You never know what treasures await you at the library. This season, we’re showcasing items in our collections that reflect our love of summer, the beach and all things aquatic! Come check out our display and let us know what your favorite summer-themed media are!

Summer time is the perfect opportunity to create and achieve some goals! Make use of this sunny season and challenge yourself to go for more walks, drink more water, eat more greens, join a club and read more books! We’ll be sharing some of our library staff goals throughout the summer. Let us know what your plans are!

We put together some Hot Summer Playlists to keep you cool all summer long! Got any favorite summer jams? Let us know and we’ll add ’em!

Be sure to check out some of the awesome events happening this summer! From movie screenings, to pop ups, to festivals & concerts! There’s never a shortage of things to do in this city! Be sure to wear your sunblock!

Cinespia 2022

Cinespia is a Los Angeles based organization that brings movie magic to life with screenings of classic films throughout the year to an audience of hundreds of thousands from all around the world, including some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. With over 30 events per year, Cinespia hosts dazzling screenings under the stars at iconic venues including The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, The Greek Theatre, and Los Angeles Historic Park.

Hollywood Bowl 2022

Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell.

AAPI Heritage Month 2022

For the entire month of May, let’s celebrate the ways that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have contributed to the entertainment industry. From film, to music, to animation, to literature – there is no shortage of influence and achievement to explore.

Check Out Our Collection

Block the Hate Community Rally

Block the Hate presented by Compassion in SGV is the most anticipated AAPI Heritage Month event of the San Gabriel Valley!

TRADITIONS - 2nd Annual AAPI Group Show

TRADITIONS: 2nd Annual AAPI Group Show weaves a story of the AAPI experience. TRADITIONS honors the experience of melting multiple cultural traditions mixed in with our own familial traditions that shaped our individual but collective experience in modern America.

Pacific Islander Festival

Everyone is invited to join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its nineteenth annual Pacific Islander Festival.

KAPWA : Communal Spirit

ASIA PHOTO REVIEW x MATA ART GALLERY are proud to present KAPWA: COMMUNAL SPIRIT, a visual art exhibition in partnership with Avenue 50 Studio. Please join us for this community building event and opening reception to kick off AAPI Heritage Month in May!

AAPI Heritage Month 2022 at The Chinese American Museum

CAM invites you to join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We will be hosting a series of in-person and virtual programming to honor the diversity within our community. Events will be held between May 4th – June 4th, registration opens April 26th.

38th Los Angeles API Film Festival at The Japanese American National Museum

JANM is excited to be hosting some of the LAAPFF screenings again from Tuesday, May 10 - Friday, May 13.