Los Angeles Public Library: The Future Happens Here

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, and the Getty House Foundation Board of Directors convened partners from across Los Angeles to celebrate and promote the work the of the Los Angeles Public Library and all it is doing to redefine the role of libraries in the 21st Century.

The Los Angeles Public Library is a recipient of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the most prestigious award for libraries and museums, given yearly to ten cultural institutions across the country. At this event, the LAPL created an expo in the Getty House gardens to feature their amazing programs such as the Career Online High School, Citizenship Corners, the 100GB Project, Help Matters, Help for Homeless, Full STEAM Ahead, Money Matters, the Veteran Resource Center, and the Job & Career Center.

Award-winning author and Library Foundation board member Attica Locke joined the event as the keynote speaker.