Central Library – Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.

Central Branch Library

There is a beautiful exhibit going on at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and LAPL present Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. It started September 16, 2017 and runs until January 31, 2018. You should go see the gorgeous murals.

Riley and I were extremely impressed by their sizes and beauty.


They look amazing in the rotunda. According to the LAPL description: “Oaxacan artist collective Tlacolulokos has created a series of new murals for the Central Library’s historic rotunda that explore language and culture as a key lifeline sustaining the shared experience between Mexico, Los Angeles, and beyond, with a look at how migration and the socio-political environment shape identity and cultural traditions.”

Since the art is outside of the Children’s Literature wing and TeenScape, of course we got a few books — and had to see the Harry Potter decorations the librarians obviously worked diligently on . . .!

Besides the impressive murals. . . she loved picking up the book, Los Gatos Black on Halloween written by Marisa Montes and illustrated by Yuyi Morales. It won two Pura Belpré Awards, one for the author, and one for the illustrator.

Remember, the DTLA Mini Maker Faire is coming! Register to be a Maker by October 28th!

There is always so much to see and do at the library! I still think of the Central Branch as a not-so-hidden jewel in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles.

And. . .Go L.A. Dodgers! 


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