Happy Holidays from Libros Schmibros! See you in 2023

Happy holidays from Libros Schmibros! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!

Thank you for a wonderful year, we will see you all in 2023. We reopen on January 4th at 12 pm. Until then, stay warm and stay safe.

!Feliz Navidad desde Libros Schmibros!

Gracias por un año maravilloso, nos vemos a todos en 2023. Reabrimos el 4 de enero a las 12 h. Hasta entonces, mantente abrigado y a salvo.

Forgiveness | Perdón – Schmibros Stories, Season 2: Episode 1

with host Diana Romo

Forgiveness | Perdón – Schmibros Stories with host Diana Romo, Season 2: Episode 1

We are excited to share the first episode of the second season of Schmibros Stories, where five storytellers take us on a journey as they explore their perspectives on this month’s theme: Forgiveness | Perdón.

Schmibros Stories is a monthly virtual showcase of stories from the community where we will feature 4-5 storytellers that will record themselves from the comfort of their home. Led by monthly themes, the program was created as a space for members of our community to explore, create and share their own stories.

Schmibros Stories es una celebración virtual de historias de la comunidad, en donde presentaremos a 4 ó 5 narradorxs que se grabarán a sí mismxs desde la comodidad de su hogar. Guiado por temas mensuales, el programa fue creado como un espacio para que lxs miembrxs de nuestra comunidad exploren, creen y compartan sus propias historias.

Children’s Storytelling Hour is Back!

Join us Sunday October 30th at 2pm. Children’s Storytelling Hour is free for children 2+ and the entire family, with storytelling in English and Spanish, and activities to encourage bilingualism.

This month’s theme: Dia de los Muertos

We are located across from Mariachi Plaza, next to La Monarca Bakery, and across the street from Metro Mariachi Plaza Station.

A New Deal for Los Angeles – featuring Libros Schmibros 2022 Summer Fellowship

Artbound Season 13 Episode 4 premieres 10/19 9 PM

Dear Booklovers, the big news: Libros Schmibros is appearing this week on your teevee set!

David Kipen, here. Yes, “our” PBS documentary, A New Deal for Los Angeles, premieres Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 9 pm on your local PBS station — and Libros is prominently featured.

KCET’s cameras came to Libros and filmed our Summer Fellowship students engaged in an overdue, spirited rewrite of the 1941 WPA Guide to Los Angeles’s pages about Boyle Heights and Hollenbeck Park. The whole doc is a fairly impassioned call to rediscover and reinvent FDR’s New Deal for L.A.. I started out as a lowly consulting producer on it, but I’ve wound up as the host, too.

Watch it on your local PBS station on your home TV, or watch it on YouTube.

Thank you, Pablo Helguera and Vincent Price Art Museum

Yesterday, we got a call from the Vincent Price Museum about a new exhibit opening Saturday about Spanish language books. The exhibit will allow visitors to buy Spanish books on a “pay what you want” basis. The artist, Pablo Helguera, wanted the money collected to go to a local non-profit, so the Museum offered it to us.  Thank you, Pablo Helguera and Vincent Price Art Museum! Read more about the artist and the art installation here.

The installation runs from September 17, 2022 to February 18, 2023
Opening Reception September 17th from 6 – 8 PM

Directions and parking information is located at the bottom of the page.