Events
  • Design Fair

    Jul 09| Special Event
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    The annual Design Week for the MFA Graphic Design program at Otis College of Art and Design will launch with a Design Fair on July 9, 2017, from 12-6pm. Held on the college's newly renovated campus, the fair will feature lectures by visiting international designers from 12-1:45pm followed by the book fair from 2-6pm. 

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    Sitting in Sound is a guided meditation led by artist Jesse Fleming, and an immersive sound experience performed by Los Angeles-based musical duo Electric Sound Bath (ESB).

  • Opening Reception: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.
    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

    Opening Reception 3-5pm /  Curator and Artist led walk-thru of the exhibition, 3pm  /  Free

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition
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    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

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Please note: Visitors who are not directly affiliated with the college must first check in at the Circulation Desk, and are restricted to visiting hours from 9am to 3:30pm M-F and regular weekend hours. Only visitors engaged in serious study in the arts will be permitted to stay.

 
Unless otherwise noted, main hours for the Main Campus Library are as follows:

Summer Semester 2017
May 30, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017
Monday and Tuesdayy: 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Independence Day
July 4th, 2017
Tuesday  CLOSED

Labor Day
September 4th, 2017
Monday  CLOSED

Election Day
November 7th, 2017
Tuesday  8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thanksgiving
November 22th - November 26th, 2017
Wednesday - Friday  CLOSED
Saturday - Sunday  TBD

End of Term
December 17th - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
December 18th - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED


Winter Break

December 19th, 2017 – January 2nd, 2018
The Library will be CLOSED
 

Winter Interim

January 3rd – January 15th, 2018
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED


Spring Semester 2018

January 16th - May 8th, 2018
Monday - Thursday  7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday  10:15 am - 3 pm
Sundays  12:15 pm - 5 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 15th, 2018
Monday  CLOSED

Presidents Day
February 19th, 2018
Monday  CLOSED

Spring Break
March 19th - March 25th, 2018
Monday - Friday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday  CLOSED BOTH WEEKENDS


Summer 2018

May 21nd - August 1st, 2018
TBA