On Sunday, January 13th, the Central Library will host the Mobile Museum Fair, perhaps the first ever event of its kind. The Fair will feature a wide variety of portable museums and libraries-on-wheels with their collections, programs, and resources, for an afternoon of surprise and discovery for visitors of all ages. Confirmed participants include:


The Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum – a collection of more than 3,000 artifacts representing commercial, spiritual, and everyday objects that are representative of cultures from more than 75 countries worldwide.

The Feminist Library on Wheels (FLOW) – a multimedia collection of feminist books and ephemera that traverses the city via bicycle.

The Barrio Mobile Art Studio from Self Help Graphics – a roving, artist-led community art workshop.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s brand new Marionette Mobile – complete with puppet performances and displays.

The Mosquito S.W.A.T. Lab – a science lab (AKA, the “BugBus”) focusing on sustainability and public health.

The California Sneaker Museum – presenting the history of sneakers and a world-class collection of kicks.

The Theodore Payne Foundation’s pop-up Seed Museum – a collection of native plant seeds that reveals their intricate beauty and masterful design.

The Star Eco Station Mobile Museum – an interactive exhibit of rescued exotic animals.

The LA Public Library’s own Book Bike and Mobile Media Lab.


Plus more to be announced !