A Community of Friends (2011) tells the stories of the early history of the public library in Los Angeles Chinatown with oral history interviews and archival footage of individuals from the Chinese immigrant and Chinese American communities in Southern California who advocated, organized, and lobbied the City Council for a public branch library in the Downtown Los Angeles to service the growing and changing population in the Chinatown neighborhood in early 1970s. The Chinatown Branch Library stands today on the corner of Hill St., serving as the physical testimonial of a community's struggle and eventual success to build a place for itself to gather––and it still remains one of the busiest library in the Los Angeles Public Library system, 30+ years after its opening.

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