Fifth & Flower / Yearly Archives: 2013


This Year’s Highlights of Membership

Monday, Dec 23rd, 2013

Members of the Library Foundation are a dedicated group of people who share a deep commitment to helping the Library provide all Angelenos with access to ideas, information, and lifelong learning. We are so grateful for their support, and in return, have spent 2013 hosting a range of events to…

Bookmark This! #16

Monday, Dec 23rd, 2013

Here it is – the holiday edition of Bookmark This!  In this issue, Library Foundation staffers recommend books to read during this season of merry-making. ****************************************************************************** Dawn Coppin will be celebrating the winter solstice with a large serving of figgy pudding and extra lashings of rum sauce. Dawn recommends The…

Tying the Room Together; Highlights from ALOUD

Friday, Dec 20th, 2013

The year brought many unexpected surprises to the ALOUD stage: a first-ever live rap with local hip hop stars backing author MK Asante; Quetzal bringing vintage music from the Los Angeles Public Library sheet music collection to life; Persian short story master Goli Taraghi slyly comparing Tehranian and Parisian cabbies;…

The Library Store’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Wednesday, Dec 18th, 2013

Still looking for unique gifts? Get them from The Library Store! It’s a one stop shop: buy the perfect literary gift, get it wrapped, and support the Los Angeles Public Library! From the literary lady to man’s best friend, we’ve got items for every person on your shopping list. This…

The Visual Poetry of Shirin Neshat

Wednesday, Dec 11th, 2013

Shirin Neshat, Rapture, 1999. The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. ©Shirin Neshat Living in a self-imposed exile from her home country of Iran, Shirin Neshat has become one of the most regarded and provocative visual artists working today. Engaging with issues from the socio-political to the deeply personal through photography,…

The Truck Stops Here!

Thursday, Dec 5th, 2013

The Library Store On Wheels is headed your direction in December! Saturday 12/7 @ Edendale Library: 11:30am – 5pm Sunday 12/8 @ German Christmas Market: 10am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday 12/14 & 12/15 @ Renegade Craft Fair: 10am – 5pm Sunday 12/22 @ Downtown Flea: 10am – 4pm And…

‘Tis the season to support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles!

Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2013

For a limited time only this December and January, a generous Member of our Board of Directors will match your gift dollar for dollar when you: –          Join the Library Foundation as a new Member; –          Re-join the Library Foundation if your Membership is currently expired; –          Upgrade your current…

From the Photo Collection: Thanksgiving

Tuesday, Nov 26th, 2013

As you painstakingly prepare to baste, roast, smoke, or deep-fry your turkey–or tofurkey–be comforted by the fact that you are part of a long tradition of Angelenos gathering around the table to give thanks with this iconic meal. From family affairs to charitable events, here’s a look back through a…