Cool Treats at the Library

Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015

Food has been a hot topic this summer at the Los Angeles Public Library as we’ve explored our city’s long culinary history through the Library’s menu collection with “To Live and Dine in L.A.” In an effort to beat the heat this week, we thought it would be fun to…

Sneak Peek: Film to Table

Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015

On Thursday, August 27, Lost & Found at the Movies returns to Central Library for a seven-course filmic feast exploring the many rich flavors of “food in film.” With special guests Laura Gabbert (filmmaker) and Jonathan Gold (subject) of the new documentary City of Gold, a fascinating, layered portrait of…
Rocker Patti Smith's song "Mercy Is" created for the film, Noah, is in contention for the Oscar for Best Original Song. She is photographed at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City on November 22nd, 2014.

On the Horizon at ALOUD

Friday, Aug 14th, 2015

ALOUD is gearing up for a whirlwind fall season with an incredible slate of authors, artists, thinkers, and activists! Here’s a rundown of what’s on the horizon. Be sure to visit lfla.org/aloud for more details. Kicking off the season on Thursday, Sept. 10, revered author and 2012 Los Angeles Public…

Coming Soon to ALOUD: Meghan Daum and Leslie Jamison

Friday, Jul 17th, 2015

“Every writer says this, but growing up, the library was my main place,” said critically-acclaimed author and Los Angeles Times opinion columnist Meghan Daum last year when she spoke to us about her love of the Los Angeles Public Library. Next Thursday, July 23, Daum will return to her beloved…

Re-thinking the Modern City through Menus of Its Past

Tuesday, Jul 7th, 2015

Following the vibrant collaboration with the Library Foundation and the Los Angeles Public Library in 2013 to rediscover one of the Library’s hidden treasures—its vast sheet music collection—cultural scholar and USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun eagerly signed on to continue mining the Library’s archives. “Our experience with reanimating these archival…

Fall in Love with Los Angeles at ALOUD

Friday, Jul 3rd, 2015

What do you see when you wander the streets of L.A.? On July 9, ALOUD invites you to explore our city in a new way, with Love, Los Angeles: A Conversation in Words and Images featuring local journalist and essayist Lynell George and poet Marisela Norte. Both writers will share…

8 American Films for the 4th of July

Monday, Jun 29th, 2015

In observance of Independence Day, the Los Angeles Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. But not to fret, the Library can still provide some patriotic company over the long holiday weekend with its vast movie collection. Beyond the obvious Fourth favorites like Independence Day…

Summer Inspiration at the Library

Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015

From puppet musicals to the art of cupcakes, the Los Angeles Public Library will keep your creativity flowing all summer long with a range of free activities for children and adults. Whether looking to relax, listen, learn, or make, here’s a list of a few fun workshops, clubs, classes and…