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…

Join Us at the Table for “To Live and Dine in L.A.”

Friday, Jun 12th, 2015

Los Angeles has become one of the great food capitals of the world, and if like the saying goes, “you are what you eat,” then what does the city’s relationship to food say about its people? Launching this summer, the Library Foundation will celebrate the rich–and untold–history of restaurants and…
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Ozomatli Rocks Summer Fun at the Library

Tuesday, Jun 2nd, 2015

Five years ago, the City of Los Angeles officially declared April 23 as “Ozomatli Day” to commend the homegrown, genre-defying, GRAMMY-winning band. This most recent “Ozomatli Day” was especially significant for the band—they marked their 20th anniversary together making electro-cumbia/garage rock/hip-hop/Pérez Prado mambo infused tunes, and also released a new…

We’re Nominated!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

We are excited to announce that The Library Store and ALOUD have been nominated for the Best of Downtown by the Downtown News! Best Free Event Series: ALOUD at the Central Library Best Bookstore: The Library Store Best Gift & Stationery Store: The Library Store The Los Angeles Public Library has also made it on the…