Fifth & Flower

ALOUD Spring Preview: Cheech Marin

Mar 17, 2017

You immediately associate Cheech Marin as half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and you know him for his memorable roles in Up in Smoke, Born in East L.A., Desperado, The Lion King, and Jane the Virgin, to name a few. But did you know that Marin is also the owner of the most […]



Coming Soon: Shakespeare on Film

Mar 16, 2017

Before the Library Foundation closes the curtain on its special celebration of Shakespeare’s lasting legacy and influence on culture today, Lost and Found at the Movies will take a closer look at the evolving relationship between the Elizabethan era’s great playwright and the 20th century’s great art form. On Thursday, March 23, curator John Nein […]



RSVP to the Largest Library Party of the Year!

Mar 09, 2017

As the Library Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we are throwing the largest Library party of the year to celebrate all things literary. Join us for the 6th Annual Book Drop Bash, an after-hours soiree following the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books when we throw out all of the library rules and raise our […]



Spring into Action with ALOUD

Mar 02, 2017

Exchanging ideas, fostering dialogue, and bringing together our community is more important than ever. Spring into action with our upcoming season of ALOUD as a new slate of award-winning authors, trailblazing scientists, renowned historians, and more will explore some of today’s most timely issues. Discussing race and poverty, the current presidency, water wars, and also […]



Last Call for America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West

Feb 16, 2017

Continuing the yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s extraordinary legacy, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is exploring the timeless impact of the Bard on California culture and America as a whole through a series of special programs and events, including a new exhibition America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West. Closing out […]



L.A. Love at The Library Store

Feb 09, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re declaring our love for Los Angeles at The Library Store this month. With a swoon-worthy selection of gifts made by local artisans–from yummy chocolates, honey, and jam, to handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, stationery, and more–we’ve got you and your loved ones covered! Look for these locally […]



Get Toasty With Young Literati

Feb 01, 2017

On April 1 at Neuehouse Hollywood, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ young and inspiring membership group Young Literati will host its Ninth Annual Toast gala. Hosted by Colin Hanks and Busy Philipps (pictured below), the event includes performances by comedian and Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler, comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani, musical guest […]



Did You Know? 25 Years of Supporting Our Libraries

Jan 25, 2017

In 1986, corporate and community leaders along with thousands of volunteers came together to overcome the devastating arson fires that nearly destroyed the Central Library—the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Public Library system that has been serving the city since 1872. The commitment of these dedicated individuals led to the founding of the Library Foundation […]



Snapshots: A Preview of Visualizing Language

Dec 22, 2016

When colleagues from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles visited Oaxaca City, Mexico in 2015 as part of a Getty Foundation research grant for the forthcoming exhibition Visualizing Language: A Zapotec Worldview and saw these striking images on the walls of a historic building from the 1600s, they knew that they’d found the right artists […]



ALOUD Winter Preview: George Saunders

Dec 08, 2016

George Saunders—one of today’s most celebrated and influential writers—is beloved for his wildly imaginative short stories—little gems packed with walloping social criticism, philosophical quagmires, dark humor, and big heart. In his long-awaited first novel forthcoming this February, this short story master delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Lincoln in the Bardo places […]



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