Sneak Peek: John Landis, Man of Many Genres

Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

The mastermind behind such wide-reaching works as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Kentucky Fried Movie, Trading Places, iThree Amigos!, Coming to America, American Werewolf in London, as well as the “Thriller” music video and the documentary Slasher, cannot be pinned down to a single genre, style, influence, or interest. On…

A Summer Blast From the Past

Tuesday, Aug 9th, 2016

From drag races to family birthday parties, from Buster Keaton dutifully serving as the honorary mayor of Woodland Hills to an airplane crash on Glenoaks Boulevard—a range of everyday and exceptional images chronicling the postwar suburban boom of the San Fernando Valley will get a second look. This summer, a…

Homegrown Ideas Transform the Library

Wednesday, Aug 3rd, 2016

Legos to develop literacy skills; a cart filled with mobile devices for trying out e-media; healthy cooking workshops for teens; drought resistant gardens to teach water conservation—these are just a sampling of the 13 projects that have received grants through IDEAS@LAPL, a program designed to foster staff empowerment and develop innovative…

8 Great Books: More Reading Recs for Members Month

Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar took place last week, and the second…

A Moral Light: A Celebration of James Baldwin at ALOUD

Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016

“There’s a way we can always go back to Baldwin because through him we can steady ourselves,” said Dr. Melvin L. Rogers on the inspiring words of author and civil rights activist James Baldwin. Earlier this month at ALOUD, Rogers, an associate professor of Political Science and African-American Studies at UCLA,…

5 Great Books: M.G. Lord’s Recs for Members Month

Thursday, Jul 14th, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar, Between Biography and Memoir: Balancing Research with…

Members Month Kicks Off!

Friday, Jul 1st, 2016

Every day of the year we are grateful for our dedicated Members who love and support the Los Angeles Public Library. But for the whole month of July we are celebrating our Members in extra special ways! We invite current and prospective Members to join us this month in making…

Two GRAMMY Award-Winning Artists Intersect at ALOUD

Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016

On Monday, June 20, songwriters and authors Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry will share the ALOUD stage for Composed: The Intersection of Poetry and Song. The GRAMMY Award-winning artists will muse on the transcendent power of language and music and treat the audience to a special live performance. Before the…

Sneak Peek: The Writer’s Cut with Damon Lindelof and Joel Stein

Wednesday, Jun 8th, 2016

This Friday, June 10th, the Library Foundation’s sixth episode of “The Writer’s Cut” returns to the stage with one of today’s most captivating apocalyptic television trailblazers. Damon Lindelof, creator, executive producer, and showrunner for HBO’s The Leftovers, and creator/showrunner of Lost, will go behind-the-scenes of his otherworldly shows. Lindelof will…