Giving Thanks To Our Volunteers

Wednesday, Nov 25th, 2015

From serving as adult literacy tutors and teachers, to working book sales to raise money for branches, to reading to kids, and helping veterans navigate civilian life and find the resources they need, last year, over 7,000 volunteers supported all Angelenos by giving their time to the Los Angeles Public…

One Treasure of Central Library and Beyond

Monday, Nov 23rd, 2015

With over 3 million archival photos emphasizing local and state history, the Los Angeles Public Library became one of the first public libraries to begin digitizing its images in the late 1990s. Since then, the collection available online has extensively grown to 105,087 photos through the support of the Library…

Kick Off Another Award-Winning Year at ALOUD

Friday, Nov 20th, 2015

On Wednesday night, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards were announced. Celebrating a diversity of voices in American literature, we noticed one thing many winners shared in common: they had recently visited ALOUD. The National Book Award for Nonfiction went to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Watch…

Celebrate Native Heritage Month

Tuesday, Nov 17th, 2015

This November is Native Heritage Month, and there’s a myriad ways you can celebrate at the Los Angeles Public Library through its special programs and events, collections, and more. Featuring Native American dancers and storytellers, film screenings, craft sessions, displays of Native American themed literature, and more, here are a…
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Last Call: “To Live and Dine in L.A.”

Monday, Nov 9th, 2015

Over this summer and fall, the Library Foundation and the Los Angeles Public Library collaborated on “To Live and Dine in L.A.,” a special project to examine the role of restaurants and food in the shaping of our great food capital. The programs included an interactive exhibit, which Los Angeles Magazine…

Double Your Impact: Support the Library Foundation!

Friday, Nov 6th, 2015

How Do You Turn $100 into $200? Support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles! From November 1 through December 31, when you become a Member, upgrade your Membership, or give the gift of Membership to a friend or loved one, every dollar you donate will be matched by a generous…

All Things Witches

Thursday, Oct 29th, 2015

In the height of this spellbinding season—don’t miss the many Halloween festivities at the Los Angeles Public Library—ALOUD will take a fascinating look at a real witch story. On Wednesday, November 4, Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra, unpacks the fantastical story of…

On the Move with Sandra Cisneros

Tuesday, Oct 27th, 2015

When Sandra Cisneros set out to compile over 30 years worth of nonfiction pieces, she had no idea that a deep underlying theme would take root: home. But after objectively looking at her collected stories, essays, talks, and poems, it was clear that she had created an autobiography through writing…
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Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Thursday, Oct 22nd, 2015

The Los Angeles Public Library has always championed the mission of free and open access to learning and resources for all, and this Saturday, October 24, downtown’s historic Central Library will join forces with Grand Ave’s bustling cultural corridor to offer all access to Angelenos. For one arts-packed day, 11…

LGBTQ Pride at the Library

Wednesday, Oct 14th, 2015

Following this summer’s landmark Supreme Court decision supporting gay marriage, ALOUD brings to the stage two of today’s most influential champions for equality. On Monday, October 19, hear from Roberta Kaplan, the renowned litigator who recently won the defining United States v. Windsor case to defeat the Defense of Marriage…