Enter to Win—Judy Blume Giveaway!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Beloved storyteller Judy Blume has won the hearts and minds of readers of all ages. With classics like Wifey, Deenie, Freckle Juice, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, many of us Blume fans have one book that we hold especially dear to our hearts. What’s your favorite? Blume comes to ALOUD on…

Untold Stories: Jennifer Clement at ALOUD

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Based on a lifetime of living in Mexico and some 10 years of interviewing and listening to the stories of the female survivors and victims of Mexico’s gruesome drug culture, award-winning author Jennifer Clement delivers a deeply poignant novel about hope in the face of darkness.  Former ALOUD participant and author Francisco…

Reminder: Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Moms are our favorite people. They deserve only the very best on Mother’s Day. So, why not pamper them with something awesome from The Library Store? Whether it’s a scarf, a book, or a journal, we have something that will make her really happy. Here are some of our suggestions: Pictured:…

Start Your Summer at ALOUD

Friday, May 1st, 2015

With all the sunshine and high temps this week, it certainly feels like summer is quickly approaching. What better way to ring in the new season than making plans for ALOUD? This summer, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ critically-acclaimed ALOUD series presents an exceptional slate of original programming celebrating great writers, epic poetry,…

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with The Library Store!

Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015

Join The Library Store in a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores this Saturday May 2! To commemorate the day, we’re hosting an “after party” for Los Angeles Public Library’s program “Southern California Surf Music, 1960 – 1966” with author John Blair. We’ll be snacking on tasty treats and sipping…

New Short Videos from ALOUD

Friday, Apr 24th, 2015

We hope you’ve spent many evenings with ALOUD at the Central Library, hearing from some of the most groundbreaking artists, authors, scientists, and thinkers of our time. Now, whenever and wherever you have a couple minutes to unwind, you can catch up on illuminating moments from the programs you missed…

Ana Tijoux: Behind the Rebel Spirit

Friday, Apr 17th, 2015

It’s rare to have a look at the mind behind the music, but on April 23, we get this opportunity, when musician Ana Tijoux visits the ALOUD stage to chat all things music, activism and love for Latin America with local poet and translator, Jen Hofer. The program, presented in Spanish with…

Join the Festivities at the Book Drop Bash!

Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015

Are you one of the thousands of Angelenos who look forward to coming out for the country’s largest book celebration? On Saturday, April 18th, the Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books takes over the USC campus, and the festivities don’t stop at the end of the day. The Library Foundation of Los…

Changing Lives:
L.A.’s New Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez

Friday, Apr 3rd, 2015

“L.A. is the most culturally rich of U.S. cities, expansive in size, but also in spirit and imagination,” says Luis J. Rodriguez, who was appointed last October by Mayor Eric Garcetti as the second poet laureate in L.A. history. Besides being an award-winning author of 15 books, the founder of Tia Chucha’s…