Fifth & Flower

Think You Know Roxane Gay?

Jun 22, 2017

Are you one of Roxane Gay’s 220,000 plus Twitter followers? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most candid, insightful, and fierce voices writing today. Ranging from commentary on Black Lives Matter to body shaming to pop-culture, Gay is a prolific essayist and cultural critic who uses Twitter as just one of her […]



Beach Reads and Other L.A. Stories

Jun 15, 2017

As we gear up for a summer of reading, the Los Angeles Public Library has many books that dive into the great stories of Los Angeles–and some will even put you right on the beach. In Naomi Hirahara and Geraldine Knatz’s Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor, you can learn about the history of […]



Coming Soon to ALOUD: Alan Alda

Jun 08, 2017

In 1993, Alan Alda, the award-winning actor and bestselling author, began hosting the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers. Although he was deeply fascinated by science, he initially struggled to interview the scientists and translate their complicated work to the masses. Digging into his arsenal of tools that he had honed as an actor and improviser […]



Last Call…Take the Reading Challenge

May 26, 2017

In January, the Library Foundation kicked-off its 25th Anniversary year with a special celebration of our favorite pastime–reading! We invited everyone to take part in a Reading Challenge by reading what you want when you want, and we put together a fun list you can download here that includes everything from memoirs to plays to […]



Dennis Lehane, Master of All Genres, Coming Soon to ALOUD

May 04, 2017

International bestselling author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane grew up in Boston and is known for his edgy, morally complex, and effortlessly masterful stories that often take place in his hometown. Now a resident of Los Angeles, many of his novels have been adapted into award-winning films, including Mystic River, Shutter Island, Gone, Baby, Gone, and […]



Members and Authors Bash It Up

Apr 20, 2017

The Library Foundation’s biggest Members-only party of the year is around the corner–this Saturday, April 22, the Book Drop Bash will bring together authors from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with our Members for an after-hours party at the historic Central Library. Some of the participating authors and honorary hosts of this special […]



Samantha Hanks and Busy Philipps Get Ready to Toast

Mar 30, 2017

As the vanguard of the Library Foundation’s mission to provide critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library, Young Literati brings together engaged Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who believe in and celebrate the power of public libraries. On Saturday, April 1, at NeueHouse Hollywood, the biggest Young Literati celebration of the year […]



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 […]



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