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Coming Soon: A Very L.A. Spelling Bee

Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

On Saturday, March 19, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library will host an unprecedented dual language English and Spanish spelling bee in the Mark Taper Auditorium of downtown’s historic Central Library. During this unique event hosted by author, lecturer, OC Weekly editor, and word…

From the Archives: The Historic Architecture of the Oscars

Friday, Feb 26th, 2016

With preparations for the 88th Academy Awards well underway this week, did you know that this star-studded event did not always take place in the epicenter of the Hollywood drag? Right around the corner from the downtown Central Library, the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel was the founding site for the…

A Life in Photography: Sebastião Salgado at ALOUD

Wednesday, Feb 24th, 2016

“I am not a social photographer. I am not an economic photographer. I’m not a photojournalist. Photography is much more than that. Photography is my life. It’s my way of life, and my language,” explained Sebastião Salgado when he spoke to The New York Times last spring. For over 40…

Stay Home and Read a Book with Judy Blume

Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016

“Ask any writer and you’ll undoubtedly hear about the libraries in their lives,” writes Judy Blume, the award-winning and best-selling author and this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book Ball chair.   Blume firmly believes in the power of libraries and books to change lives, “Ask any reader and…

Young Literati Gathers L.A.’s Best and Brightest

Friday, Feb 12th, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 20, actors, musicians, and celebrated Angelenos will join together to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library at the Eighth Annual Toast, hosted by the Young Literati of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Held at the historic AVALON Hollywood, the Young Literati’s biggest event of the year…

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, Jan 14th, 2016

This Monday, January 18, we will all pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King’s life and work. Since being signed into law in 1983, this national holiday was envisioned to be “a day on, not a day off,” by bringing the community together in a day of service or…

A New Year, A New Library Store

Thursday, Jan 7th, 2016

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Coming April 2016, The Library Store will be completely remodeled! We will be shutting our doors on Thursday, January 14 to push out a few walls and get a brand new look worthy of 2016. It’s a new year, so we’re bringing you a…

New Year, New Resolutions at the Library

Wednesday, Jan 6th, 2016

If making and breaking resolutions is ubiquitous to the start of your new year, let the Los Angeles Public Library provide you with the FREE resources to realize your goals. Here are some ideas for ways to succeed at the January challenge. Get started with your goals at lapl.org.  …
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12 Months of the Los Angeles Public Library

Monday, Dec 21st, 2015

Angelenos have always been very active in their love and support of the Los Angeles Public Library, but 2015 stood out as a banner year. Many of last year’s programs rose to unprecedented levels of success with record numbers of participants taking part in the educational and cultural programs, resources,…