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,…
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2015’s Timely Topics and Voices of ALOUD

Thursday, Dec 17th, 2015

Throughout 2015, ALOUD welcomed some of today’s most distinguished voices to engage with Angelenos on timely topics from politics, books, art, music, science, history, and beyond. With 45 riveting programs, we hope you were able to join us for a spectacular year of storytelling, performance, discourse, and fun. Here’s a…

Checking In: Eva Mitnick, Director of Central Library

Thursday, Dec 10th, 2015

Just three weeks on the job as Director of Central Library, we sat down with the head of Los Angeles Public Library’s bustling epicenter. Although Eva Mitnick is new to the position, the Los Angeles Public Library pulses through her blood. She literally grew up in the Library—her mother was…