Fifth & Flower

Homegrown Ideas Transform the Library

Aug 03, 2016

Legos to develop literacy skills; a cart filled with mobile devices for trying out e-media; healthy cooking workshops for teens; drought resistant gardens to teach water conservation—these are just a sampling of the 13 projects that have received grants through IDEAS@LAPL, a program designed to foster staff empowerment and develop innovative ways to enhance the Los […]



8 Great Books: More Reading Recs for Members Month

Jul 28, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar took place last week, and the second seminar, Adapt This: A Consideration […]



5 Great Books: M.G. Lord’s Recs for Members Month

Jul 14, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar, Between Biography and Memoir: Balancing Research with Recollection, will take place next […]



Reimagining Central Library’s Rotunda with a Zapotec Worldview

Jul 08, 2016

Two Oaxacan artists have taken a creative approach to utilizing the resources of the Los Angeles Public Library—they’ve turned Central Library into their own studio space. From June 20 to July 17, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library welcome artists Darío Canul and Cosijoesa Cernas of the collective Tlacolulokos […]



Members Month Kicks Off!

Jul 01, 2016

Every day of the year we are grateful for our dedicated Members who love and support the Los Angeles Public Library. But for the whole month of July we are celebrating our Members in extra special ways! We invite current and prospective Members to join us this month in making a difference in the lives […]



Two GRAMMY Award-Winning Artists Intersect at ALOUD

Jun 16, 2016

On Monday, June 20, songwriters and authors Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry will share the ALOUD stage for Composed: The Intersection of Poetry and Song. The GRAMMY Award-winning artists will muse on the transcendent power of language and music and treat the audience to a special live performance. Before the duo serenade Central Library’s Mark […]



Sneak Peek: The Writer’s Cut with Damon Lindelof and Joel Stein

Jun 08, 2016

This Friday, June 10th, the Library Foundation’s sixth episode of “The Writer’s Cut” returns to the stage with one of today’s most captivating apocalyptic television trailblazers. Damon Lindelof, creator, executive producer, and showrunner for HBO’s The Leftovers, and creator/showrunner of Lost, will go behind-the-scenes of his otherworldly shows. Lindelof will be in conversation with writer/journalist […]



Building a Future for Future Leaders

Jun 01, 2016

For over 80 years, the Summer Reading Club has been providing the children and teens of Los Angeles with free enrichment opportunities to close the gap of the “summer slump” during their school break. Through fun themes, activities, workshops, performances, and free lunches the Summer Reading Club fosters a love for reading and libraries for […]



ALOUD Summer Preview: Eddie Huang

May 20, 2016

Over the last few years, Eddie Huang has catapulted to international fame as a young, hip chef, a bestselling author, and T.V. personality. Beneath the limelight, Huang’s something more akin to a cultural anthropologist fearlessly exploring many offbeat paths to make sense of his place in the world. First, he brought old school Taiwanese street […]



Surf’s Up With Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan

May 17, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, ALOUD welcomes back to the Pacific coast William Finnegan, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for biography and New Yorker staff writer. Finnegan’s award-winning new memoir, Barbarian Days, follows his lifelong adventures of chasing waves all over the world. From Guam, Samoa, Fiji to Africa, Finnegan vividly describes how his […]



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