Fifth & Flower

Spring into Action with ALOUD

Mar 02, 2017

Exchanging ideas, fostering dialogue, and bringing together our community is more important than ever. Spring into action with our upcoming season of ALOUD as a new slate of award-winning authors, trailblazing scientists, renowned historians, and more will explore some of today’s most timely issues. Discussing race and poverty, the current presidency, water wars, and also […]



Last Call for America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West

Feb 16, 2017

Continuing the yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s extraordinary legacy, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is exploring the timeless impact of the Bard on California culture and America as a whole through a series of special programs and events, including a new exhibition America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West. Closing out […]



L.A. Love at The Library Store

Feb 09, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re declaring our love for Los Angeles at The Library Store this month. With a swoon-worthy selection of gifts made by local artisans–from yummy chocolates, honey, and jam, to handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, stationery, and more–we’ve got you and your loved ones covered! Look for these locally […]



Get Toasty With Young Literati

Feb 01, 2017

On April 1 at Neuehouse Hollywood, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ young and inspiring membership group Young Literati will host its Ninth Annual Toast gala. Hosted by Colin Hanks and Busy Philipps (pictured below), the event includes performances by comedian and Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler, comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani, musical guest […]



Did You Know? 25 Years of Supporting Our Libraries

Jan 25, 2017

In 1986, corporate and community leaders along with thousands of volunteers came together to overcome the devastating arson fires that nearly destroyed the Central Library—the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Public Library system that has been serving the city since 1872. The commitment of these dedicated individuals led to the founding of the Library Foundation […]



Snapshots: A Preview of Visualizing Language

Dec 22, 2016

When colleagues from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles visited Oaxaca City, Mexico in 2015 as part of a Getty Foundation research grant for the forthcoming exhibition Visualizing Language: A Zapotec Worldview and saw these striking images on the walls of a historic building from the 1600s, they knew that they’d found the right artists […]



ALOUD Winter Preview: George Saunders

Dec 08, 2016

George Saunders—one of today’s most celebrated and influential writers—is beloved for his wildly imaginative short stories—little gems packed with walloping social criticism, philosophical quagmires, dark humor, and big heart. In his long-awaited first novel forthcoming this February, this short story master delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Lincoln in the Bardo places […]



Give Thanks to Libraries on #GivingTuesday

Nov 22, 2016

Tis’ the season to give thanks to what we are grateful for this week—and we are grateful for the Los Angeles Public Library! The Library Foundation is taking part in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving to support local communities. From Tuesday, November 22 thru Tuesday, November 29, you can get 50% off all gift […]



Watch, Listen, and Learn at lfla.org/archive

Nov 08, 2016

Did you catch this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner—Viet Thanh Nguyen—at ALOUD? Did you hear Rosanne Cash serenade Central Library? If you missed out live, now you can experience ALOUD and other Library Foundation programs at home, on the road, anywhere, anytime. This fall, we launched a new and improved online Media Archive so you can […]



Day of the Dead Comes to Life at the Library

Oct 31, 2016

Over the next few days the Los Angeles Public Library is hosting citywide celebrations to honor the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. From crafting sugar skulls to creating community altars to a collaboration with LACMA, there’s a range of cultural activities for all ages throughout the neighborhood branches. See below for a few event […]



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