Fifth & Flower

Measure L on the Up-Swing!

Aug 15, 2012

We loved this piece at OnCentral on how Measure L is helping Los Angeles Public Libraries return to their full glory. Check it out: ‘Second home’: South LA library’s offerings go beyond just books | OnCentral.  



Love Your Librarian

Aug 15, 2012

We here at The Library Store definitely have some love for our librarians. Their knowledge and zest for what they do is an inspiration! This is why we were so excited when we came across these awesome Love Your Librarian t-shirts & tote bags. Now available at the store & online!



Newer Poets Primer: Part Three with Suzanne Lummis

Jul 24, 2012

Tonight, July 24 at ALOUD, the 17th edition of the annual newer poets program comes to the stage with six of Los Angeles’ freshest voices. There’s still time to reserve your free ticket here. To get ready for this event, we caught up with the guest curators of the event. In Part One, we caught […]



Newer Poets Primer: Part Two with Eloise Klein Healy

Jul 20, 2012

Next Tuesday, July 24 at ALOUD, the 17th edition of the annual newer poets program comes to the stage with six of Los Angeles’ freshest voices. Click here to reserve your free ticket. What exactly is a “newer” poet? And what is happening on the frontlines of the L.A. poetry scene? To get ready for […]



Newer Poets Primer: Part One with Gail Wronsky

Jul 19, 2012

Next Tuesday, July 24 at ALOUD, the 17th edition of the annual newer poets program comes to the stage with six of Los Angeles’ freshest voices. Reserve your free ticket here for the event, which is ALOUD’s longest-running program in its 19-year history. What exactly is a “newer” poet? And what is happening on the […]



Louise Steinman’s “My English Teacher”

Jul 11, 2012

Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books, our own Louise Steinman gives a beautiful tribute to her high school English teacher, Lorraine Schulmeister. Both a profile of an inspiring woman, and a slice of Los Angeles in the sixties, read the full story here.  



Status Report: US Libraries

Jul 03, 2012

Thanks to the ALA for this helpful infographic detailing the current state of US Libraries. Today, the role of a library is a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s economy. Keep that lifeline alive by supporting the Library Foundation of Los Angeles!



Five Questions for Dana Spiotta

Jun 27, 2012

This week, ALOUD is hosting novelist Dana Spiotta in conversation with Janet Fitch and LA Times staff writer Carolyn Kellogg on “Artists and Survivors: Lost and Found in LA.” Spiotta’s critically acclaimed Stone Arabia takes place in Los Angeles and follows the downward spiral of a musician in the midst of his niece making a […]



Meet the Innovation Leadership Program Residents: Part Two

Jun 25, 2012

Recently, we spotlighted Amy Bradley, one of the two inaugural ILP residents. This week, we talked to Yesenia Villar-Villalobos, who is from East Los Angeles and received her M.L.I.S. from UCLA. She became a librarian to help raise awareness—especially within the Latino population—that the library is one of our greatest learning resources. The Innovation Leadership […]



Gail Collins: Obsessed with Texas

Jun 13, 2012

Last night, New York Times columnist Gail Collins visited ALOUD to talk about Texas, and how and why it casts such a large influence over the other 49 states in the union. Collins said that her interest in writing a book about Texas was sparked by Texas Governor Rick Perry’s 2009 “loud speech heavily attacking […]



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