Fifth & Flower

Vote for us!

May 11, 2012

 The Library Store has been nominated in the Best Bookstore category again this year! We won this title in both 2010 & 2011, and we’re hoping to win it again! Please help us out by going to votebestof.com and placing your vote. There’s lots of other great downtown businesses and organizations to vote for while you’re […]



A Treatise on the Benefits of Membership

May 08, 2012

You may be a card carrying member of the Los Angeles Public Library, but are you a card carrying member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles?  The Library Foundation’s primary reason for being is to support and strengthen the Los Angeles Public Library, which begs the question, why wouldn’t you be a member?  Just […]



Cactus + Tequila, a match made in weekend heaven

May 04, 2012

It’s Friday, it’s sunny in LA, and we’ve got the whole weekend ahead of us! In honor of El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, AKA Cinco de Mayo, AKA the Fifth of May, AKA tomorrow, we’ve got a recipe for a cocktail you probably haven’t had before. I know I haven’t, but I’m eager […]



Book Drop BASH! is a Smash

May 04, 2012

The Young Literati capped off the LA Times Festival of Books with an inaugural celebration at the Central Library. From DJ’ing in the Children’s Room, to cocktails and cakes in the Rotunda, to book swapping in the Getty Gallery, authors and Library Foundation supporters gathered after hours to raise their glasses to the literary life […]



Slavoj Žižek Questions the Questions at ALOUD

Apr 27, 2012

In a packed house on Tuesday at the Central Library, international rock star philosopher Slavoj Žižek stopped by ALOUD for a conversation with Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies Jack Miles. Casually dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, Žižek was in his comfort zone: on a stage pontificating on topics from Christianity, to sex and smoking, […]



Shopping for Mom at The Library Store

Apr 26, 2012

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (Sunday, May 13th)! Make her proud this year by doing your gift buying at The Library Store, where every purchase benefits the Los Angeles Public Library.  1. My Mom  $9.95  – An interview journal filled with questions to spark the memories of her life. Once you’ve filled it out together, […]



Member Appreciation Time!

Apr 19, 2012

Are you a member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles? No? Well, you should be! Not only are you helping to fund vital programs throughout the branches of the Los Angeles Public Library, but you get cool perks like this as well! M.A.D. weekend comes around twice a year, and your Library Foundation membership […]



Last Call to After-Party at the LA Times Festival of Books

Apr 17, 2012

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is gearing up for a jam-packed literary weekend, but the festivities won’t stop when T.C. Boyle and Judy Blume leave the stage. The Library Foundation’s Young Literati is thrilled to keep the festivities going into the wee hours this Saturday night as host of this year’s “go-to” after-party […]



E-books, Lawsuits, Rain, and Groosling

Apr 13, 2012

The cagey path of e-books got a bit more crooked this week with authors’ opposition to the Justice Department’s suit against Apple and five publishers. In this Los Angeles Times article by Carolyn Kellogg, Michael Connelly and Sherman Alexie spoke out with their concerns on the “misguided lawsuit” intended to regulate e-book pricing. How best […]



Mining the Vaults: What Were the Big Questions of 1999?

Apr 12, 2012

We recently uncovered this terrific photo of ALOUD Curator and LFLA Cultural Programs Director Louise Steinman, in what appears to be a thoughtful, fun conversation with artist/filmmaker/composer/inventor/musician/chart-topper Laurie Anderson (as if that job title weren’t cool enough, she’s also married to Lou Reed!) The program, which took place on September 19th, 1999, was part of […]



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A gift made in one’s name is always a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend, or colleague.

When you make a Memorial or Honor gift to LFLA of $100 or more, we’ll send your honoree or their family a card acknowledging your generosity.

We ask that you make donation of $25 or more. You may also make a contribution over the phone by calling 213.228.7500.


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