Fifth & Flower

Homemade Pop-Tarts?… Yes please!

Apr 04, 2012

There are few things that get us as excited in The Library Store as the arrival of a new cookbook– and if that cookbook offers a recipe for a homemade pastry treat, well, we’re just bowled over! In honor of our first official post here on Fifth & Flower, we’re sharing the recipe for these […]



Kicking Off National Poetry Month

Apr 02, 2012

T.S. Eliot dubbed April the “cruelest month,” but for poetry enthusiasts today, we consider April the happiest month—an entire month to celebrate poetry and its vital place in our culture. How do you plan to celebrate? First off, stop by your neighborhood library to check out some poetry books. Secondly, join us at ALOUD on […]



Mining the Vaults: Supreme Court in the House

Mar 29, 2012

The Supreme Court has been at the top of the headlines this week. What exactly goes on inside those high-minded heads? Check out this video with Justice Stephen Breyer when he stopped by ALOUD. Justice Stephen Breyer: Through the Eyes of a Judge: Making Democracy Work from ALOUDla on Vimeo.



Congratulations to Local Poet Wanda Coleman on National Award

Mar 29, 2012

Wanda Coleman, who is coming to ALOUD on Thursday, April 12, has just been honored by the Poetry Society of America. Congratulations to one of L.A.’s brightest voices! Announcing the 2012 Shelley Memorial Award, Wanda Coleman – Poetry Society of America. Reserve your free ticket for Wanda Coleman at ALOUD on Thursday, April 12.   […]



Save the Date: Library Foundation20th Anniversary Celebration

Mar 21, 2012

Dear readers, One of our big initiatives as of late has been the planning of our 20th Anniversary Celebration, which is planned for the evening of Sunday, September 23rd. Some of you may have attended our past Awards Dinner events, where we have honored philanthropists, and authors such as Walter Mosley, Harper Lee, Susan Sontag, […]



Who wants to Stay Home and Read? Turns out a lot of folks!

Mar 15, 2012

What fun we’ve been having with our “Stay Home and Read a Book Ball” social media campaign! If you’re not already following us on Twitter or Facebook, here’s a little sample of who has joined the conversation… who do you want at your table? #stayhomereadball http://www.lfla.dev/event-detail/722/The-Stay-Home-and-Read-a-Book-Ball Preliminary #stayhomereadball results are in! Readers want to be […]



Behind the Scenes at This is Your Library #5

Mar 15, 2012

Is it just us, or is This is Your Library getting better and better? TiYL#5 fell on a Saturday for the first time ever and we have to say, staying late in the Library on a weekend felt so wrong it was right. We played to packed house, and our guests couldn’t have been more […]





The Simple Truth: Philip Levine Speaks about Life, Libraries, and Poetry

Mar 13, 2012

“I’m learning about the power of poetry,” said Philip Levine about his time thus far as the 18th U.S. Poet Laureate, a position he was elected to earlier this fall. So what has changed for the poet whose career has spanned over 60 years? “Twenty-five years ago it was 30-35 people,” Levine estimated a typical […]



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