Fifth & Flower

A Life in Photography: Sebastião Salgado at ALOUD

Feb 24, 2016

“I am not a social photographer. I am not an economic photographer. I’m not a photojournalist. Photography is much more than that. Photography is my life. It’s my way of life, and my language,” explained Sebastião Salgado when he spoke to The New York Times last spring. For over 40 years, Salgado has been communicating […]



Stay Home and Read a Book with Judy Blume

Feb 23, 2016

“Ask any writer and you’ll undoubtedly hear about the libraries in their lives,” writes Judy Blume, the award-winning and best-selling author and this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book Ball chair.   Blume firmly believes in the power of libraries and books to change lives, “Ask any reader and you will hear that books […]



Young Literati Gathers L.A.’s Best and Brightest

Feb 12, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 20, actors, musicians, and celebrated Angelenos will join together to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library at the Eighth Annual Toast, hosted by the Young Literati of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Held at the historic AVALON Hollywood, the Young Literati’s biggest event of the year will be curated by philanthropist, […]



Hollywood Is A Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary

Feb 10, 2016

This March, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library invite readers across the city to explore the most epic of dictionaries and rethink the fundamental importance of language — both in Southern California and beyond — with Hollywood Is a Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary. Through a […]



Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 14, 2016

This Monday, January 18, we will all pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King’s life and work. Since being signed into law in 1983, this national holiday was envisioned to be “a day on, not a day off,” by bringing the community together in a day of service or celebration. Although the Library will […]



A New Year, A New Library Store

Jan 07, 2016

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Coming April 2016, The Library Store will be completely remodeled! We will be shutting our doors on Thursday, January 14 to push out a few walls and get a brand new look worthy of 2016. It’s a new year, so we’re bringing you a new store. Don’t worry though, […]



New Year, New Resolutions at the Library

Jan 06, 2016

If making and breaking resolutions is ubiquitous to the start of your new year, let the Los Angeles Public Library provide you with the FREE resources to realize your goals. Here are some ideas for ways to succeed at the January challenge. Get started with your goals at lapl.org.   Goal: Build a Community The […]



12 Months of the Los Angeles Public Library

Dec 21, 2015

Central Library

Angelenos have always been very active in their love and support of the Los Angeles Public Library, but 2015 stood out as a banner year. Many of last year’s programs rose to unprecedented levels of success with record numbers of participants taking part in the educational and cultural programs, resources, and services of the Los […]



What’s Been “Found” at Lost & Found at the Movies

Dec 16, 2015

Hollywood

As we begin to reflect back on an exciting year at the Library Foundation, in 2015 we celebrated the second anniversary of our series, “Lost & Found at the Movies,” which celebrates the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. For John Nein, the series curator and also a senior programmer of the […]



Checking In: Eva Mitnick, Director of Central Library

Dec 10, 2015

Just three weeks on the job as Director of Central Library, we sat down with the head of Los Angeles Public Library’s bustling epicenter. Although Eva Mitnick is new to the position, the Los Angeles Public Library pulses through her blood. She literally grew up in the Library—her mother was manager of the Malabar branch […]




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