Fifth & Flower

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   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


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 […]

The Library Store’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 07, 2015


This holiday season, your purchase at The Library Store will be a gift that keeps on giving! With all sales supporting the Los Angeles Public Library, your gift for a friend or loved one is also a gift to the millions of Angelenos who visit the Library every year. Shop in-store at Central Library, online, […]

Giving Thanks To Our Volunteers

Nov 25, 2015


From serving as adult literacy tutors and teachers, to working book sales to raise money for branches, to reading to kids, and helping veterans navigate civilian life and find the resources they need, last year, over 7,000 volunteers supported all Angelenos by giving their time to the Los Angeles Public Library. During this season of […]

One Treasure of Central Library and Beyond

Nov 23, 2015


With over 3 million archival photos emphasizing local and state history, the Los Angeles Public Library became one of the first public libraries to begin digitizing its images in the late 1990s. Since then, the collection available online has extensively grown to 105,087 photos through the support of the Library Foundation—with around 500 new photos […]

Kick Off Another Award-Winning Year at ALOUD

Nov 20, 2015

On Wednesday night, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards were announced. Celebrating a diversity of voices in American literature, we noticed one thing many winners shared in common: they had recently visited ALOUD. The National Book Award for Nonfiction went to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Watch below as Coates spoke about […]

Celebrate Native Heritage Month

Nov 17, 2015

This November is Native Heritage Month, and there’s a myriad ways you can celebrate at the Los Angeles Public Library through its special programs and events, collections, and more. Featuring Native American dancers and storytellers, film screenings, craft sessions, displays of Native American themed literature, and more, here are a few of the highlights you […]

Last Call: “To Live and Dine in L.A.”

Nov 09, 2015

TLDLA Entranc Exhibit

Over this summer and fall, the Library Foundation and the Los Angeles Public Library collaborated on “To Live and Dine in L.A.,” a special project to examine the role of restaurants and food in the shaping of our great food capital. The programs included an interactive exhibit, which Los Angeles Magazine called “magnificent.” The exhibit at […]

Tribute Gift




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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