Fifth & Flower

Double Your Impact: Support the Library Foundation!

Nov 06, 2015


How Do You Turn $100 into $200? Support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles! From November 1 through December 31, when you become a Member, upgrade your Membership, or give the gift of Membership to a friend or loved one, every dollar you donate will be matched by a generous donor! Take this opportunity to […]

All Things Witches

Oct 29, 2015


In the height of this spellbinding season—don’t miss the many Halloween festivities at the Los Angeles Public Library—ALOUD will take a fascinating look at a real witch story. On Wednesday, November 4, Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra, unpacks the fantastical story of the Salem Witch Trials in […]

On the Move with Sandra Cisneros

Oct 27, 2015

When Sandra Cisneros set out to compile over 30 years worth of nonfiction pieces, she had no idea that a deep underlying theme would take root: home. But after objectively looking at her collected stories, essays, talks, and poems, it was clear that she had created an autobiography through writing about the many places around […]

Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Oct 22, 2015

GAA LA Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library has always championed the mission of free and open access to learning and resources for all, and this Saturday, October 24, downtown’s historic Central Library will join forces with Grand Ave’s bustling cultural corridor to offer all access to Angelenos. For one arts-packed day, 11 cultural organizations along Grand Ave […]

LGBTQ Pride at the Library

Oct 14, 2015


Following this summer’s landmark Supreme Court decision supporting gay marriage, ALOUD brings to the stage two of today’s most influential champions for equality. On Monday, October 19, hear from Roberta Kaplan, the renowned litigator who recently won the defining United States v. Windsor case to defeat the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Kaplan will be […]

Halloween Season Creeping In at the Library

Oct 06, 2015

October is officially the most festive month at the Los Angeles Public Library with a whirlwind of Halloween-themed activities for the whole family. Beyond getting your fill of books, movies, and music to inspire a ghoulish month, here are a few fun programs popping up before the trick-or-treaters hit the streets–from ghostly story times to […]

Fall Stops for The Library Store On Wheels

Oct 01, 2015

"Library Store on Wheels" photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Check out upcoming stops for The Library Store On Wheels! Saturday, October 3 @ Los Angeles Printers Fair Bringing together the creative worlds of letterpress printing, graphic arts, printmaking, and paper at The Printing Museum. Get your tickets HERE. Saturday, October 10 @ Fall Into Literacy Book Festival The Library Store On Wheels is heading back […]

Improvising with Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem

Sep 18, 2015

Rocker Patti Smith's song "Mercy Is" created for the film, Noah, is in contention for the Oscar for Best Original Song. She is photographed at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City on November 22nd, 2014.

Before writer Jonathan Lethem wrote nine critically acclaimed novels, he found early inspiration in the “formless” form of Patti Smith’s unhindered lyrics. On Monday, November 16, Smith will visit ALOUD to discuss her new memoir, M Train, which reflects on some of the memorable places that have defined the legendary artist’s remarkable life. ALOUD is […]

One Family’s Path to Lifelong Learning

Sep 09, 2015

When you don’t speak the language, or have a job, or understand the lay of the land, how do you navigate the difficult process of moving to a new place and starting a new life? Twenty-four years ago, Sergio Sanchez and his wife, Francisca, emigrated from Veracruz, Mexico to Los Angeles and soon thereafter sought […]

Back to School at the Library

Sep 02, 2015

As students across the city return to school this month, the Los Angeles Public Library is especially abuzz with learning. The fresh start of a new school year is a great reminder of the range of ways the Library fosters lifelong learning year-round–and not just for children and teens. Here are a few of the […]

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