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ALOUD is the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ celebrated literary series of conversations, readings and performances at the downtown Central Library.

ALOUD Sep 10, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Sep 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities
ALOUD Sep 24, 2015 | 7:15 pm

The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr
ALOUD Sep 30, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff
ALOUD Oct 1, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Impossible Idealism:
Inventing a Moral Life

Jessica Jackley and Larissa MacFarquhar
ALOUD Oct 19, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Oct 26, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
ALOUD Oct 28, 2015 | 7:15 pm

A House of My Own

Sandra Cisneros
ALOUD Nov 4, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do programs fill so quickly?

    ALOUD provides a unique experience for the public to engage with scholars, authors, and artists in the intimate 235-seat Mark Taper Auditorium. Library Foundation Members have the benefit of reserving for programs in advance of the public. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. Be sure to subscribe to our email alerts.

  • Where does ALOUD take place?

    Unless otherwise noted, ALOUD programs are held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.

  • Where should I park?

    We recommend taking public transportation. Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. For more information, visit the Library’s website.

  • Should I purchase the author’s book in advance?

    We encourage you to purchase books from the Library Store. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Books are made available for purchase when you reserve for a program online, and are also on sale at programs. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book from The Library Store. Members receive discounts on purchases.

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