Fall in Love with Los Angeles at ALOUD

Jul 03, 2015

What do you see when you wander the streets of L.A.? On July 9, ALOUD invites you to explore our city in a new way, with Love, Los Angeles: A Conversation in Words and Images featuring local journalist and essayist Lynell George and poet Marisela Norte. Both writers will share their photographs and texts–a series […]



Join Us at the Table for “To Live and Dine in L.A.”

Jun 12, 2015

Los Angeles has become one of the great food capitals of the world, and if like the saying goes, “you are what you eat,” then what does the city’s relationship to food say about its people? Launching this summer, the Library Foundation will celebrate the rich–and untold–history of restaurants and food in the City of […]



We’re Nominated!

May 28, 2015

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We are excited to announce that The Library Store and ALOUD have been nominated for the Best of Downtown by the Downtown News! Best Free Event Series: ALOUD at the Central Library Best Bookstore: The Library Store Best Gift & Stationery Store: The Library Store The Los Angeles Public Library has also made it on the Best of Downtown Ballot for: […]



Coming Soon to ALOUD: The Extraordinary Tracy K. Smith

May 22, 2015

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Throughout the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s new memoir, Ordinary Light, radiant flashes of poetry permeate Tracy K. Smith’s narrative. With great empathy and attention to beauty, Smith recalls her childhood growing up in a sheltered Northern California town, and explores belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. Set against the backdrop of her mother’s illness […]



Enter to Win—Judy Blume Giveaway!

May 15, 2015

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Beloved storyteller Judy Blume has won the hearts and minds of readers of all ages. With classics like Wifey, Deenie, Freckle Juice, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, many of us Blume fans have one book that we hold especially dear to our hearts. What’s your favorite? Blume comes to ALOUD on June 9 for a special evening […]



Untold Stories: Jennifer Clement at ALOUD

May 07, 2015

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Based on a lifetime of living in Mexico and some 10 years of interviewing and listening to the stories of the female survivors and victims of Mexico’s gruesome drug culture, award-winning author Jennifer Clement delivers a deeply poignant novel about hope in the face of darkness.  Former ALOUD participant and author Francisco Goldman calls the work, “Beguiling, […]



Start Your Summer at ALOUD

May 01, 2015

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With all the sunshine and high temps this week, it certainly feels like summer is quickly approaching. What better way to ring in the new season than making plans for ALOUD? This summer, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ critically-acclaimed ALOUD series presents an exceptional slate of original programming celebrating great writers, epic poetry, and the history of food […]



New Short Videos from ALOUD

Apr 24, 2015

We hope you’ve spent many evenings with ALOUD at the Central Library, hearing from some of the most groundbreaking artists, authors, scientists, and thinkers of our time. Now, whenever and wherever you have a couple minutes to unwind, you can catch up on illuminating moments from the programs you missed or you want to experience […]



Library Supporter T.C. Boyle Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Apr 15, 2015

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On Saturday, April 18, the annual L.A. Times Festival of Books kicks off on the USC campus, and as part of the festivities the winners of this year’s L.A. Times Book Prizes will be revealed on Saturday evening. But one big winner has already been announced: novelist and short story writer T.C. Boyle will receive the Robert Kirsch […]



ALOUD Launches Spring Line-up

Feb 06, 2015

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From a Nobel Prize winner to an acclaimed hip-hop artist, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ critically-acclaimed ALOUD series presents an exciting slate of free public programs this spring exploring issues of activism, poetry, politics, performance, and more at downtown’s historic Central Library. On Wednesday, March 4, ALOUD welcomes Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and consultant on the Academy Award-winning […]



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