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Are You an Alison Bechdel Fan? Revisit Her ALOUD Appearance

May 16, 2012

“This is an exceptionally fun crowd… it’s like all my friends,” one ALOUD audience member said as she took her seat for the packed Alison Bechdel event last week, where Bechdel discussed her new graphic memoir Are You My Mother? with Deborah Vankin from the LA Times. We like to think all the ALOUD crowds […]



Library Love at The Library Store

May 15, 2012

  We’re beyond thrilled with the outcome of our collaboration with MAPTOTE – the official Libraries of Los Angeles Tote! Perfect to schlep your books home from your favorite of the 74 libraries on the map. The team over at MAPTOTE was kind enough to expand the boundaries of their usual L.A. map to include all the branches […]



La Cybernauta

May 14, 2012

“I think people come to the library because they like to be around information.  Everyone should have that privilege.  Collectively and individually, we’re empowered by knowledge.  Libraries house vast amounts of information and provide professionals who can organize, interpret, and make this information accessible to the whole community.” – Eva Rios-Alvarado, Cybernaut, Los Angeles Public […]



Vote for us!

May 11, 2012

 The Library Store has been nominated in the Best Bookstore category again this year! We won this title in both 2010 & 2011, and we’re hoping to win it again! Please help us out by going to votebestof.com and placing your vote. There’s lots of other great downtown businesses and organizations to vote for while you’re […]



A Treatise on the Benefits of Membership

May 08, 2012

You may be a card carrying member of the Los Angeles Public Library, but are you a card carrying member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles?  The Library Foundation’s primary reason for being is to support and strengthen the Los Angeles Public Library, which begs the question, why wouldn’t you be a member?  Just […]



Book Drop BASH! is a Smash

May 04, 2012

The Young Literati capped off the LA Times Festival of Books with an inaugural celebration at the Central Library. From DJ’ing in the Children’s Room, to cocktails and cakes in the Rotunda, to book swapping in the Getty Gallery, authors and Library Foundation supporters gathered after hours to raise their glasses to the literary life […]



Slavoj Žižek Questions the Questions at ALOUD

Apr 27, 2012

In a packed house on Tuesday at the Central Library, international rock star philosopher Slavoj Žižek stopped by ALOUD for a conversation with Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies Jack Miles. Casually dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, Žižek was in his comfort zone: on a stage pontificating on topics from Christianity, to sex and smoking, […]



Turn Up the Volume on National Poetry Month: Free Poetry Podcasts

Apr 23, 2012

There’s a few more days left to celebrate National Poetry Month, so grab your headphones and take in some poetry. We’ve compiled a handy podcast list of poetry readings and panels from the library’s ALOUD archive over the the years. Your ears will ring! Ralph Angel, Carol Muske-Dukes, Cecilia Wolloch Imagination. Luminosity. Mystery and grief. […]



Last Call to After-Party at the LA Times Festival of Books

Apr 17, 2012

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is gearing up for a jam-packed literary weekend, but the festivities won’t stop when T.C. Boyle and Judy Blume leave the stage. The Library Foundation’s Young Literati is thrilled to keep the festivities going into the wee hours this Saturday night as host of this year’s “go-to” after-party […]



E-books, Lawsuits, Rain, and Groosling

Apr 13, 2012

The cagey path of e-books got a bit more crooked this week with authors’ opposition to the Justice Department’s suit against Apple and five publishers. In this Los Angeles Times article by Carolyn Kellogg, Michael Connelly and Sherman Alexie spoke out with their concerns on the “misguided lawsuit” intended to regulate e-book pricing. How best […]



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