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Last Call for America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West

Feb 16, 2017

Continuing the yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s extraordinary legacy, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is exploring the timeless impact of the Bard on California culture and America as a whole through a series of special programs and events, including a new exhibition America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West. Closing out […]



L.A. Love at The Library Store

Feb 09, 2017

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re declaring our love for Los Angeles at The Library Store this month. With a swoon-worthy selection of gifts made by local artisans–from yummy chocolates, honey, and jam, to handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, stationery, and more–we’ve got you and your loved ones covered! Look for these locally […]



Did You Know? 25 Years of Supporting Our Libraries

Jan 25, 2017

In 1986, corporate and community leaders along with thousands of volunteers came together to overcome the devastating arson fires that nearly destroyed the Central Library—the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Public Library system that has been serving the city since 1872. The commitment of these dedicated individuals led to the founding of the Library Foundation […]



A Year Full of Favorites

Dec 23, 2016

As more Angelenos depend on the resources and services of the Los Angeles Public Library, the support of our beloved Library continues to grow. With record-breaking participation of kids and teens in Summer at the Library, the first graduating class of the Library’s innovative new Career Online High School, and the expansion of crucial technology […]



Snapshots: A Preview of Visualizing Language

Dec 22, 2016

When colleagues from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles visited Oaxaca City, Mexico in 2015 as part of a Getty Foundation research grant for the forthcoming exhibition Visualizing Language: A Zapotec Worldview and saw these striking images on the walls of a historic building from the 1600s, they knew that they’d found the right artists […]



Day of the Dead Comes to Life at the Library

Oct 31, 2016

Over the next few days the Los Angeles Public Library is hosting citywide celebrations to honor the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. From crafting sugar skulls to creating community altars to a collaboration with LACMA, there’s a range of cultural activities for all ages throughout the neighborhood branches. See below for a few event […]



Coming Soon to ALOUD: 50 Years of the Black Panther Party

Oct 06, 2016

Fifty years ago this month, one of the most groundbreaking social movements in American history began with the founding of the Black Panther Party. On the occasion of this anniversary, photojournalist Bryan Shih and historian Yohuru Williams have published the powerful new book, Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution. Collecting rarely heard stories of rank and file […]



Ann Patchett on Keeping Company With Books

Sep 13, 2016

Ann Patchett is the international best-selling author of seven novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and the just released Commonwealth. She has also written three books of nonfiction, but Patchett’s life’s work in books extends well beyond the act of writing. In 2011, after the last […]



Sneak Peek: John Landis, Man of Many Genres

Aug 18, 2016

The mastermind behind such wide-reaching works as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Kentucky Fried Movie, Trading Places, iThree Amigos!, Coming to America, American Werewolf in London, as well as the “Thriller” music video and the documentary Slasher, cannot be pinned down to a single genre, style, influence, or interest. On Wednesday, August 24, Lost & […]



A Summer Blast From the Past

Aug 09, 2016

From drag races to family birthday parties, from Buster Keaton dutifully serving as the honorary mayor of Woodland Hills to an airplane crash on Glenoaks Boulevard—a range of everyday and exceptional images chronicling the postwar suburban boom of the San Fernando Valley will get a second look. This summer, a three-yearlong initiative to organize over […]



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