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Surf’s Up With Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan

May 17, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, ALOUD welcomes back to the Pacific coast William Finnegan, the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for biography and New Yorker staff writer. Finnegan’s award-winning new memoir, Barbarian Days, follows his lifelong adventures of chasing waves all over the world. From Guam, Samoa, Fiji to Africa, Finnegan vividly describes how his […]



Spend the Summer with ALOUD

Apr 29, 2016

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This summer, our critically-acclaimed ALOUD series welcomes memoirists, musicians, poets, novelists, journalists and others to the historic downtown Central Library and beyond for an exciting season of conversations, readings, and performances. Starting the season off with a bang, on Thursday, Jun. 2, ALOUD presents Eddie Huang – chef, food personality, bestselling Fresh Off the Boat […]



Navigating Dual Worlds with Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Apr 19, 2016

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“I am a spy, a sleeper, a spook, a man of two faces. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am also a man of two minds. I am not some misunderstood mutant from a comic book or a horror movie, although some have treated me as such. I am simply able to see any issue from both […]



Head of the Class

Apr 14, 2016

On a Tuesday morning this past January, Central Library’s Taper Auditorium filled with the flashes of cameras, the uplifting lull of “Pomp and Circumstance,” and a royal blue tide of caps and gowns. But this was not your typical graduation ceremony. “This is a city of second chances—Los Angeles defines itself that way. We are […]



From the Archives: The Historic Architecture of the Oscars

Feb 26, 2016

With preparations for the 88th Academy Awards well underway this week, did you know that this star-studded event did not always take place in the epicenter of the Hollywood drag? Right around the corner from the downtown Central Library, the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel was the founding site for the Oscars when the Academy of […]



A Life in Photography: Sebastião Salgado at ALOUD

Feb 24, 2016

“I am not a social photographer. I am not an economic photographer. I’m not a photojournalist. Photography is much more than that. Photography is my life. It’s my way of life, and my language,” explained Sebastião Salgado when he spoke to The New York Times last spring. For over 40 years, Salgado has been communicating […]



Stay Home and Read a Book with Judy Blume

Feb 23, 2016

“Ask any writer and you’ll undoubtedly hear about the libraries in their lives,” writes Judy Blume, the award-winning and best-selling author and this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book Ball chair.   Blume firmly believes in the power of libraries and books to change lives, “Ask any reader and you will hear that books […]



Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 14, 2016

This Monday, January 18, we will all pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King’s life and work. Since being signed into law in 1983, this national holiday was envisioned to be “a day on, not a day off,” by bringing the community together in a day of service or celebration. Although the Library will […]



New Year, New Resolutions at the Library

Jan 06, 2016

If making and breaking resolutions is ubiquitous to the start of your new year, let the Los Angeles Public Library provide you with the FREE resources to realize your goals. Here are some ideas for ways to succeed at the January challenge. Get started with your goals at lapl.org.   Goal: Build a Community The […]



12 Months of the Los Angeles Public Library

Dec 21, 2015

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Angelenos have always been very active in their love and support of the Los Angeles Public Library, but 2015 stood out as a banner year. Many of last year’s programs rose to unprecedented levels of success with record numbers of participants taking part in the educational and cultural programs, resources, and services of the Los […]



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