Mastering the Art of Summer at the Library

Aug 17, 2017

Books, baseball, and ice cream–what more could you want from summer? With a bustling slate of ALOUD programs, a renewed partnership with the Dodgers, and an entire month dedicated to celebrating our Members, the Library Foundation has officially mastered the art of summer. Before we head into fall, here’s a look back at some of […]



Making Summer Sweeter With Member Appreciation Month

Jul 14, 2017

We’re are thankful for our dedicated group of supporters every month of the year, but in July we full-out celebrate their commitment to the Los Angeles Public Library. Membership to the Library Foundation ensures that the Central Library and 72 neighborhood branches provide unparalleled and equal access to programs and services for all ages across the […]



Last Call…Take the Reading Challenge

May 26, 2017

In January, the Library Foundation kicked-off its 25th Anniversary year with a special celebration of our favorite pastime–reading! We invited everyone to take part in a Reading Challenge by reading what you want when you want, and we put together a fun list you can download here that includes everything from memoirs to plays to […]



Members and Authors Bash It Up

Apr 20, 2017

The Library Foundation’s biggest Members-only party of the year is around the corner–this Saturday, April 22, the Book Drop Bash will bring together authors from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books with our Members for an after-hours party at the historic Central Library. Some of the participating authors and honorary hosts of this special […]



Samantha Hanks and Busy Philipps Get Ready to Toast

Mar 30, 2017

As the vanguard of the Library Foundation’s mission to provide critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library, Young Literati brings together engaged Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who believe in and celebrate the power of public libraries. On Saturday, April 1, at NeueHouse Hollywood, the biggest Young Literati celebration of the year […]



RSVP to the Largest Library Party of the Year!

Mar 09, 2017

As the Library Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we are throwing the largest Library party of the year to celebrate all things literary. Join us for the 6th Annual Book Drop Bash, an after-hours soiree following the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books when we throw out all of the library rules and raise our […]



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 […]



Give Thanks to Libraries on #GivingTuesday

Nov 22, 2016

Tis’ the season to give thanks to what we are grateful for this week—and we are grateful for the Los Angeles Public Library! The Library Foundation is taking part in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving to support local communities. From Tuesday, November 22 thru Tuesday, November 29, you can get 50% off all gift […]



8 Great Books: More Reading Recs for Members Month

Jul 28, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar took place last week, and the second seminar, Adapt This: A Consideration […]



5 Great Books: M.G. Lord’s Recs for Members Month

Jul 14, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar, Between Biography and Memoir: Balancing Research with Recollection, will take place next […]




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