Catch the Line-up of Young Literati Toasters

Mar 20, 2015

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The Young Literati’s Seventh Annual Toast is around the corner, and an exciting line-up of L.A.’s best and brightest has just been announced to take the stage to celebrate the Los Angeles Public Library. On Saturday, March 28, actor Colin Hanks, actress Gillian Jacobs, comedian Jason Mantzoukas, DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, filmmaker Jason Reitman, actress Jenny Slate, and actress Mae Whitman will read selections of […]



Raise Your Glass For Libraries at the Young Literati Seventh Annual Toast

Mar 04, 2015

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On Saturday, March 28, raise your glass with the Library Foundation’s Young Literati for the Seventh Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Celebrating the delicious and diverse literary history of L.A., the gathering will feature L.A’s best and brightest—including a DJ set by artist and activist Shepard Fairey and lively readings from the Library’s vast collections by actress Gillian […]



Have a Ball with Junot Díaz, Carlos Santana, Patton Oswalt, and More

Feb 18, 2015

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“Our libraries, in their promotion and practice of literacy, in their providing free access of information to all, in their diverse educational and artistic programs, in their astounding egalitarianism, represent what is best about our society.  And what is best about us,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, and this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book […]



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 […]



12 Months of the Los Angeles Public Library

Dec 23, 2014

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Every year thousands of Angelenos take part in the many educational and cultural programs, resources, and services at the Los Angeles Public Library. Before we look ahead to what will be an exciting new year at the Library, here’s a look back at some of the diverse activities supported by the Library Foundation in 2014. […]



Sharing a Love for Libraries with Meghan Daum

Dec 04, 2014

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As we’ve officially entered the holiday season, it’s the time of year for reflection and gratitude. Like many Angelenos, we are thankful for the wonderful local literary community that is thriving around the Los Angeles Public Library, including ALOUD veteran and Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum. Before her critically acclaimed new book of essays, […]



The Library Foundation Celebrates 22 Years

Sep 15, 2014

“This is a great Library and it has a wonderful history because it is a Phoenix of a Library. It was reborn from ashes,” said Susan Sontag of the Los Angeles Public Library. On September 20, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles will celebrate its 22nd anniversary with a gala to benefit the great Los […]



Go M.A.D. for Member Appreciation Days

Apr 29, 2014

Membership Appreciation Days offer reciprocal free admission and 20% store discounts at any of the participating institutions. So on May 2, 3, and 4, 2014, your Membership with the Library Foundation means access to them all!



Exchanging Stories at the Book Drop Bash

Apr 08, 2014

This weekend thousands of authors and booklovers will be grabbing their sunhats and hitting the lawns of USC for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. And for participating authors and Library Foundation Members, the festivities will continue long after the sun goes down as the Third Annual Book Drop Bash kicks-off at downtown’s historic […]



A Message from the Chair of the Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

Feb 10, 2014

Dear Reader: I’m excited to officially invite you to celebrate the 2014 Stay Home and Read a Book Ball with me. Here’s an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and simultaneously keep alive the mission of the Los Angeles Public Library to “Provide free access to ideas and information.” By deciding not to get dressed […]



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