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. […]



Angelenos Unite to Read Homer

Oct 21, 2014

The epic journey of the Library Foundation’s month-long, city-wide celebration, The L.A. Odyssey Project, docks at the Central Library this Saturday, October 25, for a marathon reading of Homer’s epic poem. The words of Homer were originally spoken aloud to rapt audiences, and to relive this oral tradition “Our Odyssey: A Reading of Homer’s Epic By the […]



The Epic Embarks Across Los Angeles

Oct 01, 2014

It’s October, which means The L.A. Odyssey Project will begin its journey into the neighborhoods of Los Angeles to explore the connections between literature, history, science, and the humanities to shine a distinctly Southern California light on Homer’s epic poem. From a Cyclops puppet show, to bike riding with Lotus Eaters, to a marathon public […]



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 […]



Fall Stops for The Library Store On Wheels!

Sep 08, 2014

The Library Store On Wheels is headed your way this fall! Saturday 9/20 @ Artists & Fleas in Downtown LA 11am – 6pm Sunday 9/21 @ Artists & Fleas in Downtown LA 11am – 6pm Saturday 9/27 @ Fall Into Literacy Book Festival in the City of Wilmington 10am – 3pm Sunday 10/5 @ CicLAvia […]



Young Literati Summer Social Heats Up

Aug 13, 2014

The kids may be going back to school, but the summer is not over for the Young Literati. This Saturday, the Young Literati are invited to gather in Santa Monica for a proper send-off to the season of long sunsets and frosty cocktails. Raising their glasses to this past year of incredible support for the […]



Lost & Found at the Movies Explores L.A.’s Greatest Roles

Jul 22, 2014

Los Angeles has been a “character” in countless films. On Thursday, July 24, the latest edition of Lost & Found at the Movies, the Library Foundation’s new series celebrating the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture, will explore the myriad ways L.A. has appeared in cinema —from the earliest images of the […]



The Library Store Summer Sale!

May 28, 2014

The Library Store will be holding its annual sale starting this Friday, May 30! Stop on by The Library Store for a huge selection of items marked down 50% to 75% off. Sale’s on while supplies last, so shop early for the best selection. New items will be added daily. The selection will include jewelry, […]



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 […]



Meet the Young Literati Toasters

Mar 17, 2014

We hope you’ll be raising a glass with us for the Sixth Annual Young Literati Toast this Saturday, March 22 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Arguably the Foundation’s most star-studded affair, the evening will celebrate our beloved Los Angeles Public Library with an incredible cast reading and performing selections of our city’s finest […]



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