Lost & Found at the Movies: Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Mar 14, 2014

At each Lost & Found at the Movies event we choose a theme to explore. On the heels of Valentine’s Day, during an evening called Love is a Many Splendored Thing, we looked at love in movies and love for movies. The opening clip reel featured moments from a handful of cinema’s great love stories […]



Does The Library Store On Wheels make a stop near you in March?

Mar 05, 2014

Sunday 3/9 @ L.A. Weekly’s Essentials Food and Wine Event: noon – 5pm Sunday 3/23 @ Downtown Flea in Chinatown: 10am – 4pm Saturday 3/29 @ Grand Park Bookfest: noon – 5pm And next month we’ll be at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! Stay tuned!



Jeff Koons and John Waters Bring Art to the L.A. Masses

Feb 27, 2014

On Monday evening the “king of kitsch” and the “pope of trash” held court at downtown’s Orpheum Theatre. Co-presented by the Library Foundation and The Broad museum as part of the “The Un-Private Collection” series, artist Jeff Koons and filmmaker/author/photographer John Waters took the stage from opposite curtains like two opposing presidential candidates ready to […]



Who’s Reading What for the Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

Feb 26, 2014

Still figuring out your plans for Friday night?  How about staying home and reading a book?  So many of us are doing it.  Perhaps you’d like to join in the fun, too.  (You can check out these titles in the Library’s catalog.) Who’s Reading                  What (or Who) Karen Aguilar                       The Book Thief by […]



Lost & Found at the Movies with John Nein

Feb 25, 2014

Last fall, the Library Foundation launched Lost & Found at the Movies, a new series to celebrate the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. John Nein, a senior programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and curator of this new series, is focusing on lesser-explored areas of filmmaking to cultivate a conversation around […]



Guests of the Stay Home and Read a Book Ball

Feb 20, 2014

Preliminary results are in! Dorothy Parker is going to be a busy lady on Friday, February 28, 2014.  So far, the majority of Stay Home and Read a Book Ball celebrants have selected this witty wisecracker as their desired guest for this most highly anticipated “non-event”.  Runner ups are Edgar Allan Poe, Langston Hughes, Homer, […]



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 […]



The Truck Stops Here in February!

Feb 04, 2014

  The Library Store On Wheels will be making these stops in February! Sunday 2/9 @ Melrose Trading Post 9am – 5pm Sunday 2/16 @ L.A. Zine Fest 10am – 5pm Sunday 2/23 @ Downtown Flea 10am – 4pm  



This Year’s Highlights of Membership

Dec 23, 2013

Members of the Library Foundation are a dedicated group of people who share a deep commitment to helping the Library provide all Angelenos with access to ideas, information, and lifelong learning. We are so grateful for their support, and in return, have spent 2013 hosting a range of events to celebrate their love for the […]



Looking at the Past and Present; A Year of Special Projects

Dec 17, 2013

The Library Foundation has spent the last year envisioning the role of the 21st century library by launching a range of special projects that celebrate the rich history and culture of Los Angeles in today’s world. Before we head into 2014, we wanted to share some highlights from these projects that we hope have offered […]



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