For more than two decades, ALOUD has contributed to a more informed and engaged Los Angeles. We create opportunities for the exchange of ideas so that we can all grow by bringing world-renowned and emerging authors, artists, scientists, and other luminous minds to Central Library for conversations, panel discussions, readings, performances, and multi-media presentations with a public audience.
ALOUD programs are free and open to the public at the Central Library, along with a few ticketed off-site events. This program provides Angelenos with a unique opportunity to engage with a broad range of experts who reflect the diverse experiences, values, and worldviews of the people of Los Angeles and beyond. Events feature local, national, and international experts in their field paired with a moderator to facilitate a dynamic discussion.
Curated by Louise Steinman, author and director of Cultural Programs for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, ALOUD showcases a new line-up each season informed by current events and culturally relevant and intellectually engaging topics.
Click here to see the season’s calendar of events, make reservations, and view policies. We also encourage you to become a Member of the Library Foundation to receive advance notification of ALOUD programs.
ALOUD at the Los Angeles Public Library is supported by the generosity of:
- The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
- Sharon Oxborough
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Stay at Home and Read a Book Ball
- Arent Fox LLP
- Donna and Martin J. Wolff
- Individual Library Foundation Members
To learn more about funding opportunities for ALOUD, please contact Imani Harris, Senior Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, at 213.292.6243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.