Why to Get Your Teen to the Library

    Nov 04, 2013

    With nearly 10,000 teens taking part in the 2013 Summer Reading Club, Young Adult librarians got creative with projects to keep teens engaged over the long school break. This year’s […]



    Making History Graphic

    Nov 01, 2013

    Over the past two years, ALOUD has featured two separate programs that have explored the graphic novel as a unique form of storytelling. First, Alison Bechdel amazed us with her […]



    Halloween Stories at the Library

    Oct 29, 2013

    It’s the time of year when we welcome scary stories to creep up on us. From movies to books to good old word-of-mouth, the Los Angeles Public Library has you […]



    Bookmark This #15

    Oct 25, 2013

    Halloween is just around the corner, so how about picking up a good book to read in between doling out candy to your cutely or frighteningly-costumed neighbors?  The selections in […]



    Look Up These Kirkus Starred Books

    Oct 22, 2013

    Since 1933 the Kirkus Review has helped readers wade through the ever-expanding tide of new releases with that necessary critical look at books before they’re hot off the press. Three […]



    Moby Dick and SoCal Culture: A New Film at the Broad

    Oct 04, 2013

    From the ArcLight Cinemas to the mural-covered overpasses, from the farmers markets to the secret staircases, Los Angeles is a city alive with storytelling. While this city where the land […]




    Bookmark This! #14

    Oct 01, 2013

    The Santa Ana winds have begun to blow again, and with them has come the start of autumn.  As you enjoy the warm breezes, the harvest of apples and pumpkins, […]



    Playin’ It Cool: MK Asante and Jeff Chang

    Sep 09, 2013

    In advance of ALOUD’s fall season kick-off this Tuesday, we caught up with award-winning filmmaker, hip hop artist and author MK Asante (Buck) and award-winning author Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop […]



    Bookmark This! #13

    Aug 23, 2013

    Bookmark This is one year old!  In its first year, this recommended reading series has shared an eclectic mix of 60 book suggestions from 58 contributors – all for your […]