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 […]



    [ALOUD] Fall Programs Now Online!

    Aug 16, 2013

    Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg; Booker Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood; National Book Award-winner Katherine Boo; Renegade L.A. chef Roy Choi; Local art philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad; South […]



    What Ever Happened to Moby Dick?

    Aug 15, 2013

     This fall, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library invite readers across the city to take a look at Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece, Moby Dick, […]




    Bookmark This! #12

    Jul 26, 2013

    In the heat of the summer, we’ve got some reading recommendations that really sizzle!  From books of poetry to French colonial Vietnam to Buddhist wisdom to inspirational letters, I hope […]



    Swimming Through LAPL’s Photo Collection

    Jul 24, 2013

    With temperatures rising this week, we dipped into the Los Angeles Public Library’s Photo Collection to bask in some historic photographs of swimming scenes across L.A. Here’s a sampling of […]



    Making Sense of Disaster:The St. Francis Dam

    Jul 22, 2013

    2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the L.A. Aqueduct, that intricate system of canals and tunnels and pipelines that conveys water collected from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and valleys of […]




    A New Gateway to Citizenship

    Jul 02, 2013

    As we prepare to celebrate July 4th and the great civil liberties of our country, there’s never been a better time to spread the word about a wonderful service available […]