A Treatise on the Benefits of Membership

    May 08, 2012

    You may be a card carrying member of the Los Angeles Public Library, but are you a card carrying member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles?  The Library Foundation’s […]



    We’ve Had Enough/Estamos Hasta la Madre

    May 07, 2012

    When the 24-year-old Juan Francisco was killed last year—another innocent victim of the some 50,000* that have been killed by acts of violence related to the “drug war” in Mexico—his […]




    Book Drop BASH! is a Smash

    May 04, 2012

    The Young Literati capped off the LA Times Festival of Books with an inaugural celebration at the Central Library. From DJ’ing in the Children’s Room, to cocktails and cakes in […]



    Slavoj Žižek Questions the Questions at ALOUD

    Apr 27, 2012

    In a packed house on Tuesday at the Central Library, international rock star philosopher Slavoj Žižek stopped by ALOUD for a conversation with Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies Jack Miles. […]



    Shopping for Mom at The Library Store

    Apr 26, 2012

    Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (Sunday, May 13th)! Make her proud this year by doing your gift buying at The Library Store, where every purchase benefits the Los Angeles Public […]




    Member Appreciation Time!

    Apr 19, 2012

    Are you a member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles? No? Well, you should be! Not only are you helping to fund vital programs throughout the branches of the […]




    E-books, Lawsuits, Rain, and Groosling

    Apr 13, 2012

    The cagey path of e-books got a bit more crooked this week with authors’ opposition to the Justice Department’s suit against Apple and five publishers. In this Los Angeles Times […]