Last Call…Take the Reading Challenge

    May 26, 2017

    Reading Challenge

    In January, the Library Foundation kicked-off its 25th Anniversary year with a special celebration of our favorite pastime–reading! We invited everyone to take part in a Reading Challenge by reading […]




    Members and Authors Bash It Up

    Apr 20, 2017

    The Library Foundation’s biggest Members-only party of the year is around the corner–this Saturday, April 22, the Book Drop Bash will bring together authors from the Los Angeles Times Festival […]



    Poetry and Podcasts

    Apr 13, 2017

    Poet Ocean Vuong

    April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to take in some inspiring verses than by listening to podcasts from the ALOUD archives. Over the years, ALOUD has welcomed […]



    Samantha Hanks and Busy Philipps Get Ready to Toast

    Mar 30, 2017

    Former YL Chair Amanda Fairey, current YL Chair Samantha Hanks, and Annual Toast Host and Honorary Chair Busy Philipps

    As the vanguard of the Library Foundation’s mission to provide critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library, Young Literati brings together engaged Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s […]



    ALOUD Spring Preview: Cheech Marin

    Mar 17, 2017

    Cheech Marin. Photo by Hector Levya.

    You immediately associate Cheech Marin as half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and you know him for his memorable roles in Up in Smoke, Born in East L.A., […]



    Coming Soon: Shakespeare on Film

    Mar 16, 2017

    Shakespeare on Film

    Before the Library Foundation closes the curtain on its special celebration of Shakespeare’s lasting legacy and influence on culture today, Lost and Found at the Movies will take a closer […]



    RSVP to the Largest Library Party of the Year!

    Mar 09, 2017

    Book Drop Bash

    As the Library Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we are throwing the largest Library party of the year to celebrate all things literary. Join us for the 6th Annual Book […]



    Spring into Action with ALOUD

    Mar 02, 2017

    ALOUD audience members for The Sellout: A Novel

    Exchanging ideas, fostering dialogue, and bringing together our community is more important than ever. Spring into action with our upcoming season of ALOUD as a new slate of award-winning authors, […]



    Literature in Translation

    Feb 23, 2017

    Valeria Luiselli. Photo by Alfredo Pelcastre.

    Bringing together two leading voices in contemporary Mexican literature for the first time in Los Angeles, Valeria Luiselli and Guadalupe Nettel will take the ALOUD stage on February 23 to […]