Get Toasty With Young Literati

    Feb 01, 2017

    Busy Philipps hosts Young Literati gala

    On April 1 at Neuehouse Hollywood, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ young and inspiring membership group Young Literati will host its Ninth Annual Toast gala. Hosted by Colin Hanks […]



    Did You Know? 25 Years of Supporting Our Libraries

    Jan 25, 2017

    Summer at the Library

    In 1986, corporate and community leaders along with thousands of volunteers came together to overcome the devastating arson fires that nearly destroyed the Central Library—the cornerstone of the Los Angeles […]



    A Year Full of Favorites

    Dec 23, 2016

    As more Angelenos depend on the resources and services of the Los Angeles Public Library, the support of our beloved Library continues to grow. With record-breaking participation of kids and […]



    Snapshots: A Preview of Visualizing Language

    Dec 22, 2016

    Mural at Casa de la Cuidad by Tlacolulokos, Oaxaca 2015.

    When colleagues from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles visited Oaxaca City, Mexico in 2015 as part of a Getty Foundation research grant for the forthcoming exhibition Visualizing Language: A […]



    ALOUD Winter Preview: George Saunders

    Dec 08, 2016

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    George Saunders—one of today’s most celebrated and influential writers—is beloved for his wildly imaginative short stories—little gems packed with walloping social criticism, philosophical quagmires, dark humor, and big heart. In […]



    Give Thanks to Libraries on #GivingTuesday

    Nov 22, 2016

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    Tis’ the season to give thanks to what we are grateful for this week—and we are grateful for the Los Angeles Public Library! The Library Foundation is taking part in […]



    Watch, Listen, and Learn at lfla.org/archive

    Nov 08, 2016

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    Did you catch this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner—Viet Thanh Nguyen—at ALOUD? Did you hear Rosanne Cash serenade Central Library? If you missed out live, now you can experience ALOUD and […]



    Day of the Dead Comes to Life at the Library

    Oct 31, 2016

    Over the next few days the Los Angeles Public Library is hosting citywide celebrations to honor the traditions of Dia de los Muertos. From crafting sugar skulls to creating community […]




    Ann Patchett on Keeping Company With Books

    Sep 13, 2016

    Ann Patchett photo by Heidi Ross.

    Ann Patchett is the international best-selling author of seven novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, and the just released Commonwealth. She […]