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 […]



    Last Call for America’s Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West

    Feb 16, 2017

    America's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West entrance

    Continuing the yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s extraordinary legacy, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is exploring the timeless impact of the Bard on California culture […]



    L.A. Love at The Library Store

    Feb 09, 2017

    Pink Glaze Bowl from The Library Store

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’re declaring our love for Los Angeles at The Library Store this month. With a swoon-worthy selection of gifts made by local […]



    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 […]