Fifth & Flower

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 14, 2016

This Monday, January 18, we will all pause to remember the legacy of Dr. King’s life and work. Since being signed into law in 1983, this national holiday was envisioned to be “a day on, not a day off,” by bringing the community together in a day of service or celebration. Although the Library will […]

A New Year, A New Library Store

Jan 07, 2016

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Coming April 2016, The Library Store will be completely remodeled! We will be shutting our doors on Thursday, January 14 to push out a few walls and get a brand new look worthy of 2016. It’s a new year, so we’re bringing you a new store. Don’t worry though, […]

New Year, New Resolutions at the Library

Jan 06, 2016

If making and breaking resolutions is ubiquitous to the start of your new year, let the Los Angeles Public Library provide you with the FREE resources to realize your goals. Here are some ideas for ways to succeed at the January challenge. Get started with your goals at   Goal: Build a Community The […]

12 Months of the Los Angeles Public Library

Dec 21, 2015

Angelenos have always been very active in their love and support of the Los Angeles Public Library, but 2015 stood out as a banner year. Many of last year’s programs rose to unprecedented levels of success with record numbers of participants taking part in the educational and cultural programs, resources, and services of the Los […]

What’s Been “Found” at Lost & Found at the Movies

Dec 16, 2015

As we begin to reflect back on an exciting year at the Library Foundation, in 2015 we celebrated the second anniversary of our series, “Lost & Found at the Movies,” which celebrates the art of cinema and the vitality of film culture. For John Nein, the series curator and also a senior programmer of the […]

Checking In: Eva Mitnick, Director of Central Library

Dec 10, 2015

Just three weeks on the job as Director of Central Library, we sat down with the head of Los Angeles Public Library’s bustling epicenter. Although Eva Mitnick is new to the position, the Los Angeles Public Library pulses through her blood. She literally grew up in the Library—her mother was manager of the Malabar branch […]

The Library Store’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 07, 2015

This holiday season, your purchase at The Library Store will be a gift that keeps on giving! With all sales supporting the Los Angeles Public Library, your gift for a friend or loved one is also a gift to the millions of Angelenos who visit the Library every year. Shop in-store at Central Library, online, […]

Giving Thanks To Our Volunteers

Nov 25, 2015

From serving as adult literacy tutors and teachers, to working book sales to raise money for branches, to reading to kids, and helping veterans navigate civilian life and find the resources they need, last year, over 7,000 volunteers supported all Angelenos by giving their time to the Los Angeles Public Library. During this season of […]

One Treasure of Central Library and Beyond

Nov 23, 2015

With over 3 million archival photos emphasizing local and state history, the Los Angeles Public Library became one of the first public libraries to begin digitizing its images in the late 1990s. Since then, the collection available online has extensively grown to 105,087 photos through the support of the Library Foundation—with around 500 new photos […]

Kick Off Another Award-Winning Year at ALOUD

Nov 20, 2015

On Wednesday night, the winners of this year’s National Book Awards were announced. Celebrating a diversity of voices in American literature, we noticed one thing many winners shared in common: they had recently visited ALOUD. The National Book Award for Nonfiction went to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Watch below as Coates spoke about […]

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When you make a Memorial or Honor gift to LFLA of $100 or more, we’ll send your honoree or their family a card acknowledging your generosity.

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