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 […]



    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 […]