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

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    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 […]



    ALOUD Fall Preview: Colson Whitehead

    Sep 09, 2016

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    What if the “Underground Railroad” was not just a metaphorical mode of transportation? Sixteen years ago prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead was sitting on his couch imagining a fascinating premise […]



    Sneak Peek: John Landis, Man of Many Genres

    Aug 18, 2016

    The mastermind behind such wide-reaching works as Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Kentucky Fried Movie, Trading Places, iThree Amigos!, Coming to America, American Werewolf in London, as well as the […]



    A Summer Blast From the Past

    Aug 09, 2016

    From drag races to family birthday parties, from Buster Keaton dutifully serving as the honorary mayor of Woodland Hills to an airplane crash on Glenoaks Boulevard—a range of everyday and […]