The Young Literati capped off the LA Times Festival of Books with an inaugural celebration at the Central Library. From DJ’ing in the Children’s Room, to cocktails and cakes in the Rotunda, to book swapping in the Getty Gallery, authors and Library Foundation supporters gathered after hours to raise their glasses to the literary life of Los Angeles.
Engaging with the community has always been core to the public library’s mission, and we want to thank everyone who came out to show their support for the Los Angeles Public Library.
In continuous operation since 1872 and with 72 neighborhood branches (from Venice Beach to Boyle Heights, San Pedro to Van Nuys), the Los Angeles Public Library provides each and every Angeleno (regardless of race, class, age, gender, sexual orientation, religiousor political belief) with free access to information and ideas that challenge and inspire, from Aristotle to Slavoj Zizek.
If you’d care to cast your vote for the importance of public libraries by supporting our work on behalf of the Los Angeles Public Library we hope you’ll consider becoming a member of the Young Literati or joining the Library Associates.
Special thanks to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books for embracing the BASH! as our media sponsor and to our literary partners Black Clock, Goodreads, Granta, Literary Death Match, Los Angeles Review of Books, Rare Bird Lit, Rattling Wall, Slake, and Zyzzyva for contributing to the Book Drop portion of the evening. Thanks also goes to downtown’s Semi-Sweet Bakery for providing some mighty tasty desserts, to Lisa Firestone and Firestone Vineyards for keeping the wine flowing, and to dublab dj’s for providing us with the soundtrack for the evening as well as a series of live performances by Anenon, Contact Field Orchestra, and Gifted & Blessed.