8 Great Books: More Reading Recs for Members Month

Jul 28, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar took place last week, and the second seminar, Adapt This: A Consideration […]



5 Great Books: M.G. Lord’s Recs for Members Month

Jul 14, 2016

This July is Members Month at the Library Foundation! As part of a month-long slate of special events and incentives to celebrate your support of the Los Angeles Public Library, we are hosting two free writing seminars with local writers. The first seminar, Between Biography and Memoir: Balancing Research with Recollection, will take place next […]



Members Month Kicks Off!

Jul 01, 2016

Every day of the year we are grateful for our dedicated Members who love and support the Los Angeles Public Library. But for the whole month of July we are celebrating our Members in extra special ways! We invite current and prospective Members to join us this month in making a difference in the lives […]



Sneak Peek: The Writer’s Cut with Damon Lindelof and Joel Stein

Jun 08, 2016

This Friday, June 10th, the Library Foundation’s sixth episode of “The Writer’s Cut” returns to the stage with one of today’s most captivating apocalyptic television trailblazers. Damon Lindelof, creator, executive producer, and showrunner for HBO’s The Leftovers, and creator/showrunner of Lost, will go behind-the-scenes of his otherworldly shows. Lindelof will be in conversation with writer/journalist […]



Spend the Summer with ALOUD

Apr 29, 2016

This summer, our critically-acclaimed ALOUD series welcomes memoirists, musicians, poets, novelists, journalists and others to the historic downtown Central Library and beyond for an exciting season of conversations, readings, and performances. Starting the season off with a bang, on Thursday, Jun. 2, ALOUD presents Eddie Huang – chef, food personality, bestselling Fresh Off the Boat […]



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 […]



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 […]



Double Your Impact: Support the Library Foundation!

Nov 06, 2015

How Do You Turn $100 into $200? Support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles! From November 1 through December 31, when you become a Member, upgrade your Membership, or give the gift of Membership to a friend or loved one, every dollar you donate will be matched by a generous donor! Take this opportunity to […]



Join Us at the Table for “To Live and Dine in L.A.”

Jun 12, 2015

Los Angeles has become one of the great food capitals of the world, and if like the saying goes, “you are what you eat,” then what does the city’s relationship to food say about its people? Launching this summer, the Library Foundation will celebrate the rich–and untold–history of restaurants and food in the City of […]



S U P E R S A L E ! ! ! ! !

May 26, 2015

It’s SUPER SALE time again at The Library Store! Join us to shop hundreds of items marked 50 to 75% off, plus other items priced as marked.* Sale starts Friday 5/29 in Central Library’s Meeting Room A and continues: Members Only Preview, Thursday 5/28: 5 pm – 7 pm Members Only Preview, Friday 5/29: 9:30 […]



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