Dear Reader: I’m excited to officially invite you to celebrate the 2014 Stay Home and Read a Book Ball with me. Here’s an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and simultaneously keep alive the mission of the Los Angeles Public Library to “Provide free access to ideas and information.” By deciding not to get dressed […]
Members of the Library Foundation are a dedicated group of people who share a deep commitment to helping the Library provide all Angelenos with access to ideas, information, and lifelong learning. We are so grateful for their support, and in return, have spent 2013 hosting a range of events to celebrate their love for the […]
For a limited time only this December and January, a generous Member of our Board of Directors will match your gift dollar for dollar when you: – Join the Library Foundation as a new Member; – Re-join the Library Foundation if your Membership is currently expired; – Upgrade your current Membership to a higher level; […]
Long before the film industry took root as the cultural and financial epicenter of Hollywood, music paved the way for the growth and development of the Los Angeles we know today. Deep in the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, there’s a vast sheet music collection from the 1840s through the 1950s, which provides […]
The Library Store will be holding their annual SUPER SALE, starting this Friday 5/31 in Meeting Room A at Central Library. Hundreds of items are marked 50-75% off, with new items being added daily! Shop early for the best selection! Sale Hours: Friday 5/31 10:00am – 5:30pm Saturday 6/1 10:00am – 5:30pm Monday 6/3 10:00am […]
Hey Library Foundation Members: we appreciate you, and Member Appreciation Days are just around the corner! On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3 – 5, 2013, show your Library Foundation Membership card to receive 20% discounts at participating stores and free admission at the following Southern California museums and institutions: Cathedral of Our Lady of […]
Where else are you going to catch Margaret Atwood, Carol Burnett, Lemony Snicket, and Susan Feniger tag-teaming stages across a grassy college quad? The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is right around the corner, and to help guide your way through the largest public literary event in North America, we asked participating local author […]
The Stay Home and Read a Book Ball on Friday, March 1, 2013 is fast approaching, and in anticipation, Library lovers are eagerly sharing their support for knowledge, reading, and books. Howard A. Rodman, Professor at the University of Southern California and Vice President of the Writers Guild of America West, writes: “I grew up in an […]
Happy New Year, everyone! To ring in 2013, I’m excited to bring you another set of reading recommendations from more library enthusiasts. This edition’s selections sweep us up in prose poetry; teach us about modern feminism; take us on a daring escape with a mother and her son; make us examine the concept of money […]
Last year, as part of its ongoing support of Live Homework Help, the Library Foundation secured funding to send outreach specialist Yago Cura into the Los Angeles public schools, non-profits, and family source centers to educate a wider audience about how students can reap the many benefits of this online tutoring program. The good news? […]
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