Saint Estèphe, Now and Again by Jonathan Gold

Jul 23, 2018

Jonathan Gold contributed this essay about Saint Estèphe for the book To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City. The book was part of the special exhibition “To Live and Dine in L.A.” that was hosted at Central Library in 2015.     If you had visited Saint Estèphe […]

Young Literati Gathers L.A.’s Best and Brightest

Feb 12, 2016

On Saturday, Feb. 20, actors, musicians, and celebrated Angelenos will join together to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library at the Eighth Annual Toast, hosted by the Young Literati of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Held at the historic AVALON Hollywood, the Young Literati’s biggest event of the year will be curated by philanthropist, […]

Taking the Stage for “To Live and Dine L.A.: A Live Mixtape”

Jul 30, 2015

  Mashing up food with music, live storytelling with video, conversations with beats and rhymes, join hip hop artist Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples), chef Roy Choi, and USC professor Josh Kun for a one-of-a-kind Los Angeles evening. On Sunday, August 9 at The Regent Theater, “To Live and Dine in L.A.: A Live Mixtape,” will […]

Reminder: Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

May 05, 2015

Moms are our favorite people. They deserve only the very best on Mother’s Day. So, why not pamper them with something awesome from The Library Store? Whether it’s a scarf, a book, or a journal, we have something that will make her really happy. Here are some of our suggestions: Pictured: Los Angeles Sunset Scarf, $125; Mom: Because […]

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with The Library Store!

Apr 29, 2015

Join The Library Store in a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores this Saturday May 2! To commemorate the day, we’re hosting an “after party” for Los Angeles Public Library’s program “Southern California Surf Music, 1960 – 1966” with author John Blair. We’ll be snacking on tasty treats and sipping on tasty drinks. We’ll also […]

Catch the Line-up of Young Literati Toasters

Mar 20, 2015

The Young Literati’s Seventh Annual Toast is around the corner, and an exciting line-up of L.A.’s best and brightest has just been announced to take the stage to celebrate the Los Angeles Public Library. On Saturday, March 28, actor Colin Hanks, actress Gillian Jacobs, comedian Jason Mantzoukas, DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, filmmaker Jason Reitman, actress Jenny Slate, and actress Mae Whitman will read selections of […]

Raise Your Glass For Libraries at the Young Literati Seventh Annual Toast

Mar 04, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, raise your glass with the Library Foundation’s Young Literati for the Seventh Annual Toast to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Celebrating the delicious and diverse literary history of L.A., the gathering will feature L.A’s best and brightest—including a DJ set by artist and activist Shepard Fairey and lively readings from the Library’s vast collections by actress Gillian […]

Have a Ball with Junot Díaz, Carlos Santana, Patton Oswalt, and More

Feb 18, 2015

“Our libraries, in their promotion and practice of literacy, in their providing free access of information to all, in their diverse educational and artistic programs, in their astounding egalitarianism, represent what is best about our society.  And what is best about us,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz, and this year’s Stay Home and Read a Book […]

Young Literati Family Day

Feb 12, 2015

On Sunday, the youngest of the Young Literati took over Central Library for a magical morning of books, crafts, photo shoots, face painting, story time, food, and all around fun. In the first-ever Young Literati Family Day, hosted by Honorary Chair Samantha Hanks (pictured left with her family), Young Literati Members celebrated their love for libraries with the tiniest readers–many […]

Coming Soon: Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski

Jan 30, 2015

If you attended last February’s Lost & Found at the Movies with series curator John Nein, you’ll remember that he shared his list of favorite films from Sundance and other festivals that we should lookout for in the year ahead. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida was unequivocally at the top of that list. Like many last year who fell in love […]

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