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The Toast is back!

We’re thrilled to announce the triumphant return of the Annual Toast in 2021. We missed you last year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you this summer in a safe and distant way: drive-in style! Save the date to join us from the comfort of your own car for readings, comedy, and merriment in honor of the Los Angeles Public Library.


Save the date

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Petersen Automotive Museum rooftop
Tickets will go on sale to Members on May 4.

(Not yet a Member? Join here today to make sure you get access to tickets! This event has a very limited capacity and will sell out.)


Curated by

Josh Dallas  |  Ginnifer Goodwin  |  Ben Lee  |  June Diane Raphael
Paul Scheer  |  Ione Skye  |  Sarah Thyre



Funds raised at this year’s Toast will support digital equity and infrastructure initiatives of the Library and the Foundation to increase technological access and literacy, as well as to assist with upgrading the execution and delivery of our robust online services and programs. From early childhood literacy programs, to support for students challenged with remote learning, to the open access of trustworthy information — so much of our lives are now lived through technology. Your financial support ensures that the Library and the Foundation can continue to provide equitable access to virtual resources and programming in order to best support the well-being of all Angelenos, throughout this pandemic and beyond.


Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Annual Toast! Join us to make a difference in the lives of all Angelenos. Click here to view the sponsor packet and contact Rebecca Miller, Director of Young Literati, at [email protected] to pledge your sponsorship today.



The 12th Annual Toast will follow all CDC and state guidelines for Covid-19 safety. Guests will remain in their own vehicles for the duration of the event and will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing if they exit their cars to visit the restrooms. All staff in attendance will be fully vaccinated.



Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation

Brendon Cassidy & Brooke Rowland
Michael T.M. & Dana W. Jones

Hogan Lovells US LLC / Stephanie Yonekura
Jenji Kohan
Mesdag Family Foundation
Flora L. Thornton Foundation

Bob Dawson
Hotchkis Foundation / Carey & Tara Hotchkis
Kevin Philip & Joshua Miller

Bob & Melissa Alvarado
Renewable Resources Group / Nicole Neeman Brady