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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! Join us from the comfort of your own car for readings, comedy, and merriment in honor of the Los Angeles Public Library.


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Join Us

Saturday, June 26, 2021
8:30 pm
Petersen Automotive Museum rooftop


Curated by

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



Whitney Cummings
Ron Funches
Ginnifer Goodwin
… and many more surprise guests via video!



Funds raised at this year’s Toast will support digital equity and infrastructure initiatives of the Library and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles 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 LFLA 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.



We’re thrilled that California has safely reopened as of June 15. Due to the newly relaxed restrictions, please feel free to mingle with friends outside of your vehicle before the program begins. If you’d like to bring chairs to sit outside your car during the show, you’re welcome to; please be courteous of your neighbors and remember that sightlines and sound may be optimal from inside your car.

Restrooms are available inside the Petersen, which is still requiring a face mask when indoors.

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
Sunita Deshmukh
Michael T.M. & Dana W. Jones

Epic Games
Hogan Lovells US LLC / Stephanie Yonekura
Jenji Kohan
Mesdag Family Foundation
Elizabeth Raposo & Scott Thomas
Flora L. Thornton Foundation

Parking Company of America / Eric Chaves
Bob Dawson
Hotchkis Foundation / Carey & Tara Hotchkis
Kevin Philip & Joshua Miller

Bob & Melissa Alvarado
Amanda & Shepard Fairey
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Renewable Resources Group / Nicole Neeman Brady
Rachel & Trevor Small

Patricia Kao


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