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Join the Library Foundation of Los Angeles,
Members of the Young Literati, and Young Literati Chair
Ginnifer Goodwin for an evening of literature, music, and comedy celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library! 

Event Details
Funds raised from the 14th Annual Toast will directly support Lifelong Learning programs and services at the Los Angeles Public Library, which include Adult Literacy Services, Tech2Go, Cybernauts, Career Online High School, and Full STEAM Ahead


This event will feature: 

  • Live DJ sets by Novena Carmel, co-host of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

  • A Drag Queen Storytime performance by Pickle

  • Musical storytelling performed by Lavender Diamond

  • Readings by author Jade Chang and writer/ producer Rasheed Newson

  • A music performance by The Buttertones

  • Young Literati Chair Ginnifer Goodwin

  • City Librarian John Szabo

  • Library Foundation of Los Angeles President Stacy Lieberman

  • and more to be announced!

All guests will enjoy cocktails and passed appetizers, photo opportunities and more. VIP ticket holders are invited to attend our after-party upstairs at Bardot.


Member tickets on sale now!
Not a Member? Join here today to make sure you get access to discounted tickets! 

Event Sponsorship
Join us to make a difference in the lives of Angelenos. Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 14th Annual Toast! Click here to view the sponsorship packet.


Young Literati Annual Chair

Ginnifer Goodwin

Honorary Hosts for the 14th Annual Toast 

Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Courtney Lilly
Kevin McKeon
Sarah Thyre

Many Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors


Sunita Deshmukh
Epic Games
Michael and Dana Jones
Jenji Kohan
Brendon Cassidy & Brooke Rowland
Susan S. & Kenneth L. Wallach Foundation


The Mesdag Family Foundation
Lawyers’ Mutual Insurance Company
Flora L. Thornton Foundation


Hotchkis Foundation
Hogan Lovells


Nicole Neeman Brady
Jennifer Schuur Herbert
Laura A. Seigle


Debra Albin-Riley
Patricia B. Kao & Dr. Richard Benoit
Ela & Nikhil Jhaveri
Lisa Richardson
Laura P. Rosenwald
CV Strategies

Many thanks to our friends at Studio Number One for the beautiful invitation art.