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Bibliophiles & Friends Spring Reception

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles invites you to guided tour by Christina Rice, Senior Librarian of the LAPL Photo Collectionof Our Story is Yours: A Los Angeles Public Library Sesquicentennial Celebration, an exhibition of images and objects of LAPL history celebrating the story of Los Angeles. 

Christina Rice will also take us on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the LAPL Photo Collection Department where you’ll see the Central Library’s archival spaces not open to the public and how librarians catalog and digitize rare and historical images dating back to the 1850s.

LAPL Central Library construction, 1925. LAPL Institutional Collection
Popular Library book racks, Central Library, 1950. LAPL Institutional Collection

Christina Rice began her career with the Los Angeles Public Library in 2005 and has been the Senior Librarian of the library’s historic photo collection since 2009. She has curated multiple library exhibitions including LAPL150 – Our Story is Yours (2023) and Life on a String: The Yale Puppeteers and the Turnabout Theatre (2021). She is the author of Mean…Moody…Magnificent! Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend (University Press of Kentucky, 2021) and Ann Dvorak Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel (University Press of Kentucky, 2013).