Lake View Terrace Branch Library
Inspired by Lake View Terrace Branch as the most eco-friendly space in the LAPL system, join us in the Valley for some fresh air and fresh voices sure to inspire all. Consummate soul man Chris Pierce and folk-punk musician Sunny War will perform. Pierce has released seven independent albums worldwide and his recent hit “We Can Always Come Back to This” was featured on the TV show This Is Us and charted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. War, who became known for her street playing in Venice Beach, has now reached wider audiences with her soulful uncategorizable repertoire and has signed with Gibson Guitars and BMI. Plus, poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate Marcelo Hernandez Castillo will read from his award-winning work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the reservation policy for ALOUD?
As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.
Why do programs fill so quickly?
ALOUD provides a unique experience for the public to engage with scholars, authors, and artists in the intimate 235-seat Mark Taper Auditorium. Library Foundation Members have the benefit of reserving for programs in advance of the public. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. Be sure to subscribe to our email alerts, and visit our Media Archive for podcasts and other items from our recent programs.
Where does ALOUD take place?
Unless otherwise noted, ALOUD programs are held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.
- Where should I park for ALOUD programs?
Should I purchase the author’s book in advance?
We encourage you to purchase books from the Library Store. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Books are made available for purchase when you reserve for a program online, and are also on sale at programs. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book from The Library Store. Members receive discounts on purchases.