Why do programs fill so quickly?

ALOUD brings great minds and big names to the Library, so there is strong demand to attend our programs. Library Foundation Members receive the opportunity to reserve for programs in advance of the public. We recommend joining as well as signing up for our weekly email list to get important announcements, and checking our website for program openings.

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?

We recommend taking public transportation. Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. For more information, visit the Library’s website.


Should I purchase the author’s book in advance?

Support the Los Angeles Public Library and purchase your book through The Library Store. Books are made available for purchase when you make a reservation 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.