Get Toasty With Young Literati

Busy Philipps hosts Young Literati gala

On April 1 at Neuehouse Hollywood, the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ young and inspiring membership group Young Literati will host its Ninth Annual Toast gala. Hosted by Colin Hanks and Busy Philipps (pictured below), the event includes performances by comedian and Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler, comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani, musical guest Andrew Bird, and other special guests to be announced.

Busy Philipps hosts Young Literati gala

Funds raised at this event will support Student Zones at the Los Angeles Public Library. Student Zones are dedicated spaces within Library branches that provide kids and teens with a safe, welcoming environment to study and to access state-of-the-art computer technology, individual tutoring, and school supplies at no cost. There are currently 34 neighborhood libraries across the city of Los Angeles that have Student Zones and last year nearly 30,000 students used their resources. Programs like this are part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ mission to support student success programming at the Los Angeles Public Library.

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As we get ready to raise our glass at the Young Literati’s biggest celebration of the year, here’s a look at some of our special guests who will gather to toast the Los Angeles Public Library. Learn more about attending the Toast here—tickets go on sale February 1.

Andrew Bird, a one-man orchestra of the imagination:


Kumail Nanjiani talks Freddy vs Jason, The Elephant Man, and being comforted by his mother:


Chelsea Handler’s nugget of wisdom:


Colin Hanks on his new show, Life in Pieces:


Learn more about the Ninth Annual Toast at or contact Rebecca Miller, Director of Young Literati, at [email protected] or 213.292.6245.


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