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Upcoming Events

ALOUD Dec 11, 2018 | 7:30 pm
ALOUD Nov 13, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Stories From a Life Lived Along the Border

Reyna Grande, Jean Guerrero, Octavio Solis
ALOUD Nov 8, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories

Deborah Eisenberg
ALOUD Nov 1, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Of Love & War

Lynsey Addario
Special Events Oct 27, 2018 | 10:00 am

Writing What You Know and Don’t (Yet) Know

A Writers Seminar with Irene Borger
ALOUD Oct 25, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity

Kwame Anthony Appiah and Njideka Akunyili Crosby
ALOUD Oct 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Jill Soloway

She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy
ALOUD Oct 16, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Library Book

Susan Orlean
ALOUD Oct 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm
ALOUD Oct 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Poets Eloise Klein Healy and Kim Dower

A WeHo Reads co-presentation
ALOUD Sep 23, 2018 | 5:00 pm

An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle: Book Six
ALOUD Sep 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm

There There: A Novel

Tommy Orange
Special Events Sep 15, 2018 | 10:00 am

Bridging Memory: The Art of Interviews

A Narrative Nonfiction Writers Seminar with Lynell George
Young Literati Aug 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm

Summer Social 2018

Join us to celebrate the end of summer with the Library
ALOUD Jul 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm

From Prison to President: The Letters of Nelson Mandela

A reading, conversation, and celebration
ALOUD Jul 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Bruce Lee and the Afro-Asian Culture Connection

W. Kamau Bell, Jeff Chang, Shannon Lee
ALOUD Jun 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Heart Berries: A Memoir

Terese Mailhot
Lost & Found at the Movies Jun 12, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Tales of Togetherness

Featuring Special Guests Mark and Jay Duplass
ALOUD May 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm

A Higher Loyalty:
Truth, Lies, and Leadership

An Evening with James Comey
Special Events May 12, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Pop-Up Magazine

Spring Issue
Special Events May 12, 2018 | 10:00 am

Poetry as Memoir

Writers Seminar with Steven Reigns
ALOUD May 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Mars Room

Rachel Kushner
Special Events Apr 21, 2018 | 8:00 pm

7th Annual Book Drop Bash

The Largest Library Party of the Year
ALOUD Apr 20, 2018 | 7:30 pm

All the Things I Lost in the Flood

Laurie Anderson in performance
ALOUD Apr 12, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Jasper Johns | Unfolding Language Literary Series

Hanif Abdurraqib, Brendan Constantine and Amy Gerstler
ALOUD Apr 9, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Unbreakable Spirit:
The Freed Angola Three

Robert King and Albert Woodfox
Young Literati Apr 7, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Tenth Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy
celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
ALOUD Apr 2, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Exit West

Mohsin Hamid
ALOUD Mar 22, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Jasper Johns | Unfolding Language Literary Series

Rigoberto González, Douglas Kearney, Chris Kraus
ALOUD Mar 13, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Misfits Unite

Lidia Yuknavitch and Amber Tamblyn
Young Literati Mar 11, 2018 | 10:30 am

Spring Family Day

A morning of fun and games for our youngest literati!
Stay Home and Read a Book Ball Mar 4, 2018 | 8:00 am

30th Annual Stay Home
and Read a Book Ball

Our coziest non-event of the year! Featuring Chair Viet Thanh Nguyen
ALOUD Feb 15, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers and Mokhtar Alkhanshali
ALOUD Jan 31, 2018 | 7:30 pm
ALOUD Jan 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Haiku in Zapotec: From Oaxaca to Japan and Back

Jane Hirshfield and Víctor Terán
ALOUD Dec 5, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Library StoreMembership Nov 24, 2017 | 8:00 am

Member Appreciation Days:
MERRY M.A.D.NESS!

20% Store discounts and reciprocal
FREE admission to 16 museums & institutions
ALOUD Nov 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Oaxaca’s Third Gender:
Man, Woman, Muxe

Víctor Cata, Maritza Sanchez, Bamby Salcedo
ALOUD Nov 9, 2017 | 7:30 pm

La Lengua Sin Frontera (Language Without Borders): Three Indigenous Poets

Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, Natalia Toledo
Young Literati Oct 22, 2017 | 10:30 am

Fall Family Day

A morning of fun and games for our youngest literati!
Special Events Oct 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Pop-Up Magazine

Fall Issue
ALOUD Oct 21, 2017 | 3:00 pm

Threat of Extinction:
Language Activism and Preservation

Bob Holman, Vincent Medina, Odilia Romero Hernández and Virginia Carmelo with linguist Leanne Hinton
ALOUD Sep 19, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Rebellion! Public Art and Political Dissent: Oaxaca and L.A

Chaz Bojórquez and artist collective Tlacolulokos
Lost & Found at the Movies Sep 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Stories from Latino L.A.

Featuring Special Guests Edward James Olmos and Alejandra Espasande-Bouza
Young Literati Aug 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Summer Social 2017

Join us to celebrate the end of summer with the Library
ALOUD Jul 31, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Moving the Center: African Literature in African Languages

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Richard Ali A Mutu
ALOUD Jul 25, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Resist, Disrupt, Transgress: Four Poets

Chiwan Choi, Natalie J. Graham, Ashaki M. Jackson, and TK Lê
Membership Jul 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm

“What’s the Scoop?” Ice Cream Social

Join us for our Member Appreciation Month Social Event
ALOUD Jul 18, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Sherman Alexie

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
ALOUD Jul 11, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Missing Persons: Two Novelists

Maile Meloy and Marisa Silver
Lost & Found at the Movies Jul 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm

The Dinner Game

Featuring IMDb Founder Col Needham
Special Events Jul 8, 2017 | 10:00 am

Sudden Fiction: The Short Short Story

Writers Seminar with Bernard Cooper
ALOUD Jun 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Arundhati Roy

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
ALOUD Jun 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Lost & Found at the Movies Jun 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm

The Doc Art Mix Tape

Featuring Guests Sam Green and Tabitha Jackson
ALOUD Jun 12, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Alan Alda

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face?
ALOUD May 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Dennis Lehane

In conversation with writer and producer Attica Locke
ALOUD May 16, 2017 | 7:15 pm

The Evolution of Beauty

Richard O. Prum
ALOUD May 11, 2017 | 7:15 pm

In a Western Light: Poetry at the Edge of America

Readings by poets Victoria Chang, Brendan Constantine, Kim Dower, Blas Falconer, Amy Gerstler, Doug Kearney and Brynn Saito
ALOUD May 9, 2017 | 7:15 pm

From L.A. to the Outback: Two Novelists

David Francis and Jane Smiley
Special Events Apr 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm

6th Annual Book Drop Bash

The Largest Library Party of the Year!
ALOUD Apr 20, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards

25th Anniversary Celebration and Reading by 2017 Awardees
ALOUD Apr 12, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Infidels: A Novel

Abdellah Taïa
Young Literati Apr 1, 2017 | 8:00 pm

Ninth Annual Toast

An evening of literature, music, and comedy celebrating the Los Angeles Public Library
ALOUD Mar 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Cheech Marin

In conversation with "La Marisoul" Hernandez
Lost & Found at the Movies Mar 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Shakespeare on Film

Featuring Guest Alfred Molina
ALOUD Mar 20, 2017 | 7:15 pm

The Idiot: A Novel

Elif Batuman
ALOUD Mar 13, 2017 | 7:15 pm
Special Events Mar 5, 2017 | 10:00 am

29th Annual Stay Home
and Read a Book Ball

"I like to party, and by party I mean read books."
ALOUD Mar 2, 2017 | 7:30 pm
ALOUD Feb 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo
ALOUD Feb 23, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Eccentric Embodiment:
Tales and Truths

Valeria Luiselli and Guadalupe Nettel
ALOUD Feb 21, 2017 | 7:15 pm

This Close to Happy:
A Reckoning with Depression

Daphne Merkin and Jill Soloway
Special Events Feb 18, 2017 | 10:00 am

Saying the Unsayable: A Study of Poetry

Writers Seminar with Brendan Constantine
ALOUD Feb 16, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Shakespeare in Today’s America

James Shapiro and Lisa Wolpe
ALOUD Feb 14, 2017 | 7:15 pm

The Sellout: A Novel

Paul Beatty
Young Literati Feb 12, 2017 | 11:00 am

Family Day 2017

A morning of fun and games for our Youngest Literati!
ALOUD Feb 6, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Witness to the Revolution:
Draft Resistance in 60’s Los Angeles

David Harris, Winter Dellenbach, Bob Zaugh and author Clara Bingham
ALOUD Feb 2, 2017 | 7:15 pm

3 Writers on Fear and Loathing

Sara Benincasa, MariNaomi, Shanthi Sekaran and Michelle Tea
ALOUD Jan 30, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Coyote America

Dan Flores
Special Events Jan 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Elements of Style: How Writers Make Magic

Writers Seminar with Janet Fitch
ALOUD Jan 12, 2017 | 7:15 pm

Magical Mess:
Reflections on Objects and Memories

Barry Yourgrau and Aimee Bender
Special Events Jan 9, 2017 | 10:00 am

Sponsor the 29th Annual
Stay Home and Read a Book Ball!

Sponsor the coziest fundraising campaign of the year!
Membership Jan 1, 2017 | 8:00 am

The LFLA Reading Challenge

Start the New Year off on the Right Book!
ALOUD Dec 9, 2016 | 7:30 pm

School of Prince

Tisa Bryant, Lynnée Denise, Ernest Hardy and Greg Tate
Special Events Dec 4, 2016 | 11:00 am

Shakespeare Members-Only
Exhibition Reception

America's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West
ALOUD Dec 1, 2016 | 7:15 pm

How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

David France, Dr. Mark H. Katz and Tony Valenzuela in conversation
ALOUD Nov 30, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Moonglow

Michael Chabon
ALOUD Nov 10, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Stories from the City

Rebecca Solnit
ALOUD Nov 1, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Terranauts

T.C. Boyle
Lost & Found at the Movies Oct 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm

The Art of Appropriation

Featuring Director Rodney Ascher
ALOUD Oct 19, 2016 | 7:30 pm

The Wonder

Emma Donoghue
Young Literati Oct 16, 2016 | 11:00 am

Family Day 2016

A morning of fun and games for our Youngest Literati!
ALOUD Oct 13, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Black Panthers:
Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution

Ericka Huggins, Phyllis Jackson, Norma Mtume, Melina Abdullah
ALOUD Oct 4, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Time Travel: A History

James Gleick
ALOUD Sep 27, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Body in Question: Two Poets

Sharon Olds and Robin Coste Lewis
Young Literati Sep 24, 2016 | 5:00 pm

#MakeAmericaSmartAgain

Presented by #MakeAmericaSmartAgain and Eat|See|Hear
ALOUD Sep 22, 2016 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Sep 20, 2016 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Sep 16, 2016 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad
ALOUD Sep 8, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Tracktown: On the Run

Alexi Pappas
Young Literati Aug 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Young Literati Summer Social

Join us for end-of-summer fun with the Library!
Special Events Jul 30, 2016 | 10:00 am

ADAPT THIS: A Consideration of the Art and Craft of Adaptation

Writers Seminar with Brighde Mullins and Phyllis Nagy
ALOUD Jul 26, 2016 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Sally Mann

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs
ALOUD Jul 14, 2016 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jul 12, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Why We Write

Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson
ALOUD Jul 7, 2016 | 7:15 pm

PEN Emerging Voices:
A Reading

20th Anniversary Celebration
ALOUD Jun 20, 2016 | 7:15 pm
The Writer's Cut Jun 10, 2016 | 7:30 pm

The Writer’s Cut

Episode 6: Damon Lindelof
ALOUD Jun 9, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Homegoing: A Novel

Yaa Gyasi
ALOUD Jun 7, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Latter Days:
A Memoir

Judith Freeman
ALOUD Jun 2, 2016 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Eddie Huang

Double Cup Love:
On the Trail of Family, Food and Broken Hearts in China
ALOUD May 26, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Two Walkers, Two Writers, Two Cities

Vivian Gornick and David L. Ulin
ALOUD May 24, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Two Writers Reflect on War and Peace

Maxine Hong Kingston and Viet Thanh Nguyen
ALOUD May 19, 2016 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD May 10, 2016 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD May 2, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Writing Our Future

Readings from Graduate Writing Programs of the Southland
Library Store Apr 30, 2016 | 9:30 am

Independent Bookstore Day

Join us for author appearances, coloring, temporary tattoos, and exclusive merchandise!
ALOUD Apr 20, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Further Adventures
of Mr. Cilantro Man

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
ALOUD Apr 11, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Dictionaries and the Bending of Language

John McWhorter and Mark Z. Danielewski
Library Store Apr 10, 2016 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Festival of Books

Find us at the Biggest Book Festival in Los Angeles!
Special Events Apr 9, 2016 | 8:30 pm

5th Annual Book Drop Bash

5th Annual Book Drop Bash
Library Store Apr 9, 2016 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Festival of Books

Find us at the Biggest Book Festival in Los Angeles!
ALOUD Apr 4, 2016 | 7:15 pm

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

Lost & Found at the Movies

From the Valley to Valyria: Word and World Building in Hollywood
Library Store Mar 26, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas Venice

Come on down to our favorite monthly event now in Venice!
Library Store Mar 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Ladies and Gents Night Out

Bring your friends and family out to Ladies and Gents Night Out in Burbank!
Library Store Mar 23, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Grand Park

Head to Grand Park for ¡LUNCHTIME!
Special Events Mar 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

A Very L.A. Spelling Bee

An unprecedented dual language English and Spanish spelling bee
Special Events Mar 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Concurso de deletreo súper LA

Un concurso de deletreo en inglés y español sin precedentes
Library Store Mar 19, 2016 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Fig Jam

Walk, bike, skate, skip, or dance your way down North Figueroa to find us!
ALOUD Mar 15, 2016 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Mar 10, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Radio Imagination:
Octavia E. Butler’s Los Angeles

Panel Discussion with Ben Caldwell, Ayana A. H. Jamieson,
Douglas Kearney, and Nisi Shawl
Library Store Mar 10, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ California Lutheran University

Catch us on California Lutheran University's Campus
Library Store Mar 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ CicLAvia

Come have a fun car-free day in the San Fernando Valley
Library Store Mar 5, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas Venice

Come on down to our favorite monthly event now in Venice!
ALOUD Feb 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Sebastião Salgado

In conversation with writer Pico Iyer
ALOUD Feb 25, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Salt of the Earth

A documentary about Sebastião Salgado
Library Store Feb 24, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Grand Park

Head to Grand Park for ¡LUNCHTIME!
ALOUD Feb 23, 2016 | 7:15 pm

A Little Life: A Novel

Hanya Yanagihara
Library Store Feb 21, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

Come on down to our favorite monthly event!
Young Literati Feb 20, 2016 | 8:00 pm

Young Literati Eighth Annual Toast

An evening of literary readings, music, and comedy celebrating and supporting the Los Angeles Public Library
Library Store Feb 20, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

Come on down to our favorite monthly event!
ALOUD Feb 17, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Deep Time: Ancient Lives and Modern Eyes

Rachel Sussman and Ursula K. Heise
Library Store Feb 14, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ LA Art Book Fair

Enjoy a fun filled day of art books et al at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Library Store Feb 13, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ LA Art Book Fair

Enjoy a fun filled day of art books et al at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Library Store Feb 12, 2016 | 1:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ LA Art Book Fair

Enjoy a fun filled day of art books et al at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Library Store Feb 11, 2016 | 5:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Angel City Brewery

Drink tasty beers and get your Valentine's Day Cards!
ALOUD Feb 9, 2016 | 7:15 pm

The Blue Line: A Novel

Ingrid Betancourt
Special Events Feb 6, 2016 | 10:00 am

Based on a True Story:
Writing from Actual Events,
On Stage and On Screen

Writers Seminar with Dawn Atkinson Prestwich and Brighde Mullins
Library Store Feb 6, 2016 | 12:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Arts District Co-op

Come enjoy an afternoon of shopping in Downtown LA's Arts District
ALOUD Feb 4, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Kinds of Blue: Two Poets

Elizabeth Alexander and Kevin Young
Library Store Feb 1, 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Shakespeare in the Shed at Angel City Brewery

Enjoy delicious craft brews and Shakespeare at the same time!
Library Store Jan 29, 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Ladies and Gents Night Out

Bring your friends and family out to Ladies and Gents Night Out in Burbank!
ALOUD Jan 20, 2016 | 7:15 pm

Burning Voices: Stories that Fuel Us

Luis J. Rodriguez, Michael Meade, and John Densmore
Library Store Jan 20, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Grand Park

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Jan 19, 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Angel City Brewery

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Jan 17, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Jan 16, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Jan 14, 2016 | 7:15 pm

What the Eye Hears:
A History of Tap Dancing

Brian Seibert
With performer Sarah Reich and saxophonist Danny Janklow,
Tap Music Project
Jan 6, 2016 | 6:00 am

Sponsor the 28th Annual
Stay Home and Read a Book Ball!

Participate in the coziest fundraising campaign of the year!
Library Store Dec 20, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Dec 19, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Dec 13, 2015 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Renegade Craft Fair

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Dec 12, 2015 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Renegade Craft Fair

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Dec 2, 2015 | 7:15 pm
Library Store Nov 29, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Patchwork Show at Santa Ana

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Nov 22, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Nov 21, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Nov 15, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Patchwork Show in Long Beach

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Nov 4, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Oct 28, 2015 | 7:15 pm

A House of My Own

Sandra Cisneros
ALOUD Oct 26, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Oct 24, 2015 | 10:00 am

Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Explore world-class arts and culture along Grand Avenue
Library Store Oct 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ NoHo Lit Crawl

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Oct 19, 2015 | 7:15 pm
Library Store Oct 10, 2015 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Fall Into Literacy Book Festival

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Oct 4, 2015 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Los Angeles Printers Fair

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Oct 1, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Impossible Idealism:
Inventing a Moral Life

Jessica Jackley and Larissa MacFarquhar
ALOUD Sep 30, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff
ALOUD Sep 24, 2015 | 7:15 pm

The Art of Memoir

Mary Karr
ALOUD Sep 21, 2015 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities
Library Store Sep 20, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Sep 19, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Aug 29, 2015 | 11:00 am

Lemonade Stand

A public participatory project by Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young)
Lost & Found at the Movies Aug 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Lost & Found at the Movies: Film to Table

Featuring Food Critic Jonathan Gold and Filmmaker Laura Gabbert
Library Store Aug 22, 2015 | 2:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Heart of Art Gallery Marketplace

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Jul 23, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Unspeakable Empathy

Leslie Jamison and Meghan Daum
ALOUD Jul 14, 2015 | 7:15 pm

To Live and Eat in L.A.:
Food Justice in the Age of the Foodie

Panel discussion with Ron Finley, Elizabeth Medrano and Neelam Sharma
Library Store Jul 12, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Renegade Craft Fair

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Jul 11, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Renegade Craft Fair

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Jul 9, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jun 30, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Song of Myself:
Walt Whitman in Other Words

Trilingual readings and conversation with Luis Alberto Ambroggio,
Christopher Merrill and Sholeh Wolpé
Library Store Jun 21, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Jun 20, 2015 | 10:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Health Fair Fiesta

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Jun 14, 2015 | 3:00 pm

To Live and Dine in L.A.:
Menus and the Making of the Modern City

Panel discussion with Chefs Joachim Splichal, Cynthia Hawkins,
and Ricardo Diaz
ALOUD Jun 9, 2015 | 7:30 pm

An Evening with Judy Blume

In conversation with Alex Cohen, co-host of KPCC's "Take Two"
ALOUD May 28, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Ordinary Light: A Memoir

Tracy K. Smith
ALOUD Apr 8, 2015 | 7:15 pm

The Light in Her Eyes

Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix
ALOUD Mar 31, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Crow Fair: Stories

Thomas McGuane
Young Literati Mar 28, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Young Literati Seventh Annual Toast

An evening of literary readings, music, and comedy celebrating and supporting the Los Angeles Public Library
ALOUD Mar 23, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Unveiling North Korea with Fact and Fiction

Adam Johnson and Blaine Harden
Library Store Mar 22, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Mar 21, 2015 | 11:00 am

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Artists and Fleas

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
Library Store Mar 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm

The Library Store On Wheels
@ Silverlake Flea Market

The mobile incarnation of the Central Library's critically-acclaimed gift store
ALOUD Mar 10, 2015 | 7:15 pm

The War in Ukraine: Propaganda and Reality

Timothy D. Snyder and Masha Gessen
ALOUD Mar 5, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Story/ Time: The Life of An Idea

Performance by Bill T. Jones with Talli Jackson and Erick Montes Chavero
ALOUD Feb 24, 2015 | 7:15 pm

For Want of a Better Word: Two Writers Turn to Visual Art

Bernard Cooper and Benjamin Weissman
ALOUD Feb 19, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Afrofuturism: The Hidden Code

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
ALOUD Feb 17, 2015 | 7:30 pm

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

An Evening with David Axelrod
ALOUD Feb 10, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jan 28, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Guantánamo Diary

Larry Siems and Nancy Hollander
ALOUD Jan 21, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jan 15, 2015 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jan 13, 2015 | 7:15 pm

Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

Panel Discussion with Scott Timberg, Barbara Bestor and John McCrea
ALOUD Dec 1, 2014 | 7:00 pm

An Evening with Carlos Santana

The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light
ALOUD Nov 20, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Nov 13, 2014 | 7:15 pm

33 Artists in 3 Acts

Sarah Thornton
ALOUD Nov 5, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Lila: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson
ALOUD Oct 27, 2014 | 7:15 pm

The Warrior’s Return: From Surge to Suburbia

David Finkel and Albert "Skip" Rizzo
ALOUD Oct 23, 2014 | 7:15 pm

The Poet as Citizen

Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine
Lost & Found at the Movies Oct 10, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Lost & Found at the Movies: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Ithaca

Featuring professor Alex Purves (UCLA Department of Classics)
ALOUD Oct 2, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Homer…the Rewrite

Madeline Miller and Zachary Mason
ALOUD Sep 30, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Sep 15, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Sep 9, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Perfidia: A Novel

In conversation with author Walter Kirn
Lost & Found at the Movies Aug 25, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Lost & Found at the Movies: The Art of Adapting

Featuring writer, actor, and directorn Buck Henry
ALOUD Jul 26, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Machinations in the Library

Art Interventions with Machine Project Artists
Lost & Found at the Movies Jul 24, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Lost & Found at the Movies: LA on Film

Featuring Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan and film historian Marc Wanamaker
The Writer's Cut Jul 18, 2014 | 7:30 pm

The Writer’s Cut: Featuring Eric Overmyer

In conversation with Alex Cohen, co-host of KPCC's "Take Two"
ALOUD Jul 10, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Not Uniquely Human: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health

Laurel Braitman, Kathryn Bowers and Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Lost & Found at the Movies Jun 30, 2014 | 7:30 pm

Lost & Found at the Movies:
All That Glitters

Featuring filmmaker Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids, The Good Girl, Chuck& Buck, Star Maps)
ALOUD Jun 28, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Dear ONE: Love & Longing in Mid-Century Queer America

A Dramatic Reading adapted and directed by Zsa Zsa Gershick
ALOUD Jun 23, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Denis Johnson and The Starlight on Idaho

Adapted and directed by Darrell Larson, produced by Cedering Fox. Q&A with Denis Johnson
ALOUD Jun 18, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Love: Three Perspectives

Michelle Huneven and Mona Simpson
ALOUD Jun 10, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Moving, Speaking, Watching: Talk and Dance Performance

Wendy Perron, Simone Forti and Victoria Marks
ALOUD Jun 3, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Lost for Words

Edward St. Aubyn
ALOUD May 29, 2014 | 7:15 pm

No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station

Panel discussion with Debra Gerod, Jenna Hornstock, Eugene Moy and Marlyn Musicant
ALOUD May 22, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD May 20, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Sentence After Sentence After Sentence

Three Writers on the Not-Exactly-Random
Extraordinary Ordinary Key of Life
ALOUD May 15, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Apr 24, 2014 | 7:15 pm

The Voices of Women in American Poetry

Marilyn Chin, Toi Derricotte, and Percival Everett
ALOUD Apr 17, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Writing Our Future

Readings from Graduate Writing Programs of the Southland
ALOUD Apr 9, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Apr 1, 2014 | 7:15 pm

The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Miriam Pawel and Luis Valdez
ALOUD Mar 27, 2014 | 7:15 pm

All Our Names

Dinaw Mengestu
ALOUD Mar 25, 2014 | 7:15 pm

A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd
Young Literati Mar 22, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Become a Patron for the Sixth Annual Toast

Party with Young Literati. Support LAPL's city-wide summer enrichment program. Celebrate the Los Angeles Public Library.
ALOUD Mar 18, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Feb 20, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Writing Los Angeles

Walter Mosley
ALOUD Feb 13, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Edward Frenkel and Chris Carter

Love, Mathematics and The X-Files"
ALOUD Feb 8, 2014 | 3:00 pm

The Odes of Pablo Neruda: A Bilingual Reading

Olga García Echeverría, Francisco Letelier, Marisela Norte, and David Shook
ALOUD Feb 3, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Call Me Burroughs

Barry Miles
ALOUD Jan 30, 2014 | 7:15 pm

The Days of Anna Madrigal

Armistead Maupin
ALOUD Jan 28, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Orfeo: A Novel

Richard Powers
ALOUD Jan 23, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jan 21, 2014 | 7:15 pm

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis and Ericka Huggins
ALOUD Jan 18, 2014 | 5:00 pm

A Tribute to Wanda Coleman

With Terrance Hayes and Douglas Kearney
ALOUD Jan 14, 2014 | 7:15 pm
ALOUD Jan 9, 2014 | 7:15 pm

Queens of Noise

Music, Feminism and Punk: Then and Now
The Writer's Cut Mar 23, 2013 | 5:00 pm

The Writer’s Cut: Dan O’Shannon

Behind the Scenes with Today's Best Television Writers

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