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Did you catch this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner—Viet Thanh Nguyen—at ALOUD?

Did you hear Rosanne Cash serenade Central Library?

If you missed out live, now you can experience ALOUD and other Library Foundation programs at home, on the road, anywhere, anytime. This fall, we launched a new and improved online Media Archive so you can easily search and share videos and podcasts from over two decades of past cultural programs. Here’s a guide below to how you can navigate the Media Archive and discover some of these exciting past programs.


1. Browse by media type, subject, or speaker, or type in your own search request in the search bar. For example, select the subject category HISTORY and among other great history programs, you’ll pull up George Packer discussing how the economy has impacted American lives with journalist and author Héctor Tobar:

Or browse the featured topic of FOOD and you’ll find some inspiration just in time for Thanksgiving like this video with two of L.A.’s hottest chefs:

2. You can also check out the Media Archive’s curated content, which will feature specially spotlighted media. With the election season in full-swing, you might be interested in the current collection of “American Democracy” conversations, including past programs with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, journalist Jodi Kantor, political strategist David Axelrod, and a recent look at the Black Panthers:

3. As part of the Media Archive project, you can also access podcasts via the Los Angeles Public Library catalog and iTunes. And to make your listening easier, the podcast collection is now available via Soundcloud, Tunein, and Stitcher.

Visit to watch, listen, and explore over 250 videos and podcasts currently archived, and check back throughout the year as we regularly add more to the collection as new programs are produced and archival programs are digitized.


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