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This Year’s Highlights of Membership

Dec 23, 2013

Members of the Library Foundation are a dedicated group of people who share a deep commitment to helping the Library provide all Angelenos with access to ideas, information, and lifelong learning. We are so grateful for their support, and in return, have spent 2013 hosting a range of events to celebrate their love for the […]

Bookmark This! #16

Dec 23, 2013

Here it is – the holiday edition of Bookmark This!  In this issue, Library Foundation staffers recommend books to read during this season of merry-making. ****************************************************************************** Dawn Coppin will be celebrating the winter solstice with a large serving of figgy pudding and extra lashings of rum sauce. Dawn recommends The Voluptuous Vegan: More than 200 […]

Tying the Room Together; Highlights from ALOUD

Dec 20, 2013

The year brought many unexpected surprises to the ALOUD stage: a first-ever live rap with local hip hop stars backing author MK Asante; Quetzal bringing vintage music from the Los Angeles Public Library sheet music collection to life; Persian short story master Goli Taraghi slyly comparing Tehranian and Parisian cabbies; the late Wanda Coleman delivering […]

The Library Store’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 18, 2013

Still looking for unique gifts? Get them from The Library Store! It’s a one stop shop: buy the perfect literary gift, get it wrapped, and support the Los Angeles Public Library! From the literary lady to man’s best friend, we’ve got items for every person on your shopping list. This year though, we’re really loving […]

Looking at the Past and Present; A Year of Special Projects

Dec 17, 2013

The Library Foundation has spent the last year envisioning the role of the 21st century library by launching a range of special projects that celebrate the rich history and culture of Los Angeles in today’s world. Before we head into 2014, we wanted to share some highlights from these projects that we hope have offered […]

Have Questions About Healthcare Reform? The Los Angeles Public Library Has Answers

Dec 16, 2013

In an effort to help Angelenos navigate changes to the healthcare system and provide access to accurate information about health issues and well-being, the Los Angeles Public Library has launched “Health Matters” at all 73 city libraries.  This initiative provides resources, workshops and enrollment assistance to help people participate in the benefits available through the […]

The Visual Poetry of Shirin Neshat

Dec 11, 2013

Shirin Neshat, Rapture, 1999. The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. ©Shirin Neshat Living in a self-imposed exile from her home country of Iran, Shirin Neshat has become one of the most regarded and provocative visual artists working today. Engaging with issues from the socio-political to the deeply personal through photography, multimedia, and film, Neshat’s work […]

The Truck Stops Here!

Dec 05, 2013

The Library Store On Wheels is headed your direction in December! Saturday 12/7 @ Edendale Library: 11:30am – 5pm Sunday 12/8 @ German Christmas Market: 10am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday 12/14 & 12/15 @ Renegade Craft Fair: 10am – 5pm Sunday 12/22 @ Downtown Flea: 10am – 4pm And follow The Library Store on […]

‘Tis the season to support the Library Foundation of Los Angeles!

Dec 04, 2013

For a limited time only this December and January, a generous Member of our Board of Directors will match your gift dollar for dollar when you: –          Join the Library Foundation as a new Member; –          Re-join the Library Foundation if your Membership is currently expired; –          Upgrade your current Membership to a higher level; […]

From the Photo Collection: Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2013

As you painstakingly prepare to baste, roast, smoke, or deep-fry your turkey–or tofurkey–be comforted by the fact that you are part of a long tradition of Angelenos gathering around the table to give thanks with this iconic meal. From family affairs to charitable events, here’s a look back through a few photos from the Los […]