Academy Award-winning actor Gregory Peck was deeply committed to the public library as a place that held the stories and history of our community.
In 1994 he was asked to read at the Central Library for the Library Foundation's first major donor event. Peck was so impressed by the acoustics of the Mark Taper Auditorium and the vibrant community that gathered for the event that he asked if he could bring his "friends" down to the library to read. Since then, the Gregory Peck Reading Series has expanded to include a range of artists reading from works that inspire them. Today, the series continues under the direction of the Peck family—his wife, Veronique Peck, produces the series with their children Cecilia Peck-Voll and Anthony Peck, serving as co-producers and co-hosts for the readings.
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