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630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States
213-228-7000 www.lapl.org

November 2012

Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West

November 7, 2012 @ 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States

Meth addicts, gay cowboy crooners, and military thugs populate Rubén Martínez’s 21st-century western. The California journalist talks with poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming about his nonfiction exploration of Southwestern destinies, manifest or not. More information.

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In Search of a Form: Two Writers Talk About the Essay

November 8, 2012 @ 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States

Remember in high school when your friends were going to see Mudhoney, but you had to stay home and work on a paper about California settlers? Back then no one said you could make a living writing essays and talking about them, like Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn) and critic Daniel Mendelsohn do. More information.

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April 2013

ALOUD Series: Aleksandar Hemon

April 4, 2013 @ 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States

Louise Steinman plays host for a night with the Bosnian-American writer and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. They’ll chat about his new memoir, The Book of My Lives, which covers his upbringing in Sarajavo and adult life in Chicago. More information.

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May 2014

The Whole Schmear: The Creation of Cream Cheese in America

May 10, 2014 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States

Rabbi Jeff Marx argues that it wasn’t the Jews who brought cream cheese to America, it was developed by Yankee settlers many years prior. This talk will explore the origins of the delicious creamy spread and clear up the rumors. The discussion will be followed by a reception, perhaps with bagels. More information

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September 2014

22nd Anniversary Celebration

September 20, 2014 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States
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The Library Foundation of Los Angeles celebrates its anniversary with a shindig honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz

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March 2016

Scrabble Tournament

March 19, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles Public Library, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,CA90071United States
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The library will host a series of events dedicated to the language of Southern California.

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