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EVENT #3 — Details
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Public Library
Personal Libraries Made Public,
Public Libraries Made Personal

Stuart Smith
Getty Publications

Willem Henri Lucas
Willem Augustus, UCLA DMA
Tahli Fisher-Harkham
Family Bookstore

May 31st, 6:00 ~ 10:00 pm
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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AtRandom EVENT #3 is inspired by the past of the historic building that we’ve held our events in for the last 2 years*. For one night, we will turn the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts back into a venue for books. Designers from around the globe have offered guests of AtRandom_03 access to the titles in their personal libraries that inspire, insight and/or influence their work. Making AtRandoms' library not singularly concerned with indexing but rather a collection of practice, inspiration, curiosity and delight.

For the duration of the event you will be able to check out and spend time appreciating each publication and document. For those very precious additions to the library there will be librarians on hand to handle and schedule viewings. For a preliminary list of titles Click here.

To cap the event and place the library firmly in a contemporary context we have invited 3 fantastic presenters who will discuss their recent work crafting, publishing and curating the contemporary bound sequence.

See you there!

Jon & Sean

*Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, a historic Spanish Colonial Revival building designed by local artist Conrad Buff, was once the original Eagle Rock Carnegie Library which first opened in 1913. For 10 years, under the guidance of its first librarian Blanche Gardiner, the Library’s book collection grew rapidly and circulation increased from about 1,800 to 18,000 books. In 1923 Eagle Rock was annexed by the city of Los Angeles and the library became a branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. In 1927 a new, larger building replaced the original Carnegie library which had become inadequate in space and equipment.