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Aloha After Dark: First All-Volunteer Recognition Event

Jené Brown, Principal Librarian,
librarians playing ukuleles

For the first time, the Los Angeles Public Library invited all of its volunteers to a single recognition event at Central Library: Aloha after Dark.

theater audience wearing Hawaiian clothes

The invitation was sent to Friends groups, STAR Volunteer Readers, literacy volunteers, Central Library docents and teen volunteers. More than 200 guests attended.

group of ladies with Hawaiian leis standing around a table

In keeping with the tropical theme, staff greeted arrivals at the library entrance with colorful flower leis to bid everyone welcome.

women in Hawaiian shirts fish out of a kiddie pool

Activities for the evening included limbo, a fishing pond to win prizes and dining on small bites such as kale potstickers and pineapple upside down cake. Attendees watched Polynesian dance shows in the Taper Auditorium and listened to our librarian ukulele band in the Rotunda. Artist Jose Ramirez was on hand to give a tour of his exhibit in the Getty Gallery.

people doing Hawaiian dancing in the Taper Auditorium

The evening was a great success. Volunteers loved having their own private event in Central Library after hours, and staff enjoyed thanking the volunteers who have contributed so many hours of service to library programs.

If you are interested in volunteering, we have many different programs to contribute your time.