The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library are celebrating the Oxford English Dictionary throughout the month of March with an event called: Hollywood Is A Verb: Los Angeles Tackles the Oxford English Dictionary.
During the month, the libraries across the city will host public programs that encourage readers to rethink the dictionary. There will be more than 60 events and activities across the Los Angeles Public Library system. Events will include: poetry workshops, dictionary-themed improv, word game tournaments and art classes.
In addition there will be several author talks. For instance on March 3, National Book Award-winning author James Gleick and UCSD Professor of Cognitive Science Lera Boroditsky will discuss “how knowledge systems like the Oxford English Dictionary mirror or change the way the human brain functions.”