Be sure to check out the free ALOUD lecture series for talks, interviews, and panel discussions from the latest authors, scholars, chefs, and musicians. This is one of the best deals in L.A., with parking at only $1. Central Library has gorgeous interior murals; sign up for a tour. The park out front is a lovely place for a picnic and for feeding pigeons. The flock is accustomed to people and will literally eat out of your hand. Border Grill is a short one-block walk west on 5th St. for inexpensive happy hour house drinks and cocktails.