A creative thinker
Lewis Hyde’s “The Gift” was one of the most groudbreaking studies of the creative mind, and its moral obligations, of recent years. He’ll discuss his new book, “Common as Air: Revolution, Art & Ownership,” a look at the legacy of culture and how it plays out across a shared society, with director Peter Sellars. ALOUD at Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Thurs. Free. www.lapl.org.