Louisville Library Life: Literary Things To Do

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Libraries across Kentuckiana have a lot going on, so this weekend’s library events roundup is being extended a few days.

Saturday, August 9, various times

The Louisville Free Public Library’s summer reading program for children and teens comes to an end on August 9; many of the library locations are having summer reading finales. Check this listing for specifics.

Jeffersonville Township Public Library is once again hosting their monthly family movie time from 12-2 p.m. The movie is a G or PG film suitable for families.

Sunday, August 10, 1-4 p.m.

Okay, so it’s not technically a library event, but it is a literary event! It’s Carmichael’s Kids Bookstore grand opening celebration and street party. Does anyone else feel like it’s a scene out of “You’ve Got Mail”? Love that Louisville now has its own children’s bookstore! See more about the event here.

Book Clubs:

Friday, August 8

Friday Book Club meets at Jeffersonville Township Branch from 11-12:30 p.m., with lunch provided. Go and enjoy discussions and laughter as you discuss whatever book you are reading and share what you would like with the group

Monday, August 11

Who Picked This Book? Club meets at the Clarksville Branch from 6-7 p.m. It will meet the second Monday of every month and focuses on books about true crime and suspense.

Tuesday, August 12

Iroquois Library hosts an adult book discussion group at 1:30 p.m. Call 502-574-1720 for more information.

Wednesday, August 13

Fern Creek Library hosts an afternoon book discussion group at 2 p.m. Call 502-231-4605 for more information.

Thursday, August 14, 7 p.m.

First Families Research at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library: dig into your genealogy and ancestry at this program, led by the library’s genealogist. You will discover a multitude of ways for researching your family history using the library’s Indiana Room. The program is free and no registration is required; call 812-949-3523 for more information.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events from NAFCPL:

Make It Take It Greeting Cards on August 18 at 6 p.m. - make greeting cards from recycled and upcycled materials with Good Garbage Creative Reuse Center.

Library Vegetarian Cook Off on August 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. - call 812-949-3523 to register to participate.

Photo courtesy of shutterstock.com/Ed Samuel

About Erin Nevitt
Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!
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