The former Louisvillian and smarty-pants historian, Steve Kemper, retells the epic expedition of Heinrich Barth through uncharted African landscape with his new book ‘A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles in Islamic Africa’. Join him this Sunday, August 19th, at Carmichael’s Bookstore at 4pm.
Got the deep fried blues? Skip the State Fair this Sunday and settle in for a look at the history behind one of Louisville’s hippest neighborhoods. John Findling will bring his book ‘Louisville’s Crescent Hill’ to the Peterson Dumesnil House this Sunday at 2pm.
Louisville’s favorite book sellers will shatter those book club blues (because who doesn’t have ‘em?). Join Carmichael’s and their very merry staff this Monday, August 13th at 7pm for ideas, discussion and, oh yeah, wine.
The newest and greenest member of the Louisville Library introduces an environmentally-minded lecture and workshop series, ‘A Sense of Place: The Natural Areas of Jefferson County’. Join National Weather Service representatives Mike Callahan tonight at 7pm at the Fairdale branch and Mike Crow at Jefferson Memorial Forest on Saturday as the duo discusses weather of the Ohio Valley.
Got a handy walking stick? Join Elizabeth Tidwell as she introduces her new book, ‘War Club: A Journey of Understanding Along the Lewis & Clark Trail’, to the Jeffersonville Township Public Library this Thursday, August 2nd, at 2pm.
Who doesn’t love angsty teenagers? Join teen author Katie McGarry for a reading and signing of her new young adult drama, ‘Pushing the Limits’. The hormones rage on tomorrow night at 7pm at Carmichael’s Bookstore.
The Red Penguins strike again! The Sarabande Books hosts another round of poets at tonight’s 21c Reading Series. The words will flow this evening starting at 7:30pm.
In conjunction with the new African-American baseball exhibition, UofL professor Bruce Tyler explores the societal effects of segregation with the presentation ‘Separate, Not Equal: The Ideology of Racial Segregation in America’. Catch him tonight at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch at 7pm.
Bare-knuckle boxing anyone? Not all Saturday afternoons are created equal. This year’s fifth annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove brought to life the characters, fashions and Regency flair of the beloved 19th century author.
The pages of Jane Austen’s timeless novels descend on the 21st Century at this weekend’s Jane Austen Festival. Head out to Locust Grove Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd for all the tea, scones and hoop skirts you can handle.
The reporter and author brings the social viewpoint of middle-agedness to the table with her new book, ‘In Our Prime’. Join Patricia Cohen at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18th, at 7pm.
On July 17th, learn how to turn your old books into purses at the Oldham County Library.