July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Elizabeth Leonard presents the story of Civil War Kentuckian Joseph Holt with ‘
Join professor and author Elizabeth Leonard as she restores this tireless Bluegrass Unionist to his rightful place in history. Stop by The Filson Historical Society at noon this Thursday, June 14th.
The Civil War is a subject often broached by the minds of both creatives and historians.  Stories of undaunted heroism gleam in gritty glory on the silver screen, fill the pages of historical fiction and create endless towers of impressive biographies, histories and scholarly examinations in...
July 29, 2012 - 8:07pm
A Reader’s Corner Bookstore hosts a musical Children’s StoryTime this Saturday
A Reader’s Corner Bookstore invites you to bring your little monkeys for Children’s StoryTime tomorrow, Saturday, June 9th, at 11am featuring music, treats and free books.
Toddlers are a lot like puppies.  If there is anything I have learned in my two and a half years of tenure in Mommyhood, it is the solid fact that all small creatures have a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde complex.  As part of some ancient secret pact (no doubt made over a blood sacrifice) it seems...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Reaper’s Reading: Dr. A. Glenn Crothers leads book discussion on death and the C
Join Dr. A. Glenn Crothers in a discussion of the book ‘This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War’ by Drew Gilpin Faust this Wednesday, June 6th, at 3:30pm.
He holds a scythe, quiet whistling weapon, a graceful curve beside his netherworld cloak.  He masquerades as a “thief in the night”, prowling the unlocked windows of both the innocent and knowing.  He is an angel of the Near East.  He is the swallower of heroes.  The...
July 29, 2012 - 8:08pm
Professor Glynis Ridley speaks on the daring first woman to circumnavigate the g
Learn the impressive story of Frenchwoman Jeanne Baret , the disguised 18th explorer and first woman to circumnavigate our planet. University of Louisville professor, Glynis Ridley, will present her tale as part of Locust Grove’s Afternoon Lecture Series this Wednesday, June 6th, at 1pm.
The 21st century is alive with scurrying, jet-setters of all breeds.  If copies of SkyMall are to be trusted as an accurate litmus test, wayfaring travelers of the modern age are a diverse bunch of intrepids, ranging in myriad tastes, backgrounds and motivations.  The modern journeyman...
June 1, 2012 - 11:50am
The Little Loomhouse presents the 4th annual Spin-a-Yarn Storytelling Festival t
Storytime doesn’t need to end with kindergarten. Get in on the tradition as The Little Loomhouse presents music, demonstrations and storytelling from eleven talented locals this Saturday, June 2nd, at 11am.
As much as I treasure the soft and supple physical skin of my beloved books, their prominence in our human history is a relatively newfangled innovation.  Before every plebeian on the planet was hip to the literacy jive – and long before reading became vogue (did this actually happen...
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