October 27, 2011 - 12:20pm
Not all treats come covered in chocolate. The Friends of the Library hosts its annual Fall Book Sale this Halloween weekend, October 28th - 30th.
Fall is a time of great bounty. The cornucopia of harvest overflowth with the fruits (and gourds) of rich food, thick mugs and great heaps of leaves. Pumpkins dot the landscape with their warm, fleshy smiles, and our children gleefully solicit a healthy crop of sugary delights from...
October 17, 2011 - 11:08am
Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life, will be interviewed by U of L professor and archaeologist, John Hale at the Louisville Free Public Library's Main branch.
The name “Cleopatra” is synonymous with sexual intrigue, power and dramatic reptilian suicide. Ancient Egypt continues to fascinate and befuddle the modern psyche, and its long-deceased rulers conjure images of gods, gold and supremacy. Hollywood has made millions feeding...
September 26, 2011 - 9:45am
Former Colombian Senator, Ingrid Betancourt, was held captive in the Amazon jungle for six years by FARC guerrillas. With her book, Even Silence has an End, Betancourt will share her trials at the Library's Main branch tonight at 7pm.
The Jungle, as we imagine it through movies and books, is a misty and strange canopy far outside the realm of our polished neighborhoods and sleek technology. It is a place of fantasy; an archaic world of ancient ruins and exotic beasts. As well-fed Americans, the rainforest is...
September 19, 2011 - 10:30am
This Wednesday, September 21st, marks the start of The Mayor's Book Club at the Louisville Free Public Library's Main branch. Sign up and read straight from the desk of Louisville's head honcho.
Book clubs are not just for nerds. While often relegated to a class of high school kids stereotyped for pocket-protectors and awkward social skills, book clubs can be a catalyst for both good friendships and lively discussion. Analyzing literature (or popular fiction) need not be dull...
September 8, 2011 - 8:41pm
The September 11 Photographs returned to the Main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library on September 1st and will be on display until September 30th. "Here is New York: The September 11 Photographs" is a collection of photos from the September attacks on the World Trade Center.
In the midst of tragedy; a beautiful reminder of human determination remains, as a result of hundreds of photographs. “Here Is New York” is an exhibition of approximately 500 photographs taken by the citizens of New York, following the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.