Quick! Have you used a computer in the last 5 seconds? (If you answered “no” then we seriously need to talk about your grip on reality…). Come and learn the true tall tale about the creation of the device that changed our world; author and science historian, George Dyson, will present his book ‘Turing’s Cathedral’ at 7pm tonight, Monday, March 12th, at the Library.
Get ready to re-learn the alphabet – Irish style. Local author – and dual Irish citizen – Viki Pidgeon presents her latest ode to the Emerald Isle with a children’s book designed to marry fun with facts. Catch her at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th, at 4pm.
Being hailed as one of the best new novels of 2011, ‘The Sisters’ and its creator, Nancy Jensen, will be at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, March 9th, at 7pm for a special reading from this Bluegrass-based fiction.
Friday night? Check. Second Friday night of the month? Check! Oh, man…It’s Poetry night! Get your reading ritual on this weekend with writers Nicole Louise Reid and Patrick Wensink at the InKY Reading Series. The Bard’s Town’s doors are open this Friday, March 9th at 7pm for a good poetry partytime.
Headlining UofL’s annual Dr. Joseph H. McMillian National Conference on the Black Family in America for this year, is acclaimed author, thinker and radio host, Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson will present his keynote address at the conference this upcoming Saturday, March 10th at 7pm.
Add another name to the list of Louisvillians in the limelight (and order one of those big ol’ posters, too). Rising young adult novelist, Kristen Simmons, brings her breakout book to Carmichael’s Bookstore this Thursday, March 8th at 7pm.
That Kindle Fire you got for Christmas not so shiny anymore? Skip the screen savers and get a good box of literature the old-fashioned way at the 8th annual Locust Grove Used Book Sale this weekend, Friday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 4th.
Delve into the past of Kentucky’s sweetest nectar with author and bourbon lord, Chet Zoller, at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow evening at 6pm. And – yes – there will be samples.
Your favorite Red Penguins are getting gussied up for poetry night. Head out tonight, Monday February 27th, for Sarabande Books’ monthly poetry series. Poets Adam Day and Michael Jeffrey Lee will unleash their words starting at 7:30pm.
Culture much? Wax your mustache and put on your spectacles, the 40th anniversary of The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, February 23rd, featuring free keynote speakers discussing today’s zeitgeist.
Curious what Grandma’s musty copy of “War and Peace” might be worth? Head out to Locust Grove this Thursday, February 23rd before you head to eBay. Local book appraiser, Charles Bartman, will talk about valuing your collection starting at 7pm.
World-renowned author, scientist and brainiac, Michio Kaku, will be interviewed this Wednesday, February 22nd at 5pm in conjunction with the Kentucky Author Forum ‘Great Conversations’ Series.