Category Archives: Library Programs

Upcoming meetings of the Fall City Book Club

The Fall City Book Club is an adult LFPL Book Discussion Group that meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. It is held offsite at the Falls City Taproom at 901 E. Liberty St.

Check out the selections for April, May, and June below:

April 12, 2022Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay

May 10, 2022The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

June 7, 2022Chinaberry by james Still


LFPL has many interesting Book Discussion Groups for all ages and tastes, held all over the Louisville area. If you are interested in finding out if there is a group for you, click here.

Afternoon Book Discussions at Crescent Hill for March and April 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Code Name Lise : The True Story of The Woman Who Became World War II’s Most Highly Decorated Spy, by Larry Loftis

The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II–perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Night Watchman, by Louise Erdrich

It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an ’emancipation’ bill; but it isn’t about freedom – it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie – ‘Patrice’ – Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny to get if she’s ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera. In The Night Watchman multi-award winning author Louise Erdrich weaves together a story of past and future generations, of preservation and progress. She grapples with the worst and best impulses of human nature, illuminating the loves and lives, desires and ambitions of her characters with compassion, wit and intelligence.

Location: Crescent Hill Branch

Address: 2762 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 

Phone: 502-574-1793

COLLIDER artist-in-residence program

COLLIDER, the South Central Regional Library’s paid artist-in-residence program, connects the public with art and the people who create it.

Generous funding from Councilwoman Madonna Flood makes the COLLIDER Artist-In-Residence program possible.

November 2021
Claire Krueger
Artist & Educator

CLAIRE KRÜEGER is inspired by analog experiments, love of camp, and melancholic humor.

Her work takes the form of videos, photographs, illustration, and zines and she is passionate about community arts, printed matter, and accessible media.

She received an MFA in Photography & Film from VCU in 2013. Claire is based in Louisville, KY.

Hear her talk anxiety, love of camp, and personal practices with Joyce Barbour on their podcast Blind DateBlind Date Podcast


Zines! A Crash Course in Experimental Self-Publishing
Thursday, November 18, 2021 – 6PM – 7:30PM

Join COLLIDER artist-in-residence, Claire Krüeger, for this virtual zoom workshop. Zines are self-published booklets aimed at inclusivity, unregulated self-expression, and connection over shared ideas. They are easy to make, easy to trade, and are also a great place to experiment with ideas—they are low-pressure enough that it does not hurt to try and fail or follow a tangent somewhere new.

Anyone can make a zine about anything; art, writing, photography, how-to and more. Learn about the history of self-published media and how to make your own. We will talk about various techniques and topics will include content, formatting, and design.

Registration is required. Please email Liz.Magee@lfpl.org.

Participants will receive the class link and recommended supply list when they sign up.

Ages 9+

Literary Hour at the Main

With hectic days and full To-Do lists, we all need a break. When was the last time you heard a good story? 

Come to the Main Library and join us for Literary Hourwhere  you can sit back and enjoy the short fiction of new writers and old masters.

Our newest program starts this coming Monday, November 8th at 2:00 PM,  where Three Days by Samantha Hunt will be read.

Friends of the LFPL Annual Fall Book Sale

Saturday, November 06, 2021 – 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Join us for the Friends of the LFPL book sale! Find some fantastic bargains in our wide selection of gently used books.

Please note Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. will be a members-only preview. Memberships available at the door.

The sale will be open to the general public Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library, 301 York Street, Louisville, KY 40203

Tonight @ 6:00 PM: An Evening with Danica Novgorodoff

Carmichael’s Kids and LFPL present a free Facebook Live event on Thursday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m.: An Evening with Danica Novgorodoff.

Danica, a Louisville native, is a graphic novelist, designer, and illustrator now living in New York City. During this free online event, Danica will discuss her creative process and her work with author Jason Reynolds on adapting his New York Times-bestselling book, Long Way Down, into a graphic novel.

Join us on Facebook @Louisville Free Public Library

The Louisville Children’s Film Festival is back!

The Louisville Children’s Film Festival is back in 2020 with screenings around the city. The NYICFF Dutch Animation Celebration will screen at the Northeast, South Central, and Southwest Regional Libraries between February 22-23.

NYICFF crossed the Atlantic to join forces with Cinekid, The Netherland’s premiere film festival for children, to share a program of the very best of Dutch animation–featuring diverse stories, hilarious romps, inventive animation, and more!

With trusty scissors in hand, Mr. Paper makes choice cuts to craft his ideal world. Blooming with artful animation and wistful storytelling, Emily was spotlighted as the Netherlands’ entry for Oscar consideration. Then three very different kids, all friends, find out what it truly means to walk a day in each other’s shoes… and legs, and torsos in this hilarious International Emmy-award winner.

Inventive design, storytelling and themes combine to make this Dutch Animation Celebration a whole lot of fun!

Learn more about the Louisville Children’s Film Festival at https://www.louisvillechildrensfilm.org/

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Main Library has four adult book discussion groups? Three are held at 301 York Street and one is held off-site.

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The Mayor’s Book Club meets at the Main Library on the third Wednesday of the month, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.

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Do you like reading Mysteries? Do enjoy discussing what you’ve read but can’t find anyone to discuss them with? Then come to the Mystery Book Discussion Group at the Main Library where we discuss a different mystery every month.

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in the Boardroom on the second floor of the North Building.

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Did you love comics as a kid and do you still? Or are you new to the magic of graphic literature?

No matter when you started, the Graphic Novel Discussion Group is the place for you!

The Group meets at the Main Library on the second Monday of every month from 7 – 8 pm.

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Last but not least, our newest book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Falls City Taproom from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

Randall Munroe at the Library

WRandall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer:
Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular
web-comic xkcd.

A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time.

His new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (available in
September) is billed as “the world’s most entertaining and useless self-help guide.”

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 7 PM

This program is free, but tickets are requested. Click here to order.