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 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!
- Saturday, February 22 @ 12PM: Southwest Regional Library
- Saturday, February 22 @ 2PM: Northeast Regional Library
- Sunday, February 23 @ 2PM: South Central Regional Library
Learn more about the Louisville Children’s Film Festival at https://www.louisvillechildrensfilm.org/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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
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.
AnimeCon, LFLP’s annual celebration of all things anime and manga, descends on the Main Library this Friday, August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!
Teens ages 12-19 are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of anime, cosplay, manga, and Asian culture as we close out Teen Summer Reading. They can enjoy tea the Japanese way along with a screening of Yuri on Ice, learn about the art of Shibori, compete in the 16th annual Ramen Noodle Eating Contest, dance, enjoy some K-Pop, make stuff, and hit the ice on our indoor ice rink! We’ll end the day with a costume contest with prizes!
Registration for this event is requested.
Register online at http://www.lfpl.org/tickets/animecon-registration.asp
Here are some of my favorite comics read in 2018. They may or may not have been published this year. Also, a few have more than one volume and I have not designated a particular volume if I would recommend the whole series.
My picks are listed in alphabetical (rather than rank) order.
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank by Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss
Dig it, Stranger Things meets The Usual Supects! Four misfit kids try to help out one of their number’s father. He is being forced into pulling a bank heist with his recently released former partners in crime. The four plan to pull the heist off first so that he won’t have to do it…and then all hell breaks loose.
Anarchy Comics: The Complete Collection, edited by Jay Kinney
Bat-manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan by Juro Kiwata
Best thing ever! The entire run of the 1960’s manga version of Batman, organized by graphic designer extraordinare Chip Kidd. Thrill to these far-out tales, especially as the Caped Crusader faces down the infamous Lord Death Man!
Bookhunter by Jason Shiga
Don’t try to steal that book or stiff the library on money you owe or else the intrepid Bookhunters squad will hunt you down! Set in Oakland, CA, in 1973, Shiga’s Library Police take us on a thrill a minute adventure.
The Don Rosa Archives, vol. 2: Captain Kentucky by Don Rosa
Meet Lance Pertwillaby as he he gains super-powers and embarks on crazy adventures, such as battling a Godzilla-sized J. Fred Frog threatening to destroy downtown Louisville. This volume collects local cartooning legend Don Rosa’s comic strips which ran in the Louisville Times back in the day.
It’s 1953 and Snagglepuss is a renowned playwright who gets called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (H.U.A.C.). At the same time, long-term friend Huckleberry Hound has been found in a compromising situation that has ruined the fellow playwright’s career. Snagglepuss’ testimony will help make Huckleberry Hound’s problems go away but will he sacrifice his artistic integrity?
Kill or Be Killed by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Loser tries to kill himself but manages to survive…thanks to a DEMON! All he has to do in exchange is kill one bad person a month. Or could it be his mental illness manifesting now that he stopped taking his meds? Author Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips once again collaborate, this time on a psychological crime comic. You won’t be able to stop turning pages till the end!
Maximum Minimum Wage by Bob Fingerman
Classic Gen-X comic about the struggles of a cartoonist and his hothead girlfriend as they try to get by in New York. Will they find the job of their dreams? Will they even be able to pay rent?
Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? by Geof Darrow and Dave Stewart
One man’s fight to survive the revenge attempts of his undead and supernatural foes. Crazy awesome detailed art from Geof Darrow is worth the price of admission alone!
William B. DuBay’s The Rook by William B. Dubay, Budd Lewis, and Luis Bermejo
Restin Dane is the Master of Time. Follow him, his faithful android man-servant Manners, and his cranky outlaw grand-pappy Bishop Dane, as they travel through time battling the forces of evil.
All of these works can be checked out from LFPL. Each title has a “Check Our Catalog” link that will take you to where you can view the location and status of the specific item in our system.
After taking a look, if your selection is not available at the branch you wish to go to, you may have the item shipped there by placing a hold request (using the “Place Request” button on the right hand side of the item’s catalog entry).
If you are interested in discussing these titles or other works of sequential art, please join LFPL’s Graphic Novel Discussion Group. Meetings are held at the Main Library on the second Monday of every month, starting at 6:00 PM.
Our next meeting is this upcoming Monday, December 10, 2018. We will be discussing DC’s Aquaman.
This Saturday, December 1st, 2018, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Louisville’s writing community at the Main Library to share knowledge and resources with established and aspiring writers.
Spend your day at the Author’s Market to meet and network with 20+ independent and self-published authors, and hear presentations from authors and the experts at Insider Louisville, Savvy Communication, Louisville Literary Arts, and LFPL.
Whether you are a writing pro or a beginner, you can write, edit, and design digital and print copies of your book with ease using FREE resources and services offered by the Library, services you will learn all about at this Local Author’s Fair.
- Amy Miller – The Literary Culture in Louisville
- Susan Lindsay – How to Hire and Work with an Editor
- Patricia Smith – Researching and Integrating Historical Material with a Fictional Story
- Kevin Gibson – Choosing a Forum for Publication
Author’s Market Participants
- Nancy Beranek
- Dan Bowlds
- Tiara Church
- Courtney Diles
- Carolyn Furdek
- Cathy Fyock
- Lindsay Gargotto
- Kevin Gibson
- Kenn Grimes
- Cynthia Hoosier
- Keith Huff
- Shaneeka Jones
- Susan Lindsey
- Veda McClain
- Amy Miller
- Amy Metz
- Rose Pressey
- Patricia Smith
- Carson Torpey
- Tytianna N.M. Wells
- Ron Whitehead
Louisville, KY 40203
Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 30, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—and Mary’s 221st birthday—with the one-woman show, “Mary and Her Monsters,” presented by Whitney Thornberry. Experience a poignant portrayal of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley‘s life before Frankenstein, her married life with Percy Bysshe Shelley, her inspirations for the book, and her life after publication.
Birthday cake and tea will be served.
RSVPs are requested.
Please call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.
Check out the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels, which were selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov. The books that were chosen span five centuries, from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes to Ghost by Jason Reynolds. Authors from 15 different countries are represented, with genres ranging from beloved children’s classics such as Charlotte’s Web by
The series began with a two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Over the following months, PBS will count down the books from 100 to 1. Americans are encouraged to vote for “America’s Most Beloved Book,” and results will be released on October 23, 2018.
Remember that LFPL’s Summer Reading is beginning and that many of these books are age appropriate for children and teens. They would be great selections for kids to read or to have read to them. For more information about the Summer Reading program or the 2018 Cultural Pass, stop your local library branch or call our JustAsk line at (502) 574-1611.