Six popular authors, each of whom has spent time on the New York Times bestseller list, will be appearing at the Louisville Free Public Library in the coming months. Chris Tomlinson, Gail Sheehy, Steven Johnson, Dan Jones, Azar Nafisi, and Jonathan Eig each have new books coming out this fall.
The events, all at the Main Library, are free for attendees to come and meet the authors, but advance tickets are required. Visit the LPFL Events page for ticket information. The series begins on September 10th with Chris Tomlinson and continues through early November.
The LFPL summer reading program starts June 1st and, to help get area children in the reading spirit, there will be a kick-off event at the main library branch on May 31 from 10 AM through 12:30.
Kids from birth through 5th grade can be enrolled in the “Read Big” program using the form available at any library location after June 1. Each participant who read 10 books by August 9th will receive a number of prizes, including a backpack, passes to area attractions such as the Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, a Louisville Bats baseball game, the Rauch Planetarium, and more. Participants who complete the program will also be entered to win one of the grand prizes, including a $500 Barnes & Noble shopping spree, a backpack full of school supplies, 4 passes to the Louisville Zoo and more. Continue reading
This Saturday the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) will host The How-To Festival, where over 100 presenters will share their skills with attendees.
Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to learn everything from yodeling, belly dancing and archery to making barbecue brisket, cotton candy and cornmeal. The How-To Festival is free to attend thanks to donors to the Library Foundation and the Community Foundation of Louisville and lasts from 10 AM to 3 PM this Saturday, May 10 2014, at the main library branch downtown at 301 York Street.
A map and full schedule of presentations for the How-To Festival is available online. Note that some of the presentations have moved due to the possibility of rain.