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Books&Brews502 is LFPL's new winter reading program for adults, encouraging everyone to "read responsibly" this holiday season. From December to February, participants will earn points by reading books and attending programs - either at the Library or at Books&Brews502-specific programs with partners like Heine Brothers' Coffee, Against the Grain Brewery, and 502 Fit Pass. The more points you have, the more chances you have to win!

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Read books, write reviews and attend approved programs between December 1 and February 28 to earn points and be eligible for prizes and drawings. Certain prizes may include additional restrictions.* Participants must be 18 years or older to qualify.

Approved programs include:

Point System:

Read 1 book = 50 points
Attend 1 program or class = 50 points
Write 1 book review and submit to Beanstack = 10 points


We will draw for prizes weekly and for special events. The more points you have, the more prizes you can win! Drawing prizes include:

*U of L women’s basketball tickets cannot be awarded to a current high school student. For any prize involving alcohol, the winner must be 21+.


Wild & Woolly Film Series presents Gremlins
Main Library, Saturday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Join former Wild and Woolly Video owner Todd Brashear every month to watch some of Todd’s favorite cult classics and staff picks from former W&W employees. Doors open one hour prior to start time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nate Blakeslee, award winning author of American Wolf: A True Story Of Survival And Obsession In The West will be at the Main Library on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this free event can be ordered here.   

Fika & Hygge: Relax Like A Scandinavian
Western Library, Wednesday, December 27, 4 p.m.     
As the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, come learn about how people in Northern Europe get together, relax, and enjoy the simple things in life--specifically, food and coffee! Treats and beverages will be served, but bring your own mug!

Hamilton Birthday Bash
Main Library, Thursday, January 11, 6-8.30 p.m.
Don't throw away your shot to celebrate Alexander Hamilton's birthday at the Library. You definitely want to be in the room where it happens for Hamilton-inspired activities and a chance to sing along to your favorite "Hamilton" tunes.

Adult Preschool
South Central Regional Library, Friday, January 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Adults are invited to let their inner child come out and play at a preschool designed just for them! This after-hours program will give adults the opportunity to partake in activities typically reserved for our child patrons - storytime, crafts, snacks, sensory play, and more. All with an adult twist! 18+

Character Assassination presents The Roast of Stephen King
Southwest Regional Library, Saturday, January 27, 7 p.m.
For one night only, all of Stephen King’s most notorious creations will come together for a Comedy Central style roast of the spookiest, weirdest author of all time! Carrie, Pennywise, Cujo, Andy Dufresne and many more will be on hand to put the king of thrills and chills in the hot-seat. Stephen King is gonna get It.

This is an adults only, after-hours event (must be 18 years or older to enter). Doors open at 7, performance at 7:30 p.m. Registration is required: call 502-933-0029 to sign up. Performance is rated R for language/vulgarity.

Adult Book Discussion Groups
Most LFPL branches host book discussion groups for adults. The book discussion calendar can be found here. Highlights include:

Stop by one of our Pop-Up Libraries listed below!



(All Heine Bros.' pop-ups are 10am-12pm)

Nov. 24 – Chenoweth Lane (119 Chenoweth Ln)
Dec. 1 – Douglass Loop (2200 Bardstown Rd)
Dec. 8 – Gardiner Lane (3060 Bardstown Rd)
Dec. 15 – Shelbyville (4305 Shelbyville Rd)
Dec. 22 – Schnitzelburg (822 Eastern Pkwy)
Dec. 29 – Northfield (4901 Brownsboro Rd)
Jan. 5 – Blankenbaker (805 Blankenbaker Pkwy)
Jan. 12 – Hikes Point (3965 Taylorsville Rd)
Jan. 19 – Main St. (516 W Main St)
Jan. 26 – 4th St. (462 S 4th St)
Feb. 2 – Chenoweth Lane (119 Chenoweth Ln)
Feb. 9 – Douglass Loop (2200 Bardstown Rd)
Feb. 16 – Northfield (4901 Brownsboro Rd)
Feb. 23 – Blankenbaker (805 Blankenbaker Pkwy)


Wednesday, December 6, 6pm
Flat 12 Bierwerks (130 W Riverside Dr Jeffersonville IN)

Wednesday, January 17, 6-8pm
Hopcat (1064 Bardstown Rd)

Sunday, January 21, 5-7pm
Holsopple (8023 Catherine Ln Unit 105)


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Last Updated: 12/4/17