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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+.


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+

Batman Night at Against the Grain
Against the Grain Brewery, January 23, 6-9pm
Learn about the history and evolution of Batman with comic gurus from LFPL and Against the Grain!

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: click here to sign up online or call 502-933-0029. Performance is rated R for adult language and situations.

Louisville Literary Arts night at Heine Brothers’ Schnitzelburg
Heine Brothers' Schnitzelburg, January 31st 7-9pm
Join Louisville Literary Arts for a writing meet-up: warm drinks, good company, and round-table writing sharing and discussion! Wear your coziest clothes (pj's welcome!) and bring up to 5 pages of writing for supportive feedback.

Harry Potter Book Night at Against the Grain 
Against the Grain Brewery, February 1st 6-9pm – Harry Potter Book Night at
Don your finest wizard wear and test your brain for a special Harry Potter Book night celebration at Against the Grain.  We'll have Harry Potter library materials to check out, a costume contest, door prizes, and Clay Baker Trivia will be hosting a special Harry Potter trivia night! 

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)

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

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

Sunday, January 28, 5-7pm
Old Louisville Brewery (625 W Magnolia Ave.)

Wednesday, February 7, 6-8pm
Great Flood Brewing (2120 Bardstown Rd.)

Friday, February 16, 5-7pm
3rd Turn Brewing (10408 Watterson Trail)

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Last Updated: 1/19/18