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Whether you have been out of school for a while and miss the learning experience, or you're thinking of starting college - or returning to finish your degree - LFPL's MyLibraryUniversity wants to connect YOU to new, free learning opportunities.

     
xSHORT COURSES at the LIBRARY

LFPL's Short Courses are taught like real college courses by professors and experts in their fields. Some will require reading and encourage field trips. All will be free and open to anyone with no academic background required.

Social Justice Movements: Past and Present

Main Library, Thursdays, January 17–February 21, 6:30–8:00 PM

Social Just Movements Short Course at the Main Library

This six-week Short Course will offer historical and contemporary perspectives on a variety of social justice movements. Six scholars from the University of Louisville's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice will explore aspects of social movement-building on topics such as racial justice, youth-led immigrant justice, LGBTQ rights, and solidarity, among others.

This Short Course is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.


xFAST CLASSES at the LIBRARY

LFPL's Fast Classes are one-time educational events taught by local experts. Some explore current events, literature, and science; others teach practical skills and history. #LFPLFastClass 

Black Death: The Pandemic That Changed Human History

Main Library, Thursday, March 7, 6:30 PM

Black Death: The Pandemic That Changed Human History Fast Class

The Black Death pandemic in the 14th century decimated Europe, killing an estimated 30-50% of the population. However, not everyone was exposed to the pathogen, and not everyone who was exposed died during the outbreak. University of Louisville anthropology professor Dr. Fabian Crespo will use a syndemic approach to examine the Black Death across different disciplines such as immunology, bioarcheology, and history to generate new lessons for understanding epidemics, and the long lasting effect the Black Death had on history.

Dr. Fabian Crespo, Associate Professor of Anthropology and the University of Louisville

This free Fast Class is presented in collaboration with the UofL Liberal Studies program and is open to the public, but registration is requested. Call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.


Immigration: Stories of Status

Main Library, Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 PM

Immigration: Stories of Status Fast Class

Immigrants, migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, job-seekers…what’s the difference in legal status, and why? Stephen George, president and general manager of Louisville Public Media, will moderate a panel of experts and facilitate storytelling by Louisvillian immigrants to unpack the complicated realities of immigration in America today.

Stephen George, president and general manager of Louisville Public Media

This Fast Class is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.


Last Updated: 02/13/2019