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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.


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.

Art in the Western WorldArt in the Western World short course

Main Library, every Thursday, September 7–October 19 (exc. Oct. 12), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Did you know that the Parthenon of Athens was built as a war memorial? Or that Caravaggio, one of the most famous painters of all time, was a convicted murderer? That the first photograph still exists and that you can watch the very first commercially shown film on YouTube? Cristina Carbone, a professor of art history at the University of Louisville, will discuss great moments, artists, and artworks from Ancient Greece to Modern times. These illustrated lectures are intended for the curious and the beginner, art lovers and history buffs alike. Call (502) 574-1623 to register for this Short Course.

Our Neighbors' Faith: The Essence of the World's
Major Religious Traditions
Our Neighbors' Faith Short Course

South Central Regional Library
Every Tuesday, October 24–December 5 (exc. Oct. 31), 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Humanity is more connected than ever, bringing international cultures easily within reach. This new six-week Short Course explores the essences of our world’s many systems of faith—their histories, customs, and influences. Learn about the root teachings of these major traditions, starting with Hinduism and Buddhism, especially in Indian culture, before turning to East Asia’s Confucianism and Daoism. Finish the course with an examination of the Middle East and its tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Terry Burden, Assistant Professor of Comparative Humanities at the University of Louisville, leads the discussion of world religion. . To register for this free MyLibraryU Short Course, call (502) 574-1623.


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 

Heroin Hurts Louisville: What We Can Do

Heroin Hurts Louisville: What Can We Do? Fast Class

South Central Regional Library:
Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m.

St. Matthews Library:
Tuesday, October 24,6 p.m.

Have you ever worried about your child and drugs? Wondered what you can do to stop a problem before it starts? Have you been concerned that someone you love may be using drugs? Take this course to learn more about safeguarding your family, and the warning signs of substance abuse.

This Fast Class is presented in partnership with Louisville Metro's Department of Public Health & Wellness, and is free and open to the public.

Call (502) 964-3515 to register for South Central's class
Call (502) 574-1771 to register for St. Matthews' class.

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Last Updated: 09/19/2017