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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.

Searching for Wisdom:
Philosophy’s Conversations About Ourselves & Our World

Main Library, Thursdays, May 16–June 20, 6:30–8:00 PM

Philosophy Short Course at the Main Library

Philosophy, commonly defined by its ancient Greek roots as a “love of wisdom,” is one of the oldest and most fundamental traditions of human inquiry. In this short course, Dr. Leigh Viner (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University Southeast) will explore a variety of philosophical themes, drawing on both Western and Eastern traditions. Our investigations will cover questions regarding human nature and our place in the world, the nature of moral goodness, art and beauty, the nature of reality, knowledge and personal identity, and the relationship between mind and body.

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

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 

We're Here: Louisville's LGBTQ+ History in
Public & Private Spaces

Main Library, Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.

Social Just Movements Short Course at the Main Library

This Fast Class panel discussion is presented by LFPL’s Kentucky History Room in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Moderator Jaison Gardner (co-host of Louisville Public Media’s Strange Fruit podcast) will lead panelists in a discussion of the public and private gathering places that have been important in the social, political, and personal lives of Louisville’s LGBTQ+ citizens. Night clubs, bars, public spaces, private homes, and more will be recalled and celebrated by members of the community.

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


Last Updated: 05/31/2019