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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. This is a chance to stretch your mind in new directions. #LFPLShortCourse 

Government, Civics, and Citizenship Government, Civics, & Citizenship Short Course

Main Library, every Thursday, Sept. 8 – Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.

With the presidential election just around the corner, the inner workings of our government are in the spotlight. Study up with this informative and topical look into our government―from its philosophical foundations and structure to the basics of constitutional law and legislation, and on to party politics, polling, and the influence of the media.

This six-week Short Course is led by Dr. Lee Remington Williams JD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Pre-Law Program Coordinator at Bellarmine University.

The course is free; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

PLUS: Look for an optional fieldtrip to Frankfort that will include a tour of our state capitol and executive mansion.

Shakespeare and the Creation of the Modern EraShakespeare Short Course

Main Library, every Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.

William Shakespeare burst onto England’s literary scene over 400 years ago, charting a path to today’s modern world, thoroughly permeating our culture and language. Join Dr. Julia Dietrich, Profressor of English at the University of Louisville, and learn about the Bard’s greatest hits, the eternal themes of his work, and the captivating ways Shakespeare’s plays have been produced over the centuries and throughout the world.

The course is free; call (502) 574-1623 to register.


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 

“Achieving Success in Life with Autism” with Dr. Wenn Lawson"Achieving Success in Life with Autism” with Dr. Wenn Lawson

Main Library
Monday, October 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Dr. Wenn Lawson, an adult with high functioning autism will be speaking about his journey with autism and how parents of children with autism can support their children to help them succeed. Dr. Lawson is currently a Teaching Fellow with Birmingham University. He serves on the Autism Open Access board and the board for SEAL, (Community College in Warrnambool, Australia) & the ICAN board, South West. He is an author, speaker, and psychologist who has written numerous books (and papers) on Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

This Fast Class is free and open to the public; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

Chai and Chit ChatChai and Chit Chat Fast Class

Main Library
Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.

Meet a leader who’s making Louisville more beautiful—and international. Surekha Kulkarni leads the Beaded Treasures Project, aiding refugee women in our city with their artistic entrepreneurship. Chat with the program’s participants and see their work in action as they create unique jewelry. In this warm and welcoming class, drink chai as you get to know the women making our community a place of cross-cultural exchange.

This Fast Class is free and open to the public; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

Last Updated: 09/22/2016