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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.

The Basics of American Sign Language (ASL)American Sign Language short course

Main Library, every Thursday, May 25–June 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL), the language used by Deaf people in the United States and most of Canada. Students will learn about Deaf culture, fingerspelling, and other techniques. This course will be helpful to parents with deaf children, persons with deaf family members, students, or anyone wanting to improve their communication skills.

This Short Course will be led by Edward L. Goodyear, a trained ASL tutor and Deaf Marine Corps Veteran who has helped employers, organizations, and families improve their communication skills through sign language.

Limit 60 students: call (502) 574-1623 to register. This class is currently full.


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

Main Library: Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library: Saturday, August 5, 2 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) 574-1623 to register for Main Library's class
Call (502) 933-0029 to register for Southwest's class.

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Girls in Science: Why So Few?

Girls in Sciends: Why So Few Fast Class

Main Library: Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.

It is argued that diversity in science results in better science. But are we making progress in creating more opportunities for girls and women in science in the U.S.? What are the barriers, and why do they continue? This genre-crossing presentation addresses a pressing question—who will do science? The goal: to find the factors that contribute to the encouragement of all youth in science. Girls in Science is presented by Dr. Sandra L. Hanson, a professor of sociology at Catholic University. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and science.

This Fast Class is presented in partnership with the Louisville Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, and is free and open to the public. However, registration is required: please call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.

Last Updated: 06/30/2017