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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.


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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



Murder Mystery History - An Examination of the "Whodunnit" Genre

Main Library, Thursdays, May 14 - June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

This six-week Short Course will provide an overview of the history of murder mystery fiction, from its earliest appearance as a genre in the nineteenth century, through its golden ages in Britain and America, to the present where it is among the most robust of popular fiction forms world-wide. Prepare for a fun and lively discussion of murder most foul presented by Dr. Diane M. Calhoun-French, the Provost of Jefferson Community and Technical College.

Registration is free, call (502) 574-1635.





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LFPL's Fast Classes are one-time classes taught by local experts on a variety of topics. Some explore current events, while others teach useful skills, but all are informative. Fast Classes are free and open to the public, but registration is required. #LFPLFastClass


Jane Eyre


Plain Jane, Fearless Jane: The Enduring Legacy of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

Main Library, Tuesday, April 14, 6 p.m.

This class, instructed by Dr. Patty Payette, will examine Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre through the lens of the Victorian age in which it was written, discuss aspects of Charlotte’s uncommon life, and explore why this particular novel and its characters live on in readers’ hearts and minds over 150 years after its debut.

Call (502) 574-1635 to register.


Last Updated: 04/14/2015