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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 

The Death Class: Exploring the History, Attitudes, and Culture of Death in America

Main Library Auditorium, Wednesdays, Oct. 14 – Nov. 18, 6:30 – 8pm

The Death Class: Exploring the History, Attitudes, and Culture of Death in America, a six-week interdisciplinary course, explores how we understand dying from medical, historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives. Bellarmine professor Dr. Amy Tudor will lead discussions exploring rituals around death, how we treat the dying, assisted suicide, and more. The course ends with a “Death Salon”—an intellectual gathering space for the community to share thoughts, feelings, and questions about death.

Content presented in this class is intended for a mature audience, and registration is limited to adults 16 and up. To register, call (502) 574-1635.

Previous Library Short Courses:

Clearing the Air: How the Ohio River Valley Affects Our Health

Beneath the Same Sky: A Vatican Astronomer and a Civil War General Speak to Louisville About the Heavens

Main Library, Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 PM

Join Civil War General, astronomer, and founder of the Cincinnati Observatory, Ormsby Mitchel (as portrayed by Frazier History Museum Teaching Artist, Tony Dingman), and American astronomer Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory and winner of the 2014 Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science, as they discuss their work in the field of astronomy.

This is a free event, but tickets are required; click here to order.

Special thanks to Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society and Jefferson Community & Technical College for sponsoring this event.


Last Updated: 10/21/2015