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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.


Hundreds of thousands of people are now taking online courses -- not for college credit, but simply for their own enlightenment. These massive open online courses (MOOCs), from first-rate institutions like MIT, Stanford, and Harvard, are drawing students and adult learners globally. Click here to learn more.


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 Cannabis Conundrum: The Genetics and Politics of America's Most Controversial Plant with Dr. George WeiblenOpera 101 Origins and History

Main Library, Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m.

Cannabis has been cultivated for thousands of years for durable fibers, nutritious seeds, and psychoactive drugs. Most Cannabis research in the U.S. focuses on the effect of the drug on the human body, but there is much more to Cannabis than the drug. Dr. George Weiblen - scientific director of the Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium at the University of Minnesota - is one of few researchers permitted by the federal government to study the genetics of Cannabis and his research challenges opinions on all sides of the public debate about marijuana.

Join Dr. Weiblen for a fascinating discussion about the genetics and politics of America’s most controversial plant. This Fast Class is free and open to the public, but tickets are required - click here to order.

Part of the Sigma Xi 2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer series sponsored by the Louisville Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society


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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 

Last Updated: 06/28/2016