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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.


SPRING 2015:


Bach to the Future: Through historical context, listening examples, and basic musical score study, Bach to the Future will present a survey of Western Art Music. Each week, the course will focus on two major classical composers, offering a glimpse of their world and shedding light on the influences that led to the creation of timeless masterpieces. This short course is taught by Eugene Lavery and Sharon Lavery every Thursday from February 19 – March 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Main Library.

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

For the class outline, click here.



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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.


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Kick Off, Louisville!

Main Library, Tuesday, January 27, 6 p.m.

Learn practical information on Louisville’s new professional soccer team including the history and rules of the game. Presented by James O’Connor, a former Irish professional footballer and current head coach of Louisville City FC.

Call (502) 574-1635 to register.

Living Will

Writing an Advanced Directive

Main Library, Tuesday, February 24, 6 p.m.

Taught by Dr. Edward C. Wunsch, a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in medical ethics, this hands-on workshop will guide participants through the process of writing their own living will, which they will be able to take home.

Call (502) 574-1635 to register.


Last Updated: 12/16/14