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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.

Understanding Terrorism

Animal Behavior Short Course at the Main Library

Main Library: Tuesdays, August 7-
September 11, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

This six-part Short Course will examine hate and terrorism in an attempt to understand the circumstances under which each exists and what can be done by the average person to reduce the impact on all our lives. Topics include how our brains react to threats (real or perceived); why threats have more to do with social constructs rather than biological race or sex differences; and why some people campaign against perceived threats in ineffective ways.

Dr. John Busch, Ph. D.

Dr. John Busch, Ph. D., retired UofL sociology professor, will lead this multi-media course along with guest presenters Jim Aalen (The Passionate Earth & Spirit Center), Dr. Joseph Brennan, Ph. D. (Director, Kentucky Labor Institute), Dr. Riffat Hassan, Ph. D. (Director, The Salaam Network), Dr. Dennis Neyman, Ph. D., and Rev. C. J. Wright (Executive Director, Rainbow Spiritual Education Center).

The program is free, but registration is required: call (502) 574-1623.

Click here to view video and handouts from the course



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 

The State of Bourbon

Animal Behavior Short Course at the Main Library

Main Library:
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.

The State of Bourbon leads the reader across Kentucky through the history of the spirit. In this presentation, the authors will talk about the history of bourbon and Kentucky, and how the two are connected. They'll share some of their favorite bourbon-themed road trips, focusing specifically on the Louisville area, as well as some road trip tips such as traveling to several places in one day, traveling with kids to distilleries, and capturing memories through photos.

Presented by authors Cameron M. Ludwich and Blair Thomas Hess. These life-long friends travel across Kentucky exploring its various wonders and uncovering its best-kept secrets. Learn more about their adventures at myoldkentuckyroadtrip.com.

The program is free, but registration is required: call (502) 574-1623.

Last Updated: 08/14/2018