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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. This is a chance to stretch your mind in new directions. #LFPLShortCourse 

Government, Civics, and Citizenship with Dr. Lee Remington WilliamsGovernment, Civics, & Citizenship Short Course

Main Library, every Thursday, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.

With the presidential election just around the corner, the inner workings of our government are in the spotlight. Study up with this informative and topical look into our government―from its philosophical foundations and structure to the basics of constitutional law and legislation, and on to party politics, polling, and the influence of the media.

This six-week Short Course is led by Dr. Lee Remington Williams JD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Pre-Law Program Coordinator at Bellarmine University.

The course is free; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

PLUS: Look for an optional fieldtrip to Frankfort that will include a tour of our state capitol and executive mansion.


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 

200 Years of Germans in Louisville200 Years of Germans in Louisville

Main Library
Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 p.m.

Learn how the first German immigrants arrived in Louisville nearly two hundred years ago. By 1850, they and their families represented nearly thirty percent of the population of Louisville, influencing every aspect of daily life, from politics to fine art. Join Bob and Vicky Ullrich, Louisville natives and fourth-generation German Americans, as they uncover some of our city’s richest history.

This Fast Class is free and open to the public; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

How to Tell a StoryHow to Tell a Story Fast Class

Main Library
Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.

Telling a great story is about taking your listeners on a journey with you, shaping what they know and when they know it, and bringing it all home with a perfect ending. The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth StorySLAM are showcases for true-life personal stories, told live on stage, and Tara Anderson—producer of The Moth StorySLAM in Louisville and Arts & Culture Correspondent for WFPL—has heard hundreds of them. She'll give you the basics of how to tell a great Moth-style personal story, from opening line to final moments.

This Fast Class is free and open to the public; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

You Would Not Have Stood with GalileoYou Would Not Have Stood with Galileo Fast Class

Main Library
Wednesday, September 21, 6 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana, this Fast Class is an overview of the people, events, and science that led to the rejection of the heliocentric theory by Roman authorities 400 years ago in 1616. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Christopher M. Graney, author and professor of physics and astronomy at Jefferson Community & Technical College.

This Fast Class is free and open to the public; call (502) 574-1623 to register.

Last Updated: 08/24/2016