Upcoming Events


Psychologist and author Guy Winch's new book: How to Fix a Broken Heart

Psychologist and author Guy Winch

Main Library, Monday, February 26, 7 p.m.

Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist, author, and keynote speaker. His TED Talk, "Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid," has been viewed over 5 million times. Winch's latest book, How to Fix a Broken Heart, focuses on two types of emotional pain that are often marginalized—romantic heartbreak and the heartbreak that results from the loss of a cherished pet—and reveals how these two grief experiences impact our brain and our behavior, and the steps we can take to take control of our lives, heal, and move on. 

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


Award-winning author Peter Brown at the Main Library

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Peter Brown

Main Library, Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.

From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes The Wild Robot Escapes, a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestseller The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide. Brown is the 2013 Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Creepy Carrots! and his other children’s books—including The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild—are all New York Times bestsellers.

Join Peter Brown for a fun, interactive discussion of his work and his latest book, The Wild Robot Escapes, at the Main Library. The event is free, but tickets are required; call (502) 574-1644 to order.


Former Reagan press secretary Mark Weinberg at the Main Library

Former Reagan press secretary Mark Weinberg

Main Library, Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.

What did President Ronald Reagan think of Rocky IV? How did the Matthew Broderick film WarGames inform America’s missile defense system? Former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, Mark Weinberg, shares an intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the Reagan presidency—told through the movies they watched together every week at Camp David. Movie Nights with the Reagans is a nostalgic journey through the 1980s and its most iconic films, seen through the eyes of one of Hollywood’s former stars: one who was simultaneously transforming the Republican Party, the American economy, and the course of the Cold War.

Join Mark Weinberg for a discussion of his memoir at the Main Library. The event is free, but tickets are required; call (502) 574-1644 to order.


   

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The Craig Buthod Author Series - named in honor of former library director Craig Buthod - is an endowed library program that brings award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors to Louisville. Previously called Authors at the Library, the series was endowed in 2015 by donors to the Library Foundation.  To make a gift to the Craig Buthod Author Series endowment, click here.

Last Updated: 2/16/18