Upcoming Events

Award-winning novelist Elliot Ackerman

Writer and author Elliot Ackerman

Main Library, Thursday, February 23, 7 PM

From the author of the acclaimed book Green on Blue comes a timely new novel, Dark at the Crossing: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria.

American writer and author Elliot Ackerman is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.

This program is free, but tickets are required - click here.

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage

LFPL and the University of Louisville Brandies Law School present economist and author Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Main Library, Sunday, March 5, 2 PM

Jessica Gordon Nembhard's groudbreaking book Collective Courage chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality. Through her research, Gordon Nembhard finds that African Americans, as well as other people of color and low-income people, have benefitted greatly from cooperative ownership and democratic economic participation throughout the nation’s history.

Jessica Gordon Nembhard is Associate Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of New York. Join her for a discussion of the history of African American cooperative economics and what role the cooperative model can play today.

This program is free, but tickets are required - click here.

Special thanks to these program sponsors: UofL Office of the Vice Provost of Diversity & International Affairs, The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Louisville Food Co-op, Sowers of Justice Network, The Louisville Urban League, Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

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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: 12/29/16