Upcoming Events


Jill Jonnes author of Urban Forests

Trees Louisville presents Jill Jonnes author of Urban Forests

Main Library, Friday, April 14, 6 PM

As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.

Jill Jonnes’s Urban Forests tells the captivating stories of the founding mothers and fathers of urban forestry, and discusses the value of trees to public health and to our urban infrastructure.

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


Lauren Tarshis, bestselling children's author of the I Survived series

Carmichael's Kids presents Lauren Tarshis

Main Library, Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 PM

Chilren's author Lauren Tarshis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the I Survived series. These fast-paced historical fiction books for kids in grades 3 to 5, focus on a historical disaster from the perspective of a boy or girl who lived to tell the tale. Join her for a discussion of the latest book in the series Tornado Terror: True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today.

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


Writer, journalist, and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Whipple

Writer, journalist, and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Chris Whipple

Main Library, Monday, April 24, 7 PM

Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, Chris Whipple's latest book, The Gatekeepers, offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions and inactions have defined the course of our country.

The chiefs of staff, often referred to as “the gatekeepers,” wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president and enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks.

Chris Whipple is an acclaimed writer, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and a multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS’s 60 Minutes and ABC’s Primetime.

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


Former Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet

Former Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet

Main Library, Thursday, May 25, 7:00 p.m.

Maureen Chiquet, the former global CEO of Chanel, is an expert on much more than fashion. Join her at the Main Library for a discussion of her new book: Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms, an insightful read that blends Chiquet’s own story with advice on creating a life that’s uniquely your own.

Tickets available starting at 9 a.m. (EST) on March 31


Former Clinton aide and journalist Sidney Blumenthal

Former Clinton aide and journalist Sidney Blumenthal

Main Library, Tuesday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Contentious campaigning has always been a facet of US politics, and no one knows that better than Sidney Blumenthal. Journalist, author, and former political aide to President Bill Clinton, Blumenthal has seen it all up close. But his latest book, Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, takes a long look back through history in order to highlight the savvy decisions that catapulted Lincoln into the nation’s spotlight.

Tickets available starting at 9 a.m. (EST) on March 31

   
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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: 3/23/17