Upcoming Events


New York Times bestseller Randall Munroe

Carmichael's Bookstore presents New York Times bestseller Randall Munroe

Main Library, Wednesday, September 18, 7 PM

Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. His new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (available in September) is billed as "the world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide."

This program is free, but tickets are requested. Click here to order.

   
Lean Into Louisville presents foreign policy strategist and author Farah Pandith in conversation with Mayor Greg Fischer

Lean Into Louisville presents foreign policy strategist and author Farah Pandith in conversation with Mayor Greg Fischer

Main Library, Monday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.

A world-leading expert and pioneer in countering violent extremism, author and foreign policy strategist Farah Pandith has served under Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. In 2009, she was appointed the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In her latest book, How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, Pandith explains how government, the private sector, and civil society can help Muslim youth solve their identity crisis and in turn build a safer, more stable world.

This program is free, but tickets are requested. Click here to order.

UofL’s 2019 Asian Democracy Lecture features #MeToo Chinese activist Li Maizi

UofL’s 2019 Asian Democracy Lecture features #MeToo Chinese activist Li Maizi

Main Library, Wednesday, September 25, 6 p.m.

Join Chinese gender equality & LGBTQ activist Li Maizi for the 2019 Annual Lecture in Asian Democracy: #MeToo Movement in China: The Rise of Feminist Resistance. Maizi was one of five women arrested in China in 2015, on the eve of International Women’s Day, for protesting sexual harassment on public transport. Dubbed the “Feminist Five,” news of their imprisonment quickly spread around the world through the hashtag campaign #FreeTheFive.

Presented in partnership with the University of Louisville Center for Asian Democracy, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and the Asia Institute-Crane House, the event is free, but tickets are required. Visit www.worldkentucky.org/events to order.

   
Lean Into Louisville welcomes Carolyn Finney for a discussion on race, environment, narrative & place

Lean Into Louisville welcomes Carolyn Finney for a discussion on race, environment, narrative & place

Main Library, Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m.

Carolyn Finney is a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer. Her widely-praised first book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors brought her to national attention as a scholar and speaker on race, belonging, environment, narrative, and place – on whose story counts ansd who belongs. She is a former Fulbright scholar and has served on the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board. Previously a faculty member at UK, Finney is now the Environmental Studies Professor of Practice in the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College.

This program is free, but tickets are requested. Click here to order.

   
International bestselling author J.R. Ward

International bestselling author J.R. Ward

Main Library, Tuesday, October 8, 7 PM

J.R. Ward is the author of more than thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide.

This program is free, but tickets are requested. Click here to order.

   
   
Carmichael's Bookstore presents international bestselling author Ann Patchett

Carmichael's Bookstore presents international bestselling author Ann Patchett

Main Library, Friday, October 11, 7 PM

Ann Patchett is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. Join her for a discussion of her latest book, The Dutch House, due out this fall.

This program is free, but tickets are requested. Click here to order.

   
Writer and venture capitalist Bruce Gibney

Writer and venture capitalist Bruce Gibney

Main Library, Tuesday, October 29, 7 PM

Bruce Cannon Gibney is an American writer and venture capitalist. In his latest book, The Nonsense Factory, he argues that the entire legal factory -- from law schools, to judges, bureaucracies, police, and the presidency -- is falling apart

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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: 8/19/19