Upcoming Events

James and Deborah Fallows explore Our Towns

Deborah and James Fallows explore Our Towns

Main Library, Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m.

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic . He, and his wife Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the forthcoming book, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America a vivid portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media.

Traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane, the Fallowses have visited dozens of towns—meeting hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs—to take the pulse and understand the prospects of American towns from coast to coast. The book includes a chapter on Louisville and focuses on GE’s FirstBuild “microfactory.”

The event is free, but tickets are required - click here to order.

Eric Litwin, bestselling author of the original four Pete the Cat books

Meet Eric Litwin, bestselling author of the original four Pete the Cat books

South Central Regional, Tuesday, June 5, 5:30 & 7 p.m.

Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times bestselling author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the Pete the Cat series as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric’s books have sold over 11.5 million copies, been translated into 17 languages, and won 25 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.

The 5:30 performance is now full, but tickets still remain for the 7 p.m. show (both performances are the same and book signings will follow each). Plus, get your picture taken with Pete the Cat!

The performances are FREE, but tickets are required. Click here to order (tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. performance).

Veteran US Foreign Service officer Louis Sell

Veteran US Foreign Service officer Louis Sell

Main Library, Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m.

In From Washington to Moscow, veteran US Foreign Service officer Louis Sell traces the history of US–Soviet relations between 1972 and 1991 and explains why the Cold War came to an abrupt end. Drawing heavily on archival sources and memoirs, as well as his own experiences, Sell vividly describes events from the perspectives of American and Soviet participants.
He also shows how the USSR’s rapid and humiliating collapse helped set the foundation for Vladimir Putin’s rise to power.

The event is free, but tickets are required - click here 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: 5/9/18