Upcoming Events

Author & sociologist Eric Klinenberg

Friday, April 14, 2023 3:00 p.m. Main Library

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Partner Tabling Event & Networking

Palaces for the People

Sociologist and urban studies scholar Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces for the People, suggests that the future of our democratic society rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Through his extensive research, Klinenberg shows how this “social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges.

Join Eric Klinenberg, Mayor Craig Greenberg, and Nat Irvin, Assistant Dean for Thought Leadership and Civic Engagement in the University of Louisville's College of Business, for an important community conversation about our city's social infrastructure and how it may offer solutions to some of Louisville's critical issues. Louisville Public Media’s Vice President of Content, Gabrielle Jones, will moderate the discussion.

Join community partners like Metro Parks, Olmsted Parks Conservancy, TARC, and others for informal networking and discussion from 2-3 p.m. prior to the main program

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested; call (502) 574-1644.


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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: 01/19/23