Upcoming Events

Former U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun in conversation with Mayor Greg Fischer

Former U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun

Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m. at the Main Library

In The Power of Giving Away Power: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go, businessman and former U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun layers lessons from American history and business with insights from his career in tech, politics, and diplomacy to show how we can lead meaningful change in our companies, communities, and even our nation.

Barzun served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom during the Obama administration and is the current owner/publisher of Louisville Magazine.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.


The Chickasaw Book Project: A Dialogue of Shared Memories

Chickasaw Park's Pond

Saturday, February 4, 2 p.m. at the Main Library

Join members of the Chickasaw Book Committee (CBC) during this unique discussion and author event at the Main Library.

The panel, led by Dawne Gee, will feature members of the community lending voices and sharing recollections about life in the Chickasaw neighborhood during the 1940s-1970s.

CBC researchers have also collected around 200 interviews with locals in the community in addition to articles, history, and photos to be included in this future book publication.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.


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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: 10/19/22