July 26, 2012 - 11:42am
Dr. Bruce Tyler discusses racial segregation as African-American baseball exhibi
In conjunction with the new African-American baseball exhibition, UofL professor Bruce Tyler explores the societal effects of segregation with the presentation ‘Separate, Not Equal: The Ideology of Racial Segregation in America’. Catch him tonight at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch at 7pm.
At some point in most American life experiences, the term “good sport” has been casually tossed about in some show of complimentary fashion.  America is a decidedly firm country of sports enthusiasts (this is perhaps a generously-worded understatement), and phraseology related to...
July 29, 2012 - 8:08pm
Tea and Top hats: Reviving Regency England at the Jane Austen Festival
Bare-knuckle boxing anyone? Not all Saturday afternoons are created equal. This year’s fifth annual Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove brought to life the characters, fashions and Regency flair of the beloved 19th century author.
It’s a fair day; a soothing combination of breeze, sun and cloud that welcomes a stroll outside. The normally wearisome heat has parted company, inviting a parade of colorful gowns to saunter on the arms of dapper gentlemen. Parasols bloom in the sunshine and afternoon tea is casually served...
July 29, 2012 - 8:07pm
Regency Red-Carpet: Locust Grove hosts the 5th annual Jane Austen Festival this
The pages of Jane Austen’s timeless novels descend on the 21st Century at this weekend’s Jane Austen Festival. Head out to Locust Grove Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd for all the tea, scones and hoop skirts you can handle.
The time has come to dust off your best cravat, press those trousers and curl that mustache.  No, it’s not Saturday night at the Nachbar, kids. This weekend Historic Locust Grove will open its doors, grounds and hearts to the 5th Annual Jane Austen Festival for two days filled with...
July 29, 2012 - 8:02pm
‘New York Times’ reporter Patricia Cohen discusses culture and middle age identi
The reporter and author brings the social viewpoint of middle-agedness to the table with her new book, ‘In Our Prime’. Join Patricia Cohen at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18th, at 7pm.
We live in a mad dash. We scurry tirelessly in an unspoken race to whatever end we face at life’s final hour. Although very few amongst us admittedly relish the idea of aging and death, we humans are hyperactively obsessed with squeezing just as much “living” as we possibly can...
July 16, 2012 - 8:52am
Oldham County Library
On July 17th, learn how to turn your old books into purses at the Oldham County Library.
Oldham County Library in LaGrange, Kentucky offers classes on how to turn your old books into purses. Make a few. Give them away. Keep one for yourself. This July 17th, workshop is only for ages 18 and older and there is a $5 fee to be submitted at the day of the workshop to cover material costs....