March 20, 2013 - 9:00am
Dig a little little deeper for your family roots at Genealogy Day at the Louisvi
Dig a little little deeper for your family roots at Genealogy Day at the Louisville Free Public Library-Main Branch this Saturday, March 23rd.
Who among us hasn’t heard, “You have your grandma’s eyes” or “You get that stubborn streak from your Uncle Joe” or even “Your laugh sounds just like your great-aunt Rose’s.” Sure, when children we tend to roll our eyes at stuff like this but...
July 29, 2012 - 7:02pm
Eric Carle, creator of beloved children's books for nearly half a century, is celebrating his 83rd birthday this month. The Louisville Visual Art Association and the Louisville Free Public Library are teaming up for the June 'Art Buffet' to honor his life and achievements in children's literature, and the whole family is invited to join the party.
For the past forty years, Eric Carle has been one of the biggest names in children’s literature, and for good reason. Ask any parents today what they remember best about their own childhoods and they are guaranteed to mention reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a classic that has topped best...
January 3, 2012 - 11:48am
The beloved author and illustrator of more than 100 children’s books comes to life with the exhibition "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak" opening tomorrow, January 4th, at the Main branch
I am the mother of a two-year-old.  A rambunctious, mischievous but ultimately adorable little girl with Mommy’s nose and Daddy’s cheeks (and perhaps his predilection for impish behavior and giggling).  After many a year solely devoted to decidedly more complex literature...
October 20, 2011 - 6:57am
Louisville-based photographers Bob Hower, John Nation and Ted Wathen document the beauty of the biggest park system since Olmstead.
 What would Louisville do without the beloved Olmstead parks? The dependable scenic loop at Cherokee, the free movies at Iroquois, and the challenging golf course at Seneca have all found a special place within the hearts of Louisvillians. There’s no doubt that we love our green spaces,...
September 26, 2011 - 8:45am
Former Colombian Senator, Ingrid Betancourt, was held captive in the Amazon jungle for six years by FARC guerrillas. With her book, Even Silence has an End, Betancourt will share her trials at the Library's Main branch tonight at 7pm.
The Jungle, as we imagine it through movies and books, is a misty and strange canopy far outside the realm of our polished neighborhoods and sleek technology.  It is a place of fantasy; an archaic world of ancient ruins and exotic beasts.  As well-fed Americans, the rainforest is...