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Books & Brews 502 is LFPL's winter reading program for adults. From December to February, participants will earn points by reading books and attending programs - either at the Library or at Books & Brews 502-specific programs with partners like Heine Brothers' Coffee and Against the Grain Brewery.The more points you have, the more chances you have to win!


Read books and attend approved programs between December 1 and February 28 to earn points and be eligible for prizes and drawings. Certain prizes may include additional restrictions.* Participants must be 18 years or older to qualify.
Approved programs include:

Point System:


Books and Brews 502 Prizes

200 points = Magnet
Accrue 200 points to complete the program and earn a Books & Brews 502 magnet, made in the Maker Pavilion. All completers are entitled to a scoop of ice cream from Ehrler’s and Heine Brother's coupon for a free drink.

500 points = Notebook
Still reading? At 500 points, you will earn a Books & Brews 502 notebook

1000 points = Tumbler
For B&B 502 Superstars - at 1000 points you will earn a Books & Brews 502 tumbler to keep your brews hot or cold!

We will draw for prizes weekly and for special events. The more points you have, the more prizes you can win! Drawing prizes include:


Café Louie sessions on Saturdays (Various locations, 9 a.m.)

English Conversation Club on:

South Central's COLLIDER Maker Lab schedule:

2/17 - The Impact of Ali (St. Matthews, 6 p.m.)

2/17 – Soulful Sounds of Derbytown (Jeffersontown, 6:30 p.m.)

2/18 – Clutter Club (South Central, 6:30 p.m.)

2/19 – Parents’ Book Club (Portland, 1 p.m.)

2/19 – Writing Workshop (Shively, 6:30 p.m.)

2/20 – Women, Race, and Confinement in the Gilded Age Fast Class (Main, 6:30 p.m.)

2/22 – Introduction to the Enneagram (St. Matthews, 10:30 a.m.)

2/22 – Advanced Art Studio (South Central, 11 a.m.)

2/22 - The Epistolary (South Central, 11 a.m.)

2/22 – French Circle (Iroquois, 12:30 p.m.)

2/22 – I Am Ali (Newburg, 2 p.m.)

2/22 – History Hour: George Washington Carver (Shawnee, 2 p.m.)

2/23 – When They See Us (Main, 2 p.m.)

2/24 – 6th Annual African American Read-In (Main, 6:30 p.m.)

2/24 – Black Classical Composers (Portland, 6:30 p.m.)

2/24 – Be Kind Rewind Club (Southwest, 7:30 p.m.)

2/25 – Figures of Eastern Cemetery (Western, 6 p.m.)

2/27 – Louisville’s Scattered African American Communities (Main, 2 p.m.)

2/29 - The Ekphrastic (South Central, 11 a.m.)

2/29 – The African in America (Iroquois, 1 p.m.)

2/29 – Mix Tape Club (Bon Air, 2:30 p.m.)

2/29 – How To Recycle Right (St. Matthews, 2:30 p.m.)

2/29 - Shh... It's a Speakeasy: Party Like It's 1920! (Southwest, 7 p.m)


Library branches host many book discussion groups, including fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, books in Spanish, and special topics. See all book discussion groups at this link.

To see a complete list of Books & Brews 502 programs, click here.



Feb 17 – 80/20 at Kaelin’s, 1801 Newburg Rd (6-8 p.m.)

Feb 20 – Old Louisville Brewery, 625 W. Magnolia Ave. (6-8 p.m.)

Feb 27 – Wild Hops at Logan Street Market, 1001 Logan Street (6-8 p.m.)

More about Books & Brews 502

The Perks of Being a Book Lover podcast featured Books & Brews Organizers mk & Hannah on this episode.

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Last Updated: 02/11/20