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Whether you have been out of school for a while and miss the learning experience, or you're thinking of starting college - or returning to finish your degree - LFPL's MyLibraryUniversity wants to connect YOU to new, free learning opportunities.


xSHORT COURSES at the LIBRARY

LFPL's Short Courses are taught like real college courses by professors and experts in their fields. Some will require reading and encourage field trips. All will be free and open to anyone with no academic background required.

What’s In Our Genes?

Main Library | Wednesdays, January 08 - February 12, 6:30 p.m.

What’s In Our Genes?

Genetics is constantly in the news, our conversations, and pop culture. Over six weeks, Dr. Mike Perlin (University of Louisville Department of Biology) will provide a basic foundation for understanding genetics concepts and cover such current topics as genetic disorders, genetically-modified foods, human cloning, gene editing (CRISPR), and personalized medicine. The course will provide an appreciation of the science as well as an understanding of the possible positive outcomes, limitations, and risks of these innovations.

The course is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Register online or call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.

xFAST CLASSES at the LIBRARY

LFPL's Fast Classes are one-time educational events taught by local experts. Some explore current events, literature, and science; others teach practical skills and history. #LFPLFastClass 

Home Ain’t Always Where the Heart Is: Women, Confinement, and Domestic Violence in the Gilded Age Bluegrass

Main Library | Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.

Home Ain’t Always Where the Heart Is: Women, Confinement, and Domestic Violence in the Gilded Age Bluegrass

Stephen Foster’s 1852 ballad “My Old Kentucky Home” conjures visions of home as a nurturing, humble environment, but for some Kentuckians during the Gilded Age, home was anything but nurturing. Charlene Fletcher (PhD candidate, Indiana University-Bloomington) will examine family violence in 19th century domestic spaces as she recounts the lives of two African American women from Lexington, Kentucky, Fannie Keys Harvey and Lila B. White, who were incarcerated at the Frankfort Penitentiary after fighting back against their abusive families.

Using their stories, Fletcher will present home as a site of confinement for women and children in central Kentucky, an area plagued with various forms of domestic abuse, and pull acts of resistance from the archives to bring awareness to this dark chapter of history.

This Fast Class is free and open to the public, but registration is requested: Register online or call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.

Last Updated: 01/08/2020