Events

January/February 2009

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Main (Branch Information)

Young Adult Programs

Anime Club - Tuesdays, January 13 & February 10, 4 p.m.
Call 574-1620 for more information.
Ages: 13 - 18

ACT Prep at the Main Library - Call 574-1620 to register

Children's Programs

Snow Day! - Saturday, January 3, 2 p.m.
Come to the library for books, crafts, and a snack perfect for a snow day.
All ages

Find A Penny, Pick It Up - Monday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.
Come learn all about the penny to celebrate the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth.  Craft, game, story, and snack.
Ages: 5 - 12

Presidential Bingo - Monday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a friendly game of Presidential Bingo. Win prizes and learn something new.
Ages: 8 and up

Storytimes

Computer Classes

Book Discussion

A Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich - Wednesday, February 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Bon Air (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Scrabble Saturdays - Every Saturday, 2 p.m.
Come join your fellow scrabblephiles for some friendly competition.

Bookworm Challenge - January 3 - January 31
How book savvy are you? Test your literary and library knowledge by taking part in our 3rd Annual Bookworm Challenge. Pick up a copy at the Bon Air branch and complete it by Saturday the 31st. Prizes for the top winners!

Weight Loss - Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.
Kim Mapp from the Department of Public Health and Wellness will discuss healthy ways to lose weight.

Heart on Your Sleeve - Saturday, February 14, 2 p.m.
Learn about the fascinating history of Valentine’s Day and make a heart to wear.

Presidential Trivia - Monday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
How much do you know about our nation’s leaders?

Discussions on Black Cinema - Tuesday, February 17, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Troy Johnson will discuss black cinema’s influence in the African Diaspora and the world.

Conversation Café - Saturday, February 21, 2 p.m.

Collages - Saturday, February 28, 2 - 4 p.m.
Make a cheerful collage to combat the gloomy days of February.
All ages

Young Adult Programs

Magic the Gathering: Game Days - Saturday, January 3 & 17, 11a.m. - 1p.m.
Saturday, February 7 & 21, 11a.m. - 1p.m.

Teen Advisory Board - Saturday, January 17, 2 p.m.

Teens Talk 2 Books: Twilight and Wuthering Heights - Saturday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a bite of breakfast with a side of book barter.

Children's Programs

National Belly Laugh Day - Saturday, January 24, 1 p.m.
Have you heard the one about…well, you’ll have to come and find out!
Ages: 3 - 8

Mad Hatter Tea Party - Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m.
You’re cordially invited to celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday…where things are not quite as they seem.
Ages: 6 - 12

Love On Your Library - Saturday, February 7, 2 p.m.
Come celebrate Library Lover’s Month with us!
Ages: 6 - 12

I Am Invited to a Party! - Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.
Elephant and Piggie invite you to the birthday party of their creator, Mo Willems.
Ages: 3 - 8

Storytimes

Computer Classes (class descriptions)

Please call branch to register:  574-1795

Computer & Windows Basics
Saturday, January 3 & 10, 10 a.m.
Saturday, February 7 & 14, 10 a.m.

Internet Basics
Saturday, January 17 & 24
Saturday, February 21 & 28, 10 a.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Power Point - Tuesday, January 6, 6 p.m.

E-Mail 101 - Thursday, January 22, 6 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Thursday, February 26 at 6 p.m.

Friends Meeting

Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m.

Book Discussion

A Map of the World by Jane Smiley - Tuesday, January 20, 6 p.m.

Come on, People by Bill Cosby & Alvin F. Poussaint - Tuesday, February 24, 6 p.m.

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Crescent Hill (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

How to Embody Peace Every Day   - Tuesday, January 6, 2 p.m.
Leaders from the Louisville School of Metaphysics bring several Nobel Peace Laureates to life across time and space in a demonstration exploring peace in ourselves and in our world.

POEpourri of Short Stories: Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe - Tuesday, January 13, 6:30 p.m.
Short story discussions of The Fall of the House of Usher, Ligeia, William Wilson, and The Cask of Amontillado including a viewing of a performance of The Tell-Tale Heart.

Celebrate the Seelbach - Tuesday, January 27, 2 p.m.
Take a virtual tour of Louisville’s grand Seelbach Hotel with Larry Johnson, longtime Seelbach concierge.

Tiffany-Styled Glass - Tuesday, February 3, 2 p.m.
Marlene Dennis, President of the Louisville Artisan Guild, will bring examples of her workand discuss the cold-glass method of creating tiffany-styled glass.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep - Tuesday, February 17, 2 p.m.
The Louisville Sleep Disorders Center will provide accurate information and practical suggestions.

Meet the Author: Dr. Patrick Sullivan - Monday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Local author discusses his recent book, Brick by Brick, The Story of Auto Racing Pioneer Joie Ray.  Born in Louisville Ray was the first African American AAA license holder.

Young Adult Programs

POEtry Slam Coffeehouse Event: Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe - Monday, January 5, 3 p.m.
Read Poe’s poetry or write and read your own creation based on his literature.
Refreshments served.
Ages: 13 - 18

Lincoln Lifeline Trivia Texting - Thursday, February 12, 4 p.m.
Celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and test your knowledge of our 16th president.  If you need a lifeline you get one free text, phone call or trip to the reference desk.  Winnings start at a Lincoln penny up to a Lincoln $5.00 bill.

Children's Programs

Stark RAVEN Mad: Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe - January, 2009
Join the RAVEN Scavenger Hunt any day in January.  If you find all Ravens hidden in the library “Nevermore” go unrewarded.
Ages: 4 - 12

JanuBEARy - Saturday, January 10, 11 a.m.
Bears, bears, and more bears add up to a BEARy good time.
All ages

African American History Month Reading Contest - February 1 - 28
Read any book by an African American author or on black history or culture and enter your name in a prize drawing any time in the month of February in the Children's Room.  The more you read the more you can enter.
Grades: K - 5.

Abraham Lincoln Penny Contest - February 1 - 12
Celebrate Lincoln’s 200th birthday by guessing how many Lincoln pennies are in the jar?  Take your best guess.
Ages: 3 - 12

Sweets & Treats - Saturday, February 14, 2 p.m.
Valentine stories, craft and treats. 
All ages

Storytimes

Computer Classes (Class Descriptions)

Sign-up required. Call 574-1793.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, January 6 & 20 9 a.m.
Tuesday, February 3 & 17, 9 a.m.

Introduction to E-mail
Tuesday, January 13, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 9 a.m.

Introduction to Library Databases
Tuesday, January 27, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, February 24, 9 a.m.

Book Discussion

Silas Marner by George Eliot - Saturday, January 3, 11 a.m.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass - Saturday, February 7, 11 a.m.

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Fairdale (Branch Information)

 

Young Adult Programs

Anime Club - Wednesdays, January 14 7 February 11, 4 p.m.

Storytimes

Computer Classes (class descriptions)

Call 375-2051 for more information on basic computer classes

Book Discussion

Call for titles - Mondays, January 19 & February 23, 6 p.m.

Friends Meetings

Tuesdays, January 6 & February 3, 6 p.m.

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Fern Creek (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Knitting with Judy - Every Monday, 10 a.m.
Come knit with us. All level knitters welcome.

Brain Games at the Creek- Scrabble - Every Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Entertain your brain.  Other games available. 

Valentine Cards - Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m.
Engage your creative side.  Please sign up.

Young Adult Programs

Inaugural Speech Writing Contest - January 5 - 31
 “My Fellow Americans…”  You have just been elected President in a history-making event. Submit the speech you give as you accept your new position - in 1000 words or less. Prizes awarded.  Forms must be submitted by January 31. Call 231-4605 for details.
Ages: Middle & High School

Children's Programs

Mad Science – It’s a Che-mystery - Saturday, January 17, 2 p.m.
Explore magic mud, make your own crystal garden, discover chemical reactions.
Call 231-6140 to register.
Ages: 10 - 12

Goopy, Squishy, Fizzy Fun - Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Make your own play dough, slime and more!
Call 231-6140 to register.
Ages: 8-12

Link-In with Lincoln - Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln!  Complete a Lincoln webquest and get hands-on with replicas that will help you travel through time.
Call 231-6140 to register.
Ages: 8 - 12

SMILE Kentucky! Storytime - Wednesday, February 18, 11 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime with the Louisville Water Company.  Make sure you brush your teeth before you come!
Ages: 3 - 5

Storytime

Computer Class

Internet Basics
Wednesday, January 7, 2 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2 - 3 p.m.

Word Basics
Wednesday, January 21, 2 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18, 2 - 3 p.m.

Book Discussion

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See - Wednesday, January 14, 2 p.m.

Fortunate Son  by Walter Mosley - Wednesday, February 11, 2 p.m.

Friends Meeting

Please call branch for date & time.
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Highlands/Shelby Park (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Lincoln's Two Mothers - Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Mary Margaret Mulvihill

Job Search - Call 574-1672 for information on classes.

Young Adult Programs

Homework Help - Monday - Thursday, 5 - 7 p.m.

Anime Club - Wednesdays, January 21 & February 18, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Teen Book Discussion Club:

Gear Up for the ACT/SAT - Tuesdays, January 13 & February 10, 5 p.m.
Are you a high school student taking THE test soon? Learn how to access the Learning Express Library database and start practicing!

2nd Wednesday Pitch-In - Wednesdays, January 14 & February 11, 5 p.m.
Bring a covered dish to share with your friends.

Popcorn & Poe - Monday, January 12, 5 p.m.
Celebrate Edgar Allen Poe's 200th birthday.

Valentine's Day Party - Saturday, February 14, 2 p.m.

Lincoln Lifeline Trivia Texting - Thursday, February 12, 4 p.m.
Celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and test your knowledge of our 16th president.  If you need a lifeline you get a free text, phone call or trip to the reference desk.  Winnings start at a Lincoln penny up to a Lincoln $5.00 bill

Children's Programs

It IS Easy Being Green - Tuesday, January 6, 7 p.m.
Learn ways for kids live sustainably
Ages: 3 - 8

Teddy Bear Tea

Be Mine, Valentine - Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m.
Make valentines after being inspired by stories of love
Ages:  3 - 8

What'cha Gonna Wear? - Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Stories and songs about wild and fancy fashions. Dress in your favorite outfit.
Ages:  3 - 8

Storytimes

Computer Classes (class descriptions)

Call 574-1672  for information.

Book Discussions

Michelle: A Biography by Liza Mundy - Monday, January 12, 7 p.m.

Condoleezza Rice: An American Life by Elisabeth Bumiller - Monday, February 2, 7 p.m.

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Iroquois (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

English Conversation Club - Saturdays at 3 p.m., January 3, 10, 24 & 31 & February 7, 14 & 21
One hour, one on one, conversation with a refugee or immigrant in need of English practice.

The French Circle - Saturday, January 3, 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Charles Pooser, French professor at IUS and Vice President of the Alliance Française  de Louisville will lead the discussion - in French.

Sit and Stitch
Monday, January 5, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.
Come craft with us! Bring your knitting or current project.

Game time @ Iroquois
Wednesday, January 14, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2 p.m.
Come join us for a round of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Dominos, Scrabble and many more.

Community Book Club:
Freakonomics: a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Friday, January 16, 11:30 - 1 p.m.
Join us and the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission for a lively book discussion.  Bring a sack lunch; drinks are provided.

Spanish Language Literary Salon - Saturday, February 7, 1 p.m.
Helmer Duvergé, Director of Family Initiatives Americana Community Center, Inc., will lead a discussion in Spanish on Jorge Luis Borges.

Cultural Showcase: Liberia - Saturday, February 21, 1 p.m.

Early Cancer Screening & Detection - Saturday, February 21, 12 - 4 p.m.
Norton Cancer Institute will be offering no cost* mammograms, pap tests, and prostate exams through their Mobile Prevention Center. Call 629-1234 for details. Appointments recommended, but walk-ins welcome.
*Insurance will be billed for mammography, for those insured.

Young Adult Programs

Teen Tuesdays
Ages:  middle and high school

Iroquois Teen Anime Club  - Thursdays, January 8 & February 12, 4 p.m.
Join us for films, snacks and fun.
Ages:  Middle school and high school

Gear Up for the ACT - Wednesdays January 21 & February 18, 7 p.m.
Learn about strategies for conquering the ACT including online practice tests.

Children's Programs

Royal Tea Party - Saturday, January 10, 10:30 a.m.  
Call 574-1728 to register.

Winter Craft - Thursday January 22, 4pm
Ages: 3 - 12

Valentine’s Craft - Monday, February 9, 4pm
Ages: 3 - 12

Valentines Day Pajama Breakfast - Saturday, February 14, 10:30 a.m. 
Call 574-1728 to register.

Storytimes

Book Discussion

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri - Tuesday, January 13, 2 p.m.

The Enduring Hills by Janice Holt Giles - Tuesday, February 10, 2 p.m.

Friends Meetings

Tuesdays, January 20 & February 17, 6 p.m.

Exhibits

Viva Louisville! - January 1 - 31
Photographs by Frank Wo

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Jeffersontown (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

United States History:   President Harding - Wednesday, January 7, 10:15 a.m.
Maurice Woods, history teacher, discusses the isolationist early 1920’s.

Gaslight Writers
Monday, January 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday, February 9, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
A creative writing discussion group. New members are welcome.

Scrabble Scramble - Tuesdays, January 13 & 27, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays, February 10 & 24, 10:30 a.m.
Have fun with Scrabble at the Library.

Jeffersontown Knitting Group
Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Beginning and intermediate knitters are invited; please bring knitting needles.

Sew What! Sewing Group
Thursday, January 29, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 26, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Bring any unfinished sewing or quilting project, or come to learn a new sewing technique, from basic to advanced. Supplies not included. Led by Sandy Davis, Certified Master Clothing Volunteer with UK Cooperative Extension Service.

United States History:  President Coolidge - Wednesday, February 4, 10:15 a.m.
Maurice Woods, history teacher, discusses the prosperous Jazz Age.

Children's Programs

Let’s Chat About That:
A book discussion group for mothers and daughters. 
Copies of the books can be picked up at the library.  Ages: 9 - 12

Pass the Pancakes, Please! - Saturday, January 24, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for pancake stories and a pancake breakfast!  Sign up required; call 267-5713.
All ages

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain Book Party - Wednesday, February 11, 10:30 a.m.
Take a trip to Africa as we celebrate this wonderful folktale through story, songs and crafts.
All ages

Smile Kentucky - Thursday, February 19, 11 a.m.
Presented by the Louisville Water Company during preschool storytime.

If You Give a Moose a Muffin Book Party - Saturday, February 28, 10:30 a.m.
All ages

Storytimes

Computer Classes

Windows Basics
Wednesday, January 14, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2 p.m.

Internet Basics
Wednesday, January 21, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18, 2 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Wednesday, January 28, 2 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint - Wednesday, February 25, 2 p.m.

Book Discussion

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel - Wednesday, January 21, 10 a.m.

A Gathering of Old Men, by Ernest J. Gaines - Wednesday, February 18, 10 a.m.

Friends Meeting

Wednesday, January 14, 10:30 a.m.

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Middletown (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Knitting with Judy - Every Monday, 1 p.m.
Beginner or expert, come practice knitting techniques with your fellow Middletown knitters.
Please bring your own needles.

  Puzzle Mania with Judy!   - Thursday, January 9, 12 p.m.
Thursday, February 12, 12 p.m.
Come with a friend and try crosswords, logic puzzles, Sudoku and much more.

The Great Flood of ‘37 - Tuesday, January 20, 11 a.m.
Local Historian Rick Bell will give a presentation on the flood that nearly washed away the city 72 years ago.  Seating limited, sign up required.

Child Abuse Prevention - Tuesday February 3, 11 a.m.
Janie Thompson of Family and Children First will give a presentation on preventing child abuse.  Seating limited, sign up required.

Valentine Card - Come make a card for the one you love
Monday, February 9, 1 – 3 p.m.

ASL For Beginners - Tuesday February 10, 11 a.m.
A beginning class in basic American Sign Lanuage.
Sign up required.

Meet the Author:  Dr. Patrick Sullivan - Monday, February 23, 1 p.m.
Local author discusses his recent book, Brick by Brick, The Story of Auto Racing Pioneer Joie Ray.  Born in Louisville Ray was the first African American AAA license holder.

Art Club
Learn to paint like the Masters.

Children's Programs

Smile Kentucky Storytime - Wednesday, February 4, 11 a.m.
The Louisville Water Company presents dental care and healthy eating habits in a fun, interactive storytime. 

World History for Homeschoolers
Call 245-7332 to register. Ages: 6-12

Winter Wonderland Fun - Thursday, January 15, 7 pm
Brrrr it's cold. Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. Listen to shivering stories. Make a cool snow scene. 
Ages: 2 - 12

Love Stories - Saturday, February 14, 11 a.m.
Decorate a treat and a Valentine Card.
All ages

Interpretation of Holt Collier - Saturday, February 28, 2 p.m.
Learn how African American Holt Collier and Teddy Roosevelt began the Teddy Bear Craze.
Presented by the Frazier Museum.

Storytimes

Book Discussions

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler - Monday, January 12, 6 p.m.

Luncheon of the Boat Part by Susan Vreeland - Thursday, January 9, 10 a.m.

Martha Washington: An American Life - by Patricia Brady - Monday, February 9, 6 p.m.

Maya Angelou: The Poetry of Living by Margaret Courtney-Clarke - Thursday, February 12, 10 a.m.

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Okolona (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Snacks & Seminars: Strategies to Successful Weight Loss - Thursday, January 22, 12:30 p.m.
Karen Hess, health educator, with the Louisville Public Health & Wellness presents Strategies to Successful Weight Loss.

Astrology - Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m.
Astrologer Marilyn Gaddie will discus the history, use and study of astrology as we look to what is ahead for 2009.

The Joy of Feng Shui - Wednesday, February 18, 6 p.m.
Did you know that by changing your environment you can change your life?  Feng shui practitioner Barbara Hancock will explain the basics of this ancient art and answer any questions you may have. 

Snacks and Seminars - Thursday, February 19, 12:30 p.m.

Louisville in the Civil War - Saturday, February 28, 12 p.m.
Author and historian, Bryan S. Bush, discusses what role Louisville played in the Civil War.

Young Adult Programs

Haunting Birthday Mr. Poe! - Wednesday, January 14, 6 p.m.
Help write a dark Poe-like tale while creating a little Poe to take with you and listening to some of Poe’s classics.

aNIMe @ oKOLONa
Tuesday, January 20, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17, 3:30 p.m.

Cool Cooking - Wednesday, February 11, 6 p.m.
Celebrate National Peanut Butter Month early by making some sticky and tasty treats.

Mardi Gras Madness - Monday, February 23, 6 p.m.
Wear purple, green, and gold, make a mask, win beads and see how many doubloons you can win, play games and eat King Cake while celebrating just like they do in New Orleans!

Children's Programs

Penguin Party - Tuesday, January 6, 7 p.m.
Come hear great penguin stories, learn penguin facts and make a penguin Craft.
All ages

Snow Day Fun - Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Come celebrate a day of snow even if there is no snow on the ground. Storytimes, crafts and lots of snow fun!
All ages

Groundhog Day Fun - Tuesday, February 3, 7 p.m.
Did the groundhog see his shadow?  Come find out with groundhog stories, facts and crafts.
All ages

Will You be My Valentine? - Saturday, February 7, 11 a.m.
Come make Valentines, listen to stories and have a sweet treat.
All ages

Smile Kentucky! - Wednesday, February 18, 11 a.m.
The Louisville Water Company presents dental care and healthy eating habits  in a fun, interactive storytime. 

Storytimes

Computer Classes

Internet Basics
Tuesday, January 27, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 24, 10 a.m.

Computer Basics
Thursday, February 19, 11 a.m.

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Portland (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Tax Assistance - Every Tuesday & Thursday in February
AARP will be offering tax help.
Call 574-1688 for details.

Young Adult Programs

Teen Tuesday Anime Club - Tuesday, January 20, 4:30 p.m.
Snacks will be served.

Noe Middle School Step Team Demonstration - Tuesday, February 17, 6 p.m.

Children's Programs

No School Day Winter Crafts - Monday, January 5, 2:30 p.m.
Snowflakes and mittens to warm your winter weather
Ages: 4 -12

“JanuBeary” Crafts & Storytime - Thursday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for some Beary fun bear crafts and bear stories.
Ages: 3 - 12

School age Storytime
Wednesday, January 28, 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25, 4:15 p.m.
Stories and activities
Ages: 7 - 12

Saturday Drop in Crafts - Saturdays, February 7, 10 - 12 a.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.
Stop in and make your own Valentine cards. Create your own or print and color free cards from the internet. Younger children are welcome with an adult.
Ages: 6 -12

Honest Abe Crafts & Storytime - Thursday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy some crafts and stories about this famous president.
Younger children are welcome with an adult.
Ages: 6 -12

Storytimes

Computer Classes

Space limited - call 574-1688 to register.

Computer Basics - Monday, January 12, 10 a.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word - Monday, January 26, 9:30 a.m.

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St. Matthews (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Stitch Station: A Knitting & Crocheting Occasion
Tuesday, January 13, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m.

Identity Theft; Precautions & Prevention - Tuesday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Presented by detectives from the St. Matthews Police Dept.

Puzzle Play:
A Get-Together for Word-Game Enthusiasts
Thursday, January 22, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26, 2 p.m.

African American Cuisine - Tuesday, February 17, 7 p.m.

Young Adult Programs

Gear Up for the ACT  - Monday, January 19, 7 p.m.
Learn about strategies for conquering the ACT, reducing test anxiety and how to use your library card to practice the test free online.
Call 574-1771 to register.

Anime @ St. Matthews
Tuesday, January 27, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24, 4 p.m.

Printz & Pizza - Thursday, January 29, 4 p.m.
Hear about the new Printz Award-winning books while munching on some pizza.
Call 574-1771 to register.

Teen Cooking - Tuesday, February 10, 4 p.m.
Cook up some delicious Valentine treats.
Call 574-1771 to register.

PC Power Tips for Teens
Learn how to use the Library's databases to give your assignments the extra edge. Call 574-1771 to register.

Children's Programs

Laugh Out Loud Stories - Saturday, January 10, 11 a.m.
All ages

Valentine Stories & Crafts - Saturday, February 7, 11 a.m.
All ages

Smile Kentucky! - Wednesday, February 25, 11 a.m.
The Louisville Water Company presents dental care and healthy eating habits for preschoolers in a fun, interactive storytime. 
Ages: 3 - 5

Storytimes

Computer Classes (class descriptions)

Sign up required.  Call 574-1771.

Basic Computers
Monday, January 5 & 19, 9 a.m.
Monday, February 2 & 16, 9 a.m.

Basic Internet
Monday, January 12, 9 a.m.
Monday, February 9 & 23, 9 a.m.

Book Discussions

Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger - Thursday, January 15, 11 a.m.

Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama - Thursday, February 19, 11 a.m.

Friends Meetings

Tuesday, January 13, 10:30 a.m.

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Shawnee (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Bid Whist - Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
A card game of wit and skill for adults.

Adult Line Dancing
Tuesday, January 20, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of activity and fun as Sonny Baker leads our group.

Book Presentation - Saturday, January 24, 2 p.m.
Local author Katrina Cook discusses her work, Sisters of Survival: Restoring the Whole Woman.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Resources & Support
Monday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. 
Learn about resources and services available to Grandparents raising Grandchildren. 

African American History Program - Thursday, February 19, 11 a.m.
Guest Speaker will be on hand.  Refreshments served and door prizes awarded.  A Friends of the Shawnee Library sponsored event.
Call 574-1722 for information.

Storytimes

Computer Classes

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Shively (Branch Information)

 

Adult Programs

Rascals of Ragtyme - Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Toes tap and fingers snap with this group’s special brand of Dixieland Jazz. 

Footprints in Time by Erma Bush - Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m.
This interactive drama workshop allows you to experience a cultural and historical recreation of the life and times of African Americans during the 1800s.  Interview Erma through interactive dialogue as she portrays historical African Americans native to Kentucky.  The show deals with serious social/economic issues of that era.

Young Adult Programs

Teens Talk - Thursday, January 29, 4 p.m.
Let’s talk, play Monopoly and have a snack!

Books to Movies - Thursday, February 26, 4 p.m.
Let’s talk about your favorite book that has been made into a movie.
Refreshments will be served.

Children's Programs

Family Storytime

All about Teeth! - Thursday, February 26, 11 a.m.

Storytimes

Computer Class (Class descriptions)

Basic Internet - Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.
Call 574-1730 to sign up.

Friends Meeting

Wednesday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.

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Southwest (Branch Information)

 

Adult Programs

Southwest Knitter’s Night
Tuesday, January 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, February 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Let’s knit together; just bring knitting needles and yarn.  All skill levels.

2008: Reduced, Reused & Recycled! - Thursday, January 13, 3:30 p.m.
Bring in your old calendars and turn them into envelopes, beads, boxes and collages. 

Extreme Life Makeover Mini-Conferences - Saturday, January 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Get the tools to change your life.  Learn how to earn your GED, get into college, go to vocational school, pay for school, find jobs and child care, and much more.  Call 933-0029 for details.

Diabetes Management Series
A 4-session series taught by Certified Diabetes Educators. Call 574-5285 or 574-6663 to register.

Shining Stars - Tuesday, February 10, 6 p.m.
Come learn about the Kentucky Foster Care and Special Needs Adoption programs.

African-American Book Discussion - Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 pm
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by Z.Z. Packer
A collection of short stories involving young African Americans and how they deal with intriguing scenarios involving race and race relations.

Young Adult Programs

Popcorn & Poe - Wednesday, January 14, 3:30 p.m.
Come learn about America’s original Boo-Meister, Edgar Allan Poe.

Anime in the Afternoon
Wednesday, January 21, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18, 3:30 p.m.
Join us for anime and manga and play Japanese mini games on the Nintendo Wii.

Gear up for the ACT
Thursday, January 22, 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 19, 4 p.m.
Learn strategies for conquering the ACT and find out where to take free practice tests. 
Ages: 12 - 19

ACT Practice Test by the Kaplan Review - Saturday, January 24, 10:00 a.m.
Take the full length ACT practice test and receive expert tips.
Call 933-0029 to register.
Ages: 12 - 19

Anti-Valentine’s Day Black Hearts Party - Wednesday, February 11, 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate your freedom with Anti-Valentine’s Day crafts, games and music.

Children's Programs

Remember, Celebrate, Act - Thursday, January 15, 1:30 p.m.
Learn more about Civil Rights Hero, Martin Luther King Jr., through a scavenger hunt. 
Homeschoolers welcome.
Ages: 7 - 16

All You Need for a Snowman - Thursday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for wintry stories and help us build a snowman in the library.
All ages

Fleeing to Freedom - Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for stories about slaves that escaped to freedom on the Underground Railroad in honor of African American History Month.
All ages

Smile Kentucky! - Wednesday, February 11, 11 a.m.
The Louisville Water Company presents dental care and healthy eating habits for preschoolers in a fun, interactive storytime. 
Ages: 3 - 5

Happy Birthday Abe! - Thursday February 12, 6:30 p.m.
Help us celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday with stories, crafts and cake.
All ages

Valentine’s Day Party - Saturday, February 14, 2:30 p.m.
Join us for Valentine’s Day stories, crafts, and games.
All ages

American Girl Party:  Addy - Saturday, February 21, 2:30 p.m.
Join us for stories, crafts, and games celebrating Addy, the African-American American Girl.
All ages

Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom - Thursday, February 26, 1:30 p.m.
Learn more about this most famous conductor along the Underground Railroad who helped over 300 slaves escape to freedom. Homeschoolers welcome.
Ages: 7 - 16

Storytimes

Computer Classes

Book Discussion

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Wednesday, January 28, 2:30 p.m.

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by Z.Z. Packer - Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 p.m.

Exhibits

Southwest Quilting Bee - January 1 - 31

Shining Star Photo Gallery - Feb 1 – 28

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Western (Branch Information)

Adult Programs

Wonders of the African World Film Series
Join us as we view Henry Louis Gates Jr’s award winning documentary.

Young Adult Programs

African American Read-in - Monday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Presented by Alpha Kapa Alpha
All ages

History of Black History - Monday, February 9, 6 - 7 p.m.
Ages: 13 - 17

Treasure Hunt - Monday, February 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
Ages: 7 - 16

Children's Programs

African American Read-in - Monday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Presented by Alpha Kapa Alpha
All ages

Treasure Hunt - Monday, February 16, 5 – 7 p.m.Ages: 7 - 16

Storytimes

Western Support Association Meetings

Mondays, January 12 & February 9, 6 - 7 p.m.

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Westport (Branch Information)

Children’s Programs

Music & Art of the Harlem Renaissance - Wednesday, February 11, 7 p.m.
Come listen to the music of the time and make a collage in the style of Romare Bearden.

 

Book Discussion

Aindreas the Messenger by Gerald McDaniel - Monday, January 26, 7 p.m.

The Wedding by Dorothy West - Monday, February 16, 7 p.m.

Friends Meetings

Saturdays, January 10 & February 14, 11 a.m.

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Last Updated: 01/05/2009