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Author Ethan Michaeli

Carmichael's Bookstore and LFPL welcome Newbery Award-winning and bestselling author Katherine Applegate

Main Library, Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 PM

In an appearance sure to charm kids and adults alike, Newbery Award-winner Katherine Applegate will speak at the Main Library on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. Applegate will discuss her latest book Crenshaw, the story of a young boy who uses his imagination to cope with his family’s struggles.

In conjunction with the event, Carmichael's Bookstore will be accepting donations to benefit the Dare to Care food bank.

This program is a free, ticketless event, but registration is required - click here to reserve your spot.

Author Ethan Michaeli

Award-winning author, publisher, and journalist Ethan Michaeli

Main Library, Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 PM

Join author Ethan Michaeli for a discussion of his latest book The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America. The book contains dozens of interviews and extensive archival research that tells a story of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen’s clubs to do their jobs.

Michaeli was a copy editor and investigative reporter at The Defender from 1991 to 1996.

This program is free, but tickets are required - click here. to order.

Author Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson

Main Library, Thursday, March 3, 6:00 PM

Presented in conjunction with One Book Louisville, the Louisville Free Public Library, the Louisville Urban League, UofL Libraries, Pan African Studies Dept., and the Community Foundation of Louisville are pleased to welcome Isabel Wilkerson back to Louisville for a discussion of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Warmth of Other Suns.

This program is free, but tickets are required - click here. to order.

You are also invited to join the city-wide conversation about Ms. Wilkerson's book by commenting on our virtual book discussion: LFPL.org/OneBookLouisville.


Craig Buthod Author Series logoThe Craig Buthod Author Series - named in honor of former library director Craig Buthod - is an endowed library program that brings award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors to Louisville. Previously called Authors at the Library, the series was endowed in 2015 by donors to the Library Foundation.  To make a gift to the Craig Buthod Author Series endowment, click here.

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Last Updated: 2/11/16