Upcoming Events


Susan Orlean, bestselling author of "The Orchid Thief"

The Craig Buthod Author Series welcomes Susan Orlean, bestselling author of The Orchid Thief

Main Library, Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.

In her new book, Susan Orlean -- acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief -- reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

The event is free, but tickets are required - click here to order.


George Mason professor and author Timothy Denevi's new book "Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism"

George Mason professor and author Timothy Denevi

Main Library, Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m.

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled cartoon character. In the new book Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism, professor and author Timothy Denevi attempts to reclaim Thompson for what he truly was: a fearless opponent of corruption and fascism, one who sacrificed his future well-being to fight against it, rewriting the rules of journalism and political satire in the process.

The event is free, but tickets are required - click here to order.

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The 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.

Last Updated: 10/18/18