Upcoming Events


Kentucky Opera Lecture Series: The Magic Flute with UofL's John Hale

Kentucky Opera Lecture Series: The Magic Flute with UofL's John Hale

Main Library, Wednesday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.

Join Kentucky Opera and acclaimed lecturer, Dr. John Hale, in a magical fairy tale of Mozart’s beloved The Magic Flute. We go into the woods with Prince Tamino and his irreverent bird catcher pal, Papageno, in search of the perfect girl to marry. But not before being saved from a dragon, outsmarting the duplicitous Queen of the Night, and proving himself worthy through an epic set of challenges set forth by the mysterious high priest Sarastro!

Genies and villains, bunnies, bats and boars, and of course, a magic flute—they’re all part of this high-flying adventure that will delight the kid in us all.

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


Whitney Thornberry presents Mary and her Monsters

Mary and Her Monsters

Main Library, Thursday, August 30, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—and Mary’s 221st birthday—with the one-woman show "Mary and Her Monsters," presented by Whitney Thornberry. Experience a poignant portrayal of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's life before Frankenstein, her married life with Percy Bysshe Shelley, her inspirations for the book, and her life after publication. Birthday cake and tea will be served.

RSVPs are requested: please call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.

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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: 7/31/18