library http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Libraries Join Early Childhood Education Push http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-libraries-join-early-childhood-education-push <p>Kentucky has created a new task force to help turn public libraries into better early childhood education resources for families.</p><p>The 54-member group includes librarians from across the state who are charged with developing standards and resources that local libraries can use.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7978 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Libraries Join Early Childhood Education Push Kentucky Derby Museum Opens Archives To Public http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-derby-museum-opens-archives-public <p>Fans of the Kentucky Derby now have easier access to media and historic archives that date back to the mid-19<sup>th</sup> Century.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There really was an impetus by our administration to really become the primary resource center for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs,"&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;says c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">urator Chris </span>Goodlet.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are an estimated 17,000 items archived in the Colonel Clark Library. Some of them are under high security, Goodlet says.</span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:54:38 +0000 Devin Katayama 7916 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Derby Museum Opens Archives To Public Here's What the Southwest Regional Library Will Look Like http://wfpl.org/post/heres-what-southwest-regional-library-will-look <p>The plans are out for the long-awaited Southwest Regional Library.</p><p>The SRL is a proposed 40,000 square-foot facility at Dixie Highway and Kendall Road. It's meant to serve some 100,000 residents from across the area. Other regional libraries are planned for northeast and south-central Louisville.</p><p>While unveiling the plans, city officials touted the new library's size and scope. In addition to 100,000 books, they say the library will feature modern technology, computer access and large meeting rooms. The plans also call for the SRL to meet LEED&nbsp;standards.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 3793 at http://wfpl.org Here's What the Southwest Regional Library Will Look Like Library U Course Explores Changing Role of American Theater http://wfpl.org/post/library-u-course-explores-changing-role-american-theater <p>The Louisville Free Public Library’s Library U course for January is on the changing role of American theater. Actors Theatre of Louisville associate director Zan Sawyer-Dailey will <a href="http://www.lfpl.org/mylibraryu/#winter">offer an an insider’s look at the art of making theater at the Main Library</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Sawyer-Dailey’s course will cover the history of the regional theater movement and Actors Theatre, how the theater’s artistic decisions are made, and offer a look at the upcoming Humana Festival of New American Plays. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 3195 at http://wfpl.org Library U Course Explores Changing Role of American Theater Get Reading: Library Offers Free E-Magazines http://wfpl.org/post/get-reading-library-offers-free-e-magazines <p>Looking for the latest edition of ESPN Magazine, Esquire or Elle? How about Knit Magazine or Bloomberg Business Week? Well, if you're a Louisville Free Public Library member, look no further.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:29:56 +0000 Gabe Bullard 2732 at http://wfpl.org Get Reading: Library Offers Free E-Magazines Western Library Branch Re-Opens This Week http://wfpl.org/post/western-library-branch-re-opens-week <p>The Louisville Free Public Library will reopen its <a href="http://www.lfpl.org/branches/western.htm">western branch</a> this weekend following a $500,000 remodeling project.</p><p>The historic location was built in 1908 and was the first free public library in the nation to be fully staffed by African Americans. Included among the renovation projects is the creation of a new reading room for the <a href="http://www.lfpl.org/western/htms/archives.htm">African American archives</a>, which the library houses.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:50:31 +0000 Patrick DeSpain 1556 at http://wfpl.org Western Library Branch Re-Opens This Week Teens Celebrate Japanese Animation, Culture at Library http://wfpl.org/post/teens-celebrate-japanese-animation-culture-library <p>If you visit the main library on Friday without a costume, you might find yourself underdressed.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lfpl.org/teen/blog/index.php">AnimeCon</a> is the Louisville Free Public Library&#39;s annual celebration of Japanese animation and culture for teens, and a costume competition is part of the event.&nbsp;Teens (Friday&#39;s event is for ages 12-19) come dressed as their favorite animated character and compete for prizes.</p><p>The event is free, but <a href="http://www.lfpl.org/tickets/animecon-registration.asp">registration is required</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:55:41 +0000 Erin Keane 1158 at http://wfpl.org Teens Celebrate Japanese Animation, Culture at Library Two JCPS Elementary Schools Receive Library Grants http://wfpl.org/post/two-jcps-elementary-schools-receive-library-grants <p>The <a href="http://www.laurabushfoundation.org/">Laura Bush Foundation for America&rsquo;s Libraries</a> is giving two Jefferson County elementary schools $5,000 grants to support the extension of their library collections and services.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:07:32 +0000 Devin Katayama 880 at http://wfpl.org Two JCPS Elementary Schools Receive Library Grants