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12:52 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

"Music in the Black Church" To Be Studied In Library Course

A.T. Simpson Jr., an associate professor at Bellarmine University, will teach a condensed version of his Music in the Black Church course through the Louisville Free Public Library next month.

The course will explore traditional African music, American folk music, European classical music and American pop music, and will touch on everything from traditional Negro spirituals to hip hop.

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11:50 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Western Library Branch Re-Opens This Week


The Louisville Free Public Library will reopen its western branch this weekend following a $500,000 remodeling project.

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 African American archives, which the library houses.

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1:00 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

"What's Next" Library Lecture Series to Address Climate Change

A new lecture series begins this week at the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. The “What’s Next” series offers a forum for local researchers to discuss emerging developments in their areas of expertise.

“We’re talking with a lot of folks here in Louisville that are really doing some amazing things,” Library Head of Community Relations Paul Burns said. “That’s one of the things we wanted to tap into, is some of these great resources we have in the community and some exciting stuff that’s happening that people don’t even know about.”

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2:24 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Defining 'Middle Aged' With Patricia Cohen

For the first time, the middle-aged make up the biggest, richest and most influential segment of the United States population.

New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen explores the concept of middle age, and our perceptions of it, in her book called In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.