"Facebook Effect" Author Coming To Louisville

By Rick Howlett The author of a new book about Facebook will be in Louisville this week to discuss his research into the social networking site and its extraordinary growth. David Kirkpatrick is a former senior editor for Internet and technogy at Fortune magazine. The book is called The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of… Continue reading "Facebook Effect" Author Coming To Louisville

Library to Get Computers with Grant from E.ON U.S.

By Elizabeth Kramer The Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch will soon be getting nearly 100 computers its purchasing with a new grant. The $150,000 grant from E.ON U.S., which owns the Louisville Gas and Electric Company, is helping pay for the computers. They’ll be installed into three areas of the library’s main branch that… Continue reading Library to Get Computers with Grant from E.ON U.S.

Public Input Sought on Fairdale Library

by Stephanie Crosby A new library is planned for the Fairdale community and a public meeting tomorrow night will seek public comment on what should be included in the new facility. Mayor Jerry Abramson announced last month he would include one-million dollars for a new Fairdale branch in his budget proposal, combined with another million… Continue reading Public Input Sought on Fairdale Library

Library Book Sale Is This Weekend

The Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library will have their annual book sale this weekend. The group’s Lauren Kallmeyer says the sale will take place at Butler High School. “The bulk of the money that we use to fund programming at the library come from this book sale, so a lot of this programming… Continue reading Library Book Sale Is This Weekend

New Fairdale Library Proposed in Mayor's Budget

by Stephanie Crosby. A new library and a library expansion are included in Mayor Jerry Abramson’s budget proposal, to be presented tomorrow afternoon to the Metro Council. The two-million dollar, brand new library in Fairdale would be built on property adjacent to the existing library. Abramson says it would be paid for with one-million dollar… Continue reading New Fairdale Library Proposed in Mayor's Budget

Vanderbilt Biographer To Speak In Louisville

By Rick Howlett Pulitizer Prize winning author T.J. Stiles will speak this week at the Louisville Free Public Library. Stiles won the 2010 Pulitzer for his biography of industry tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. He says he decided to pursue the project in part because there had never been a major biography written about Vanderbilt. “The length… Continue reading Vanderbilt Biographer To Speak In Louisville

JCPS, Library Expanding Adult Literacy Services

The Louisville Free Public Library and Jefferson County Public Schools are expanding their adult literacy classes and services. City and school officials announced that space on the second floor of the main library building is being renovated to to provide more classroom space and resources. Mayor Jerry Abramson says its hoped the expansion will help… Continue reading JCPS, Library Expanding Adult Literacy Services

Adovates Rally for Legislators to Up Funds for Libraries

More then 100 people braved the weather to be in Frankfort today for Kentucky Libraries Day. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. A rally in the Capitol rotunda comes after public libraries throughout the commonwealth have seen state support fall by 22 percent, or $900,000. One of the speakers was Louisville Free Public Library Director Craig… Continue reading Adovates Rally for Legislators to Up Funds for Libraries

Renovation of Library's Main Branch Reaches Milestone

More than three months after flash floods hit Louisville, the Louisville Free Public Library has reached a milestone in its restoration efforts at its main branch. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Flood water poured into the library on York Street on August 4 and inundated the heating and cooling systems. Since then, the branch has been… Continue reading Renovation of Library's Main Branch Reaches Milestone

Author Sandra Brown To Visit Library

One of the country’s most popular suspense novelists is coming to the Louisville Free Public Library this week as part of its Authors at the Library series. Sandra Brown has just released a new novel, Rainwater, in which she departs from the thriller genre for a work of historical fiction. It’s a Depression-era story inspired… Continue reading Author Sandra Brown To Visit Library