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Welcome to LFPL's At the Library Series, an ongoing podcast featuring author talks, programs and events at the Louisville Free Public Library.

LFPL's At the Library Series Louisville Free Public Library

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Welcome to LFPL's At the Library Series, an ongoing podcast featuring author talks, programs and events at the Louisville Free Public Library.

    The Third Revolution by Elizabeth Economy 09-18-2018 (rebroadcast)

    The Third Revolution by Elizabeth Economy 09-18-2018 (rebroadcast)

    Chinese president Xi Jinping is transforming China at home and abroad. Over the past five years, he has taken unprecedented steps to consolidate his authority; expand the Communist Party's role in China; and control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between China and the outside world. Beyond its borders, Beijing has recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim its past glory and to create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives.
    Presented in partnership with the University of Louisville Center for Asian Democracy, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and Asia Institute - Crane House, join Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, for the 2018 Annual Lecture in Asian Democracy.

    Dave Barry 03-20-14 (rebroadcast)

    Dave Barry 03-20-14 (rebroadcast)

    Dubbed "the funniest man in America" by the New York Times, Dave Barry explores the twin mysteries of parenthood and families in "You Can Date Boys When You're Forty." In his new release, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author tackles everything from family trips to bat mitzvah parties to accompanying his daughter to a Justin Bieber concert.

    Brian Jay Jones 12-13-2016 (rebroadcast)

    Brian Jay Jones 12-13-2016 (rebroadcast)

    Join biographer Brian Jay Jones for a discussion of his latest book George Lucas: A Life, detailing the incredible life story of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator.
    Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of Jim Henson: The Biography and the award-winning Washington Irving: An American Original.

    Nick Bruel 10-25-2016 (rebroadcast)

    Nick Bruel 10-25-2016 (rebroadcast)

    New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Boing! and the Bad Kitty series Nick Bruel

    Race, Environment, Narrative, Place (rebroadcast)

    Race, Environment, Narrative, Place (rebroadcast)

    Carolyn Finney, PhD is a storyteller, author and cultural geographer. Her widely-praised first book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors (UNC Press 2014) brought her to national attention as a scholar and speaker on race, belonging, environment, narrative and place – on whose story counts and who belongs. She is a former Fulbright scholar and has served on the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board.Previously a faculty member at UK, Finney is now the Environmental Studies Professor of Practice in the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College.

    Women, Confinement & Race in the Gilded Age 02-20-20 (rebroadcast)

    Women, Confinement & Race in the Gilded Age 02-20-20 (rebroadcast)

    Stephen Foster’s 1852 ballad “My Old Kentucky Home” conjures visions of home as a nurturing, humble environment, but for some Kentuckians during the Gilded Age, home was anything but nurturing. Charlene Fletcher (PhD candidate, Indiana University-Bloomington) will examine family violence in 19th century domestic spaces as she recounts the lives of two African American women from Lexington, Kentucky, Fannie Keys Harvey and Lila B. White, who were incarcerated at the Frankfort Penitentiary after fighting back against their abusive families. Using their stories, Fletcher will present home as a site of confinement for women and children in central Kentucky, an area plagued with various forms of domestic abuse, and pull acts of resistance from the archives to bring awareness to this dark chapter of history. This program is presented by MyLibraryU and the Kentucky History Room.

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