August 2017 Events

 

Monday, August 21: Carmichael’s Bookstore to host author, actor and cult icon Bruce Campbell for his interactive game show Last Man Standing. This hilarious and quirky event will take place at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 and they include admission, a copy of Hail to the Chin and entrance to the book signing after the show. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please visit www.carmichaelsbookstore.com.

Tuesday, August 22: “Meet with Bill” from 9:00  – 11:00 a.m. at Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Not everyone has the time to come downtown to meet, so we wanted to make this easy and informal with no appointment necessary to let me know if you have any concerns or questions about anything going on in the district or Metro Louisville.

Thursday, August 24: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion on The Outsiders at 6:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, August 24: Beargrass Creek Reception from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York Street. Includes showing of Morgan Atkinson’s Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard.

Friday, August 25: F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on the final Friday of the month from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Park at one of the many convenient FREE and public parking areas and board the Frankfort Avenue Trolley at any designated stop. The trolley route runs from RiverPark Place on River Road to Cannons Lane. For more information about specific events please visit: http://www.frankfortave.com.

Monday, August 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Word 1 at 9:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, and save your work. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Monday, August 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Armchair Traveler Series: Argentina at 2:30 p.m. Representatives from La Plata, Argentina will take you on a mini journey to their home country, right in the comfort of your own library! Photos, cultural artifacts, and refreshments will help you learn about Argentina’s history and culture. Presented in partnership with Sister Cities of Louisville, Inc. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 29: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Word 2 at 9:00 a.m. Microsoft Word is a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. This class builds upon skills covered in Microsoft Word 1. Topics include proofreading and revising, inserting images and tables, and formatting your page. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 29: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Know Your News at 6:30 p.m. Amid debates about “fake news,” citizens today have a wealth of news and information at your fingertips — from Facebook to blogs to traditional news outlets. But how can you be confident in what you read and share with others? Journalists from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting will share some tools to help you become a more informed news consumer, and help you know which sources to trust. Boost your media literacy in this session. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, August 30: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Booked for Lunch? at 1:00 p.m. Bring your sack lunch and sample “food for the mind” and discuss: Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, August 30: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Origins of Louisville’s Legendary Originals at 6:00 p.m. Kentucky Derby, KFC, Papa John’s Pizza, Muhammad Ali, Louisville Slugger, ‘Pappy Van Winkle’ bourbon, Humana, and the ‘Happy Birthday’ song: how did these iconic names begin? Steve Wiser will provide the fascinating origins of these locally-based, world-famous legends in this fast-paced, entertaining presentation. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, August 1: LMPD’s National Night Out Celebration for the 5th Division from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Fun for all ages, enjoy music, food, door prizes, and make a child ID card.

Tuesday, August 1: Butchertown Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Butchertown Pizza Hall, 1301 Story Avenue.

Thursday, August 3: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Louisville’s Forgotten Railroad: The Civil War U.S. Military Railroad at 2:30 p.m. Historian Robert Dawson will give an insightful lecture on the railroad that was built through Louisville to support Gen. Sherman’s campaign for Atlanta. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, August 3: Crescent Hill Community Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue.

Saturday, August 5: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. – Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, August 5: St. Matthews Street Festival at Frankfort and Lexington Road to Bauer Avenue from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. This annual event highlights the community’s business, history, cuisine, and style while showcasing the area’s retailers and restaurants. It will also feature live entertainment and a Kids Zone. Enjoy retail booths, live music, kidz zone, fun zone, local food, wellness fair and a beer garden.

Saturday, August 5: Free computer tune-up and repair at St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bring your computer and all cables, charges, etc. Questions, please contact Rae Taylor at taylor_rae@hotmail.com.

Thursday, August 10: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, August 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion on The Outsiders from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. Things really heat up when one member of one gang kills a member of the other. PG 1h 31 min. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, August 10: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a special live music performance of Joy Ike Trio at 7:00 p.m.  Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Nina Simone, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Enjoy a fusion of world pop and soul music when the Joy Ike Trio brings piano, bass and
drums for a great night of music from Philadelphia.Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Friday, August 11: St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, to host the official picnic pre-party from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. This event will feature food trucks, vendors, cornhole tournament and live music from 6 – 11 p.m. Brint your lawn chair and dance the night away. For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/picnic-pre-party/

Saturday, August 12: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion on Dead Wake by Erik Larson at 10:30 a.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, August 12: 168th Annual St. Joseph Children’s Home Picnic, 2823 Frankfort Avenue from Noon – midnight. Events include fried chicken dinner, car raffles, capital prize, cake wheels, booths and much more. A limited amount of parking will be available via the Brownsboro Road entrance. Additional off-site parking is available at The Southern Baptist Seminary, with shuttle service to and from the Picnic.  For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/

Saturday, August 12: Enjoy FREE movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Schedule is subject to change – concessions will be available. Questions please call 368-5865 or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/. August 12th’s movie is Sing. 

Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13: FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Sunday, August 13: Taste of Frankfort Avenue from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Enjoy samplings of savory nibbles and sweet treats from over twenty of the finest restaurants along Frankfort Avenue.

Monday, August 14: Enjoy FREE movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Schedule is subject to change – concessions will be available. Questions please call 368-5865 or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/. August 14th’s movie is The Legend of Tarzan. 

Tuesday, August 15: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on Blood Simple at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.