Library E News July 16th 2012

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   Louisville Free Public Library eNews        July 16, 2012  
 Loudon Wainwright at the Library Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III in concert at the Main Library, Sunday, August 26, 7 p.m. Free tickets available beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 17. Order online, or by phone 574-1644.Limit of two tickets per request.  For more info – click here.
 Jackie Robinson's #42 Dodgers jersey   Exploring “the African-American Baseball Experience” at the LibraryOn Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m., join the Louisville Slugger Museum’s PJ Shelly for a look at the history of African-Americans in baseball, including the relationship of Louisville’s Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson.Then on Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m.join Dr. Bruce Tyler, professor of history at the University of Louisville, for a discussion of “The Ideology of Racial Segregation in America” and how it related to all facets of society, including baseball.These free programs are in conjunction with Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience on display at the Main Library.  To learn more about the exhibit, click here.Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago.  The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.  
AnimeCon 9Dressing of the Samurai presented by Frazier History Museum LFPL’s annual Anime Convention returns for #9Main Library, Friday, August 3, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.AnimeCon9 is almost here and it will be jam-packed with anime excitement, Japanese cultural experiences, and the chance to meet other anime fans!Teens – join us August 3rd at the Main Library for anime screenings, workshops, costume contests, sumo suit wrestling, and more. This year the convention includes a presentation of “The Dressing of the Samurai,” by the Frazier History Museum, and classes on Japanese fish printing (gyotaku) and calligraphy by the Crane House.AnimeCon is for teens 12-19 and is free, but registration is required. Sign up online, or call 574-1724 for more information.For younger kids, Jr. AnimeCon returns Saturday, August 4, 2 – 4 p.m. Sign up online, or call 574-1620 for more information.

      

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