LFPL – Music Streaming – How-to and More

April 11, 2013  
The How-To Festival returns to the Main Library, May 11, featuring new things to learn — and new people to teachWant to learn to make sushi? Juggle? Grow hot peppers? Bike cross-country? Make a wedding cake on a budget? Ask for the raise you deserve at work? Use “office yoga” to reduce workday aches-and-pains? 

Those are just a sample of the more than 50 things people will be able to learn FREE at the Louisville Free Public Library’s second annual How-To Festival, Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 301 York Street.

A few popular presenters will return, but most of this year’s How-To Festival is all-new.  Among the non-stop presentations are local musicians who will perform and share how-to experiences – like how they write songs, get over stage fright and get their work heard. Among them: Brigid Kaelin; Carly Johnson and members of Liberation Prophecy; Steve Cooley of Hog Operation; Robbie Bartlett; Kyle James Hauser; Greg Acker and members of the Pride of Kentucky Chorus Sweet Adelines.  

For more information, including a list and schedule of How-To Festival sessions as the date gets closer, go to LFPL.org/how-to.


Authors at the Library series welcomes two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Rohde

Main Library, Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Join two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde for a discussion of his latest book, Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East. A distillation of eleven years of reporting for The New York Times, Reuters, and The Atlantic Monthly, the book examines the evolving nature of war and exposes how mismanagement has failed to resolve conflict in the Middle East.

This is a free event, but tickets are required – click here.


The Louisville Free Public Music Library available online, free with your library cardIf you haven’t tried LFPL’s new online streaming music collection, called the Louisville Free Public Music Library, now is a great time to start.  With more than 1.3 million recordings from the world´s largest online library of classical, jazz and world music labels – there’s something for everyone.The creation of the Louisville Free Public Music Library was made possible through donations to the Library Foundation in memory of David M. Schneider, a 31-year-old Louisville musician who died in March. 

To learn more about LFPL’s music library and to get started listening – click here.

To read more about David Schneider or to make a donation to support the Music Library in his memory – click here, or call the Library Foundation at 574-1654.  

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