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One Book, One Louisville

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Rd
Louisville, KY 40206


Louisville Free Public Library’s One Book Louisville

presents George Orwell’s 1984


Louisville Free Public Library is proud to announce that George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 will be the focus of One Book Louisville program in February. One Book Louisville is a community reading program designed to bring people from all walks of life together around a book chosen for its ability to prompt lively conversation and debate.

The kickoff discussion will be held at the Main Library on February 1 (6:30-8 p.m.) with subsequent discussions at Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue, at the Middletown Library, and one just for teens at the Highlands-Shelby Park Library.  The series will also include a faculty panel discussion on the political and cultural implications of Orwell’s vision, led by Dr. Roger Payne, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Louisville, and moderated by Kate Howard of WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.


Books are available for checkout at local branches, or for purchase from Carmichael’s Bookstore with a 20% discount.


One Book Louisville events: 


Kick-off Book Discussion  | Thursday, February 1
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Main Branch, 301 York Street 


Teen Book Discussion  | Saturday, February 10
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Highlands-Shelby Park, 1250 Bardstown Road

For teens aged 15-19.  Refreshments provided.  Space is limited, call 574-1672 to register. 


Film Discussion  | Tuesday, February 13
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Main Branch, 301 York Street

A screening of the film post-screening discussion led by Don Whitfield, formerly of the Great Books Foundation


Carmichael’s Book Discussion | Sunday, February 18
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Carmichael’s Books, 2720 Frankfort Ave.


1984 Panel Discussion | Thursday, February 22
6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Main Branch, 301 York Street 

A panel of distinguished faculty will discuss the influence of George Orwell’s masterpiece on today’s cultural and political landscape. The panel includes University of Louisville professors Rodger Payne and Matthew Biberman, and Indiana University Southeast professor Jeffrey Perry. The discussion will be moderated by Kate Howard, WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.


Middletown Book Discussion  | Tuesday, February 27

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Middletown Branch, 200 North Juneau Drive  

1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Erich Fromm (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780451524935
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Published: Signet -

Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever...

•Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read•

1984 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328869333
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 4th, 2017

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this hardcover edition.

“Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions.

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