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February 19, 2008

Booksmart: Events for the book-smart

Send information about upcoming literary events to and include “book smart event” in the subject line. Deadlines are the second Wednesday of the month.     Okolona Library Branch (7709 Preston Hwy., 245-7332) — Urban Fiction Book Discussion with Omar Tyree, Sister Souljah, Zane and Eric Jerome Dickey, Feb. 20, 6:30pm, free; African-American Genealogy program, Feb. 27, 6:30pm, free. Carmichael’s Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950) — presents local author and creative writing teacher Will Lavender to read and sign first novel, “Obedience,” a psychological thriller, Feb. 21, 7pm, free; Book Discussion presented by Jane Austen Society, on “Pride and Prejudice,” Feb. 24, 7pm, free. Western Library Branch (604 S. 10th St., 574-1779) — Inside “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” presented by Carmen Samuels, African-American History Collection Librarian, Feb. 21, 6pm, free; Book Discussion: “Up From Slavery” by Booker T Washington, Feb. 26, 6pm, free. Half Price Books (10220 Westport Rd., 326-8585) — presents African-American History Storytime, Feb. 23, 2-4pm, free. Crescent Hill Library Branch (2762 Frankfort Ave., 574-1793) — Kentucky Author Forum Presents: a video conversation with Michael Pollen, author of “Omnivore’s Dilemma,” Feb. 25, 7pm,
free. Bon Air Library Branch (2816 Del Rio Place, 574-1795) — Book Discussion: “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, Feb. 26, 6pm, free. Destinations Booksellers (604 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-5116) — Syzygy Poets emcee an open-mic event, Feb. 27, 7pm, free. Southwest Library Branch (10375 Dixie Hwy., 933-0029) — Book Discussion: “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith, Feb. 27, 2:30pm, free. Barnes & Noble Booksellers (4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410) — presents Meet the Writers Night, featuring local authors who’ll discuss and sign new books, March 3, 7pm, free. Barnes & Noble Booksellers (801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255) — Ohio Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime presents editor Karen Block to lecture about the editing process, March 8, 1:30pm, free. Highlands-Shelby Park Library Branch (1250 Bardstown Rd., 574-1611) — Book Discussions: “A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” March 13, 7pm, free; “A Perfect Union: Dolly Madison and the Creation of the American Nation,” March 31, 7pm, free.