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Booksmart - Events for the book-smart set

All events are free unless noted otherwise. Send information about upcoming literary events to listings@leoweekly.com and include “book smart event” in the subject line. Deadlines are the second Wednesday of the month.Sept. 15, 2 and 4 p.m.: Fall Books Preview — Proprietors Randy Smith and Ann Baumgartle discuss titles being released before the holiday season. Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.: Dining Book Group — Discussion of “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen at Treet’s Bakery Café, 133 E Market St., New Albany. Organized by Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Sept. 20, 6 p.m.: Author Readings — Wendell Berry and James Baker Hall. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102. • Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: Book Signing — “Tracking: An Obsession for Truth” by local author Barbara Nelson. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • Sept. 23, 4 p.m.; Poetry Reading — Norman Minnick Jr. from “To Taste the Water.” Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • Sept. 22, 4 p.m.: Book Launch — “The Meddlers” by Teddi Robinson, a Clarksville resident. Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Sept. 25, 6 p.m.: Book Discussion — “They Came Before Columbus” by Ivan Van Sertima. LFPL, Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, 574-1795. • Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m.: Book Discussion — “The Last Promise” by Richard Paul Evans. LFPL, Southwest Regional Branch, 10375 Dixie Hwy., 933-0029. • Sept. 27, 7 p.m.: Book Signing — “The Flawless Skin of Ugly People” by Doug Crandell. Borders, 400 S. Fourth St., 562-2100. • Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Book Sale — LFPL, Shively-Newman Branch, 3920 Dixie Hwy., 574-1730. • Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Author Lecture — Architectural historian Jean Messinger, author of “Historic Churches of Colorado” and “A Closer Look at Beaver Dam.” Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Rd., 897-2944. • Oct. 2, 7 p.m.: Celebrating Jewish Book Month — Author Jean Messinger discusses “Hannah: From Dachau to the Olympics and Beyond.” LFPL, St. Matthews/Eline Branch, 3940 Grandview Ave., 574-1771. • Oct. 3, 7 p.m.: Wine and Cheese and Book Recommendations — Book club leaders, members and potential members are invited to a night of wine, cheese, camaraderie and Carmichael’s recommendations for book club reading this fall and winter. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • Oct. 4, p.m.: Librarian Lecture — Oliver Everett, Librarian Emeritus, Windsor Castle, speaks about the contents of the library, including its rare books, manuscripts and art works. Presented by the Kentucky Branch of the English-Speaking Union at the University Club, U of L, $30-$35. Reservations by Oct. 1. Call 897-5797 or writesbrutton@insightbb.com. • Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: Poetry Reading — Kentucky Poet Laureate Jane Gentry Vance. LFPL, St. Matthews/Eline Branch, 3940 Grandview Ave., 574-1771. • Oct. 6, 11 a.m.: Book Discussion — “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen. LFPL, Crescent Hill Branch, 2762 Frankfort Ave., 574-1793. • Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.: Gaslight Writers — A creative writing discussion group. New members welcome. LFPL, Jeffersontown Branch, 10635 Watterson Tr., 267-5713. • Oct. 8, 7 p.m.: Book Discussion —“The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. LFPL, Middletown Branch, 200 North Juneau Dr., 245-7332. • Oct. 9, 2 p.m.: Book Discussion — “Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind” by Ann B. Ross. LFPL, Iroquois Branch, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave., 574-1720. • Oct. 9, 6 p.m.: Writing the Memoir Workshop — Conducted by Thomas Larson, author of “The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative.” Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Oct. 10, 2 p.m.: Book Discussion — “One Good Turn” by Kate Atkinson. LFPL, Fern Creek Branch, 6768 Bardstown Rd., 231-4605. • Oct. 10, 7 p.m.: Book Signing — “The Photographic Humor of Keith Auerbach” by Keith Auerbach. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • Oct. 11, time TBD: C-SPAN BookTV Stop — The C-SPAN BookTV bus presents tours of its high-tech traveling studio. BookTV premiums. Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Oct. 11, 10:15 a.m.: Book Discussion — “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman. LFPL, Middletown Branch, 200 North Juneau Dr., 245-7332. • Oct. 11, noon: Book Discussion — “Old School” by Tobias Wolff. LFPL, Main Library, 301 York St., 574-1611. • Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: InKY Reading Series — Kentucky Poet Laureate Jane Gentry Vance, Pam Steele and Michael Spring. Music by Hopkins & Hughes. Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., www.inkyreadingseries.com. • Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Book Sale — Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing Heritage Festival. 7410 Moorman Rd., Valley Station, 935-6809. Presented by Southwest Friends of the Library. • Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m.: Book Signing — “Daniel Boone,” a biography by Robert Morgan. Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St. • Oct. 15, 7 p.m.: Author Presentation — Author Rick Bell presents a slide show featuring images from “The Great Flood of 1937: Rising Waters-Soaring Spirits.” LFPL, Southwest Regional Branch, 10375 Dixie Hwy., 933-0029. • Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m.: Book Discussion — “A Thief of Time” by Tony Hillerman. LFPL, Shively-Newman Branch, 3920 Dixie Hwy., 574-1730. • Oct. 17, 10 a.m.: Book Discussion —“The March” by E.L. Doctorow. LFPL, Jeffersontown Branch, 10635 Watterson Tr., 267-5713. • Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz and the Spoken Word — Kentucky writers and musicians pay homage to the work of Thomas Merton. The Jazz Factory, 815 W. Market St., 992-3242.