Café LOUIE

Louisvillians: Organized, United, Informed & Engaged is a partnership between the Library Foundation, the Louisville Free Public Library, the Leadership Louisville Center and the Friends of the Library designed to facilitate communication and interaction between elected officials—both state and local, and constituents through a series of informal meetings at Louisville Free Public Library locations.

Café LOUIE 2020 Schedule

Events occur from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m
Hosted by the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Please note that all Café LOUIE programs have been canceled due to COVID-19 and the need to maintain social distancing.

January 11 
South Central Regional Library

7300 Jefferson Blvd.

Portland Branch Library

3305 Northwestern Pkwy.


January 18 
Middletown Branch Library

200 N. Juneau Dr.


January 25
Fairdale Branch Library

10620 W. Manslick Rd.


February 1 
Western Branch Library

604 S. 10th St.

Fern Creek

Fern Creek Comm. Assoc.
& Chamber of Commerce
6104 Bardstown Road

February 15
Iroquois Branch Library

601 W. Woodlawn Ave.

Crescent Hill Branch Library

2762 Frankfort Ave.


February 22 
Highlands/Shelby Park Branch Library 

1250 Bardstown Rd., Ste. 4

Southwest Regional Library

9725 Dixie Hwy.


February 29 
Shawnee Branch Library 

3940 Grandview Ave.

St. Matthews Branch Library

3940 Grandview Ave.

March 7
Main Library

301 York St.

Jeffersontown Branch Library

10635 Watterson Trail


March 14
Shively Branch Library

3920 Dixie Hwy.

Northeast Regional Library 

15 Bellevoir Cir. 


March 21
Bon Air Branch Library

2816 Del Rio Pl. 

Newburg Branch Library 

4800 Exeter Ave.

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What you can expect at Café Louie?

Café LOUIE is designed to be an informal gathering of civic minded individuals interested in meeting with their elected officials to discuss local issues. When you arrive, grab a cup of Heine Brothers coffee and fill out a notecard with your specific question(s). After a brief introduction of elected officials and special guests, a trained facilitator will direct your questions to officials for comment and discussion. In order to better serve you and the time allowed for discussion, questions and answers, we ask that you consider submitting your questions now. 

All Café LOUIE meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. Stick around after the event for additional programming available at some branch locations, register to vote with the League of Women Voters, sign up to be a Friend of the Library, or just visit your local branch and check out a good book!

Innovation

Café LOUIE highlights the library’s role as community convener—providing a safe space for citizens to come together to address critical issues affecting our city. It also provides an opportunity to demonstrate to legislators that libraries continue to be vital and vibrant neighborhood gathering places. By promoting the civil exchange of ideas, libraries also help to strengthen the intangible bonds that weave together a true community.

More Information

For more information on incorporated cities
within Jefferson County: 
 
For more info about Louisville Metro Council: 
 For more info about the State Legislature: 
lrc.ky.gov
 
For more info about your Federal representatives: 
lwvky.org/your-government/federal-government
 
To visit Cafe Louie’s Facebook page:

Visit www.lfpl.org/research/Subjects/Government.asp for more info about government research resources for kids and teens.

Visit www.lfpl.org/internet/government.htm for varied links to government and law resources and databases.

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