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“The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington’s Mob Riot of 1920” Library Series Event

Attorney and author Peter Brackney will discuss his book "The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington's Mob Riot of 1920." "In 1920, ten-year-old Geneva Hardman was murdered on her way to school, just outside Lexington. Both civil authorities and a growing lynch mob sought Will Lockett, a black army veteran, as the suspect. The vigilantes …

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Give for Good Louisville 2022!

Give for Good Louisville is the biggest day of the year for online giving.  Help our little Friends of JCPLL group grow by donating at anytime on that day.  Every dollar goes to further the mission of the Jefferson County Public Law Library and help in our community outreach by providing services such as our …

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JCPLL Board Meeting

The board of the law library meets regularly every third Monday of the month at noon in the law library at 514 West Liberty Street, Suite 240, Louisville, KY 40202.

“Louisville’s Alma Kellner Mystery” Library Series Event

Author and attorney Shawn Herron discusses her book "Louisville's Alma Kellner Mystery." "On a bitterly cold day in December 1909, eight-year-old Alma Kellner simply disappeared from the altar of St. John’s Church in Louisville. Her body was found months later near the site of the church, and news of the murder rocked the city. The …

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JCPLL Board Meeting

The board of the law library meets regularly every third Monday of the month at noon in the law library at 514 West Liberty Street, Suite 240, Louisville, KY 40202.

Library Book Series: A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City by David Domine

This true crime saga—with an eccentric Southern backdrop—introduces the reader to the story of a murder in a crumbling Louisville mansion and the decades of secrets and corruption that live within the old house’s walls.
On June 18, 2010, police discover a body buried in the wine cellar of a Victorian mansion in Old Louisville. James Carroll, shot and stabbed the year before, has lain for 7 months in a plastic storage bin—his temporary coffin. Homeowner Jeffrey Mundt and his boyfriend, Joseph Banis, point the finger at each other in what locals dub The Pink Triangle Murder.
On the surface, this killing appears to be a crime of passion, a sordid love tryst gone wrong in a creepy old house. But as author David Dominé sits in on the trials, a deeper story emerges: the struggle between hope for a better future on the one hand and the privilege and power of the status quo on the other.
As the court testimony devolves into he-said/he-said contradictions, David draws on the confidences of neighbors, drag queens, and other acquaintances within the city's vibrant LGBTQ community to piece together the details of the case. While uncovering the many past lives of the mansion itself, he enters a murky underworld of gossip, neighborhood scandal, and intrigue. --from Amazon review
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JCPLL Board Meeting

The board of the law library meets regularly every third Monday of the month at noon in the law library at 514 West Liberty Street, Suite 240, Louisville, KY 40202.

JCPLL Board Meeting

The board of the law library meets regularly every third Monday of the month at noon in the law library at 514 West Liberty Street, Suite 240, Louisville, KY 40202.