An upcoming, free author talk on Tuesday, May 7 (7 p.m.) at the Main Library. It features Harvard Law professor and WIRED columnist Susan Crawford discussing her latest book, Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It. The book combines policy expertise and on-the-ground reporting to reveal how giant cable and internet corporations use their tremendous lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, and hold back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the U.S. to move forward.

Professor Crawford served as Special Assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation and is now a member of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Broadband Task Force.

The program is FREE and open to the public, but tickets are requested. To register, go to or call (502) 574-1644. More information is available on our website