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Sunday, February 1st - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Four films by Miyazaki: CASTLE IN THE SKY (1986) A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. 120 minutes

Tuesday, February 3rd - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film Screening: RICH HILL (2014) RICH HILL intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

Wednesday, February 4th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film Screening: BRIGHT LEAVES (2004) North Carolina produces more tobacco than any other state in America. BRIGHT LEAVES describes a journey taken across the social, economic, and psychological tobacco terrain of North Carolina by a native Carolinian, Ross McElwee, whose great-grandfather created the famous brand of tobacco known as Bull Durham. The comedic chronicle is a subjective, autobiographical meditation on the allure of cigarettes and their troubling legacy for the state of North Carolina.

Thursday, February 5th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film Screening: SEARCHING FOR THE SUGAR MAN (2012) Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.

Sunday, February 8th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Four films by Miyazaki: PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. 134 minutes

Tuesday, February 10th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (2012) The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Wednesday, February 11th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film: VERNON, FLORIDA (1981) Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the definition of the word "Therefore," and the obsessive turkey hunter who speaks reverentially of the "gobblers" he likes to track down and kill.

Thursday, February 12th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us for our monthly jazz concert series, brought to you by the Jazz Arts Foundation. Find out more at www.jazzartsfoundation.org. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 15th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Four films by Miyazaki: SPIRITED AWAY (2001) In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into beasts.

Tuesday, February 17th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film: HARLAN COUNTY, USA (1976)A Oscar-winning documentary film covering the "Brookside Strike", an effort of 180 coal miners and their wives against the Duke Power Company-owned Eastover Coal Company's Brookside Mine and Prep Plant in Harlan County, southeast Kentucky in 1974. Directed and produced by Barbara Kopple, who has long been an advocate of workers' rights.

Wednesday, February 18th - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

The Lexington premiere of Morgan Atkinson's latest documentary.THE MANY STOREYS AND LAST DAYS OF THOMAS MERTON is the story of Trappist monk Thomas Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today. Q&A with director Morgan Atkinson to follow screening.

Sunday, February 22nd - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Four films by Miyazaki: THE WIND RISES (2013) A animated look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. 126 minutes

Monday, February 23rd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us the last Monday of every month for a rip roaring good time at the Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library. One of two formats will be presented each month. Most months will have a featured storyteller who will tell for 30 – 45 minutes. Listen in as the teller spins tales, transports, and entertains all within earshot. Audience members are welcome to share their stories during open mic times after the featured storyteller.
The other format is a story slam held four times a year. Tellers will tell a five minute story. Ties will be broken with ever shorter stories – 4 minutes, 3 minutes! Come compete, volunteer to judge, or simply enjoy the stories.
If you love stories -- hearing them, telling them -- you'll want to join us!
Stories begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 8:45. Cover: $5.00. This event raises funds to support Kentucky Storytelling Association programs and projects, and is presented in partnership with the Lexington Public Library.

Tuesday, February 24th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film Screening: 4 LITTLE GIRLS (1997) a historical documentary film about the September 15th, 1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. It was directed by Spike Lee and nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Documentary".

Wednesday, February 25th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film: EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010)The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

Thursday, February 26th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Thursday, February 26th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join author, attorney, local historian, and preservationist Peter Brackney in the Farish Theater as he discuss his newest book, Lost Lexington. Come explore the back stories of the many hidden Bluegrass treasures. A book signing follows in the 3rd floor Kentucky Room. Books available for sale, or bring your own copy. For more information call (859) 231-5500.

Saturday, February 28th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary Film screening: THE NEW BLACK is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church. Presented by Bluegrass Black Pride, GLSO of Lexington, and JustFundKY.

Thursday, March 5th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Thursday, March 12th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Thursday, March 12th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us for our monthly jazz concert series, brought to you by the Jazz Arts Foundation. Find out more at www.jazzartsfoundation.org. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 13th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship" by Anthony Wynn. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Saturday, March 14th - 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship" by Anthony Wynn. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, March 19th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Thursday, March 26th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

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