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Research Your Family History

Learn how to use Ancestry.com to view census data, search vital records, and access other features in this free class at the Central Library.
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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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Water Your Family Tree

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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Are you ready, player one?

Join us in a city-wide Pac-Man tournament for the ages! Bragging rights are on the line.
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Enjoy the Sounds and Spirits

Live bluegrass music by Dove Creek, hors d'oeuvres, beer and this year's featured bourbon, Blanton's! Have fun and help raise funds for your library.
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Take Classes Online

Over 500 courses, from algebra to yoga, are available through Universal Class with your Lexington Public Library account.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Friday, April 25th
10:30am - 11:00am
Preschool Play and Learn
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, science, and social skills.
Friday, April 25th
10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Clapping, singing, and listening to great books! Simple story-related activity follows. 25 minutes
Saturday, April 26th
9:30am - 12:00pm
Meditation/Self Hypnosis for Healing
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Participants will learn methods for entering a healthy state of meditation and/or self-hypnosis for purposes of healing and self-exploration. Dress comfortably. Presented by Kentucky author Linda S. Prather.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Saturday, April 26th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Lego Club
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, middle school
Build cool Lego creations with other Lego loving friends. Age 7-12.
Saturday, April 26th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Blender Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of the open source 3D animation software Blender.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Saturday, April 26th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, April 26th
11:00am - 11:30am
Super Saturday Storytimes
Central Library - Story Room
Age Group: families
Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!
Saturday, April 26th
1:00pm
Games on Wheels
Northside Branch
Age Group: adults, families
Northside Branch hosts "Rolling Video Games" for an afternoon of fun and gaming!
Saturday, April 26th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Crossword Tournament
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors, high school
This event has been cancelled. Come for some friendly competition as we see who's got the skills to complete 3 NY Times unpublished puzzles the fastest. Three finalists will compete for the title Best Puzzler in Lex.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Saturday, April 26th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
STEAM Saturdays
Village Branch - Program Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, middle school
Activites, games, experiments... don't miss any of these exciting STEAM programs. For kids in grades 4-8.
Sunday, April 27th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Dungeons and Dragons Live
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults
We're sorry - This event has been cancelled.
Monday, April 28th
9:30am - 11:30am
Additional features of Excel 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learn about pivot tables, linked cells, filtering and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Monday, April 28th
10:30am - 12:00pm
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: adults
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Monday, April 28th
11:00am - 11:30am
Jump Baby Jump
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), toddler (2-3 years)
Music and playtime for young toddler. Ages 18-30 months. Registration required, call 231-5500.
Monday, April 28th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mahjongg Play
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
Join us the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. Previous game experience is recommended.
Monday, April 28th
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Job Lab @ Central Library
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Open lab time to work on job search skills, resume or cover letter writing skills, and job applications with computer teachers present to answer questions. No reservations required. Bring complete references, job history, education, and any other information you might need for a...
Monday, April 28th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Homework Help/Ayuda con tarea
Village Branch
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, middle school, high school
Homework help is available to all children in grades K-12. Please come in and sign up before 7:30pm each day, to ensure that you will receive help.
Monday, April 28th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Monday, April 28th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Boys Space
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
A safe place for young men to discuss what is on their minds while learning valuable life skills. For ages 12-18.
Monday, April 28th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Intermediate ESL
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

A small sampling of James Halliday-approved 70's and 80's movies featured heavily in this year's One Book One Bluegrass book - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Better study up on them now - you never know when you might need them in the OASIS!
Tuesday, April 29th
10:00am - 12:00pm
GarageBand
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Tuesday, April 29th
10:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Computer Club For Seniors
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: seniors
Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Our first session in April will focus on computer and Windows 8 basics. Classes are open to all experience levels.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Tuesday, April 29th
10:30am
Baby and Me!
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
Lap-sit storytime introducing books, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 6-18 months. 20 minutes.
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Beaumont Day Book Discussion Group
Beaumont Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
The daytime book discussion group at Beaumont meets two Tuesday mornings a month during the months September through May. Titles selected for reading include nonfiction as well as fiction, and are frequently supplied by the library. The reading schedule is subject to change due...
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Babytime
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: infant (0-12 months)
An interactive lap-sit program designed to stimulate and encourage pre-reading skills. Age 3-12 mos
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 11:20am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
This lapsit storytime develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, finger plays, and activities, all while promoting budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction.
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 11:20am
Read and Rhyme
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
Tuesday, April 29th
12:00pm - 12:20pm
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
This lapsit storytime develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, finger plays, and activities, all while promoting budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction.
Tuesday, April 29th
12:30pm - 2:00pm
English Conversation Group
Central Library - Room C
Age Group: adults
An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.
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