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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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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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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.
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Writing Contest

Village Branch is holding a writing contest for children in grades K-5. Tell us what the Library means to you, and enter to win a bicycle!
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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.

The library is closed all day today for Easter.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Monday, April 21st
(All day)
Attack of the Lexitron!
Central Library
Age Group: adults, high school
The Lexitron is Lexington’s premier locally-crafted arcade cabinet! Built with love by local game development group Run Jump Dev, the Lexitron features six exciting games created solely by local game developers. During the week of 4/21 through 4/27, the Lexitron will visit the...
Monday, April 21st
9:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to Photoshop
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to combine several images into a single photo and move parts of one photo to another and add titles and text. Prerequisite: Learn to navigate Windows 8.

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

Monday, April 21st
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 21st
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 21st
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 21st
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 21st
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Monday, April 21st
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Illusionist Tyler Robertson
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: families
Tyler Robertson, illusionist, will perform close-up card trick illusions at the Village branch. The street-magician style show will be interactive fun for all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Monday, April 21st
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 21st
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

Monday, April 21st
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ready Player One Film Fest - WARGAMES (1983)
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults, high school
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 22nd
10:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Numbers
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn to use iWork's spreadsheet program, Numbers. We'll create spreadsheets for home and office organization.

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

Tuesday, April 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
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.
Tuesday, April 22nd
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Water Your Family Tree: Collect Oral Histories
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: seniors, adults
Learn how to conduct and save oral histories for your family research. In the 4th floor Computer Lab at Central Library, 3PM to 5PM, Tuesday, April 22.

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

Tuesday, April 22nd
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ready for Kindergarten
Village Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years)
For ages 2-5,children will participate in learning activities that will increase their Kindergarten readiness skills and parents will learn how to help their children prepare for Kindergarten. Registration Required.

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

Tuesday, April 22nd
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.
Tuesday, April 22nd
5:30pm
Teen Cafe
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Bored? Come join in the Teen Cafe nights at the Village Branch. Teens ages 12 and up can come to enjoy activities, crafts, games, and snacks on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30pm.
Tuesday, April 22nd
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mahjong 101
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
While the origin of mahjong,called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia.If you're interested, this is a great opportunity to learn and play with others. At Tates Creek, we host two ongoing Mahjongg playing groups that meet...

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

Tuesday, April 22nd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Photoshop Art
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use the Wacom tablet interface to create original sketches and manipulate color, brightness, and contrast to get the best out of your illustrations and photos. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

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

Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Good Foods Film Series
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to use the mouse and keyboard
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.

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

Tuesday, April 22nd
7:00pm - 8:00pm
80's Fashions and Vintage Shopping
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Cara Larkin of Street Scene will recap 80's fashions and offer tips for vintage shopping. Drop-ins welcome, but prior registration is appreciated.

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

Wednesday, April 23rd
9:30am - 11:30am
Learn to navigate Windows 8
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. This workshop also shows how to work efficiently with snap and keyboard shortcuts. Prerequisite: Explore PC Basics.

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

Wednesday, April 23rd
10:00am - 10:30am
Toddler Time
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Come enjoy this high-energy program for twos and threes. Through interactive stories, music, movement and crafts, we'll promote early literacy skills and make new friends! For 2 & 3 year olds with a parent or caregiver.
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