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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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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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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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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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Find the egg!

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Tuesday, April 29th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Water Your Family Tree: Preserving Cemeteries
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults, seniors, high school
Headstones & cemeteries are fragile resources for genealogists. Join us as Kary Stackelbeck with the Kentucky Heritage Council presents: Preserving Our Cemeteries, Preserving Our Heritage.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
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 29th
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 29th
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Village Teen Advisory Board
Village Branch
Age Group: high school, middle school
Do you want to help plan library events for teens at the Village Branch? Join the Teen Advisory Board and let us know your ideas.
Tuesday, April 29th
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 29th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, April 29th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, April 29th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cardinal Valley Elem - PTA Meeting
Village Branch - Study Room A
Age Group: adults
Cardinal Valley Elem - PTA Meeting
Tuesday, April 29th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Introduction to Digital Photography
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of indoor and outdoor digital photography. Feel free to bring your own digital camera, or use your smartphone camera.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, high school
It is an exciting time to be writing sci-fi and fantasy. The market for genre work is robust and reader interest is high. Are you interested in writing genre short fiction? This fast-immersion workshop, led by Jason Sizemore, will use writing exercises, discussions, and examples...

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

Wednesday, April 30th
9:00am - 9:00pm
International Jazz Day Celebration
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
International Day of Jazz
Wednesday, April 30th
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.
Wednesday, April 30th
10:00am - 10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Central Library - Story Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-realted craft or activity is included.
Wednesday, April 30th
10:00am - 3:00pm
OLLI Spanish Class/UK
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: seniors
3 levels of Spanish classes for seniors. Contact Richard Dwyer at richarddwyer99@yahoo.com
Wednesday, April 30th
10:30am
First Steps Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: baby (1-2 years)
Experience fun with songs, finger plays, and books! This storytime lasts approximately 15 minutes, making it great for wigglers!
Wednesday, April 30th
11:00am - 11:45am
Preschool Storytime
Eagle Creek Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage math, science, and literacy skills.
Wednesday, April 30th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Explore PC basics
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. In addition to getting an introduction to the Windows 8 PC, learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to use files, folders, and libraries; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen....

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

Wednesday, April 30th
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Internet Basics
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

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

Wednesday, April 30th
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.
Come to the Village Branch to celebrate literacy and the children of many different cultures. With a performance by the Yurt Folk and many other activities to participate in, it will be fun for the whole family!
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Guitar Class
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn guitar basics. For teens ages 12-18.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Advanced Features of MS Word 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Additional Features of Word.

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

Wednesday, April 30th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
GED Study Group, Reading and Essay Writing. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.
Thursday, May 1st
9:30am - 11:00am
Using Ancestry.com to Research Your Family History
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults, seniors
This is an introduction to the current version of Ancestry's Library Edition. By the end of the class, students will be able to conduct searches for Census information, vital records information and military information. The student will also be shown the tabbed features:...

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

Thursday, May 1st
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
Thursday, May 1st
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Living With Alzheimer's For Caregivers in the Early Stages
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What Kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us and hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. To...
Thursday, May 1st
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...
Thursday, May 1st
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Big and Little Storytime
Village Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
This storytime for ages 7 and under includes books, songs, finger-plays, stories, activities, and crafts. It is fun for the whole family!
Thursday, May 1st
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.
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