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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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Ready, Set, Go!

Members of our staff are running the KY Derby Festival Marathon Relay on April 19th. Help us reach our fundraising goal, and cheer us on as we train for the finish line!
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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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Water Your Family Tree

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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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.
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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!

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Monday, May 26th
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, May 26th
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, May 27th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Photoshop for Photographers
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use Photoshop digital darkroom techniques and Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.
Registration begins on May 13th
Tuesday, May 27th
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.
Registration begins on April 27th
Tuesday, May 27th
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, May 27th
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, May 27th
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, May 27th
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, May 27th
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, May 27th
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, May 27th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 27th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 27th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Illustrator 2: Vector Art
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator. Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.
Registration begins on May 13th
Tuesday, May 27th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Good Foods Film Series
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.
Chrysantha Clark from Keystone Financial Group will explore the benefits a retirement plan can offer the employer, the business itself and its employees. The retirement plans available to small businesses will be described and compared. Securities offered through LPL Financial...

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

Wednesday, May 28th
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, May 28th
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday Afternoon Class, Central
Central Library - Computer Lab
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.
Registration begins on May 14th
Wednesday, May 28th
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, May 28th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Guitar Class
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn guitar basics. For teens ages 12-18.
Wednesday, May 28th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Explore e-mail with Outlook.com
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
This workshop showcases the exciting features of Outlook.com and highlights the sleek new interface. Learners will discover how to sign up for an account, send messages, add attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8.
Registration begins on May 14th
Wednesday, May 28th
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.
Wednesday, May 28th
7:45pm - 8:45pm
Computer Security
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learn about the kind of threats you may encounter online, software that can help protect your computer, and steps you can take to keep both you and your computer safer online.
Registration begins on May 14th
Thursday, May 29th
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:...
Registration begins on May 15th
Thursday, May 29th
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 29th
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 29th
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Living Well With Diabetes
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
A four week series on the latest information to deal with diabetes each day, including: healthy eating, developing an active lifestyle, reducing health risks, taking medication and problem solving.

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

Thursday, May 29th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Explore More
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Try out experiments and different craft projects every week. This fun program is for children in ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to cancel.

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

Thursday, May 29th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spanish for Beginners
Central Library - Room A
Age Group: adults
A free 7 week Spanish course that focuses on practical application. The class starts with the alphabet and builds up to basic conversation pieces.
Thursday, May 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.
Thursday, May 29th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.
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