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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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Find the egg!

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

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Thursday, June 5th
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, June 5th
10:30am
Preschool Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, and science skills. 30 minutes
Thursday, June 5th
10:45am - 11:05am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), infant (0-12 months)
This lapsit storytime develops early skills via books, songs, fingerplays & activities, all while promoting budding social skills & child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months with a parent or caregiver.
Thursday, June 5th
11:00am - 11:30am
Read! Play! Learn!
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
Thursday, June 5th
11:15am - 11:35am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), infant (0-12 months)
This lapsit storytime develops early skills via books, songs, fingerplays & activities, all while promoting budding social skills & child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months and a parent or caregiver.
Thursday, June 5th
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, June 5th
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tates Creek Writers Group
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
This group is open to all genres and levels of writing experience.
Thursday, June 5th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Introduction to Mac
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.
Registration begins on May 22nd
Friday, June 6th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Friday, June 6th
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, June 7th
9:30am - 1:30pm
Eagle Creek Writers Group Write-In
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
This session allows writers (of all experience levels and genres) to work in a concentrated session. Please bring a project to work on. Open to everyone with a writing project.
Saturday, June 7th
10:00am - 12:00pm
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.
Registration begins on May 24th
Saturday, June 7th
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, June 7th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, June 7th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
LexPhil Lecture Series: Science of Sound
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors, families
This year LexPhil is exploring the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and how they relate to music as we launch our S.T.E.M to S.T.E.A.M educational programming. How does sound work? The way sound travels to your ear, the way sound travels within an instrument...

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

Saturday, June 7th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grow Your Own Food - Vegetable Gardening 101
Central Library - Room B
Age Group: adults, families
Learn how to grow healthy and delicious vegetables at home (whether or not you have a yard!), and get a free packet of seeds to help get you started! This program is presented by the Masters Gardeners Speakers Bureau. Registration preferred.

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

Saturday, June 7th
2:00pm
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Northside Branch
Age Group: families
Get ready for a summer full of reading and fun!
Sunday, June 8th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Basic Bike Maintenance
Central Library - Atrium
Age Group: adults
Do you rely on your bike for transportation? Come learn how to take care of it to keep your ride smooth, and get a free blinky light to help keep you safe on the streets at night. Presented by the Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop.
Monday, June 9th
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, June 9th
10:30am - 12:30pm
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: all kids
Kick off party for summer reading
Monday, June 9th
10:30am - 12:30pm
Predator VS. Prey!
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
It’s an ‘eat or be eaten’ world for wildlife. Wildlife biologist Bob Tarter will bring a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and discuss their role in the food chain. Meet the newest member of his wildlife family, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Bring your camera! For ages 5 and up...

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

Monday, June 9th
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, June 9th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Reading Blast-Off Party!
Central Library - Atrium
Age Group: families
Celebrate the start of 2014 Summer Reading with games, rocking music, and more family fun! Don't forget to bring your camera!
Monday, June 9th
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, June 9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Predator VS. Prey!
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
It’s an ‘eat or be eaten’ world for wildlife. Wildlife biologist Bob Tarter will bring a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and discuss their role in the food chain. Meet the newest member of his wildlife family, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Bring your camera! For ages 5 and up...
Registration begins on May 26th
Monday, June 9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: all ages
Enjoy snacks and games as you pick up your Summer Reading log. For all ages
Monday, June 9th
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, June 9th
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.
Monday, June 9th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Predator VS. Prey!
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
It’s an ‘eat or be eaten’ world for wildlife. Wildlife biologist Bob Tarter will bring a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and discuss their role in the food chain. Meet the newest member of his wildlife family, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Bring your camera! For ages 5 and up...
Registration begins on May 26th
Monday, June 9th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Book Buzz Summer Meetup
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Meet enthusiastic readers, hear about the best new titles from your favorite publishers, and pick up a summer reading log. Event includes light refreshments, swag, and a book galley giveaway. Registration required.
Registration begins on May 19th
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