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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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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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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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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!

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Wednesday, June 11th
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Art Garage
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Come to the library for a special afternoon art activity. For ages 6-10 with parent or caregiver. Registration required.
Registration begins on May 28th
Wednesday, June 11th
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Snap Squad: Teen Photography Club
Northside Branch - Production Studio
Age Group: high school, middle school
Join us every Wednesday in June to learn new shooting techniques, studio and natural lighting, photo composition, and theory. Feel free to bring your own camera (any kind will work). Only 10 spots are available, so make sure to register early!
Registration begins on May 21st
Wednesday, June 11th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Save Big with Coupons
Central Library - Room B
Age Group: adults, seniors, families
Are you tired of seeing your grocery bills go up? Come learn the art and science of couponing with Family and Consumer Sciences Fayette County Extension Agent Sara Talbott! This program will teach you have to save BIG, and how to plan for and prepare great meals on a budget!...

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

Thursday, June 12th
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 12th
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 12th
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. No registration required!
Thursday, June 12th
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 12th
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 12th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Camp Cosmos
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade
Imagine that you are going to explore Mars for NASA! Recommended for ages 8-13.

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

Thursday, June 12th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Blast Off to Space Academy
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: all kids
Out of this world activities, crafts and games for junior astronauts. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Reservations Required
Registration begins on May 29th
Thursday, June 12th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Super Science Art: Tin Can Robots & Aliens
Central Library - Atrium
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Its Robots vs. Aliens! Test your artistic methods as we make our very own out-of-this-world creatures with stuff from around the house.
Registration begins on May 29th
Thursday, June 12th
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 12th
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, June 12th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Photoshop 2: Retouching
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn to retouch your photos like the professionals do! We'll use multiple techniques, and talk about avoiding the dreaded "Photoshop Disaster." Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics
Registration begins on May 29th
Thursday, June 12th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Vegetable Gardening
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Growing your own food is easy and fun, even in a container. Learn what and when to plant for a fantastic harvest of your favorite, healthy and fresh veggies. Presented by Janet Raider, Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau.
Registration begins on May 1st
Thursday, June 12th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jazz: Live at the Library!
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month at the Farish Theater. Sponsored by the Jazz Arts Foundation and Jamey Aebersold Jazz.
Thursday, June 12th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
DIY Household Products
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Skip the harsh chemicals and high prices! Sara Talbott of the Fayette County Extension Office will show you how to create your own cleaning products safely and inexpensively. Registration preferred, but drop-ins are welcome.

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

Friday, June 13th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Friday, June 13th
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
Friday, June 13th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grantseeking Basics
Central Library - Room C
Age Group: adults
An introduction to grantseeking basics, sponsored by the Foundation Center. Learn what you need to have in place before seeking a grant, what you need to know about grantmakers, and more! Reservations required.
Registration begins on May 30th
Friday, June 13th
5:45pm - 8:00pm
Teen Nerd Night
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: middle school, high school
We're celebrating nerds of all kinds through trivia, games & a costume contest. Come dressed in your geeky finery and mingle with other teens!For teens in grades 6-12. Teens should arrive by 5:45 PM. Refreshments provided. Registration required.
Registration begins on May 30th
Saturday, June 14th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Photoshop Art
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use Wacom tablets to create original sketches and manipulate color, brightness, and contrast to get the best out of your illustrations and photos. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.
Registration begins on May 31st
Saturday, June 14th
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 14th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, June 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
CHESS MATES
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: all ages
Drop-in chess club. Lessons, snacks, and pick-up games. Ages 8-up.
Saturday, June 14th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Most Dangerous Book Club!
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Do amazing art projects and super science projects! Recommended for kids ages 9 to 13.
Saturday, June 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Megaphones
Central Library
Age Group: families
Let's experiment with sound and make our own megaphones!
Monday, June 16th
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 16th
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 16th
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Step Class with Dallas for Kids
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for kids in grades K-5. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
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