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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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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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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.
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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!

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Tuesday, June 10th
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, June 10th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Predator VS. Prey!
Eagle 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...

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

Tuesday, June 10th
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Little Leonardos: Science of Art
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years)
Explore the preschool science side of art with a fun project. Please dress to messy!
Registration begins on May 27th
Tuesday, June 10th
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Summer Reading Kickoff
Village Branch
Age Group: all kids, families
Come on in to grab your first reading log and get a sneak peak of all the activities that will be taking place at Village this summer!
Tuesday, June 10th
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Summer Reading Kickoff
Village Branch
Age Group: all kids, families
Come on in to grab your first reading log and get a sneak peak of all the activities that will be taking place at Village this summer!
Tuesday, June 10th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Predator VS. Prey!
Village Branch - Program 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

Tuesday, June 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Paws to Read
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Come read stories to the dogs from Love on a Leash. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Drop-ins welcome.
Tuesday, June 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
DIY Travel Games @ Beaumont
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Will you be spending a long time in a car or plane with your young child this summer? Need some new boredom-busters for those rainy days? Join us to make some easy travel-sized games that focus on fun and learning. Games will be most suitable for children ages 3-6yrs. Supplies...

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

Tuesday, June 10th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Illustrator Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.
Registration begins on May 27th
Wednesday, June 11th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, June 11th
10:00am - 10:30am
Toddler Time
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Come enjoy this high-energy program for twos & threes. Through interactive stories, music, movement & crafts, we'll promote early literacy skills & make new friends.
Wednesday, June 11th
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, June 11th
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, 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

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