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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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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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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!
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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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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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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
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 16th
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, June 16th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
DIY Travel Games @ Eagle Creek
Eagle Creek 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

Monday, June 16th
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.
Tuesday, June 17th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Tuesday, June 17th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Music Fun with Laura Doherty
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: families
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for singing and dancing with acclaimed Chicago children’s musician Laura Doherty. Sing along fun for the entire family!
Tuesday, June 17th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you. Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro X Basics.
Registration begins on June 3rd
Tuesday, June 17th
10:30am
Baby and Me!
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
Lap-sit storytime introducing books, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 6-18 months. 20 minutes.
Tuesday, June 17th
11:00am - 11:20am
Read and Rhyme
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
Tuesday, June 17th
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 17th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Music Fun with Laura Doherty
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for singing and dancing with acclaimed Chicago children’s musician Laura Doherty. Sing along fun for the entire family!

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

Tuesday, June 17th
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Daring da Vincis: Mad Scientist Edition
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Explore the scientific side of famous artist Leonardo da Vinci with some daring activities. Please dress to be messy, just in case.
Registration begins on July 3rd
Tuesday, June 17th
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, June 17th
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 17th
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 June 3rd
Tuesday, June 17th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Music Fun with Laura Doherty
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for singing and dancing with acclaimed Chicago children’s musician Laura Doherty. Sing along fun for the entire family!
Registration begins on June 3rd
Tuesday, June 17th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Stories Before Bedtime:Pajama Party!
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
P. J. Party! Wear your pajamas and bring your stuff animals. We will have stories, craft and activities for the night.For ages 3-7. Reservation Required.

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

If you're an early bird, please join us for a lively discussion on the third Wednesday of the month. Each month we'll pick a new book, fiction or nonfiction. Bring your opinions, ideas and perhaps a mug of coffee.
Wednesday, June 18th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, June 18th
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 18th
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 18th
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 18th
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 28th
Wednesday, June 18th
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 28th
Wednesday, June 18th
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Extreme Explorer: Human Body Science
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, K-1st grade
Join our crew of scientists as we learn about the human body through hands-on activities & experiments. For ages 6-10 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required.
Registration begins on June 4th
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