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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!
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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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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.

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

All library locations will be closed on Saturday, April 26th for Memorial Day.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Tuesday, June 24th
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 24th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Bright Star Theatre Presents "Once Upon a Time"
Village Branch - Program Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are brought to life by the talented actors from Bright Star Children’s Theatre. For ages 5 and up.

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

Tuesday, June 24th
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 24th
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 24th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bright Star Theatre Presents "Once Upon a Time"
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are brought to life by the talented actors from Bright Star Children’s Theatre. For ages 5 and up.
Registration begins on June 10th
Tuesday, June 24th
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, June 24th
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 24th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
DIY Travel Games @ Tates Creek
Tates 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...
Registration begins on June 10th
Tuesday, June 24th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Desktop Publishing with InDesign
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use textboxes and paragraph settings to better organize your copy and save time by using presets when creating a multi-page documents. Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Registration begins on June 10th
Tuesday, June 24th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Good Foods Film Series
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.
Tuesday, June 24th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Bright Star Theatre Presents "Once Upon a Time"
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are brought to life by the talented actors from Bright Star Children’s Theatre. For ages 5 and up.

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

Wednesday, June 25th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, June 25th
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 25th
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 25th
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 25th
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Silly Science with Wile E. Coyote
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Watch a Looney Tunes cartoon, then do an activity based on the hijinks. Recommended for 6 and up.
Registration begins on June 11th
Wednesday, June 25th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
It's Alive! Explore the Human Body
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
From gross to cool, your body is amazing! Come figure out some of the stuff that makes you tick. For ages 5 & up. Reservations required.
Registration begins on June 11th
Wednesday, June 25th
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 June 4th
Wednesday, June 25th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Balancing Work and Family
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
There are games to get to, homework to be done, chores, bills, personal commitments, appointments and the list goes on… Examine where the imbalances are in your life so that you can create less stress and more success and peace in your personal and family life. Guest speaker...
Registration begins on May 1st
Wednesday, June 25th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Nova Night at Northside
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Explore science with the popular PBS show. Recommended for ages 8+. The whole family is welcome!
Wednesday, June 25th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Water Works 101
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
It's easy to take water for granted, but this program presented by the Kentucky American Water Company will bring adults a greater understanding of water in our community---- how it gets to us, what happens to it along the way, and how we can use it wisely. Prior registration...

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

Thursday, June 26th
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 June 12th
Thursday, June 26th
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 26th
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 26th
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 26th
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 26th
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 26th
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 26th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
GarageBand
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.
Registration begins on June 12th
Thursday, June 26th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Arts Administration: the Business of Music
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
Wonder about a career in the arts? Listen as Philharmonic staff members tell you their stories. Learn about arts management, education, marketing, development, and funding. You'll get a close-up look at what goes on behind the scenes. Brought to you by Friends of the Library....

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

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