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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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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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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!
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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!

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Thursday, April 24th
11:15am - 11:35am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), infant (0-12 months)
Join us for a lapsit storytime with engaging activities, rhymes and books all meant to stimulate your child's early skills. Ages 0-24 months
Thursday, April 24th
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, April 24th
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Big and Little Storytime
Village Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
This storytime for ages 7 and under includes books, songs, finger-plays, stories, activities, and crafts. It is fun for the whole family!
Thursday, April 24th
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.
Thursday, April 24th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spanish for Beginners
Central Library - Room A
Age Group: adults
A free 7 week Spanish course that focuses on practical application. The class starts with the alphabet and builds up to basic conversation pieces.
Thursday, April 24th
5:30pm
Teen Cafe
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Bored? Come join in the Teen Cafe nights at the Village Branch. Teens ages 12 and up can come to enjoy activities, crafts, games, and snacks on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30pm.
Thursday, April 24th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.
Thursday, April 24th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

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

Thursday, April 24th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Introduction to MS Word 2013
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8.

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

Thursday, April 24th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sayre Spring Concert
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Sayre high school spring concert featuring performances by Sayre School students. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 24th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Friday, April 25th
10:30am - 11:00am
Preschool Play and Learn
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, science, and social skills.
Friday, April 25th
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, April 26th
9:30am - 12:00pm
Meditation/Self Hypnosis for Healing
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Participants will learn methods for entering a healthy state of meditation and/or self-hypnosis for purposes of healing and self-exploration. Dress comfortably. Presented by Kentucky author Linda S. Prather.

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

Saturday, April 26th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Lego Club
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, middle school
Build cool Lego creations with other Lego loving friends. Age 7-12.
Saturday, April 26th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Blender Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of the open source 3D animation software Blender.

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

Saturday, April 26th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, April 26th
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, April 26th
1:00pm
Games on Wheels
Northside Branch
Age Group: adults, families
Northside Branch hosts "Rolling Video Games" for an afternoon of fun and gaming!
Saturday, April 26th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Crossword Tournament
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors, high school
Come for some friendly competition as we see who's got the skills to complete 3 NY Times unpublished puzzles the fastest. Three finalists will compete for the title Best Puzzler in Lex.

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

Saturday, April 26th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
STEAM Saturdays
Village Branch - Program Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, middle school
Activites, games, experiments... don't miss any of these exciting STEAM programs. For kids in grades 4-8.
Sunday, April 27th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons Live - LARPing at the Library
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults, high school
Live D&D performance lead by local Dungeon Master and sci-fi author Christopher Rowe. Part of the One Book One Bluegrass festival, as inspired by Ready Player One!
Monday, April 28th
9:30am - 11:30am
Additional features of Excel 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learn about pivot tables, linked cells, filtering and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

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

Monday, April 28th
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, April 28th
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, April 28th
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, April 28th
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, April 28th
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, April 28th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Monday, April 28th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Boys Space
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
A safe place for young men to discuss what is on their minds while learning valuable life skills. For ages 12-18.
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