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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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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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Water Your Family Tree

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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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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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.

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Wednesday, July 9th
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, July 9th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Gentle Carousel Horses
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: all ages
Get ready for Breyerfest with Gentle Carousel's Breyer Model Horses, Magic and Hamlet. Don't leave without a horse hug!
Wednesday, July 9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Who’s the coolest creature, the snake, the skink or the alligator? The Newport Aquarium staff will bring all 3 and tell you all about them. For ages 6 & up.

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

Wednesday, July 9th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Origami Yoda and Other Star Wars Paper Creations
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Learn to make an Origami Yoda, Darth Paper, the Fortune Wookie and other creations from Tom Angleberger's popular series. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Reservations Required
Registration begins on June 25th
Thursday, July 10th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Thursday, July 10th
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, July 10th
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, July 10th
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, July 10th
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, July 10th
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, July 10th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Final Cut Pro X Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class. Prerequisite: iMovie.
Registration begins on June 26th
Thursday, July 10th
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, July 10th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fashioning the New Woman
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Vickie Canham of The DAR will offer a slide show of the fashions of the emerging modern woman---- how events affected women's style of dress. Registration requested, but drop-ins are welcome.

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

Friday, July 11th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Friday, July 11th
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, July 11th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Entomology, Anyone?
Central Library - Atrium
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Join us in making a bug catcher to study insects up close.
Registration begins on June 27th
Saturday, July 12th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Digital Photography
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of indoor and outdoor digital photography. Feel free to bring your own digital camera, or use your smartphone camera.
Registration begins on June 28th
Saturday, July 12th
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, July 12th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, July 12th
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, July 12th
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.
Monday, July 14th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Monday, July 14th
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, July 14th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Music Builds Science
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Explore the science of sound with the musicians of the Lexington Philharmonic. Learn how sound travels, why some instruments are louder than others and more. For ages 5 and up.

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

Monday, July 14th
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, July 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Builds Science
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Explore the science of sound with the musicians of the Lexington Philharmonic. Learn how sound travels, why some instruments are louder than others and more. For ages 5 and up.
Registration begins on June 30th
Monday, July 14th
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, July 14th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Introduction To SLR (single lens reflex) Photography
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
Learn to control your digital or film SLR camera. Get beyond the automatic settings and explore the functions that your camera offers. Topics include: overview of the SLR, shutter speed, aperture, exposure, composition, lenses and basic flash photography. No digital post-...

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

Monday, July 14th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Storytelling Through Music
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Without words, music has often been used throughout history to tell stories; folk tales, bluegrass music, jazz, classical – almost every genre of music has been used to tell stories and pass our history down from one generation to the next. Each instrument has a different sound...
Registration begins on June 1st
Monday, July 14th
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.
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