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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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Research Your Family History

Learn how to use Ancestry.com to view census data, search vital records, and access other features in this free class at the Central Library.
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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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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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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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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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Water Your Family Tree

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Tuesday, July 15th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Music Builds Science
Village Branch - Program 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

Tuesday, July 15th
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, July 15th
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Entomology Explorers
Village Branch
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade, middle school
Explore the outdoors and collect fascinating creatures! During this program, attendees will be taking a short walk to a nerby cemetary to hunt for creeping, crawling, bugs! With the guidance of Mr. Newton from the UK Entomology Department there is no limit to what you will learn...
Tuesday, July 15th
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Entomology Explorers
Village Branch
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade, middle school
Explore the outdoors and collect fascinating creatures! During this program, attendees will be taking a short walk to a nerby cemetary to hunt for creeping, crawling, bugs! With the guidance of Mr. Newton from the UK Entomology Department there is no limit to what you will learn...
Tuesday, July 15th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Builds Science
Central Library - Farish Theater
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.
Tuesday, July 15th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Reads
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Come to the Village branch on Tuesdays at 2 to read Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your A** by Meg Medina and to do crafts and other activities. This program is for teens in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, July 15th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Reads
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Come to the Village branch on Tuesdays at 2 to read Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your A** by Meg Medina and to do crafts and other activities. This program is for teens in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, July 15th
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 July 1st
Tuesday, July 15th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dance Party!
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
Let’s hop, jump and wiggle with the music at the library! Come join us for a dance party.For ages 3-7. Reservations Required.

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

Wednesday, July 16th
9:30am - 11:00am
Book Brunch Discussion Group: Emma's War by Deborah Scroggins
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
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, July 16th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, July 16th
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, July 16th
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, July 16th
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 16th
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Step Class with Dallas for Kids
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for kids in grades K-5. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Wednesday, July 16th
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Step Class with Dallas for Kids
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for kids in grades K-5. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Wednesday, July 16th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Builds Science
Tates Creek 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 July 2nd
Wednesday, July 16th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Step Class with Dallas
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for teens in grades 6-12. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Wednesday, July 16th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Step Class with Dallas
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for teens in grades 6-12. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Wednesday, July 16th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids Read!
Village Branch
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, K-1st grade
This book club is for kids in grades K-5. Practice your reading skill by reading out loud and completing fun crafts and activities.
Wednesday, July 16th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids Read!
Village Branch
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade, K-1st grade
This book club is for kids in grades K-5. Practice your reading skill by reading out loud and completing fun crafts and activities.
Wednesday, July 16th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Men of Character
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.
Wednesday, July 16th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Men of Character
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.
Wednesday, July 16th
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Extreme Explorers: Messy Science
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Pretend you are a mad scientist as we experiment with the messy side of science!Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. For ages 6-10 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required.
Registration begins on July 2nd
Wednesday, July 16th
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Eagle Creek Writers Group
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
This is the monthly business meeting of the Eagle Creek Writers Group. This event is open to all interested writers: bring a current work for this reading and editing session.
Wednesday, July 16th
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Spanish Conversation Club
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: adults
For advanced Spanish-language learners, this club will provide a place for participants to practice their conversational Spanish in a friendly environment.
Thursday, July 17th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Thursday, July 17th
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 17th
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 17th
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.
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