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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.
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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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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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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.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Monday, July 21st
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 21st
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.
Monday, July 21st
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy READ/WRITE Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.
Tuesday, July 22nd
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Tuesday, July 22nd
10:00am - 12:00pm
Photoshop Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. You'll also learn how to combine several images into a single photo and add text to the image.
Registration begins on July 8th
Tuesday, July 22nd
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, July 22nd
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 22nd
12:00pm - 1:00pm
A Book and a Bite
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Join us for a different book and activity every day this week. Bring your lunch and a friend! Ages 5 & up. Registration required.

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

Tuesday, July 22nd
1:30pm - 2:00pm
FIZZ! BOOM! BANG! Busy As A Bee
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, K-1st grade
Come and meet Beatrice the Bee! Learn how bees make honey and why they are so 'busy'. For children in grades K-3. Registration required.

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

Tuesday, July 22nd
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 22nd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fun With Scratch! Part 1
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: middle school, high school, adults
Come learn how to make cool computer games with Scratch! This is the first of a 2-part class, with the second class on Friday, July 25th from 2-4pm. You'll have even MORE fun with Scratch if you sign up for both classes! Registration required.

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

Tuesday, July 22nd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lego-Palooza!
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: families
Grab some bricks and build your dreams! Recommended for children 7 and up. Drop-ins welcome.
Tuesday, July 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
3:00pm - 3:45pm
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 8th
Tuesday, July 22nd
3:00pm - 3:45pm
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 8th
Tuesday, July 22nd
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, July 22nd
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, July 22nd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
3D Modeling with Sculptris
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use the free 3D modeling application Sculptris to make your own simple 3D models. Sculptris is available for Mac and PC.
Registration begins on July 8th
Tuesday, July 22nd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
3D Modeling with Sculptris
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use the free 3D modeling application Sculptris to make your own simple 3D models. Sculptris is available for Mac and PC.
Registration begins on July 8th
Learn what our teens really need from us and how we can support them through adolescence. Our role changes from one of teacher when they are small, to being an administrator in their teen years, to becoming a coach in their teenage and young adult years. Learn how to make the...
Registration begins on June 1st
Learn what our teens really need from us and how we can support them through adolescence. Our role changes from one of teacher when they are small, to being an administrator in their teen years, to becoming a coach in their teenage and young adult years. Learn how to make the...
Registration begins on June 1st
Wednesday, July 23rd
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, July 23rd
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 23rd
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 23rd
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 23rd
12:00pm - 1:00pm
A Book and a Bite
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Join us for a different book and activity every day this week. Bring your lunch and a friend! Ages 5 & up. Registration required.

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

Wednesday, July 23rd
1:30pm - 2:00pm
FIZZ! BOOM! BANG! What's The Buzz?
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade
Bees are amazing! Did you know they do a lot more than make honey? Learn more about bees as we explore the role they play in our world, and how different it would be without them. For children in grades 4-5. Registration required.

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

Wednesday, July 23rd
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 23rd
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.
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