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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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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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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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Find the egg!

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

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Monday, April 28th
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.

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

A small sampling of James Halliday-approved 70's and 80's movies featured heavily in this year's One Book One Bluegrass book - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Better study up on them now - you never know when you might need them in the OASIS!
Tuesday, April 29th
10:00am - 12:00pm
GarageBand
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
10:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Computer Club For Seniors
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: seniors
Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Our first session in April will focus on computer and Windows 8 basics. Classes are open to all experience levels.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
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, April 29th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Beaumont Day Book Discussion Group
Beaumont Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
The daytime book discussion group at Beaumont meets two Tuesday mornings a month during the months September through May. Titles selected for reading include nonfiction as well as fiction, and are frequently supplied by the library. The reading schedule is subject to change due...
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Babytime
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: infant (0-12 months)
An interactive lap-sit program designed to stimulate and encourage pre-reading skills. Age 3-12 mos
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 11:20am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
This lapsit storytime develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, finger plays, and activities, all while promoting budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction.
Tuesday, April 29th
11:00am - 11:20am
Read and Rhyme
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
Tuesday, April 29th
12:00pm - 12:20pm
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
This lapsit storytime develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, finger plays, and activities, all while promoting budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction.
Tuesday, April 29th
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, April 29th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Water Your Family Tree: Preserving Cemeteries
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults, seniors, high school
Headstones & cemeteries are fragile resources for genealogists. Join us as Kary Stackelbeck with the Kentucky Heritage Council presents: Preserving Our Cemeteries, Preserving Our Heritage.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
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.
Tuesday, April 29th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ready for Kindergarten
Village Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years)
For ages 2-5,children will participate in learning activities that will increase their Kindergarten readiness skills and parents will learn how to help their children prepare for Kindergarten. Registration Required.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
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, April 29th
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.
Tuesday, April 29th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, April 29th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, April 29th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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.

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

Tuesday, April 29th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, high school
It is an exciting time to be writing sci-fi and fantasy. The market for genre work is robust and reader interest is high. Are you interested in writing genre short fiction? This fast-immersion workshop, led by Jason Sizemore, will use writing exercises, discussions, and examples...

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

Wednesday, April 30th
9:00am - 9:00pm
International Jazz Day Celebration
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
International Day of Jazz
Wednesday, April 30th
10:00am - 10:30am
Toddler Time
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Come enjoy this high-energy program for twos and threes. Through interactive stories, music, movement and crafts, we'll promote early literacy skills and make new friends! For 2 & 3 year olds with a parent or caregiver.
Wednesday, April 30th
10:00am - 10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Central Library - Story Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-realted craft or activity is included.
Wednesday, April 30th
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, April 30th
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, April 30th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Explore PC basics
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. In addition to getting an introduction to the Windows 8 PC, learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to use files, folders, and libraries; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen....

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

Wednesday, April 30th
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Internet Basics
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

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

Wednesday, April 30th
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.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Guitar Class
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn guitar basics. For teens ages 12-18.
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