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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!
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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.

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Saturday, May 3rd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Derby Hats!
Central Library
Age Group: all kids
Ready for the big event? You're not ready to run for the roses till you've made your hat! Drop by to create your own masterpiece!
Saturday, May 3rd
2:30pm - 4:45pm
Chess Mates
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Chess Mates is a drop-in club for beginners to advanced players. Basic lessons, snacks and pick-up games are offered. For ages 8-up. Sponsored by Friends of the library.
The Friends Book Cellar is open from 1:00-5:00 PM on the first Sunday of each month for a 20% off sale. The Friends Book Cellar is located in the Lower Level of the Central Library.
Monday, May 5th
9:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to MS Word 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
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..
Registration begins on April 21st
Monday, May 5th
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, May 5th
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, May 5th
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, May 5th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Monday, May 5th
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.
Monday, May 5th
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

Monday, May 5th
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Teens and Tools
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn to use tools and create useful items from different materials. This program is for teens ages 12-18.
Tuesday, May 6th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Introduction to Keynote
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn to use iWork's presentation software, Keynote. We'll create a simple slideshow presentation.
Registration begins on April 22nd
Tuesday, May 6th
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, May 6th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bird Feeding in the Spring
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, all ages
Want to invite birds to your yard? Join Betty Sufana, of Wild Birds Unlimited, and learn about the birds in our area and what you can do to help them along. Registration requested, but drop-ins are welcome.

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

Tuesday, May 6th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Water Your Family Tree: Berea Connections
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: seniors, adults
Open African American treasure as Berea's registers & photo archives dating from the 1860's aid searches for early educated Blacks in Kentucky & the South. In the 4th floor Computer Lab at Central Library, 3PM to 5 PM,Tuesday, May 6.
Registration begins on April 22nd
Tuesday, May 6th
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, May 6th
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, May 6th
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, May 6th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 6th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 6th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adobe Bridge Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop to organize photos, and use automation to resize, watermark, and batch edit them. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography or some experience with Photoshop.
Registration begins on April 22nd
Tuesday, May 6th
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Classic Horror Film Club
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults, high school
Watch if you dare! Talk about it if you can find the words! Join us for a free viewing followed by lively discussion of selected classic horror films. Light snacks provided. For the current film title, please contact Tates Creek Branch Library. 859-231-5500.
Tuesday, May 6th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to navigate Windows 8
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. This workshop also shows how to work efficiently with snap and keyboard shortcuts. Prerequisite: Explore PC Basics.
Registration begins on April 22nd
Representatives from Dreamland Skateparks design firm will receive public input on what should be included in Lexington’s next skatepark to be located at Berry Hill Park. This meeting is is hosted by LFUCG Parks and Recreation in partnership with Friends for Skateparks,...
Wednesday, May 7th
9:30am - 10:30am
Explore PC basics
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
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....
Registration begins on April 23rd
Wednesday, May 7th
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, May 7th
10:45am - 11:45am
Internet Basics
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
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.
Registration begins on April 23rd
Wednesday, May 7th
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn to use the mouse and keyboard
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learners will experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.
Registration begins on April 23rd
Wednesday, May 7th
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, May 7th
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.
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