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Water Your Family Tree

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

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Tuesday, May 13th
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 13th
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 13th
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 13th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 13th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 13th
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 April 29th
Tuesday, May 13th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
BCTC Presents: Shorts - A Student Showcase
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults
Bluegrass Community and Technical College present their final projects.
Wednesday, May 14th
9:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to MS Word 2013
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
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 30th
Wednesday, May 14th
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 14th
11:00am - 11:45am
Corduroy Party
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Come celebrate everyone's favorite brown bear with stories, activities and crafts! Registration required. For ages 2-5 with a parent or caregiver.
Registration begins on April 30th
Wednesday, May 14th
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Computer Club for Seniors
Eagle Creek Branch
Age Group: seniors, adults
Improve your computer skills with other seniors. Each month has a different tutorial with time for questions.

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

Wednesday, May 14th
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Introduction to Excel 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.
Registration begins on April 30th
Wednesday, May 14th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Dragon Book Club
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade
Activities include book discussions and reviews, games, and crafts. For grades 1-3. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Reservations required.
Wednesday, May 14th
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 14th
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, May 14th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Keep Your House Clean and Organized in Less Time
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Professional organizer Kathleen Crosmer shares insights from the book "The House That Cleans Itself" by Mindy Starns Clark. Tips on keeping your house cleaner and more organized in less time.

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

Wednesday, May 14th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Guitar Class
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn guitar basics. For teens ages 12-18.
Wednesday, May 14th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Additional features of Excel 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learn about pivot tables, linked cells, filtering and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.
Registration begins on April 30th
Wednesday, May 14th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
GED Study Group, Reading and Essay Writing. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.
Thursday, May 15th
9:30am - 10:30am
Internet Basics
Eagle 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 May 1st
Thursday, May 15th
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
Thursday, May 15th
10:45am - 11:45am
Explore e-mail with Outlook.com
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
This workshop showcases the exciting features of Outlook.com and highlights the sleek new interface. Learners will discover how to sign up for an account, send messages, add attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8.
Registration begins on May 1st
Neil Chethik, Executive Director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, will speak on the topic, "Fathers and Sons." Mr. Chethik is the author of "FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Deal With the Deaths of Their Dads" (Hyperion Books) and "VoiceMale: What Husbands...
Thursday, May 15th
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late Stages
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer's and...
Thursday, May 15th
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, May 15th
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.
Thursday, May 15th
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Big and Little Storytime
Village Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
This storytime for ages 7 and under includes books, songs, finger-plays, stories, activities, and crafts. It is fun for the whole family!
Thursday, May 15th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Explore More
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Try out experiments and different craft projects every week. This fun program is for children in ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to cancel.

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

Thursday, May 15th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spanish for Beginners
Central Library - Room A
Age Group: adults
A free 7 week Spanish course that focuses on practical application. The class starts with the alphabet and builds up to basic conversation pieces.
Thursday, May 15th
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.
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