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Upcoming Events

The daytime book discussion group at Beaumont meets two Tuesday mornings a month. Titles selected for reading include nonfiction as well as fiction, and are usually supplied by the library. The...
Beaumont Branch
Tue. April 25th -
10:00am to 11:00am
We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using Mac OS X Sierra.
Northside Branch
Tue. April 25th -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Classes are open to all experience levels.
Tates Creek Branch
Tue. April 25th -
10:00am to 11:30am
This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.
Eastside Branch
Tue. April 25th -
10:15am to 10:45am
Build baby's language skills with songs, a short story, and play. Ages 0-18 months.
Tates Creek Branch
Tue. April 25th -
10:30am to 11:00am
Build reading readiness skills with books, songs and play. Children 5 and under are welcome.
Northside Branch
Tue. April 25th -
11:00am to 11:30am
This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.
Eastside Branch
Tue. April 25th -
11:00am to 11:30am
Too young for Side by Side, too old for BabyTime? Come rhyme, bounce, and read with other toddlers and their grownups. This Storytime program will engage your children with short stories, finger...
Beaumont Branch
Tue. April 25th -
11:00am to 11:30am
Cheri Daniels, Head of Reference Services at the Kentucky Historical Society, talks nerdy to us!  The Draper Manuscripts and other genealogy delicacies that can spice up your family tree!
Central Library
Tue. April 25th -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Central Library
Tue. April 25th -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Volunteers will assist students with daily homework assignments, reading, and school projects.  Students will be helped in the order they sign up.  Homework Help is available Monday through Thursday...
Village Branch
Tue. April 25th -
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan  When it comes to your estate, even if you've taken no action at all, you have an estate plan. Your "default plan" may be determined by the...
Tates Creek Branch
Tue. April 25th -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Do you know your number? How much will you need to retire? Come to "Retirement: Making Your Money Last" and we'll discuss ways to help you work toward fulfilling your retirement expectations. Please...
Beaumont Branch
Tue. April 25th -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Love on a Leash is back with dogs waiting for you to read to them.
Northside Branch
Tue. April 25th -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you. Prerequisite: Final...
Northside Branch
Tue. April 25th -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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