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Northside Branch

Location Hours: 
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Mon-Thu 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Location Address: 
1733 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, KY 40505
United States
Phone Number: 
859-231-5500 (General)
Location Map: 

Transportation
Served by LexTran Blue Route (No. 17 – Northside Connector)

Meeting Room Information

Special Features

  • First automated library in Kentucky
  • Largest branch library in Lexington
  • Built on land donated by Julia B. McCullough
  • Largest number of public computers among system’s branches
  • Public Digital Studio

 

 

Upcoming Events, Classes, & Storytimes

Adult Education

Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, Apr 17th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, Apr 24th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, May 1st, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, May 8th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, May 15th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Apr 16th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

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...

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Apr 16th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

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...

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Apr 30th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

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...

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, Apr 30th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, May 7th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

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...

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, May 7th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, May 14th, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education

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...

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, May 14th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Foreign Languages & ESL

Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, Apr 17th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Monday, Apr 21st, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, Apr 24th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Monday, Apr 28th, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, May 1st, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Monday, May 5th, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, May 8th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Monday, May 12th, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Thursday, May 15th, 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, May 6th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, May 6th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, May 13th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class

English as a Second Language class.

Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, May 13th, 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Holidays & Library Closures

Library Closed: Easter

Library closed

Northside Branch
Sunday, Apr 20th (All day)
Library Closed: Staff Training

All Library locations closed for staff training.

Northside Branch
Friday, May 16th (All day)

Storytimes

Read! Play! Learn!

Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Northside Branch - Story Room
Thursday, Apr 17th, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Read and Rhyme

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Northside Branch - Story Room
Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 11:00AM - 11:20AM
Read and Rhyme

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Northside Branch - Story Room
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 11:00AM - 11:20AM

Computer Class

Final Cut Pro X Basics

Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class....

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Thursday, Apr 3rd
Thursday, Apr 17th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of indoor and outdoor digital photography. Feel free to bring your own digital camera, or use your smartphone camera.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 15th
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Introduction to Mac

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Thursday, Apr 17th
Thursday, May 1st, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
iMovie Basics

Create your own video project using photos, video clips and music. This is a great class for beginners.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Saturday, Apr 19th
Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Photoshop Basics

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.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Thursday, Apr 24th
Thursday, May 8th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Final Cut Pro X Basics

Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class....

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Saturday, Apr 26th
Saturday, May 10th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Desktop Publishing with InDesign

Use textboxes and paragraph settings to better organize your copy and save time by using presets when creating a multi-page documents.
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Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Saturday, Apr 5th
Saturday, Apr 19th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Introduction to Numbers

Learn to use iWork's spreadsheet program, Numbers. We'll create spreadsheets for home and office organization.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 8th
Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Photoshop Art

Use the Wacom tablet interface to create original sketches and manipulate color, brightness, and contrast to get the best out of your illustrations and...

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 8th
Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics

Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips...

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Thursday, Apr 10th
Thursday, Apr 24th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Blender Basics

Learn the basics of the open source 3D animation software Blender.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Saturday, Apr 12th
Saturday, Apr 26th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
GarageBand

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 15th
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Introduction to Keynote

Learn to use iWork's presentation software, Keynote. We'll create a simple slideshow presentation.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 22nd
Tuesday, May 6th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Adobe Bridge Basics

Use Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop to organize photos, and use automation to resize, watermark, and batch edit them.

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Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 22nd
Tuesday, May 6th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
iPhoto Basics

Enhance and organize digital photos and create a slideshow with music and text. This is a great class for beginners.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 29th
Tuesday, May 13th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Illustrator Basics

Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 29th
Tuesday, May 13th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
GarageBand

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Registration begins Thursday, May 1st
Thursday, May 15th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Special Events

Preschool Play Date!

Enjoy some play centers with your friends! Recommended for kids 5 and younger.

Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Tuesday, May 13th, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Games

Games on Wheels

Northside Branch hosts "Rolling Video Games" for an afternoon of fun and gaming!

Northside Branch
Saturday, Apr 26th, 1:00PM
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