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Transportation
Served by all LexTran routes via Transit Center on Vine Street.

Parking
Two hours of free parking in Lexington Public Library Parking Garage with ticket validated inside Central Library;

Meeting Room Information

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Special Features

Upcoming Events at Central Library

Adult Education

Saturday, October 11th - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Central Library - Room B

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

Jennifer Barricklow, facilitator of the Eagle Creek Writers Group, will lead this second session of a two-part writing workshop. If you missed the first session at Eagle Creek on 10/8, you’re still welcome to attend this session! This is a great chance to explore Tarot and enhance your writing skills. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome; please register in advance. Bring a snack or a sack lunch.

Arts & Crafts & Activities

Friday, September 26th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Atrium

Can you roar like a lion? Wiggle like a monkey? Swim like a fish? Then come to the library where we'll dance and sing to our favorite animal tunes. Costumes encouraged! For ages 5 and under.

Saturday, October 4th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library

Drop-in craft: Get in the Fall spirit by making a craft to decorate your home for the season.

Sunday, October 19th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Central Library - Atrium

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

Gross out your friends this Halloween by making your own spooky slime. Registration required. Ages 7 and up.

Computer Class

Wednesday, September 24th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. . Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.

Wednesday, September 24th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Friday, September 26th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. Learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to save, create, and move files and folders; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Saturday, September 27th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.

Monday, September 29th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about the kind of threats you may encounter online, software that can help protect your computer, and steps you can take to keep both you and your computer safer online. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience.

Wednesday, October 1st - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover how to sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Wednesday, October 1st - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. . Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.

Friday, October 3rd - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft’s graphics oriented home publishing program. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Saturday, October 4th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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: PC Basics.

Monday, October 6th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This workshop introduces the cloud storage and highlights Microsoft SkyDrive as well as introducing students to other free storage websites. Learners will discover how online storage can work for them and how to access their stored files from anywhere they have an internet connection. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.

Wednesday, October 8th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover more about the advanced features of Windows 8, including how to personalize their device with a picture password, create a master control panel for all their settings, the full range of keyboard shortcuts and a number of time and effort saving ways to make Windows work for you. Prerequisite: Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

Wednesday, October 8th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Friday, October 10th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: PC Basics. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Saturday, October 11th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Monday, October 13th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover more about the advanced features of Windows 8, including how to personalize their device with a picture password, create a master control panel for all their settings, the full range of keyboard shortcuts and a number of time and effort saving ways to make Windows work for you. Prerequisite: Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

Wednesday, October 15th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: PC Basics. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Wednesday, October 15th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.

Friday, October 17th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Saturday, October 18th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft’s graphics oriented home publishing program. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Monday, October 20th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. Learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to save, create, and move files and folders; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Wednesday, October 22nd - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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.

Wednesday, October 22nd - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover how to sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Education & Homework Help

Tuesday, October 14th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

college information session

Foreign Languages & ESL

Wednesday, September 24th - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Wednesday, October 1st - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Wednesday, October 8th - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Wednesday, October 15th - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Thursday, October 16th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

A free 6 week Spanish class for adults that starts with the alphabet and focuses on pieces of basic conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Wednesday, October 22nd - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Thursday, October 23rd - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

A free 6 week Spanish class for adults that starts with the alphabet and focuses on pieces of basic conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Friends Book Sales

Sunday, October 5th - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Central 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.

Genealogy & History

Thursday, October 16th - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This is an introduction to the current version of Ancestry's Library Edition. By the end of the class, students will be able to conduct searches for Census information, vital records information and military information. The student will also be shown the tabbed features: Learning Center, Charts & Forms and New Collections.

Grants & Grant Writing

Tuesday, October 7th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An introduction to grantseeking basics, sponsored by the Foundation Center. Learn what you need to have in place before seeking a grant, what you need to know about grantmakers, and more!

Job Search & Resume Writing

Thursday, September 25th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, September 29th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 2nd - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 6th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 9th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 13th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 16th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 20th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 23rd - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Movies

Tuesday, September 30th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Banned Books on Film: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Music

Thursday, October 9th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us for our monthly jazz concert series, brought to you by the Jazz Arts Foundation. Find out more at www.jazzartsfoundation.org. Free and open to the public.

Performances & Plays

Tuesday, September 23rd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Drinking America" by Eric Bogosian. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Wednesday, September 24th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Drinking America" by Eric Bogosian. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, September 25th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Drinking America" by Eric Bogosian. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Monday, September 29th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Wandering Storytellers featuring Mike and Maggie Beville

Wednesday, October 15th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, October 16th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Friday, October 17th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Wednesday, October 22nd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, October 23rd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Special Events

Tuesday, October 7th - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Central Library - Atrium

Elected officials and candidates have been invited to the Central Library for an informal meet and greet session with constituents. Join us for an opportunity to meet current office holders, as well as candidates who will be on the ballot in November.

Storytimes

Wednesday, September 24th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.

Friday, September 26th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Atrium

Can you roar like a lion? Wiggle like a monkey? Swim like a fish? Then come to the library where we'll dance and sing to our favorite animal tunes. Costumes encouraged! For ages 5 and under.

Saturday, September 27th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 1st - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.

Saturday, October 4th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 8th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.

Saturday, October 11th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 15th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.

Saturday, October 18th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 22nd - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.

Writing

Saturday, October 11th - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Central Library - Room B

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

Jennifer Barricklow, facilitator of the Eagle Creek Writers Group, will lead this second session of a two-part writing workshop. If you missed the first session at Eagle Creek on 10/8, you’re still welcome to attend this session! This is a great chance to explore Tarot and enhance your writing skills. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome; please register in advance. Bring a snack or a sack lunch.

Community Forum

Saturday, September 27th - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Candidate forum open to the public.

Sunday, September 28th - 1:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Candidate forum open to the public.

Tuesday, October 7th - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Central Library - Atrium

Elected officials and candidates have been invited to the Central Library for an informal meet and greet session with constituents. Join us for an opportunity to meet current office holders, as well as candidates who will be on the ballot in November.