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Central Library

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

Wireless Printing

Special Features

Address: 

140 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

Hours: 

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Central Library

Adult Education

Saturday, September 6th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library

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

While the teacher is out on maternity leave, this will serve as a place for interested students to add their name to a waiting list. When the next class is scheduled (hopefully in October),students will be contacted by the teacher to see if they are still interested in taking the class.

Arts & Crafts & Activities

Saturday, September 6th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library

Visit the library and make a snazzy bracelet for your grandparents.

Computer Class

Saturday, August 23rd - 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.

Monday, August 25th - 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.

Wednesday, August 27th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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.

Wednesday, August 27th - 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, August 29th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.

Saturday, August 30th - 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 an overview of some of the more popular blogging sites, how to navigate around a blog and the basics of posting and commenting. Prerequisite: Internet Basics.

Wednesday, September 3rd - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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, September 3rd - 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 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.

Friday, September 5th - 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 experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.

Saturday, September 6th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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.

Monday, September 8th - 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.

Wednesday, September 10th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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, September 10th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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.

Friday, September 12th - 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 sign up for an account, send messages, add attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.

Saturday, September 13th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to combine several images into a single photo and move parts of one photo to another and add titles and text. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience with photo manipulation software.

Monday, September 15th - 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.

Wednesday, September 17th - 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, September 17th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Discover how to plan, create and host a website. The class exercise uses Weebly.com’s free hosting service to get students started. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.

Friday, September 19th - 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 experience more advanced word processing tasks including lists, headers, and cut/copy/paste functions. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013.

Saturday, September 20th - 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 explore the basic functions and uses of a presentation program and create a simple slideshow presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS word 2013 or previous experience using presentation software.

Monday, September 22nd - 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.

Exhibit

Friday, September 19th - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Gallery

Gallery Hop

Foreign Languages & ESL

Saturday, September 6th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library

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

While the teacher is out on maternity leave, this will serve as a place for interested students to add their name to a waiting list. When the next class is scheduled (hopefully in October),students will be contacted by the teacher to see if they are still interested in taking the class.

Friends Book Sales

Sunday, September 7th - 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, September 18th - 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. The use of Family Search will also be included.

Job Search & Resume Writing

Monday, August 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.

Thursday, August 28th - 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, September 4th - 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 8th - 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, September 11th - 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 15th - 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, September 18th - 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 22nd - 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, August 26th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Foreign Film Classics: THE CONFORMIST (Italy, 1970) 111 minutes. Bernardo Bertolucci's visually electrifying masterpiece tells the story of 30 year-old Italian Marcello, who's targeted by a Fascist espionage organization to lead a deadly mission in France.

Tuesday, September 2nd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Banned Books on Film: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Tuesday, September 9th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Banned Books on Film: CATCH-22

Monday, September 15th - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary film and discussion that examines widening income inequality in the United States. Sponsored by Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.

Tuesday, September 16th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Banned Books on Film: THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

Monday, September 22nd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Banned Books on Film: THE COLOR PURPLE

Music

Thursday, September 11th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month at the Farish Theater. Sponsored by the Jazz Arts Foundation and Jamey Aebersold Jazz.

Performances & Plays

Monday, August 25th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

“Bee Still” by Gwenda Johnson and Pam Holcomb

Wednesday, August 27th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com.
The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Thursday, August 28th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Friday, August 29th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Saturday, August 30th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Sunday, August 31st - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Thursday, September 4th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Friday, September 5th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Saturday, September 6th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Sunday, September 7th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Friday, September 12th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Saturday, September 13th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Sunday, September 14th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting". Tickets $20, $10 for seniors & students, at ticketleap.com. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.

Wednesday, September 17th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Drinking in America" by Eric Bogosian. Season tickets available at www.balagula.com.

Thursday, September 18th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Drinking in America" by Eric Bogosian. Season tickets available at www.balagula.com.

Friday, September 19th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"Drinking in America" by Eric Bogosian. Season tickets available at www.balagula.com.

Poetry & Readings

Wednesday, September 10th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Author Sean Strub reads from and discusses his book BODY COUNTS. Panel discussion with guests Bernadette Barton, Ellen Riggle, and Thomas Tolliver. Event presented by GLSO and made possible by JustfundKY.

Saturday, September 20th - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Central Library - Story Room

Join us as beloved author Joan Walsh Anglund reads some of her favorite books for children. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet a true literary legend.

Saturday, September 20th - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Author of more than 95 books with 45 million in sales, Joan Walsh Anglund is a literary icon adored by generations of readers. Join us to learn more about her extraordinary career. Special guest author/illustrator Mary Engelbreit will also speak.

Special Events

Saturday, September 20th - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Author of more than 95 books with 45 million in sales, Joan Walsh Anglund is a literary icon adored by generations of readers. Join us to learn more about her extraordinary career. Special guest author/illustrator Mary Engelbreit will also speak.

Storytimes

Saturday, August 23rd - 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, August 27th - 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, August 30th - 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, September 3rd - 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, September 6th - 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, September 10th - 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, September 13th - 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, September 17th - 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, September 20th - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Central Library - Story Room

Join us as beloved author Joan Walsh Anglund reads some of her favorite books for children. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet a true literary legend.