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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

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)

Foreign Languages & ESL

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

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 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 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

Storytimes

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

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
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 Saturday, May 3rd
Saturday, May 17th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

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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