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Northside Branch

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

Address: 

1733 Russell Cave Rd.
Lexington, KY 40505

Hours: 

Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Northside Branch

Storytimes

Thursday, July 31st - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

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

Computer Class

Thursday, July 31st - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Use Photoshop digital darkroom techniques and Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Saturday, August 2nd - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Tuesday, August 5th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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.

Tuesday, August 5th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Thursday, August 7th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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.

Saturday, August 9th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Tuesday, August 12th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to restore damaged documents and photos while creating a high-quality copy for use to protect the original.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or some experience with Photoshop.

Tuesday, August 12th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Thursday, August 14th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Saturday, August 16th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography or some experience with Photoshop.

Tuesday, August 19th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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.

Tuesday, August 19th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Thursday, August 21st - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to effectively use layers in Photoshop. You'll make a multi-layer project using images and text, and use layer masks.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or some Photoshop experience.

Saturday, August 23rd - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Use Photoshop digital darkroom techniques and Adobe Camera RAW to improve the lighting, color, and composition of the image.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Tuesday, August 26th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Tuesday, August 26th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Use textboxes and paragraph settings to better organize your copy and save time by using presets when creating a multi-page documents.

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Thursday, August 28th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to retouch your photos like the professionals do! We'll use multiple techniques, and talk about avoiding the dreaded "Photoshop Disaster."

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Saturday, August 30th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

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

Foreign Languages & ESL

Thursday, July 31st - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, August 5th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, August 7th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, August 12th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, August 14th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, August 19th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, August 21st - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, August 26th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, August 28th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Book Clubs & Book Groups

Saturday, August 2nd - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Do you want to take over the world? 1. Join the Most Dangerous Book Club. 2. Become the smartest kid in the world. 3. Prove your mettle, crack the code, and you will be rewarded! Recommended for kids ages 9 to 13.

Adult Education

Monday, August 4th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, August 11th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, August 18th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, August 25th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.