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Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Wednesday, June 19th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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 Join library experts to learn about Find A Grave, an invaluable free resource for family historians. You'll leave with tips & tricks for helping track down your genealogy from your phone or computer!  For adults. Registration recommended.
For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Thursday, June 20th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Kentucky Archaeological Survey Staff Archaeologist Eric Schlarb will present information about and artifacts from mound building Native Americans who called the Bluegrass of Kentucky their home around 2,500 to 1,800 years ago. For adults. No registration.
Central Library - Kentucky Room
Thursday, June 20th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Former Kentucky Poet Laureate, Richard Taylor discusses his book Elkhorn.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Sunday, June 23rd - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but so many more have been lost forever. Join local blogger, attorney, and preservationist Peter Brackney as he explores the intriguing back stories of these bygone Bluegrass treasures. For adults. No registration required.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Thursday, June 27th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Learn what karst is and its relationship to caves and sinkholes, all important to our Bluegrass region landscape. You'll even get to view photographs of the National Corvette Museum sinkhole not previously released to the public. Presented by Charles Taylor, Head of the Water Resources Section of the Kentucky Geological Survey. For adults. No registration.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Sunday, June 30th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Join "Bourbon Archaeologist" Nicolas Laracuente for one of three fascinating presentations about sites around the Bluegrass. For adults. No registration required. Bourbon Archaeology 101 (June 12, 7:00 pm, Central Library).Buffalo Trace's "Bourbon Pompeii" (June 30, 2:00 pm, Beaumont Branch).Jessamine County's Forgotten Distillery: Canada Dry (July 18, 7:00... More Info
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, July 1st - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but so many have been lost forever. Join local blogger, attorney, and preservationist Peter Brackney as he explores the intriguing backstories of these bygone Bluegrass treasures. For adults. No registration required.
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Saturday, July 6th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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"The City now known as Lexington, Kentucky, is built of the dust of a dead metropolis of a lost race, of whose name, and language, and history not a vestige is left," wrote historian G.W. Ranick in 1872. But was it? Find out the truth and more with author and caver, Angelo George as he digs deep into this mystery. 
Central Library - Kentucky Room
Thursday, July 11th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Henry Clay was a respected statesman, but he also received criticism during his lifetime for drinking, gambling, fighting in duels and his religious views.?We'll explore the public debate around Clay's alleged vices, and the impact his reputation had on his political career. Join us as Eric Brooks shows us the human side of the great Henry Clay. For adults... More Info
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Saturday, July 13th - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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"The city now known as Lexington, Kentucky, is built of the dust of a dead metropolis of a lost race, of whose name, and language, and history not a vestige is left," wrote historian G.W. Ranck in 1872. But was it? Find out the truth and more with author and caver, Angelo George as he digs deep into this mystery.?

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