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Central Library - Farish Theater
Wednesday, May 1st - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Join us for a riveting discussion about some of Lexington's most famous unsolved murders.
Central Library
Saturday, May 11th - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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The public is invited to join 4th-12th grade students from across Kentucky as they display and share their National History Day projects! Students will discuss their projects featuring topics from local, national, and world history. Presented in partnership with the Kentucky Historical Society. 
Central Library - Farish Theater
Saturday, May 11th - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Screen and stage presentations as part of History Day, with additional events in the second-floor atrium and third-floor Kentucky Room.
Eastside Branch - Large Conference Room
Sunday, May 19th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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French immigrants Edme and Charlotte Mentelle came to Lexington in 1798. Intimate friends of Henry and Lucretia Clay, they founded a school where Mary Todd spent her teen-age years. Randolph Runyon will discuss this unique family and their role in Lexington history. He is the author of The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the immigrant family... More Info
Village Branch - Meeting Room A
Tuesday, June 11th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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What's beneath our feet? Come dig up artifacts that tell Kentucky's story. Registration required. For grades K-5. 
Registration begins on May 12th
Central Library - Kentucky Room
Wednesday, June 12th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 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
Thursday, June 13th - 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.
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.
Registration begins on May 20th
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.

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