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Central Library
Friday, February 22nd - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Reinette Jones and Rob Aken are the co-founders and co-managers of the NKAA database, a free online reference tool that receives more than 300,000 hits each year.  They will speak about creating the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, which is valuable for research in genealogy and African American history.  Ms. Jones is a Librarian in the Special... More Info
Eastside Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, February 28th - 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. Wayne Johnson, of Central's Kentucky Room, will present.
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Saturday, March 2nd - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Join John Hockensmith, owner of Hockensmith's Fine Art Editions, activist/artist Bob Morgan, and designer Pattie Hood for a panel discussion on the life of artist Henry Faulkner. Copies of the book The Gift of Color: Henry Lawrence Faulkner - Paintings, Poems, & Writings will be on hand for purchase and signing.?
Central Library - Farish Theater
Sunday, March 3rd - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Henry Faulkner is popularly remembered as a painter with an eccentric personality, but he was so much more. Come discover how Faulkner's identity as a sexual outlaw propelled him into international circles, exposed him to incarceration, and profoundly impacted his art. Historian Jonathan Coleman, Ph.D., will reveal why Faulkner's greatest legacy is his... More Info
Central Library - Board Room (contact Admin to reserve)
Saturday, March 9th - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Age Group(s): adults, seniors,
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Does your group have a plan for organizing, preserving and sharing its records? UK's archivists will be presenting a free, hands-on workshop for local nonprofit and community organization representatives, on handling their organization's records and historical information.Topics will include: Recognizing the historical value of your organization's... More Info
For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500
Eastside Branch - Large Conference Room
Sunday, March 10th - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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2019 is the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone's first excursion through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky in 1769. Author Randell Jones will share an engaging presentation on the life and times of Daniel Boone, including some episodes perhaps lesser-known to many Kentuckians.  Presented by the Lexington History Museum.Randell Jones has received numerous book... More Info
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, March 13th - 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. Wayne Johnson, of Central's Kentucky Room, will present.
Central Library - Room C
Saturday, March 16th - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Age Group(s): adults, high school,
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Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Friday, March 22nd - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Age Group(s): adults, seniors, high school
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Please join us as Chautauqua performer Kelly Brengelman brings Madeline McDowell Breckinridge to life! Madeline, or Madge, as she preferred, was both a state and national leader of the women's suffrage movement, and was highly instrumental in Kentucky's ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. 
Central Library
Friday, March 22nd - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Age Group(s): adults, high school,
Event Type(s):
Reinette Jones and Rob Aken are the co-founders and co-managers of the NKAA database, a free online reference tool that receives more than 300,000 hits each year.  They will speak about creating the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, which is valuable for research in genealogy and African American history.  Ms. Jones is a Librarian in the Special... More Info

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