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Are you just starting your family tree, or have you run into a brick wall tracing a distant ancestor? Join us to share tips and learn new research strategies. All levels of experience are welcome!

Sunday, June 11 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pm Get out of your cookbook comfort zone at Bite Club! New themes/cuisines and cookbooks each meeting. Choose a recipe and contribute a potluck dish to sample or simply come to taste and discuss.
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Wonderful podcasts and walking tours have been created by our staff. Please enjoy!

Thursday, July 06 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Join us for a new book club for teens- it's not your parents' book club! Six books, one theme. Read one, read all, or even just bits of each, and come talk about it in a judgement-free space.
Thursday, June 01 2023 6:00pm - 7:00pm Calling all mystery fans! Join us for our monthly mystery book club! Light refreshments provided; for adults. This month's pick is The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell.
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We stand for free and open access to information. That starts with removing unnecessary barriers to our educational resources and technology. Starting April 13, 2023, the Lexington Public Library will no longer charge fines or fees for late, lost, or damaged material.

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Free program being offered at Northside and Village Branches

Lexington, Kentucky (December 20, 2022) – Lexington Public Library announced today that its popular LPL After School program will return in 2023, beginning January 2. 

LPL After School is a FREE drop-in program for kids aged 5-12 that takes place after regular school hours, Mondays through Fridays from 4-6pm.  The Library, in partnership with God’s Pantry, will provide snacks for all participants as well as STEAM and enrichment activities, homework help, and reading recommendations. And there’s no need to register—just show up!

Join librarians Alexa and Jenny as we talk books. What we're currently loving, what we're hating, and what we can't wait to read next!

Thursday, July 13 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm Bring your own zine project or just an idea! We will have a variety of supplies and templates available so you can make your zine.  Makerspace at Eastside Ages 13 +  All skill levels welcome
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Destination Kindergarten

Destination Kindergarten is the library’s program aimed at preschoolers and their caregivers- trying to help them practice the skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten.  During each Destination Kindergarten event, preschoolers and their caregivers can find a specalized area in the library with fun books, take-home activities, and information about development milestones and school readiness.

See below for more information on upcoming events and take-home packets and activities.

Thursday, June 08 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm Bring your own zine project or just an idea! We will have a variety of supplies and templates available so you can make your zine.  Makerspace at Eastside Ages 13 +  All skill levels welcome
Wednesday, June 21 2023 6:00pm - 7:00pm Are you an adult who misses the freedom and fun of elementary school art class? Join Amateur Hour! Don't consider yourself an artistic person? No problem! Come make some friends and try something new.
Saturday, June 24 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm Not an artist? Not a problem! We'll provide the art supplies; you provide the creativity during this open art program. June focus is street art inspired by Keith Haring. Recommend for 5-12 years old, dress for mess please.
Tuesday, June 20 2023 5:30pm - 6:30pm Join us at Lexington Public Library for a mindful discussion of a recently banned or challenged book and the topics surrounding it.
Friday, June 23 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm Have you ever wanted to learn Sudoku? Or do you love to play Sudoku and wanted to show off your skills to others. Either way here is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Event is open for anyone interested in Sudoku for Summer 2023.
Friday, June 09 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm Leave the school year behind at our after-hours Teen Summer Launch event! Teens Only, Ages 13 - 18.
Tuesday, July 11 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm Learn how to pour paint to create puddles, pools and marble-like patterns. Pouring results in a smooth, glossy paint film that is perfectly even and blemish free.
Wednesday, July 12 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm Freddy Fossil and his life-like puppets will help kids find answers to their dinosaur questions.  It's pre-hysterical family fun!! Recommended for those in preschool-5th grades.
Tuesday, July 11 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm Free summer snack from FCPS will be served for all children 18 years or younger Monday - Friday between June 12 - July 28.  No snack will be served June 19, July 3, and July 4.  All snacks must be consumed on site.
Wednesday, May 31 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Ready to get started researching your family tree?