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Wednesday, June 14 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pm Celebrate flag day by learning to make pride flag earrings! We'll be molding and baking polymer clay to make a fun craft you can repeat at home.  Ages 13 - 18
Wednesday, June 21 2023 1:00pm - 5:00pm Need to prep for Pride Prom? Want to branch out into new clothing expressions? Come pick up gender affirming clothes at the library!
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.
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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!

Friday, June 09 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm Drop in and celebrate Pride by making wearable rainbow accessories at this DIY crafternoon. For tweens and teens. No reservations required.
Friday, June 23 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm Let's celebrate Pride Month! Come dressed your best for Prom as we dance the night away. Enjoy special photo ops, tarot readings, snacks, and more! For ages 12-17.
Thursday, July 13 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm An open gaming session where teens can explore experiences and games on the Oculus VR, or play some games on the Nintendo switch.
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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.

Tuesday, June 06 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm Join us for this youth-centered poetry writing workshop for some basic exercises to bring your writing to life.
Thursday, July 06 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm An open gaming session where teens can explore experiences and games on the Oculus VR, or play some games on the Nintendo switch.
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.
Wednesday, July 12 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm In this 3 day workshop youth will craft their own characters, then have them perform in a short stop-motion film!
Monday, July 10 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm In this 3 day workshop youth will craft their own characters, then have them perform in a short stop-motion film!
Thursday, June 01 2023 5:00pm - 6:30pm Looking for a safe space to exist around other members of the LGBTQ+ community, while working on craft projects new and old? Drop in any time during the evening, and hang out while using materials and tools from home, or learn something new! We'll have sewing machines, embroidery hoops, yarn, and more available in our Makerspace!
Monday, June 26 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm Roll up your sleeves and get crafting! Each month, we'll dive into a new, exciting craft.
Thursday, June 15 2023 10:00am - 11:00am Design your own paper "cloth" patterns and practice weaving to make your own kente cloth inspired paper craft. Learn about African heritage and check out some book selections!
Tuesday, July 11 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm In this 3 day workshop youth will craft their own characters, then have them perform in a short stop-motion film!
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If books are your thing, this is your place.  Browse the newest titles in our collection, take a deep dive into comics and graphic novels with the 741.5 bulletin, request a personalized "bag of books," and more.

Saturday, July 08 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm Join flute maker and musician Fred Nez Keams for a performance and an opportunity to learn about his craft. Fred is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and grew up in Navajo, New Mexico.
Thursday, July 13 2023 1:00pm - 6:30pm Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Makerspace at Eastside. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Large Format Printer, and more.