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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.
Thursday, June 15 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm Babies, along with their caregivers, will explore a variety of materials that engage their visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile senses.
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Wonderful podcasts and walking tours have been created by our staff. Please enjoy!


Located on the second floor of the Eastside Branch, the Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for making, learning, exploring, and sharing. Through the intersections of technology, science, art, and culture, the space encourages entrepreneurship, personal growth, and artistic expression.


The Digital Studio provides people of all skill levels the tools for filmmaking, photography and digital art, music making, and media preservation.

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.

Join us for a walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s public art. The full tour is available as a single MP3, or you can download individual tracks. For the single MP3, music will play between the stops.


The William Stamps Farish Fund Theater is a state-of-the-art facility in one of Main Street’s busiest places.

Fully renovated and updated, the theater on the Central Library’s first floor is home to theater, dance, live music, film, community events, and meetings. The Lexington Public Library makes the facility available at some of the city’s best prices, with affordable business, nonprofit, and government rates.

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 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.
Saturday, June 17 2023 3:00pm - 4:30pm Join us to learn about a new artist every month, and create a unique work inspired by their style (with a touch of your own!).
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Learn by doing. Get hands-on practice with cutting edge technology at our Digital Studio, Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab, and Makerspace on your own or learn from our expert staff during structured programs.

Monday, July 03 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab as we create our own pixel art with Perler Beads. For grades 3-12
Saturday, June 24 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pm Join us for a fun and easy art project! Similar to paint-by-number, each design is divided into dozens of spaces. Each space has a number that corresponds to a sticker.
Friday, July 07 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab as we create our own pixel art with Perler Beads. For grades 3-12
Thursday, June 08 2023 10:30am - 11:30am Let's turn cardboard boxes into cars and watch short films in the crafty works of art! For ages 2 - 6. All materials provided while supplies last. Please call ahead for any group more than 5 kids, thanks.
Thursday, June 29 2023 5:30pm - 6:30pm Use your creativity to create art with paint on recycled book pages. All supplies provided.  For adults and teens. No registration.
Wednesday, June 28 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Use your creativity to create art with paint on recycled book pages. All supplies provided.  For adults and teens. No registration.
Monday, June 12 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm Walking toddlers and preschoolers are invited to play games using equipment they create with art supplies. Games include balloon tennis and mini golf. Recommended for ages 2-5.
Friday, June 30 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm Start creating your own personal art journal with provided supplies and found objects. All materials provided, but bring any personal photos, objects, etc that you would like to include.
Friday, June 16 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm Discover the art of Improv Comedy with Miss Molly of Central Kentucky Improv! Play fun acting games and laugh with your friends. Recommended for grades 3-8.
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.

Digital Archives - Collection - Group

Fayette County, Kentucky, has changed enormously since it was created in 1792.  This collection contains documents about the people, places, and history of Fayette County.


The Lexington Public Library has made an effort to ensure that all of our digital collections are public domain, or that we have gotten approval from the copyright holders to display their work. Most - but not all - of these collections, to the best of our knowledge, have no known US copyright restrictions. Some items in the collection are under copyright but qualify for online display by libraries under Section 108(h) of United States Copyright Law. Some of the collections provided in the Library's Digital Archives are made available under an assertion of fair use, which does not necessarily apply to an individual's use of them.

Board Member
Elizabeth Adams
Advisory Board

Elizabeth has been a member of the Lexington Police Department since 1998.  After retiring from sworn duty in 2019, she returned to the department as a polygraph examiner and background investigator.  In her current position, she coordinates with multiple divisions in the Urban County Government to ensure the fair hiring of qualified applicants.

Prior to joining the Lexington Police Department, she graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in art history.  She also attended Hunter College in New Your City where she interned with the New York Police Department’s Major Case Squad which handled all of the art theft for the department.

She has been a chairman with the Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Fall Festival Committee since 2013 and served as a Battle of the Books coach.

Elizabeth loves traveling with her daughter slightly more than researching and planning all the trips they have yet to take.  She has finally admitted that traveling with Libby on her device is easier than carrying books on a plane.

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Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

140 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507