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The Lexington Public Library is teaming up with “Captain Underpants” author and illustrator Dav Pilkey and 53 other Kentucky libraries to provide elementary schools with emergency underwear as well as aid to families through Family Resource Centers. Throughout December, we will be collecting new underwear in all sizes. Just drop them off in the laundry basket collection boxes at each of our library locations.

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All library branches have handed out all available glasses except those allotted for special eclipse programs. Central will be handing out a very limited supply each day for the next few days. 

Several retail outlets such as Kroger, Walmart, Lowe's, Hobby... more info

Dongfeng Li is an associate professor teaching drawing, painting and watercolor at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. His past teaching experiences include teaching at Webster University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and workshop during the exhibition of Ming Dynasty Art, History and Culture at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Traveling Chinese contemporary watercolor exhibition sponsored by Chinese United Watercolor Association and the ACFIC Folk Artworks & Antique. Co-organized by the Saint Louis Artist Guild, Lexington Public Library, The "Collection" Magazine, and Beijing Arthelp Cultural Development Co., Ltd.

 Join us for the sequel to our popular Minecraft Mania class!  Make your own Minecraft monster!  Participants will be able to design their own original creature and add simple, customer animations using Java.

Central Library

April 5-6 (1:30-3:30pm)
Registration begins March 22

  • For ages 12-16.
  • No previous programming experience is required... more info

An index of the cemetery resources located in the Kentucky Room at the Central Library.

African Cemetery No. 2
Seventh St, Lexington KY

  • History of the Lexington Cemetery by Burton Milward p. 17-18
  • Lexington Herald 01/23/80 A-3 col. 5-6
  • Lexington Herald 06/03/80 A-3 col. 1-4 and A-4
  • Lexington Herald-Leader 06/02/98 D-1 col. 1-4 and D-4 (LVF)
  • Lexington Herald-Leader 11/04/98 "Bluegrass Communities" p. 4
  • Lexington Herald-Leader 05/28/00... more info

This is where you can find information about our biggest Discover Summer events for kids!  Click here for more Discover Summer information for all ages.

All events are free.

Registration is required for some programs for each child who will be attending.  Please register if applicable by clicking on the link for that session.  To inquire about registering a group, please call (859) 231-5500.



Thanks for helping us make Discover Summer a success this year!  Check back next year for more... more info

If you are interested in exhibiting your work in the Central Library Gallery, please fill out the form below:

Mouse and Keyboard Basics
Class Handout

PC Basics
Class Handout

Internet Basics
Class Handout

Email Basics
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Note:  The Production Studio, Audio Booth and Video Booth require reservations. Please call 231-5500 to make a reservation. All booths can be reserved up to two weeks in advance. Ages 16 and older can reserve the booths. (15 and under must be accompanied by a parent.)

Equipment includes:

  • Eight 2014 Mac Pro workstations and two 2008 Mac Pro workstations in main lab.
  • Production Studio including green screen, tripods, and lighting.
  • Audio Recording Booth including a 21.5" iMac computer, USB music keyboard, and microphones.
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If you are interested in registering for a computer class, please check our upcoming classes list and register today!

Classes are:

  • Free.
  • One-time sessions.
  • Limited to 12 students. (Digital Studio classes are limited to 10 students.)
  • Available for registration 14 days before the date of the class.

Students should:

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