Candidate Forums

Candidate forums that took place in our Farish Theater are now available online thanks to The League of Women Voters and Cable Channel 20.

Wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government.
- Thomas Jefferson

Research Your Family History

Learn how to use Ancestry.com to view census data, search vital records, and access other features in this free class at the Central Library.

Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.
- Unknown

Home Energy & Water Audit Kits

Kits are available for free 14-day checkout at Library locations. Each kit includes tools to help you improve home energy or water consumption.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- Cicero
Downtown Traffic Impacts
Friday, October 31st - 3:30 PM to Saturday, November 1st - 11:45 PM

Heavy traffic is expected in the downtown area on Friday, October 31st, and Saturday, November 1st. The Central Library will be open for regular hours on both days. Traffic patterns will be altered exiting Central Library's parking garage. Please follow signs and plan accordingly. Thank you!

Locations & Hours

Upcoming Events

Calling all Super Heroes! Come dressed in your costume and help us save the day! We will have stories, songs and go trick or treating in the department.
Central Library
Fri. October 31st - 10:00am to 10:55am
Clapping, singing, and listening to great books! Simple story-related activity follows. 25 minutes
Tates Creek Branch
Fri. October 31st - 10:30am
Play & Learn features stories, music & activities that encourage literacy, math, science & social skills. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.
Beaumont Branch
Fri. October 31st - 10:30am to 11:00am
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Party Extravaganza--complete with songs and dancing, a costume parade and trick-or-treating, and a small craft.
Tates Creek Branch
Fri. October 31st - 10:30am to 11:30am
"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com
Central Library
Fri. October 31st - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. . Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.
Central Library
Sat. November 1st - 9:30am to 11:30am
We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.
Northside Branch
Sat. November 1st - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!
Central Library
Sat. November 1st - 11:00am to 11:30am
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Tates Creek Branch
Sat. November 1st - 11:00am
Take some time to explore your creative side and build your own Lego creations. For ages 5 & up. Reservations Required.
Tates Creek Branch
Sat. November 1st - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Drop-in chess club. Lessons, snacks, and pick-up games. Ages 8-up.
Eagle Creek Branch
Sat. November 1st - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrate this Mexican holiday and learn about Mexican culture by listening to stories, and completing crafts and activities that will be fun for the whole family.
Village Branch
Sat. November 1st - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Drop-in chess club. Lessons, snacks, and pick-up games. Ages 8-up.
Eagle Creek Branch
Sat. November 1st - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Short films from young local filmmakers. Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening. Lexington Film League and Lexington Public present the Filmslang Film Fest.
Central Library
Sat. November 1st - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
The Lexington Public Library Foundation is hosting Lexington’s premier Halloween Party for adults, and we’re inviting you to be a part of it! Join us in our new building, located at 3000 Blake James...
Other Location
Sat. November 1st - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Don't forget about #Filmslang this weekend at Central Library's Farish Theater. Details: http://t.co/jgmBdPfDpe @lexfilmleague