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Tuesday, March 3rd - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Film Screening: ERNEST & CELESTINE -The charming story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

Wednesday, March 4th - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Film Screening: THE BOXTROLLS - A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Thursday, March 5th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Thursday, March 5th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Live Local Music! The Hollow Bodies - Tickets $5.00 available at the door.

Saturday, March 7th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Film Screening: FROZEN Sing-a-long - When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Thursday, March 12th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Thursday, March 12th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us for our monthly jazz concert series, brought to you by the Jazz Arts Foundation. Find out more at www.jazzartsfoundation.org. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 13th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

The two-act play by Anthony Wynn explores the complex relationship between literary giant George Bernard Shaw and the poet Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde) through their own letters to one another in the 1930s and 1940s. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Saturday, March 14th - 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

The two-act play by Anthony Wynn explores the complex relationship between literary giant George Bernard Shaw and the poet Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde) through their own letters to one another in the 1930s and 1940s. Tickets available at www.balagula.com.

Sunday, March 15th - 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

The two-act play by Anthony Wynn explores the complex relationship between literary giant George Bernard Shaw and the poet Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde) through their own letters to one another in the 1930s and 1940s. Tickets available at www.balagula.com.

Wednesday, March 18th - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

The Lexington premiere of Morgan Atkinson's latest documentary.THE MANY STOREYS AND LAST DAYS OF THOMAS MERTON is the story of Trappist monk Thomas Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today. Q&A with director Morgan Atkinson to follow screening.

Thursday, March 19th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Monday, March 23rd - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Live Local Music! Attempt - Tickets $5.00 available at the door.

Tuesday, March 24th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Live Local Music! A Tribe Called Lex - Tickets $5.00 available at the door.

Wednesday, March 25th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Film screening followed by discussion. THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question - do we need the stars? - taking him from Brooklyn to Mauna Kea, Paris, and beyond. Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights - including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.

Thursday, March 26th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

American Art History lecture series on Thursday mornings. Registration required at 859-321-1341. Registration fee.

Monday, March 30th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us the last Monday of every month for a rip roaring good time at the Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library. One of two formats will be presented each month. Most months will have a featured storyteller who will tell for 30 – 45 minutes. Listen in as the teller spins tales, transports, and entertains all within earshot. Audience members are welcome to share their stories during open mic times after the featured storyteller.
The other format is a story slam held four times a year. Tellers will tell a five minute story. Ties will be broken with ever shorter stories – 4 minutes, 3 minutes! Come compete, volunteer to judge, or simply enjoy the stories.
If you love stories -- hearing them, telling them -- you'll want to join us!
Stories begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 8:45. Cover: $5.00. This event raises funds to support Kentucky Storytelling Association programs and projects, and is presented in partnership with the Lexington Public Library.

Tuesday, March 31st - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Film screening followed by Skype Q & A with director/journalist Angela Sun. PLASTIC PARADISE (The Great Pacific Garbage Patch) is an independent documentary film that chronicles Angela Sun's personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society's vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans -- and what it may be doing to our health.

Thursday, April 2nd - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School will give an introduction to hiking and the great outdoors. Learn about all the things Cheryl Strayed did right in her trek across the Pacific Coast Trail, as well as how to avoid her mistakes. Find out the best places to hike in the Bluegrass if Strayed has inspired you to go a little Wild.

Friday, April 10th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Play performance: The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.

Saturday, April 11th - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Play performance: The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.

Tuesday, April 14th - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

film screening

Thursday, April 16th - 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Earth Day Coalition Film Screening: SWITCH - What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? SWITCH goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world's most restricted energy sites, to depoliticize competing power sources, make the technical accessible, and discover the truth of our energy future. Test audiences have raved, calling it, 'The most important energy film since An Inconvenient Truth.'

Sunday, April 19th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Earth Day Coalition Film Screening: CHASING ICE Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Monday, April 27th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us the last Monday of every month for a rip roaring good time at the Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library. One of two formats will be presented each month. Most months will have a featured storyteller who will tell for 30 – 45 minutes. Listen in as the teller spins tales, transports, and entertains all within earshot. Audience members are welcome to share their stories during open mic times after the featured storyteller.
The other format is a story slam held four times a year. Tellers will tell a five minute story. Ties will be broken with ever shorter stories – 4 minutes, 3 minutes! Come compete, volunteer to judge, or simply enjoy the stories.
If you love stories -- hearing them, telling them -- you'll want to join us!
Stories begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 8:45. Cover: $5.00. This event raises funds to support Kentucky Storytelling Association programs and projects, and is presented in partnership with the Lexington Public Library.

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