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Take Classes Online

Over 500 courses, from algebra to yoga, are available through Universal Class with your Lexington Public Library account.
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Ready, Set, Go!

Members of our staff are running the KY Derby Festival Marathon Relay on April 19th. Help us reach our fundraising goal, and cheer us on as we train for the finish line!
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Writing Contest

Village Branch is holding a writing contest for children in grades K-5. Tell us what the Library means to you, and enter to win a bicycle!
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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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Water Your Family Tree

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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Enjoy the Sounds and Spirits

Live bluegrass music by Dove Creek, hors d'oeuvres, beer and this year's featured bourbon, Blanton's! Have fun and help raise funds for your library.
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Are you ready, player one?

Join us in a city-wide Pac-Man tournament for the ages! Bragging rights are on the line.

All library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Monday, April 21st
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ready Player One Film Fest - WARGAMES (1983)
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults, high school
A small sampling of James Halliday-approved 70's and 80's movies featured heavily in this year's One Book One Bluegrass book - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Better study up on them now - you never know when you might need them in the OASIS!
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Good Foods Film Series
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.
Thursday, April 24th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sayre Spring Concert
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Sayre high school spring concert featuring performances by Sayre School students. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 27th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons Live - LARPing at the Library
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults, high school
Live D&D performance lead by local Dungeon Master and sci-fi author Christopher Rowe. Part of the One Book One Bluegrass festival, as inspired by Ready Player One!
A small sampling of James Halliday-approved 70's and 80's movies featured heavily in this year's One Book One Bluegrass book - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Better study up on them now - you never know when you might need them in the OASIS!
Wednesday, April 30th
9:00am - 9:00pm
International Jazz Day Celebration
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
International Day of Jazz
Representatives from Dreamland Skateparks design firm will receive public input on what should be included in Lexington’s next skatepark to be located at Berry Hill Park. This meeting is is hosted by LFUCG Parks and Recreation in partnership with Friends for Skateparks,...
Thursday, May 8th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jazz: Live at the Library!
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month at the Farish Theater. Sponsored by the Jazz Arts Foundation and Jamey Aebersold Jazz.
Tuesday, May 13th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
BCTC Presents: Shorts - A Student Showcase
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults
Bluegrass Community and Technical College present their final projects.
OLLI theater course performance. This course combines students' love of history with research, character creation, and performance.
Dance program
Saturday, May 24th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
"Therapy Session"
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Magic and comedy show for all ages. Two shows: 1pm and 3pm. Advanced Tickets: $10-Adults and $5-Kids 12yrs and under are available at https://squareup.com/market/lionsmagic/therapy-session. Tickets at door: $15-Adults and $10-Kids 12yrs and under.
Play performance of comedy by Oscar Wilde.
Tuesday, May 27th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Good Foods Film Series
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.
Friday, May 30th
9:30am - 6:00pm
Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults
Lexington Film League presents the Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival
Saturday, May 31st
9:00am - 5:00pm
Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults
Lexington Film League presents the Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival
Tuesday, June 10th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Predator VS. Prey!
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
It’s an ‘eat or be eaten’ world for wildlife. Wildlife biologist Bob Tarter will bring a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and discuss their role in the food chain. Meet the newest member of his wildlife family, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Bring your camera! For ages 5 and up...
Thursday, June 12th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jazz: Live at the Library!
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month at the Farish Theater. Sponsored by the Jazz Arts Foundation and Jamey Aebersold Jazz.
Tuesday, June 17th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Music Fun with Laura Doherty
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: families
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for singing and dancing with acclaimed Chicago children’s musician Laura Doherty. Sing along fun for the entire family!
A conference to discuss challenges, creative solutions, and the success stories of Lexington's growing refugee population. Register now at https://sites.google.com/site/lexingtonrefugeesummit/
Monday, June 23rd
10:00am - 12:00pm
Bright Star Theatre Presents "Once Upon a Time"
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are brought to life by the talented actors from Bright Star Children’s Theatre. For ages 5 and up.
Tuesday, June 24th
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Good Foods Film Series
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.
Thursday, June 26th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
LexPoMo Lexcentric Poetry Open Mic Night
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: adults, high school
Poetry Open Mic Night, celebrating LexPoMo - come and sign up to read or perform ANY type of poetry! The only requirement is to reference Lexington, or anything Lexington-related, in your piece.
Wednesday, July 2nd
10:00am - 12:00pm
Hooked on Science
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Award winning science educator Jason Lindsey will literally blow you away! Hands-on science experiments include exploding watermelons, exploding sandwich bags and creating film canister rockets. For ages 6 & up.
Tuesday, July 8th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Who’s the coolest creature, the snake, the skink or the alligator? The Newport Aquarium staff will bring all 3 and tell you all about them. For ages 6 & up.
Thursday, July 10th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jazz: Live at the Library!
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: all ages
Free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month at the Farish Theater. Sponsored by the Jazz Arts Foundation and Jamey Aebersold Jazz.
Tuesday, July 15th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Builds Science
Central Library - Farish Theater
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Explore the science of sound with the musicians of the Lexington Philharmonic. Learn how sound travels, why some instruments are louder than others and more. For ages 5 and up.
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