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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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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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Are you ready, player one?

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

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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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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Take Classes Online

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

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Thursday, April 17th
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Homework Help/Ayuda con tarea
Village Branch
Age Group: 2nd-3rd grade, middle school, high school
Homework help is available to all children in grades K-12. Please come in and sign up before 7:30pm each day, to ensure that you will receive help.
Thursday, April 17th
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Big and Little Storytime
Village Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
This storytime for ages 7 and under includes books, songs, finger-plays, stories, activities, and crafts. It is fun for the whole family!
Thursday, April 17th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Explore More
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Try out experiments and different craft projects every week. This fun program is for children in ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to cancel.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Thursday, April 17th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cool Snacks
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
A representative from the UK Extension office will show you how to make cool, healthy, and delicious afterschool snacks! This program is for children in grades K-5.
Thursday, April 17th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Spanish for Beginners
Central Library - Room A
Age Group: adults
A free 7 week Spanish course that focuses on practical application. The class starts with the alphabet and builds up to basic conversation pieces.
Thursday, April 17th
5:30pm
Teen Cafe
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Bored? Come join in the Teen Cafe nights at the Village Branch. Teens ages 12 and up can come to enjoy activities, crafts, games, and snacks on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30pm.
Thursday, April 17th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
GED Study Group. Math Focus. Walk-ins welcome. Please call (859)299-5982 for additional information.
Thursday, April 17th
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mahjong 101
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
While the origin of mahjong,called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia.If you're interested, this is a great opportunity to learn and play with others. At Tates Creek, we host two ongoing Mahjongg playing groups that meet...

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Thursday, April 17th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Final Cut Pro X Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class. Prerequisite: iMovie.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Thursday, April 17th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Resume Assistance
Eagle Creek Branch
Age Group: all ages
Come for resume help at Eagle Creek! Skilled volunteers will be available to help job seekers with the creation or editing of their resumes. Patrons will leave their sessions with up-to-date, digital and paper copies of their resumes. Resume Assistance is first-come, first-...
Thursday, April 17th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Introduction to PowerPoint 2013
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will explore the basic functions and uses of a presentation program and create a simple slideshow presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS word 2013 or previous experience using presentation software.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Thursday, April 17th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Friday, April 18th
9:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to MS Word 2013
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: Learn to Navigate Windows 8.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Friday, April 18th
9:30am - 11:30am
Web Design
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Discover how to plan, create and host a website. The class exercise uses Weebly.com’s free hosting service to get students started. Prerequisite: Internet Basics and you must have a working email address.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Friday, April 18th
10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Clapping, singing, and listening to great books! Simple story-related activity follows. 25 minutes
Friday, April 18th
10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Clapping, singing, and listening to great books! Simple story-related activity follows. 25 minutes
Friday, April 18th
10:30am - 11:00am
Preschool Play and Learn
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, science, and social skills.
Friday, April 18th
10:30am - 11:00am
Preschool Play and Learn
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, science, and social skills.
Friday, April 18th
11:00am - 7:00pm
Friends of the Library Food Trucks Benefit
Other Location - See Description
Age Group: all ages
Food trucks will be located across from Thoroughbred Park on Main Street in downtown Lexington. 10% of the profits for the day will be designated for Friends of Lexington Public Library.
Friday, April 18th
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Hop
Central Library - Gallery
Age Group: all ages
Gallery Hop
Friends Book Cellar will be open in the Lower Level of the Central Library during the Gallery Hop. All items will be 20% off.
Learners will discover how to use OverDrive, Zinio, OneClick Digital, and Freegal to check out e-magazines, stream movies, download free music and more. For PCs, tablets, and e-readers. Feel free to bring your own device.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Saturday, April 19th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Chess Mates
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, middle school, adults
Chess Mates is a drop-in club for beginners to advanced players. Basic lessons, snacks, and pick-up games are offered. For ages 8-up.Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Saturday, April 19th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Desktop Publishing with InDesign
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use textboxes and paragraph settings to better organize your copy and save time by using presets when creating a multi-page documents. Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Saturday, April 19th
11:00am
Saturday Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: families
A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.
Saturday, April 19th
11:00am - 11:30am
Super Saturday Storytimes
Central Library - Story Room
Age Group: families
Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!
Saturday, April 19th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lego Time
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Take some time to explore your creative side and build your own Lego creations. For ages 5 and up, reservations required

For group registration please contact this library location at (859) 231-5500

Sunday, April 20th
(All day)
Library Closed: Easter
All Branches
Age Group: all ages
Library closed
Sunday, April 20th
(All day)
Library Closed: Easter
Central Library
Age Group: all ages
Library closed
Sunday, April 20th
(All day)
Library Closed: Easter
Beaumont Branch
Age Group: all ages
Library closed
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