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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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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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Water Your Family Tree

A six-class series on genealogy research and resources featuring local experts.
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Find the egg!

Locate images hidden throughout our website, collect code words, then enter to win.
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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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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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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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The Friends Book Cellar is open from 1:00-5:00 PM on the first Sunday of each month for a 20% off sale. The Friends Book Cellar is located in the Lower Level of the Central Library.
Monday, July 7th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Monday, July 7th
11:00am - 11:30am
Jump Baby Jump
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), toddler (2-3 years)
Music and playtime for young toddler. Ages 18-30 months. Registration required, call 231-5500.
Monday, July 7th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
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.

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

Monday, July 7th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
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.

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

Monday, July 7th
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Job Lab @ Central Library
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Open lab time to work on job search skills, resume or cover letter writing skills, and job applications with computer teachers present to answer questions. No reservations required. Bring complete references, job history, education, and any other information you might need for a...
Monday, July 7th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Introduction To SLR (single lens reflex) Photography
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
Learn to control your digital or film SLR camera. Get beyond the automatic settings and explore the functions that your camera offers. Topics include: overview of the SLR, shutter speed, aperture, exposure, composition, lenses and basic flash photography. No digital post-...

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

Monday, July 7th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Intermediate ESL
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.
Tuesday, July 8th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
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.
Tuesday, July 8th
10:00am - 12:00pm
iPhoto Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Enhance and organize digital photos and create a slideshow with music and text. This is a great class for beginners.
Registration begins on June 24th
Tuesday, July 8th
10:30am
Baby and Me!
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: infant (0-12 months), baby (1-2 years)
Lap-sit storytime introducing books, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 6-18 months. 20 minutes.
Tuesday, July 8th
11:00am - 11:20am
Read and Rhyme
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
Tuesday, July 8th
12:30pm - 2:00pm
English Conversation Group
Central Library - Room C
Age Group: adults
An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.
Tuesday, July 8th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
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.
Registration begins on June 24th
Tuesday, July 8th
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Little Leonardos: Science of Art
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years), preschool (3-5 Years)
Explore the preschool science side of art with a fun project. Please dress to messy!
Registration begins on June 24th
Tuesday, July 8th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Paws to Read
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Come read stories to the dogs from Love on a Leash. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Drop-ins welcome.
Tuesday, July 8th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adobe Bridge Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Use Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop to organize photos, and use automation to resize, watermark, and batch edit them. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography or some experience with Photoshop.
Registration begins on June 24th
Wednesday, July 9th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, July 9th
10:00am - 10:30am
Toddler Time
Beaumont Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
Come enjoy this high-energy program for twos & threes. Through interactive stories, music, movement & crafts, we'll promote early literacy skills & make new friends.
Wednesday, July 9th
10:30am
First Steps Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: baby (1-2 years)
Experience fun with songs, finger plays, and books! This storytime lasts approximately 15 minutes, making it great for wigglers!
Wednesday, July 9th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Village Branch - Program Room
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.

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

Wednesday, July 9th
11:00am - 11:45am
Preschool Storytime
Eagle Creek Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage math, science, and literacy skills.
Wednesday, July 9th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Gentle Carousel Horses
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: all ages
Get ready for Breyerfest with Gentle Carousel's Breyer Model Horses, Magic and Hamlet. Don't leave without a horse hug!
Wednesday, July 9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Scales VS. Tails
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
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.

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

Wednesday, July 9th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Origami Yoda and Other Star Wars Paper Creations
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Learn to make an Origami Yoda, Darth Paper, the Fortune Wookie and other creations from Tom Angleberger's popular series. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Reservations Required
Registration begins on June 25th
Thursday, July 10th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Thursday, July 10th
10:30am
Preschool Storytime
Tates Creek Branch
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years)
Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, and science skills. 30 minutes
Thursday, July 10th
10:45am - 11:05am
Bouncing Babies
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: baby (1-2 years), infant (0-12 months)
This lapsit storytime develops early skills via books, songs, fingerplays & activities, all while promoting budding social skills & child-caregiver interaction. No registration required!
Thursday, July 10th
11:00am - 11:30am
Read! Play! Learn!
Northside Branch - Story Room
Age Group: families
Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.
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