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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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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.
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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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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.

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Monday, July 14th
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Step Class with Dallas for Kids
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for kids in grades K-5. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Monday, July 14th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Builds Science
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
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.
Registration begins on June 30th
Monday, July 14th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Step Class with Dallas
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for teens in grades 6-12. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Monday, July 14th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Step Class with Dallas
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for teens in grades 6-12. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Monday, July 14th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore More!
Village Branch
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Try out experiments and different craft projects every week. This fun program is for children ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to cancel.
Monday, July 14th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Explore More!
Village Branch
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade
Try out experiments and different craft projects every week. This fun program is for children ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call to cancel.
Monday, July 14th
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 14th
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 14th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Storytelling Through Music
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Without words, music has often been used throughout history to tell stories; folk tales, bluegrass music, jazz, classical – almost every genre of music has been used to tell stories and pass our history down from one generation to the next. Each instrument has a different sound...
Registration begins on June 1st
Monday, July 14th
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 15th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Tuesday, July 15th
10:00am - 12:00pm
GarageBand
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple.
Registration begins on July 1st
Tuesday, July 15th
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 15th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Music Builds Science
Village Branch - Program Room
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.

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

Tuesday, July 15th
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 15th
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Entomology Explorers
Village Branch
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade, middle school
Explore the outdoors and collect fascinating creatures! During this program, attendees will be taking a short walk to a nerby cemetary to hunt for creeping, crawling, bugs! With the guidance of Mr. Newton from the UK Entomology Department there is no limit to what you will learn...
Tuesday, July 15th
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Entomology Explorers
Village Branch
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade, middle school
Explore the outdoors and collect fascinating creatures! During this program, attendees will be taking a short walk to a nerby cemetary to hunt for creeping, crawling, bugs! With the guidance of Mr. Newton from the UK Entomology Department there is no limit to what you will learn...
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.
Tuesday, July 15th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Reads
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Come to the Village branch on Tuesdays at 2 to read Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your A** by Meg Medina and to do crafts and other activities. This program is for teens in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, July 15th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teen Reads
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Come to the Village branch on Tuesdays at 2 to read Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your A** by Meg Medina and to do crafts and other activities. This program is for teens in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, July 15th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Illustrator Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.
Registration begins on July 1st
Tuesday, July 15th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dance Party!
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: preschool (3-5 Years), K-1st grade
Let’s hop, jump and wiggle with the music at the library! Come join us for a dance party.For ages 3-7. Reservations Required.

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

Wednesday, July 16th
9:30am - 11:00am
Book Brunch Discussion Group: Emma's War by Deborah Scroggins
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
If you're an early bird, please join us for a lively discussion on the third Wednesday of the month. Each month we'll pick a new book, fiction or nonfiction. Bring your opinions, ideas and perhaps a mug of coffee.
Wednesday, July 16th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Summer Reading Programming
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: all kids
Summer Reading Programmin
Wednesday, July 16th
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 16th
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 16th
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 16th
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Step Class with Dallas for Kids
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for kids in grades K-5. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Wednesday, July 16th
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Step Class with Dallas for Kids
Village Branch
Age Group: K-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade
Learn new rythms and awesome moves. This step class with Dalls is for kids in grades K-5. Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.
Wednesday, July 16th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Music Builds Science
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
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.
Registration begins on July 2nd
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