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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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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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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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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.

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

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Wednesday, April 30th
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, April 30th
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, April 30th
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Explore PC basics
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. In addition to getting an introduction to the Windows 8 PC, learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to use files, folders, and libraries; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen....

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

Wednesday, April 30th
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Internet Basics
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

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

Wednesday, April 30th
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.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Beginning Adult Literacy class. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Guitar Class
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn guitar basics. For teens ages 12-18.
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Advanced Features of MS Word 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learners will get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Additional Features of Word.

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

Wednesday, April 30th
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy Adult Education
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
GED Study Group, Reading and Essay Writing. Referral from Bluegrass Literacy required. Please call (859)299-5982 for a referral prior to coming to your first class.
Thursday, May 1st
9:30am - 11:00am
Using Ancestry.com to Research Your Family History
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults, seniors
This is an introduction to the current version of Ancestry's Library Edition. By the end of the class, students will be able to conduct searches for Census information, vital records information and military information. The student will also be shown the tabbed features:...

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

Thursday, May 1st
10:30am - 12:00pm
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room
Age Group: adults
English Class for Beginners/Clase de inglés
Thursday, May 1st
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Living With Alzheimer's For Caregivers in the Early Stages
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What Kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us and hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. To...
Thursday, May 1st
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...
Thursday, May 1st
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, May 1st
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, May 1st
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, May 1st
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, May 1st
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, May 1st
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tates Creek Writers Group
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, seniors
This group is open to all genres and levels of writing experience.
Thursday, May 1st
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Introduction to Mac
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.

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

Thursday, May 1st
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Resume Assistance
Eagle Creek Branch
Age Group: adults
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, May 1st
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Creating Monarch Way Stations
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults, families
Blake Newton of the UK Extension Office, will share information and tips about Monarch Way Stations, beautiful feeding and growing sites you can create in your own yard. Registration preferred, but drop-ins are welcome.

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

Thursday, May 1st
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Saturday, May 3rd
9:30am - 11:30am
Introduction to PowerPoint 2013
Central Library - Computer Lab
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.
Registration begins on April 19th
Saturday, May 3rd
10:00am - 12:00pm
iMovie Basics
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Create your own video project using photos, video clips and music. This is a great class for beginners.
Registration begins on April 19th
Saturday, May 3rd
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, May 3rd
11:00am - 11:30am
Super Saturday Storytimes
Tates Creek Branch - Story Pit
Age Group: families
Join us for special family storytimes each Saturday in May.
Saturday, May 3rd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Derby Hats!
Central Library
Age Group: all kids
Ready for the big event? You're not ready to run for the roses till you've made your hat! Drop by to create your own masterpiece!
Saturday, May 3rd
2:30pm - 4:45pm
Chess Mates
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: 4th-5th grade, 2nd-3rd grade
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.
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.
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