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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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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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Research Your Family History

Learn how to use Ancestry.com to view census data, search vital records, and access other features in this free class at the Central Library.
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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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Are you ready, player one?

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

The library is closed all day today for Easter.

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Tuesday, May 20th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bluegrass Literacy ESL Class
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room
Age Group: adults
English as a Second Language class.
Tuesday, May 20th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Photoshop 2: Layers
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn to effectively use layers in Photoshop. You'll make a multi-layer project using images and text, and use layer masks. Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or some Photoshop experience.
Registration begins on May 6th
Friends of the Library will be have books for sale at the UK Chandler Medical Center.
Wednesday, May 21st
9:30am - 11:00am
Book Brunch Discussion Group: Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
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, May 21st
9:30am - 11:30am
Learn to use the mouse and keyboard
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.
Registration begins on May 7th
Wednesday, May 21st
10:00am - 10:30am
The Young and the Restless
Central Library - Story Room
Age Group: toddler (2-3 years)
A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-realted craft or activity is included.
Wednesday, May 21st
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Windows 8: Tips and Tricks
Central Library - Computer Lab
Age Group: adults
Learners will discover more about the advanced features of Windows 8, including how to personalize their device with a picture password, create a master control panel for all their settings, the full range of keyboard shortcuts and a number of time and effort saving ways to make...
Registration begins on May 7th
Wednesday, May 21st
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, May 21st
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, May 21st
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Eagle Creek Writers Group
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
This is a monthly business and critique meeting, open to all. All genres and all levels of experience are welcome.
Wednesday, May 21st
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, May 21st
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Teen Guitar Class
Village Branch
Age Group: middle school, high school
Learn guitar basics. For teens ages 12-18.
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.
Registration begins on May 7th
For advanced Spanish-language learners, this club will provide a place for participants to practice their conversational Spanish in a friendly environment.
Wednesday, May 21st
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.
Friends of the Library will be have books for sale at the UK Chandler Medical Center.
Thursday, May 22nd
9:30am - 11:30am
Additional features of MS Word 2013
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will experience more advanced word processing tasks including lists, headers, and cut/copy/paste functions. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013.
Registration begins on May 8th
Thursday, May 22nd
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 22nd
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wedding Traditions: Something Old, Something New
Eagle Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Vickie Canham of the DAR will present a program on the evolution of the customs and traditions surrounding the wedding day. Changes in wedding traditions and customs are viewed as they evolved from the 17th century to present day. Prior registration is requested, but drop-ins...

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

Thursday, May 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Living Well With Diabetes
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
A four week series on the latest information to deal with diabetes each day, including: healthy eating, developing an active lifestyle, reducing health risks, taking medication and problem solving.

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

Thursday, May 22nd
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 22nd
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, May 22nd
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 22nd
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 22nd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Photoshop 2: Retouching
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Age Group: adults
Learn to retouch your photos like the professionals do! We'll use multiple techniques, and talk about avoiding the dreaded "Photoshop Disaster." Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics
Registration begins on May 8th
Thursday, May 22nd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn to navigate Windows 8
Beaumont Branch - Large Conference Room
Age Group: adults
Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. This workshop also shows how to work efficiently with snap and keyboard shortcuts. Prerequisite: Explore PC Basics.
Registration begins on May 8th
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