Growing Young Readers

Beanstack is a new service designed for families with young readers. Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests, and other tools for building early literacy.


Online Learning

Learn a new language, brush up on your computer skills, or prepare for an entrance exam. The tools you need are all here for free with your library card!

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
- Henry Ford

Download Audiobooks

Our eLibrary has audiobooks available for free download through the OneClickDigital service. Install the app on your smartphone or tablet to take your audiobooks everywhere you go.

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A vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized experts is now available to library cardholders.

Labor Day

All Library locations will be closed on September 7th for Labor Day.

Locations & Hours

Upcoming Events

Learn about pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.
Central Library
Sat. August 29th - 9:30am to 11:30am
Test your skills with this free practice test and see how you would score on test day. Participants will receive a detailed analysis of their performance on the exam, including individual strengths...
Beaumont Branch
Sat. August 29th - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Join other LEGO fans in creating fantastic LEGO creations. Ages 6-10 yrs
Northside Branch
Sat. August 29th - 10:00am to 11:30am
Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and...
Northside Branch
Sat. August 29th - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for a discussion of poems in Shake Loose My Skin, by Sonia Sanchez, led by Shawntaye Hopkins, a member of our Sonia Series Committee. Free copies of the book will be available to the first...
Tates Creek Branch
Sat. August 29th - 10:00am to 11:30am
Drop-in craft is for all children. Please stop by the library any time between 11am-3 pm to check out few books and make a small craft to take home.
Eagle Creek Branch
Sat. August 29th - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Stop by the library each Saturday for storytime featuring great books, games & activities! For families.
Central Library
Sat. August 29th - 11:00am to 11:30am
Yang Family Tai Chi Long Form. Free class meets Sundays from 2 - 4 pm at Village Branch. Reservations are not required. Please wear comfortable clothing, and soft soled shoes.
Village Branch
Sun. August 30th - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Explore the cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Microsoft SkyDrive is the primary site we'll explore, but the class also provides some basic information of several other prominent...
Central Library
Mon. August 31st - 9:30am to 11:30am
Hip babies from crawling to 18 months are invited to join this lively weekly storytime with a parent or caregiver. We'll share stories, songs & activities that promote early learning, foster...
Central Library
Mon. August 31st - 10:00am to 10:30am
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...
Central Library
Mon. August 31st - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join...
Eagle Creek Branch
Mon. August 31st - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Homework help is available to all students in grades K-12. Please sign up before 7:30pm each day to ensure that you will receive help.
Village Branch
Mon. August 31st - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.
Northside Branch
Mon. August 31st - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Intermediate ESL classes in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy Project.
Tates Creek Branch
Mon. August 31st - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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