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Central Library

Transportation
Served by all LexTran routes via Transit Center on Vine Street.

Parking
Two hours of free parking in Lexington Public Library Parking Garage with ticket validated inside Central Library;

Meeting Room Information

Wireless Printing

Special Features

Address: 

140 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

Hours: 

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Central Library

Adult Education

Thursday, January 15th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

An intermediate Spanish class focusing on conversation and skills application. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Arts & Crafts & Activities

Saturday, December 20th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library

Get ready for your big holiday meal and stop by and create you own awesome placemat!

Computer Class

Monday, January 5th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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: PC Basics.

Wednesday, January 7th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover how to sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Wednesday, January 7th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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.

Friday, January 9th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn how to sign up, build, and run your very own Etsy Shop. We'll talk about how to format and upload images, write interesting and engaging product descriptions, keep yourself organized for tax time, and tackle the dreaded question: How much should I charge? Prerequisite: Internet Basics or moderate experience with online forms.

Saturday, January 10th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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.

Monday, January 12th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will discover the basics of word processing, including creating, formatting, and printing a simple document. Prerequisite: PC Basics. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.

Wednesday, January 14th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. Learners will discover how to access the desktop, how to save, create, and move files and folders; and how to pin important stuff to the Start screen. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Wednesday, January 14th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This workshop introduces the cloud storage and highlights Microsoft SkyDrive as well as introducing students to other free storage websites. Learners will discover how online storage can work for them and how to access their stored files from anywhere they have an internet connection. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.

Friday, January 16th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learners will experience more advanced word processing tasks including lists, headers, and cut/copy/paste functions. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013.

Saturday, January 17th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

This class introduces the basic functions and uses of a spreadsheet program. . Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word 2013 or previous experience using spreadsheet software.

Exhibit

Friday, January 16th - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Gallery

Gallery Hop

Foreign Languages & ESL

Wednesday, January 7th - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Wednesday, January 14th - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An intermediate to advanced level English class that focuses on developing fluency through small group activities and discussion.

Thursday, January 15th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

An intermediate Spanish class focusing on conversation and skills application. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Friends Book Sales

Sunday, January 4th - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Central 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.

Genealogy & History

Thursday, January 8th - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

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: Learning Center, Charts & Forms and New Collections.

Movies

Monday, December 22nd - 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Kentucky's own Harry Dean Stanton stars as an angel who must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about. 89 minutes

Tuesday, December 23rd - 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s in this Christmas classic. 94 minutes

Saturday, January 3rd - 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Free film screening of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Monday, January 5th - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Great Films from Great Directors: Lars von Trier's BREAKING THE WAVES (1996) 159 minutes.
Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.

Tuesday, January 6th - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Great Films from Great Directors: John Cassavetes' FACES (1968) 130 minutes. The disintegration of a marriage is dissected in John Cassavetes' searing film. FACES confronts suburban alienation and the battle of the sexes with a brutal honesty and compassion rarely matched in cinema.

Wednesday, January 7th - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Great Films from Great Directors: Abbas Kiarostami's LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (2012) 109 minutes. When Akiko, a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi, a committed academic constantly distracted by work-related phone calls.

Saturday, January 10th - 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Free film screening of FROZEN. Come in from the cold and sing-a-long with this animated treat!

Music

Thursday, January 8th - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Join us for our monthly jazz concert series, brought to you by the Jazz Arts Foundation. Find out more at www.jazzartsfoundation.org. Free and open to the public.

Performances & Plays

Monday, December 29th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Wandering Storytellers featuring Octavia Sexton.

Thursday, January 15th - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Sayre School presents "Charlotte's Web." Showtimes 9:30am and 12:30pm. Tickets available at the door: $5 for Students, $10 for Adults.

Friday, January 16th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Sayre School presents "Charlotte's Web." Tickets available at the door: $5 for Students, $10 for Adults.

Saturday, January 17th - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Sayre School presents "Charlotte's Web." Tickets available at door: $5 for Students, $10 for Adults.

Sunday, January 18th - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Rehearsal

Storytimes

Wednesday, January 7th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.

Wednesday, January 14th - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

A storytime for toddlers! Clapping, singing, and enjoying good stories and books! A simple story-related craft or activity is included.