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

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

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Special Features

Upcoming Events at Central Library

Adult Education

Saturday, October 11th - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Central Library - Room B

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

Jennifer Barricklow, facilitator of the Eagle Creek Writers Group, will lead this second session of a two-part writing workshop. If you missed the first session at Eagle Creek on 10/8, you’re still welcome to attend this session! This is a great chance to explore Tarot and enhance your writing skills. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome; please register in advance. Bring a snack or a sack lunch.

Tuesday, October 21st - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library

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

Lead by local historian Spence Millard, this walking tour will focus on downtown Lexington's most haunted spots. Meet us in the Atrium at the Central Library, and wear your walking shoes! Registration preferred, but last-minute attendees will be welcome.

Tuesday, October 28th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

Presented by UK College of Communication and Information Associate Professor Shari Veil, this workshop will teach valuable survival skills, and the art of staying alive when the zombie apocalypse finally happens. Come learn how to take care of business during a disaster or crisis. Registration required.

Arts & Crafts & Activities

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

Drop-in craft: Get in the Fall spirit by making a craft to decorate your home for the season.

Sunday, October 19th - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Central Library - Atrium

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

Gross out your friends this Halloween by making your own spooky slime. Registration required. Ages 7 and up.

Computer Class

Friday, October 3rd - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft’s graphics oriented home publishing program. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Saturday, October 4th - 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.

Monday, October 6th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.

Wednesday, October 8th - 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 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 Windows work for you. Prerequisite: Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

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

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

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Friday, October 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 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.

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

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

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Monday, October 13th - 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 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 Windows work for you. Prerequisite: Windows 8 Basics or previous experience using Windows 8.

Wednesday, October 15th - 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 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, October 15th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.

Friday, October 17th - 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 get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Saturday, October 18th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft’s graphics oriented home publishing program. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Monday, October 20th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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, October 22nd - 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 experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.

Wednesday, October 22nd - 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 sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Friday, October 24th - 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.

Saturday, October 25th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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.

Monday, October 27th - 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.

Wednesday, October 29th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel 2013 or previous experience with Excel.

Wednesday, October 29th - 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 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.

Friday, October 31st - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library

Class to be decided.

Saturday, November 1st - 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.

Foreign Languages & ESL

Wednesday, October 8th - 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, October 15th - 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, October 16th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

A free 6 week Spanish class for adults that starts with the alphabet and focuses on pieces of basic conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Wednesday, October 22nd - 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, October 23rd - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

A free 6 week Spanish class for adults that starts with the alphabet and focuses on pieces of basic conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Wednesday, October 29th - 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, October 30th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Room A

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

A free 6 week Spanish class for adults that starts with the alphabet and focuses on pieces of basic conversation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Friends Book Sales

Sunday, October 5th - 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, October 16th - 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.

Tuesday, October 21st - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library

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

Lead by local historian Spence Millard, this walking tour will focus on downtown Lexington's most haunted spots. Meet us in the Atrium at the Central Library, and wear your walking shoes! Registration preferred, but last-minute attendees will be welcome.

Grants & Grant Writing

Tuesday, October 7th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Room C

An introduction to grantseeking basics, sponsored by the Foundation Center. Learn what you need to have in place before seeking a grant, what you need to know about grantmakers, and more!

Job Search & Resume Writing

Thursday, October 2nd - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 6th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 9th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 13th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 16th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 20th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 23rd - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Monday, October 27th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Thursday, October 30th - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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 resume or job application.

Movies

Thursday, October 2nd - 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Film screening followed by talk and audience Q & A with filmmaker/director, Kent Masterson Brown and the film crew! This event presented by the Lexington History Museum and sponsored by the Dupree Financial Group and the Lexington Public Library.

Tuesday, October 7th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Director's Series: Alfred Hitchcock - NOTORIOUS

Wednesday, October 8th - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Director's Series: Alfred Hitchcock - VERTIGO

Tuesday, October 21st - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Director's Series: Alfred Hitchcock - PSYCHO

Music

Thursday, October 9th - 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

Wednesday, October 15th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, October 16th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Friday, October 17th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Wednesday, October 22nd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, October 23rd - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Friday, October 24th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Saturday, October 25th - 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Monday, October 27th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Story Slam

Tuesday, October 28th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Wednesday, October 29th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Thursday, October 30th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Friday, October 31st - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

"The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful" by Charles Ludlum. Tickets available at www.balagula.com

Special Events

Tuesday, October 7th - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Central Library - Atrium

Elected officials and candidates have been invited to the Central Library for an informal meet and greet session with constituents. Join us for an opportunity to meet current office holders, as well as candidates who will be on the ballot in November.

Friday, October 10th - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Come to a talk by author Felix Francis, Q & A and book signing of the 50th 'Dick Francis' book, "Damage," to benefit Carnegie Center and Lexington Public Library! Copies of "Damage" will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call (859) 231-5500 or (859) 231-5597.

Friday, October 10th - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Central Library - Atrium

Mr. Francis will sign copies of his book DAMAGED on the 2nd Floor Atrium following his presentation and Q&A session in the Farish Theater. Books will be available for purchase.

Friday, October 31st - 10:00 AM to 10:55 AM
Central Library - Atrium

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

Calling all Super Heroes! Come dressed in your costume and help us save the day! We will have stories, songs and go trick or treating in the department.

Storytelling

Tuesday, October 21st - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Library

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

Lead by local historian Spence Millard, this walking tour will focus on downtown Lexington's most haunted spots. Meet us in the Atrium at the Central Library, and wear your walking shoes! Registration preferred, but last-minute attendees will be welcome.

Storytimes

Saturday, October 4th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 8th - 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.

Saturday, October 11th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 15th - 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.

Saturday, October 18th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 22nd - 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.

Saturday, October 25th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Wednesday, October 29th - 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.

Saturday, November 1st - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Story Room

Even if it's gloomy outside, stop by the library for some Saturday morning fun! Stories, songs and crafts! Start your weekend right!

Writing

Saturday, October 11th - 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Central Library - Room B

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

Jennifer Barricklow, facilitator of the Eagle Creek Writers Group, will lead this second session of a two-part writing workshop. If you missed the first session at Eagle Creek on 10/8, you’re still welcome to attend this session! This is a great chance to explore Tarot and enhance your writing skills. Writers of all levels and genres are welcome; please register in advance. Bring a snack or a sack lunch.

Thursday, October 30th - 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Central Library - Room C

Join us in brainstorming ideas for our NaNoWriMo novels, learn tips and tricks for surviving the upcoming month from fellow novelists, and discuss the best ways for keeping that word count up! No registration required.

Community Forum

Tuesday, October 7th - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Central Library - Atrium

Elected officials and candidates have been invited to the Central Library for an informal meet and greet session with constituents. Join us for an opportunity to meet current office holders, as well as candidates who will be on the ballot in November.

Saturday, October 11th - 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

League of Women Voters of Lexington Candidate Forums:
9:30 - 10:00am -Council District #2
10:15 - 10:45am - Council District #3
11:00 - 11:30am - Council District #4
11:45 - 12:15pm - Council District #6

Sunday, October 12th - 1:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

League of Women Voters of Lexington Candidate Forums:
1:30 - 2:00pm - Council District #7
2:15 - 2:45pm - Council District #8
3:00 - 3:30pm - Council District #9
3:45 - 4:15pm - Council District #10

Saturday, October 18th - 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

League of Women Voters of Lexington Candidate Forums:
9:30am - 3:45pm
House, Sheriff, Judge Executive and Coroner races

Sunday, October 19th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

League of Women Voters of Lexington Candidate Forums:
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Circuit Judge and Council at Large Candidates