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Tates Creek Branch

Transportation
Served by LexTran Dark Blue Route (No. 3 – Tates Creek Road)

Meeting Room Information

Special Features

  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Two quiet study rooms (First come first serve, maximum 3 people)
  • Two meeting rooms: the 49-seat Josephine Staples Emrath Community Room and a 20-seat meeting room
  • Amazon Sanctuary, mural by Lori James

Address: 

3628 Walden Dr.
Lexington, KY 40517

Hours: 

Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Tates Creek Branch

Storytimes

Saturday, July 26th - 11:00 AM
Tates Creek Branch

A story time filled with books, songs, and a story-related activity.

Tuesday, July 29th - 10:30 AM
Tates Creek Branch

Lap-sit storytime introducing books, songs, and fingerplays. Ages 6-18 months. 20 minutes.

Wednesday, July 30th - 10:30 AM
Tates Creek Branch

Experience fun with songs, finger plays, and books! This storytime lasts approximately 15 minutes, making it great for wigglers!

Thursday, July 31st - 10:30 AM
Tates Creek Branch

Stories, songs, and activities that encourage literacy, math, and science skills. 30 minutes

Games

Monday, July 28th - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Join us the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. Previous game experience is recommended.

Monday, August 11th - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Join us the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. Previous game experience is recommended.

Monday, August 25th - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Join us the 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. Previous game experience is recommended.

Summer Reading

Monday, July 28th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Learn to control your digital or film SLR camera. Get beyond the automatic settings and explore the functions that your camera offers. Topics include: overview of the SLR, shutter speed, aperture, exposure, composition, lenses and basic flash photography. No digital post-processing will be covered. Please bring your camera and manual. If you have any questions, email Jeff at jlbotts66@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 29th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Learn all about the different aspect of waste management, including collections and the technology in the City’s collection trucks; recycling and composting. There will also be a model demonstration of a landfill and how it works, and a LFUCG waste management truck on site, for anyone to get in and meet a waste collection employee.

Wednesday, August 20th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Bring a blanket and a friend, we'll provide the snacks. Call the library for movie title. Reservations required. All ages

Adult Education

Monday, July 28th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Learn to control your digital or film SLR camera. Get beyond the automatic settings and explore the functions that your camera offers. Topics include: overview of the SLR, shutter speed, aperture, exposure, composition, lenses and basic flash photography. No digital post-processing will be covered. Please bring your camera and manual. If you have any questions, email Jeff at jlbotts66@yahoo.com.

Arts & Crafts & Activities

Monday, July 28th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Learn to control your digital or film SLR camera. Get beyond the automatic settings and explore the functions that your camera offers. Topics include: overview of the SLR, shutter speed, aperture, exposure, composition, lenses and basic flash photography. No digital post-processing will be covered. Please bring your camera and manual. If you have any questions, email Jeff at jlbotts66@yahoo.com.

Foreign Languages & ESL

Monday, July 28th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room

These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.

Monday, August 4th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room

These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.

Monday, August 11th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room

These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.

Monday, August 18th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room

These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.

Monday, August 25th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room

These classes are offered in partnership with Bluegrass Literacy. For more information, contact the Tates Creek branch (859)231-5500.

Computer Class

Tuesday, July 29th - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Classes are open to all experience levels.

Science

Tuesday, July 29th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Learn all about the different aspect of waste management, including collections and the technology in the City’s collection trucks; recycling and composting. There will also be a model demonstration of a landfill and how it works, and a LFUCG waste management truck on site, for anyone to get in and meet a waste collection employee.

Housekeeping & Home Repair

Tuesday, July 29th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Learn all about the different aspect of waste management, including collections and the technology in the City’s collection trucks; recycling and composting. There will also be a model demonstration of a landfill and how it works, and a LFUCG waste management truck on site, for anyone to get in and meet a waste collection employee.

Movies

Tuesday, August 5th - 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Watch if you dare! Talk about it if you can find the words! Join us for a free viewing followed by lively discussion of selected classic horror films. Light snacks provided. For the current film title, please contact Tates Creek Branch Library. 859-231-5500.

Wednesday, August 20th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

Bring a blanket and a friend, we'll provide the snacks. Call the library for movie title. Reservations required. All ages

Writing

Thursday, August 7th - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

This group is open to all genres and levels of writing experience.

Book Clubs & Book Groups

Wednesday, August 20th - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room

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.

Health & Wellness

Thursday, August 21st - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Learn what legal decisions must be made, and how to use those decisions to protect and provide the best care possible for the person with dementia. Explore the options available to pay for care, where to find additional resources, and how to make the best financial choices for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Guest speaker will be Amy Dougherty of Bluegrass Elderlaw. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
Registration is required. Please contact 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.

Taxes & Tax Assistance

Thursday, August 21st - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Learn what legal decisions must be made, and how to use those decisions to protect and provide the best care possible for the person with dementia. Explore the options available to pay for care, where to find additional resources, and how to make the best financial choices for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Guest speaker will be Amy Dougherty of Bluegrass Elderlaw. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
Registration is required. Please contact 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.

Legal

Thursday, August 21st - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

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

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Learn what legal decisions must be made, and how to use those decisions to protect and provide the best care possible for the person with dementia. Explore the options available to pay for care, where to find additional resources, and how to make the best financial choices for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Guest speaker will be Amy Dougherty of Bluegrass Elderlaw. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
Registration is required. Please contact 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.