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Tates Creek Branch

Location Hours: 
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Mon-Thu 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Location Address: 
3628 Walden Drive
Lexington, KY 40517
United States
Phone Number: 
859-231-5500 (General)
Location Map: 

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

 

Upcoming Events, Classes, & Storytimes

Storytimes

Preschool Storytime

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

Tates Creek Branch
Thursday, Apr 24th, 10:30AM
The Young and the Restless

Clapping, singing, and listening to great books! Simple story-related activity follows. 25 minutes

Tates Creek Branch
Friday, Apr 25th, 10:30AM
Saturday Storytime

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

Tates Creek Branch
Saturday, Apr 26th, 11:00AM
Baby and Me!

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

Tates Creek Branch
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 10:30AM
First Steps Storytime

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

Tates Creek Branch
Wednesday, Apr 30th, 10:30AM
Super Saturday Storytimes

Join us for special family storytimes each Saturday in May.

Tates Creek Branch - Story Pit
Saturday, May 3rd, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Super Saturday Storytimes

Join us for special family storytimes each Saturday in May.

Tates Creek Branch - Story Pit
Saturday, May 10th, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Super Saturday Storytimes

Join us for special family storytimes each Saturday in May.

Tates Creek Branch - Story Pit
Saturday, May 17th, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Super Saturday Storytimes

Join us for special family storytimes each Saturday in May.

Tates Creek Branch - Story Pit
Saturday, May 24th, 11:00AM - 11:30AM

Games

Mahjongg Play

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

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, Apr 28th, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Mahjongg Play

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

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, May 12th, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
CANCELLED: Crossword Tournament

This event has been cancelled. Come for some friendly competition as we see who's got the skills to complete 3 NY Times unpublished puzzles the fastest....

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Saturday, Apr 26th, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Foreign Languages & ESL

Intermediate ESL

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

Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Registration begins Saturday, Mar 29th
Monday, Apr 28th, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Intermediate ESL

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

Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Registration begins Saturday, Apr 5th
Monday, May 5th, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Intermediate ESL

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

Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Registration begins Saturday, Apr 12th
Monday, May 12th, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Health & Wellness

Living With Alzheimer's For Caregivers in the Early Stages

In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What Kinds of plans need to be made?...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, May 1st, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Recharging Your Goals: Getting Back on Track

We're 5 months into the year. How many of your New Year’s resolutions have you already broken?
Research shows at least a third of New Year’s...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Saturday, May 10th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Living Well With Diabetes

A four week series on the latest information to deal with diabetes each day, including: healthy eating, developing an active lifestyle, reducing health...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, May 22nd, 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Considering laser vision correction or cataract removal?

Join Dr. D. Conklin Jr., M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist, as he discusses advances in refractive and cataract surgery. Dr. Conklin will give an...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Monday, May 12th, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Living With Alzheimer's For Caregivers in the Middle Stages

This program addresses the issues involved in caring for a person in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Specific topics covered...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, May 8th, 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late Stages

In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, May 15th, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Writing

Tates Creek Writers Group

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

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, May 1st, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Movies

Classic Horror Film Club

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...

Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Tuesday, May 6th, 6:30PM - 8:45PM

Housekeeping & Home Repair

Organizing and THE HOUSE THAT CLEANS ITSELF

Based on the principles included in the book by Mindy Starns Clark, THE HOUSE THAT CLEANS ITSELF, local home organizer, Kathleen Crosmer will introduce...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Thursday, May 8th, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Holidays & Library Closures

Library Closed: Staff Training

All Library locations closed for staff training.

Tates Creek Branch
Friday, May 16th (All day)

Book Clubs & Book Groups

Book Brunch Discussion Group: Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell

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...

Tates Creek Branch - Small Conference Room
Wednesday, May 21st, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Computer Class

Tates Creek Computer Club For Seniors

Join us for a relaxed hands-on introduction to the world of computers and tablets. Our first session in April will focus on computer and Windows 8 basics....

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Sunday, Mar 30th
Tuesday, Apr 29th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Explore PC basics

This workshop is designed for an audience that is new to computing. In addition to getting an introduction to the Windows 8 PC, learners will discover how...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Wednesday, Apr 23rd
Wednesday, May 7th, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Internet Basics

Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite:...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Wednesday, Apr 23rd
Wednesday, May 7th, 10:45AM - 11:45AM
Learn to navigate Windows 8

Learners will discover how to effectively navigate in Windows 8. Participants tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Tuesday, Apr 22nd
Tuesday, May 6th, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Windows 8: Tips and Tricks

Learners will discover more about the advanced features of Windows 8, including how to personalize their device with a picture password, create a master...

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Friday, Apr 25th
Friday, May 9th, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Additional features of MS Word 2013

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

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Thursday, Apr 24th
Thursday, May 8th, 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Introduction to Excel 2013

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

Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins Thursday, Apr 24th
Thursday, May 8th, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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