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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;

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Special Features

Upcoming Events at Central Library

Adult Education

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 rotunda 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, November 15th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library

Drop-in craft: Prepare to decorate the family Thanksgiving table by creating your own special placemat.

Computer Class

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.

Monday, November 3rd - 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, November 5th - 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 explore the basic functions and uses of a presentation program and create a simple slideshow presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS word 2013 or previous experience using presentation software.

Wednesday, November 5th - 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 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.

Friday, November 7th - 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 sign up for an email account, send messages, work with attachments, and manage their inbox. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.

Saturday, November 8th - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Central Library - Computer Lab

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

Students will learn about browser options and tools, how to search and navigate the web, and basic troubleshooting for connection problems. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Monday, November 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 get experience using tables, running a mail merge, customizing Word settings and more. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word 2013.

Wednesday, November 12th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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.

Wednesday, November 12th - 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 experience a tutorial that teaches all the basic mouse movements, along with a brief introduction to ergonomics and touch typing. No computer experience necessary.

Friday, November 14th - 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.

Saturday, November 15th - 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 the kind of threats you may encounter online, software that can help protect your computer, and steps you can take to keep both you and your computer safer online. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience.

Monday, November 17th - 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 pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel 2013 or extensive previous experience with Excel.

Wednesday, November 19th - 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 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, November 19th - 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 explore the basic functions and uses of a presentation program and create a simple slideshow presentation. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS word 2013 or previous experience using presentation software.

Education & Homework Help

Wednesday, November 19th - 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Partner agency kickoff. This event is free and open to the public.

Foreign Languages & ESL

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.

Wednesday, November 5th - 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, November 6th - 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, November 12th - 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, November 19th - 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.

Friends Book Sales

Sunday, November 2nd - 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

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 rotunda at the Central Library, and wear your walking shoes! Registration preferred, but last-minute attendees will be welcome.

Thursday, November 13th - 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.

Job Search & Resume Writing

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.

Monday, November 3rd - 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, November 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.

Monday, November 10th - 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, November 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.

Monday, November 17th - 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

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

Director's Series: Alfred Hitchcock - PSYCHO

Monday, November 17th - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Documentary film screening about the effects of climate change. Presented by Sierra Club Bluegrass Chapter.

Music

Thursday, November 13th - 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 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

Sunday, October 26th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

A spookily entertaining "visit" from an eye witness to Lexington's terrible cholera epidemic of 1833. Learn the truth about local legends like Aunt Charlotte, King Solomon, and Maria Graz! Author Terry Foody will be signing copies of "The Pie Seller, The Drunk & the Lady: Heroes of the 1833 Cholera Epidemic in Lexington, Kentucky" after the presentation.

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

Sunday, November 16th - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Sayre School presents "The Great American Cheese Sandwich" by Burton Cohen. For tickets call 254-7177: $10 Adults and $5 Students.

Special Events

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.

Thursday, November 6th - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Central Library - Farish Theater

Presentation of walking the 1,000 mile pilgrimage to Santiago. Guest speaker: Lee Sanstead, art historian and Averett University professor. This event is free and open to the public.

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 rotunda at the Central Library, and wear your walking shoes! Registration preferred, but last-minute attendees will be welcome.

Storytimes

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!

Wednesday, November 5th - 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 8th - 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, November 12th - 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 15th - 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, November 19th - 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.

Writing

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.

Thursday, November 6th (All day)
Central Library - Room C

Celebrate the impending end of the first week of National Novel Writing Month by dropping by and writing a few thousand words with us! Our room will be open all day so stay for an hour or twelve. Coffee, writing prompts, and reference/inspiration materials provided. No registration required!