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Northside Branch

Transportation
Served by LexTran Blue Route (No. 17 – Northside Connector)

Meeting Room Information

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Special Features

  • First automated library in Kentucky
  • Built on land donated by Julia B. McCullough
  • Largest number of public computers among system’s branches
  • Public Digital Studio

Address: 

1733 Russell Cave Rd.
Lexington, KY 40505

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 Northside Branch

Adult Education

Monday, September 22nd - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, September 29th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, October 6th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, October 13th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Monday, October 20th - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

Open to any adult wanting to improve basic reading and writing in English.

Animals & Pets

Tuesday, October 7th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Share stories with the dogs from Love on a Leash. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Drop-ins welcome.

Tuesday, October 14th - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Share stories with the dogs from Love on a Leash. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Drop-ins welcome.

Tuesday, October 21st - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Share stories with the dogs from Love on a Leash. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Drop-ins welcome.

Computer Class

Tuesday, September 23rd - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Create your own video project using photos, video clips and music. This is a great class for beginners.

Tuesday, September 23rd - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Use the free 3D modeling application Sculptris to make your own simple 3D models. Sculptris is available for Mac and PC.

Thursday, September 25th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Use Wacom tablets to create original sketches and manipulate color, brightness, and contrast to get the best out of your illustrations and photos.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Saturday, September 27th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator.

Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.

Tuesday, September 30th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.

Tuesday, September 30th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Thursday, October 2nd - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.

Saturday, October 4th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. You'll also learn how to combine several images into a single photo and add text to the image.

Tuesday, October 7th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Create your own video project using photos, video clips and music. This is a great class for beginners.

Tuesday, October 7th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to effectively use layers in Photoshop. You'll make a multi-layer project using images and text, and use layer masks.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics or some Photoshop experience.

Thursday, October 9th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Saturday, October 11th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Create your own 30-45 second video spot using the professional grade video editing software. This class builds on techniques learned in the iMovie class.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Tuesday, October 14th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using OS X Mavericks.

Tuesday, October 14th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you.

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro X Basics.

Thursday, October 16th - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. You'll also learn how to combine several images into a single photo and add text to the image.

Saturday, October 18th - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn to retouch your photos like the professionals do! We'll use multiple techniques, and talk about avoiding the dreaded "Photoshop Disaster."

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Tuesday, October 21st - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Learn the basics of indoor and outdoor digital photography. Feel free to bring your own digital camera, or use your smartphone camera.

Tuesday, October 21st - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

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

Use Wacom tablets to create original sketches and manipulate color, brightness, and contrast to get the best out of your illustrations and photos.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics.

Foreign Languages & ESL

Tuesday, September 23rd - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, September 25th - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, September 30th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, October 2nd - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, October 7th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, October 9th - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, October 14th - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Thursday, October 16th - 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Tuesday, October 21st - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Northside Branch - Small Conference Room

English as a Second Language class.

Music

Saturday, October 4th - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Northside Branch - Large Conference Room

Join members of Soul Funkin Dangerous for a hands-on musical adventure. For families and all ages.

Storytimes

Tuesday, September 23rd - 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Thursday, September 25th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Saturday, September 27th - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Learn about Guatemala with our friends from PeaceCraft in Berea. For families.

Tuesday, September 30th - 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Thursday, October 2nd - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Tuesday, October 7th - 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Thursday, October 9th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Tuesday, October 14th - 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Thursday, October 16th - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Build reading readiness skills with stories, songs, and play. Children 5 and younger are welcome.

Tuesday, October 21st - 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
Northside Branch - Story Room

Learn to love books with stories and songs. Children 5 and younger are welcome.