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Win, Place, & Show: The History of Horse Racing in Lexington

2023-06-07 19:00:00 2023-06-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Win, Place, & Show: The History of Horse Racing in Lexington KY Room Librarian, Wayne Johnson, will talk about the history of horse racing in Lexington. Central Library - Farish Theater

Wednesday, June 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-07 19:00:00 2023-06-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Win, Place, & Show: The History of Horse Racing in Lexington KY Room Librarian, Wayne Johnson, will talk about the history of horse racing in Lexington. Central Library - Farish Theater

Central Library

Farish Theater

KY Room Librarian, Wayne Johnson, will talk about the history of horse racing in Lexington.

AGE GROUP: | High School | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Summer at the Library | Local History |

TAGS: | Farish Theater |

Central Library

Phone: 859-231-5500

Hours
Mon, May 13 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Tue, May 14 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Wed, May 15 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Thu, May 16 9:30AM to 7:00PM
Fri, May 17 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 18 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Central Library is located on East Main Street in downtown Lexington next to Phoenix Park.

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 18, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central Library
Sensory play and social time designed to be inclusive, autism friendly, and fun for everyone! Designed for children who have a developmental age of approximately 2-5 years. ALL children are welcome!

Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Marksbury Family Branch - The Serrate Family Study Room
Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, May 18, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker, and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Sat, May 18, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Eastside Branch - Small Meeting Room
A book club dedicated to discussing books by black authors. Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please contact asipple-mcgraw@lexpublib.org for a reserved library copy of the featured title.
Registration is now closed

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
What is the secret ingredient?

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Join Kentucky author George Barnett, author of Foraging Kentucky, for a talk about edible plants, fungi and tree crops.

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Practice your reading with a therapy dog from Love On A Leash. These furry friends can't wait for their personal Storytime sessions! For Kindergarten and up.

Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
Hooked on Books is a book club for people who want to join a book club, but want to choose what books they read. Stop by to discuss your recent read and get recommendations in new genres.

Sat, May 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Tempur Sealy Children?s Discovery Zone
Join us at Marksbury Family Branch for Chess Club! All are welcome! Beginners, prodigies and everyone in between! Learn strategies and build community!

Sun, May 19, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sun, May 19, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker, and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Have a snack while you read, sing, and play in both English and Spanish. For families. No registration required.

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room D
It's Cicada Spring! Join us to learn about these interesting insects, and make your own pillow to therapeutically cicada-scream into at home! (registration required, for middle and high school age)

Sun, May 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Learn about the artistic process for creating the artwork currently on exhibit at the Eastside Branch Gallery.

Mon, May 20, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Mon, May 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Teen Treehouse
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, May 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, May 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Northside Branch
Explore the Fayette County Public Schools Preschool Classroom On Wheels in the parking lot after Storytime!

Mon, May 20, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Mon, May 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Stop by Central for a free screening of Coming Home Again - a film that "explores the subtleties of...a young adult son who returns to care for his dying mother."

Mon, May 20, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Learn to paint by following along with videos
Registration is now closed

Mon, May 20, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
You can review for the U.S. Citizenship exam with an instructor from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for free. Registration is not required.

Mon, May 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate ESOL listening comprehension and conversation practice. For adults.

Mon, May 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - The Serrate Family Study Room
"Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone" by Benjamin Stevenson

Tue, May 21, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
The title chosen for May 21 is "Happiness Falls" by Angie Kim. An AAPI month program.

Canceled
Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Story Area
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Northside Branch
Preschoolers and their caregivers can participate in a variety of self-directed themed activities to get them on the path to school readiness. For ages 3 to 5.

Tue, May 21, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Children's Department Play Space,Meeting Room D
Sensory play isn't just for the little ones! Enjoy inclusive and autism-friendly sensory play without worrying about having to step over little ones. For ages 6 and up, ALL are welcome!

Tue, May 21, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab as we learn all about butterflies! We will have live caterpillars for butterflies for you to observe, butterfly VR, and more! For Grades 3-12.

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Hang out while exploring new concepts and activities! Each participant will get a free snack.

Tue, May 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Learn how to make an edible water bottles using a process called spherification. We'll use sodium alginate and calcium lactate to create a gelatinous blob that holds water. While supplies last.

Tue, May 21, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch
Join us in the Eastside Makerspace for an intermediate class on designing and creating Cricut projects using heat transfer vinyl. We will explore tools and techniques while customizing a canvas tote.
This event is full

Tue, May 21, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Central Library - Children's Department Play Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 36 months.

Wed, May 22, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Wed, May 22, All day
Central Library
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Central Library and create a display for your favorite books!

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Story Area
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Asian American & Pacific Islander Month Movies

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Learn coding with the Micro:bit and Circuit Playground Express. Join us to create games, explore sensors, code LEDs and more! For middle school and high school. Registration recommended

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join instructors from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for this free citizenship class. Student must be a Green Card holder for at least 4 years and 9 months. No registration required.

Wed, May 22, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Practica tus habilidades para hablar inglés en una reunión grupal semanal para hispanohablantes que quieran aprender inglés. Practice your English speaking skills in a weekly group meeting.

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library - Kentucky Room
Discuss Cathy Park Hong's bestseller, Minor Feelings, An Asian American Reckoning. An AAPI Month program.

Thu, May 23, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Preschoolers and their caregivers can participate in a variety of self-directed themed activities to get them on the path to school readiness. For ages 3 to 5.

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Hola! Looking to improve your Spanish speaking skills? Why not join our friendly weekly group meeting? It's a great opportunity to practice and meet new people!

Thu, May 23, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab as we learn all about butterflies! We will have live caterpillars for butterflies for you to observe, butterfly VR, and more! For Grades 3-12.

Thu, May 23, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch
Join us in using digital tools to create new works of art and explore new ways of making your art a reality! Located at the Makerspace at Eastside Ages 13+ All skill levels welcome.

Thu, May 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room B
Join us for this workshop led by author Elizabeth Kilcoyne [Wake the Bones] , focusing on writing about Kentucky. (All levels welcome, for teens and adults.) Registration recommended.

Thu, May 23, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Thu, May 23, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New venue Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for young children and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 5 and under.

Fri, May 24, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Fri, May 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Fri, May 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Fri, May 24, 11:00am - 11:45am
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Fri, May 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Spring is here, so a wind chime blowing in the breeze sounds good. So come by and decorate your own wind chime to place in your own home or garden. Registration is required.
This event is full

Sat, May 25, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sat, May 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room D
AAPI Month focus - Isamu Noguchi. Recommend for 5-12 years old.

Sat, May 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Tempur Sealy Children?s Discovery Zone
Preschoolers and their caregivers can participate in a variety of self-directed themed activities to get them on the path to school readiness. For ages 3 to 5.

Sat, May 25, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Join us for our bilingual Japanese and English Family Storytime! We will read and sing in both languages and enjoy snacks from Japan. (Snacks might contain nuts.) An AAPI Month program.

Sat, May 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library - Atrium
Presented by Kentucky Humanities, Kevin Hardesty portrays Daniel Boone. This program is part of Kentucky Legends, a series exploring our state's culture, history, and lore.

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab for Lego fun! We will have a different challenge each month. For Grades 3-12

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Northside Branch - Story Room
Practice your reading with a therapy dog from Love On A Leash. These furry friends can't wait for their personal Storytime sessions! For Kindergarten and up.

Sat, May 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
If you are an enthusiast of reading anything cozy, charming, whimsical, heartwarming and cottagecore - then this is a club for you! For adults.

Sun, May 26, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sun, May 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - The Serrate Family Study Room
Calling all romance lovers! Join our judgment-free sweet and spicy romance book club. May's pick is Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series.

Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Sun, May 26, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
LGBTQ+ Board game club meeting

Mon, May 27, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Tue, May 28, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, May 28, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Tue, May 28, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab to learn about symmetry in nature and create a symmetrical art piece. For Grades 3-12.

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Hang out while exploring new concepts and activities! Each participant will get a free snack.

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Can you build it? Test your Lego skills. For grades K to 5. No registration required.

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Join Laritza (RYT), for an all-level yoga class and chill vibes in a judgement free community to learn about yoga and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Learn Coptic Stitch Book Binding at the Eastside Makerspace
This event is full

Tue, May 28, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Central Library - Children's Department Play Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 36 months.

Tue, May 28, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Discuss Cathy Park Hong's bestseller, Minor Feelings, An Asian American Reckoning. An AAPI Month program.

Wed, May 29, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Wed, May 29, All day
Central Library
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Central Library and create a display for your favorite books!

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Wed, May 29, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Wed, May 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Asian American & Pacific Islanders Month Movies

Wed, May 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join instructors from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for this free citizenship class. Student must be a Green Card holder for at least 4 years and 9 months. No registration required.

Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Practica tus habilidades para hablar inglés en una reunión grupal semanal para hispanohablantes que quieran aprender inglés. Practice your English speaking skills in a weekly group meeting.

Thu, May 30, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room D
Celebrate AAPI Heritage month with dumpling making. Learn more about dumplings around the globe and try your hands of making them with play dough. Recommend for kids K-5th grade.

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Hola! Looking to improve your Spanish speaking skills? Why not join our friendly weekly group meeting? It's a great opportunity to practice and meet new people!

Thu, May 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room B
Discuss Cathy Park Hong's bestseller, Minor Feelings, An Asian American Reckoning. An AAPI Month program.

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab to learn about symmetry in nature and create a symmetrical art piece. For Grades 3-12.

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us as we learn about adaptation by exploring the different beaks that exist in our local birds. Program open to ages 6-12. Registration is required.

Thu, May 30, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Únase para una clase introductoria de Cricut. Exploraremos el diseño, las herramientas y las técnicas mientras personalizamos un marcador acrílico utilizando vinilo adhesivo permanente.

Thu, May 30, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New venue Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Thu, May 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Attend an informational meeting to learn more about the library's new self-paced online construction trades learning program. Application process will be discussed. Registration required.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for young children and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 5 and under.

Fri, May 31, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Fri, May 31, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 11:45am
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, May 31, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Fri, May 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room D
Enjoy handmaking some fidgets to play with in honor of mental health month. For grades K-5.

Fri, May 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Show off your ride and meet other gearheads!

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sat, Jun 01, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Eastside Branch
Stop by the Children's Department to participate in a scavenger hunt. Images will be hidden around the department and it's up to you to find them all! Scavenger hunts will change throughout the month.

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Come learn about bicycle safety at the Central Branch with Safe Streets. After the bike safety presentation, we will do some hands-on learning with an outdoor bike rodeo.

Sat, Jun 01, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker, and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join us at Eastside for a game of Dungeons and Dragons! Beginners and experienced players welcome. Ages 11 & up.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Eastside Branch - Small Meeting Room,Children's Program Room
Let's sing and dance to our favorite K-pop songs. Bring your "bias" cards or merch to show other fans.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tates Creek Branch
In this program, learn about Monarch Butterflies, other Pollinators, and how landscaping choices you make can attract and support them. Hands on activities include adding plants to the library garden.

Sat, Jun 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Tempur Sealy Children?s Discovery Zone
Join us at the Village Branch for Chess Club! All are welcome! Beginners, prodigies and everyone in between!

Sun, Jun 02, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sun, Jun 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tates Creek Branch
Need a break from life's stressors? Come join us to play various board and card games! Socialize with your peers and leave your worries at the door!

Sun, Jun 02, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker, and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Sun, Jun 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room D
Practice your reading with a therapy dog from Love On A Leash. These furry friends can't wait for their personal Storytime sessions! For Kindergarten and up.

Sun, Jun 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Enjoy a story followed by hands-on STEAM activities. For families with children ages 4-8. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 03, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Canceled
Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Northside Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer youth art camp. For grades 3-12. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
New venue Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room B
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, Jun 03, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Stop by Central for a free screening of Circumstance, a French-Iranian-American dramatic film written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz.

Mon, Jun 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Learn a new skill and take something home!

Mon, Jun 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room D
Join us for a snack and a surprise craft! What are we making? What are we eating? You'll have to find out! The only guarantee is fun! A variety of fun options will be available. For grades K-5

Mon, Jun 03, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
You can review for the U.S. Citizenship exam with an instructor from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for free. Registration is not required.

Mon, Jun 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate ESOL listening comprehension and conversation practice. For adults.

Tue, Jun 04, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Canceled
Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Northside Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer youth art camp. For grades 3-12. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
The title selected for June 4 is "Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Northside Branch - Large Meeting Room
Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances! Join us as we kick off Summer at the Library!

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Tue, Jun 04, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Eastside Branch - Small Meeting Room
Learn about games other than D&D, and how to design your own roleplaying game!

Tue, Jun 04, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Central Library
Beat the summer heat, and join us for a free movie at the library!

Tue, Jun 04, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab to participate in various paper engineering challenges like bridges, towers and more! For Grades 3-12.

Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Central Library - Meeting Room B
Calling all Bridgerton fans - stop by Central to make a set of magnetic "paper dolls" with several regency-core outfits from or inspired by the show.

Tue, Jun 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Eastside Branch - Large Meeting Room
Attend an informational meeting to learn more about the library's new self-paced online construction trades learning program. Application process will be discussed. Registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss How to Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin!

Wed, Jun 05, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Wed, Jun 05, All day
Central Library
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Central Library and create a display for your favorite books!

Canceled
Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Northside Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer youth art camp. For grades 3-12. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room B
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:45am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Jun 05, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Beat the summer heat, and join us for a free movie at the library!

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room (A & B)
Exercise your creativity by making a rainbow suncatcher to celebrate Pride Month. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join instructors from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for this free citizenship class. Student must be a Green Card holder for at least 4 years and 9 months. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Eastside Branch
Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances! Join us as we kick off Summer at the Library!

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Practica tus habilidades para hablar inglés en una reunión grupal semanal para hispanohablantes que quieran aprender inglés. Practice your English speaking skills in a weekly group meeting.

Wed, Jun 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - The Serrate Family Study Room
Practice your reading with a therapy dog from Love On A Leash. These furry friends can't wait for their personal Storytime sessions! For Kindergarten and up.

Thu, Jun 06, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Canceled
Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Northside Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer youth art camp. For grades 3-12. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 06, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Beat the summer heat and join us for a free movie at the library!

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Tempur Sealy Children?s Discovery Zone,Teen Treehouse,Outdoor Atrium,Classroom,First Floor Paseo,Community Room A,Community Room B
Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances! Join us as we kick off Summer at the Library!

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Northside Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Northside Branch for a fun, all-ages Spanish film series. Educational listening comprehension activities, free journals & stickers for all ages. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH PARTICIPANT.

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Hola! Looking to improve your Spanish speaking skills? Why not join our friendly weekly group meeting? It's a great opportunity to practice and meet new people!

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab to participate in various paper engineering challenges like bridges, towers and more! For Grades 3-12.

Thu, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances! Join us as we kick off Summer at the Library!

Thu, Jun 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Canceled
Thu, Jun 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Beaumont Branch
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Calling all mystery fans! Join us for our monthly mystery book club! This month's pick is "The Wife Upstairs" by Rachel Hawkins.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for young children and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 5 and under.

Fri, Jun 07, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Canceled
Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Northside Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer youth art camp. For grades 3-12. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Fri, Jun 07, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a Matinee

Fri, Jun 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Story Area
Practice your reading with a therapy dog from Love On A Leash. These furry friends can't wait for their personal Storytime sessions! For Kindergarten and up.

Fri, Jun 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join us this summer for a three-part series working with pressed flowers!
This event is full

Fri, Jun 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room (A & B)
Leave the school year behind at our after-hours Teen Summer Launch! You can play games, get a walking taco, and free books! Plus a chance to win a Nintendo Switch Lite! Teens Only, Ages 13 - 18.

Sat, Jun 08, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Join us in the Eastside Makerspace for an introductory sewing class. Bring your own machine and learn to use it from a team of experts from the Master Clothing Volunteers. Register now! For ages 13+.
Registration opens Saturday, May 25 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central Library
Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances! Join us as we kick off Summer at the Library!

Sat, Jun 08, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Celebrate dad with a magic card that?s sure to stump even him!

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Don't let a flat tire ruin your ride! Join us to learn the basics of removing tires, locating punctures and patching holes so you can keep rolling all summer long.

Sat, Jun 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances! Join us as we kick off Summer at the Library!

Sun, Jun 09, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sun, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Sun, Jun 09, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Producer Eli Scarr presents a documentary about the life and work of United Nations translator Tracy Ansell. Two screenings.

Sun, Jun 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Sun, Jun 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
An opportunity for LGBTQIA+ people to teach one another about basic car mechanics!

Sun, Jun 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Producer Eli Scarr presents a documentary about the life and work of United Nations translator Tracy Ansell. Two screenings.

Mon, Jun 10, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room B
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, Jun 10, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Stop by Central for a free screening of Of An Age - a 2022 Australian romantic drama film written and directed by Goran Stolevski.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Find out if you have what it takes to be a spy with secret messages, disguises, and more! For ages 5 to 11. No registration required.

Mon, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Northside Branch - Digital Studio
Learn to utilize loop tracks in GarageBand to make a custom ringtone. Registration required. (For middle & high school)

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tates Creek Branch
A preview of upcoming books from national and local publishers. Find your next favorite book! Lots of giveaways!

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
You can review for the U.S. Citizenship exam with an instructor from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for free. Registration is not required.

Canceled
Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer adult art workshop. Ages 18+. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Attend an informational meeting to learn more about the library's new self-paced online construction trades learning program. Application process will be discussed. Registration required.

Mon, Jun 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate ESOL listening comprehension and conversation practice. For adults.

Mon, Jun 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Come relax and have fun with friends and make new ones at a monthly game night! Games range from board games, to trivia and videogames.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
New venue Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room (A & B)
Join Kentucky Down Under for an educational encounter with some unique live animals! Learn about their habitats, diets, and more. For grades K-5. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Tue, Jun 11, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Join Kentucky Down Under for an educational encounter with some unique live animals! Learn about their habitats, diets, and more. For grades K-5. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Northside Branch - Story Room
Create your own car using cardboard boxes, paper plates, and more! Then sit back and enjoy the show! Crafting begins at 2:00 and movie will start at 2:30. Popcorn and supplies provided. For families.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 2:00pm

Tue, Jun 11, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab to build Lego animals! For Grades 3-12.

Tue, Jun 11, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Join us in the Eastside Makerspace to explore techniques for painting tabletop gaming miniatures. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Northside Branch - Large Meeting Room
A preview of upcoming books from national and local publishers. Find your next favorite book! Lots of giveaways! For adults. No registration.

Canceled
Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer adult art workshop. Ages 18+. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Kentucky Down Under for an educational encounter with some unique live animals! Learn about their habitats, diets, and more. For grades K-5. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Wed, Jun 12, All day
Central Library
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Central Library and create a display for your favorite books!

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Eastside Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Kentucky Down Under for an educational encounter with some unique live animals! Learn about their habitats, diets, and more. For grades K-5. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room B
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central Library
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:45am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wed, Jun 12, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Central Library
Beat the heat and join us for free movies throughout the summer!

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Small Meeting Room
Hang out with other LGBT+ teens in a safe space.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Beaumont Branch - Collaborative Learning Space
Join Kentucky Down Under for an educational encounter with some unique live animals! Learn about their habitats, diets, and more. For grades K-5. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room (A & B)
Discover a new fantasy series for young readers with hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 6 to 10. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Dive into some chill vibes with your own mixed media cassette tape art! Examples will be on display for inspiration.
Registration opens Friday, May 31 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join instructors from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for this free citizenship class. Student must be a Green Card holder for at least 4 years and 9 months. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
Share your poetry, spoken word and more! Content should be appropriate for teens and adults and limited to 3-4 minutes.

Canceled
Wed, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer adult art workshop. Ages 18+. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - The Serrate Family Study Room
Practica tus habilidades para hablar inglés en una reunión grupal semanal para hispanohablantes que quieran aprender inglés. Practice your English speaking skills in a weekly group meeting.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join Kentucky Down Under for an educational encounter with some unique live animals! Learn about their habitats, diets, and more. For grades K-5. No registration required.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central Library
Take a walk through Lexington's LGBTQ+ history.
Registration opens Monday, May 27 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Central Library - Meeting Room D
Come learn about rocks and paint a rock to take home. Thursday, June 13th at 11am while supplies last, for ages 3-5.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Meeting Room B
Join us to meet with folks from the Fayette Co. Conservation District to learn about native plant species of KY, take home some seeds, and what you can do to help support local biodiversity at home!

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Twitch
Watch our Teen Librarians fail at your favorite games!

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join us as we learn the history and science behind everyone's favorite frozen treat, then make your very own batch of ice cream! Ages 6-12. Registration required.
Registration opens Thursday, May 30 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Teens and tweens can drop in to the Beaumont Branch for a mini pride parade! Using a variety of art supplies, teens will make their own mini pride float! Materials and snacks provided.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
New date Thursday, June 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Northside Branch
Join Northside Branch for a fun, all-ages Spanish film series. Educational listening comprehension activities, free journals & stickers for all ages. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EACH PARTICIPANT.

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Hola! Looking to improve your Spanish speaking skills? Why not join our friendly weekly group meeting? It's a great opportunity to practice and meet new people!

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Central Library - Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab
Join us in the Kloiber Foundation STEAM Lab to build Lego animals! For Grades 3-12.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch
Bring your own zine project or just an idea! We will have a variety of supplies and templates available so you can make your zine.  Makerspace at Eastside Ages 13 +  All skill levels welcome

Canceled
Thu, Jun 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch
Join acclaimed Congolese artist DouDou Mbemba for a free one-week summer adult art workshop. Ages 18+. Presented by the African American Arts Association.

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New venue Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Tates Creek Branch - Flexible Space
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for young children and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 5 and under.

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Live jazz on the second Thursday of every month.

Fri, Jun 14, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Small Meeting Room
Join this conversation group for practice with English conversation, speaking, and listening skills.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Tates Creek Branch - Large Meeting Room
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Move, sing, read, and play in this interactive storytime for toddlers and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 18 to 36 months.

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a Matinee

Rescheduled
Fri, Jun 14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
New date Thursday, June 13, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Beaumont Branch
Teens and tweens can drop in to the Beaumont Branch for a mini pride parade! Using a variety of art supplies, teens will make their own mini pride float! Materials and snacks provided.

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Chirp! Chirp! Summer is here and the birds need a place to stay. So, sit down and decorate a bird house to give them a place to rest. Supplies are limited and registration is required.
Registration opens Monday, May 27 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jun 15, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Drop off your old board games at the Beaumont Branch to receive a ticket to swap out for a game on the day of the event! One ticket per game.  

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central Library - Children's Department Play Space
Sensory play and social time designed to be inclusive, autism friendly, and fun for everyone! Designed for children who have a developmental age of approximately 2-5 years. ALL children are welcome!

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch - Children's Program Room
Learn how to do collage art like the work on exhibit at Eastside.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
Dungeons & Dragons

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Kentucky Room
The Return of Genealogy Club

Sat, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker, and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Eastside Branch - Small Meeting Room
A book club dedicated to discussing books by black authors. Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please contact asipple-mcgraw@lexpublib.org for a reserved library copy of the featured title.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Join us at Northside to create a batch of unique slime using a variety of provided mix-ins!
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 2:00pm

Sat, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beaumont Branch - Small Meeting Room
Hooked on Books is a book club for people who want to join a book club, but want to choose what books they read. Stop by to discuss your recent read and get recommendations in new genres.

Sat, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Central Library
Join us to learn about a new artist or art form every month, and create a unique work inspired by their style (with a touch of your own!).

Sat, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Tempur Sealy Children?s Discovery Zone
Join us at Marksbury Family Branch for Chess Club! All are welcome! Beginners, prodigies and everyone in between! Learn strategies and build community!

Sat, Jun 15, 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Tates Creek Branch
If you would like to have a free copy of the book, please pick one up at Tates Creek Branch Library. These will be offered while supplies last. Light refreshments.

Sun, Jun 16, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Sun, Jun 16, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Teen and Adult makers join us for Open Studio in the Eastside Makerspace. You can use equipment like the 3D printer, Cricut, Button Maker, and more. Or bring your project to work on in the space.

Sun, Jun 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northside Branch - Classroom
Beginning English classes will be held twice weekly to help participants improve English language reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Mon, Jun 17, All day
Eastside Branch
Do you have lots of book recommendations for your friends? Apply to be a "Kid Librarian" at Eastside Library and create a display for your favorite books! 

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central Library - Children's Department Play Space
Join KY Shakespeare to learn foundations of stage combat and safety using swordplay or hand-to-hand combat, culminating in a staged fight at the end of the workshop! For grades 4 to 12.
Registration opens Monday, May 20 2024 at 10:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 10:30am - 11:30am
New venue Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room B
Clases de inglés básico dos veces por semana para ayudar a los participantes a mejorar sus habilidades en inglés. Basic English classes twice a week to help individuals improve their English.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Northside Branch
Enjoy books, music, movement, and activities that encourage early learning and promote school readiness. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Marksbury Family Branch - Community Room A
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch
Enjoy songs, bounces, stories, and social time for babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages 0 to 18 months.

Mon, Jun 17, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Makerspace
Makers of all ages, join us in the Marksbury Family Branch Makerspace for Open Studio. Come make buttons, stickers and more. Kids ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central Library - Farish Theater
Stop by Central for a free screening of La Cage aux Folles - the 1978 French film that later inspired The Birdcage.

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch - Makerspace
Learn a new skill and take something home!

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northside Branch - Large Meeting Room
Join KY Shakespeare to learn foundations of stage combat and safety using swordplay or hand-to-hand combat, culminating in a staged fight at the end of the workshop! For grades 4 to 12.
Registration opens Monday, May 20 2024 at 2:00pm

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Keeneland Community Room
You can review for the U.S. Citizenship exam with an instructor from Kentucky Refugee Ministries for free. Registration is not required.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Northside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate ESOL listening comprehension and conversation practice. For adults.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Marksbury Family Branch - Classroom
Say hello to summer with these simple, customizable door hangers
Registration opens Monday, June 3 2024 at 9:00am

Canceled
Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch
We had so much fun doing bad art last year, so we wondered why not do it again this year? We say that BAD art is GOOD! Come in and take the challenge! Registration is required.

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Eastside Branch - Medium Meeting Room
We had so much fun doing bad art last year, so we wondered why not do it again this year? We say that BAD art is GOOD! Come in and take the challenge! Registration is required.
Registration opens Monday, June 10 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Beaumont Branch - Collaborative Learning Space
Join KY Shakespeare to learn foundations of stage combat and safety using swordplay or hand-to-hand combat, culminating in a staged fight at the end of the workshop! For grades 4 to 12.
Registration opens Monday, May 20 2024 at 6:00pm