Lexington Public Library October 2017 Events

There are so many great events coming up at LPL locations.  To register for an event CLICK HERE, select your event from the calendar and you’ll be directed to registration info.  You can register 2 weeks prior to your event.

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The Farish Theatre at the Central Branch has FREE movie events as well.  Click HERE for Farish Events.

 

Storytimes

Monday

  • Central Library: Babies Get Down(town)
10:00 AM (crawling to 18 months)
  • Eastside Branch: Jump Baby Jump
10:30 AM (18-30 months)
11:00 AM (18-30 months)

Tuesday

  • Beaumont Branch:  Movers & Shakers Toddler Time
11:00 AM (walking babies-24 months)
  • Eastside Branch: Baby Jam
10:15 AM (0-2 years)
11:00 AM (0-2 years)
  • Northside Branch: Read! Play! Learn!
11:00 AM (3-5 years)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Baby & Me
10:30 AM (0-18 months)

Wednesday

  • Beaumont Branch: Side by Side Storytime
11:00 AM (2-3 years)
  • Central Library: The Young & the Restless
10:00 AM (2-3 years)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime
10:30 AM (1-2 years)
  • Eastside Branch: Preschool Storytime
11:00 AM (3-5 years)

Thursday

  • Beaumont Branch: Baby Storytime
11:00 AM (0-18 months)
  • Eastside Branch: Toddler Time
11:00 AM (2-3 years)
  • Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM (3-5 years)
  • Village Branch: Family Storytime
4:00 PM (0-7 years)

Friday

  • Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play & Learn
11:00 AM (3-5 years)
  • Eastside Branch: Baby Jam
10:15 AM (0-2 years)
11:00 AM (0-2 years)
  • Northside Branch:  Juguemos a Escuelita
11:00 AM
  • Tates Creek Branch: The Young & the Restless
10:30 AM (2-3 years)

Halloween Events are in ORANGE!
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CENTRAL LIBRARY

Drop-In Craft: Slime!
Thursday, October 5th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
School’s out – Time to experiment with crazy concoctions and super slime. Drop-in and make something gooey to take home.
For all kids

Super Saturday Storytime
Saturdays, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Start your weekend at the library and join us for an interactive storytime featuring great books, songs, & hands-on activities. For families.

Block Party!
Saturday, October 7th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
The Big Blue Blocks are Back! Build breathtaking, brilliant, bold creations, knock them down and build again. These unique building blocks require creativity AND collaboration. Fun for the whole family.

The Young & The Restless
Wednesdays, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Join us for an energetic storytime featuring great books, music & hands-on activities. For ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver.

Drop-In Craft: Trick or Treat Bags
Friday, October 13th, 2:30PM to 4:00PM
Trick or Treat! Drop-in and make a custom bag to hold your Halloween loot.  For families, all kids

Drop-In Craft: Trick or Treat Bags
Saturday, October 14th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Trick or Treat! Drop-in and make a custom bag to hold your Halloween loot.  For families, all kids

Babies Get Down(town)
Mondays, 10:00AM to 10:30AM
Hip babies from crawling to 18 months are invited to join this lively weekly storytime with a parent or caregiver. We’ll share stories, songs & activities that promote early learning, foster friendship & are tons of fun!

Super Saturday Halloween BOOgie Storytime
Saturday, October 21st, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Come in costume to this not-so-spooky family storytime! We’ll read some Halloween tales and dance to some ghoulishly good tunes. Paint your own pumpkin for a creative decoration to take home.   For all kids, families

Costumes, Pumpkins, and Candy-Oh My!
Wednesday, October 25th, 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Elephant and Piggie will join us this year for games, crafts, and trick-or-treating. You won’t want to miss this ghoulishly good time! Wear your costume to join in the fun!   For all kids

Zombie Pregame!
Sunday, October 29th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Are you thrilled by Thriller? Can’t wait for the parade to start? Join us for gruesome games, monstrous make-up and slimy snacks in this special celebration of Halloween and get ready to haunt the streets of Lexington!  For 4th-5th grade, middle school, high school

Haunts and History Downtown Walking Tour
Monday, October 30th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Join local history expert Dr. Jonathan Coleman for a walking tour around downtown Lexington to discover some of our city’s interesting history and haunted spots. Meet in the first floor rotunda, wear comfortable shoes, and bundle up if necessary. It’s going to be a spooky time! Family friendly, registration required.

BEAUMONT BRANCH

Movers and Shakers Toddler Time
Tuesdays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Too young for Side by Side, too old for BabyTime? Come rhyme, bounce, and read with other toddlers and their grownups. This Storytime program will engage your children with short stories, finger plays, action rhymes, and songs. Suggested for Walking Babies – 24 months with a parent or caregiver.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6:00PM to 6:30PM
Be part of the group that makes teen events happen! We meet each month to share ideas and plan ahead. Bring your brain!
For high school, middle school

Side by Side Storytime
Wednesdays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Stories for kids (and their caregivers) who are ready for a sit-down storytime but aren’t ready for preschool storytime. We promote the fun of reading with interactive stories, music, movement, and a small activity or craft. Suggested for ages 2-3.

Baby Storytime
Thursdays11:00AM to 11:20AM
Babies are invited to enjoy books, music, movement & activity with their parent or caregiver. Lap bounces, fingerplays, music, and short stories are all part of the fun! Suggested for 0-18 months.

Where’s Waldo
Friday, October 6th, 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Love to do Seek-and-Find or Where’s Waldo puzzles at home? Come to Beaumont and try out our life size versions any time today! For kids of all ages.

Preschool Play & Learn
Fridays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Join us for engaging stories, music, & activities that promote early learning for preschoolers. For ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver.

Family Storytime
Saturdays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
A storytime filled with books, songs, and activities. For families.

Teen New Book Night
Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Want to be on the cutting edge? Find out what’s new in the world of teen books. Book prizes available! For teens, registration Required

Little Explorers
Wednesday, October 11th, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Children learn best through play. Come explore a new topic each month! Ages 3-5. Registration required.

Art Start
Wednesday, October 25th, 1:30PM to 2:15PM
Explore multiple styles of art with different materials and methods. Please dress for a messy time. For ages 3-5. Registration required.

Hallowteen Breakout!
Friday, October 27th, 5:45PM to 8:00PM
What’s more frightening than library fines? Getting stuck inside! Don’t get trapped, break out with all your friends. Food & after-hours teen fun! For teens, registration required.

Trick-Or-Treat
Tuesday, October 31st, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Celebrate this candy-filled holiday with songs, activities, and our Trick-or-Treat costume parade! For kids of all ages. Don’t forget to wear your costume!   

EASTSIDE BRANCH

Jump Baby Jump
Mondays, 10:30AM to 11:00AM
Music and playtime for young toddler. Ages 18-30 months.

Jump Baby Jump
Mondays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Music and playtime for young toddler. Ages 18-30 months.

Baby Jam
Tuesdays, 10:15AM to 10:45AM
This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.

Baby Jam
Tuesday, October 3rd, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Fun stories, songs, and activities that promote literacy, math, and science skills. Ages 3-5.

Toddler Time
Thursdays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Books, music, and activities that encourage literacy, math, science, and social skills followed by an art activity or story-related project. Ages 2-3.

Baby Jam
Fridays, 10:15AM to 10:45AM
This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.

Baby Jam
Fridays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.

Teen Tuesday: Super Smash Bros Tournament
Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Do you have what it takes to be a Super Smash champion? Show your skills and brawl your way to the top of the leaderboard. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For teens in grades 7-12.

BluegrassRockPainters
Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Come by and paint some rocks with the BluegrassRockPainters! Rocks and paints provided for first time painters. Children old enough to paint unsupervised are welcome.

Teen Night: Breakout Room
Friday, October 13th, 5:30PM to 7:45PM
Do you have the braaaains to stop the zombie apocalypse? Join your friends to break out of the infected laboratory… before it’s too late! This after-hours event is for teens in grades 7-12. Registration required.

Saturday Drop-In Craft
Saturday, October 14th, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Drop-in craft is for all children. Please stop by the library any time between 11 Am -1 PM to check out few books and and make a small craft to take home.

BluegrassRockPainters
Tuesday, October 17th, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Come by and paint some rocks with the BluegrassRockPainters! Rocks and paints provided for first time painters. Children old enough to paint unsupervised are welcome.

Lego Lab
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Put your imagination to work and join us for some free-builld Lego fun. Plan, create, and build at your own pace or work with friends. For grades K-5.

Little Boo Bash
Monday, October 30th, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Join us for some not-so-spooky tricks, treats, crafts, and a costume trick-or-treat parade! For ages 0-6. This event replaces Jump Baby Jump today. 

NORTHSIDE BRANCH

3D Printing Basics
Tuesday, October 3rd, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
3D printing has made its way to the Digital Studio! This 2-hr session will run through the basics of using our new 3D printers. We’ll start with setting up a print job, work our way through loading the filament, and finish by printing a small object.Completion of this course is required to utilize the Digital Studio’s 3D makerspace.
Registration Required

SketchUp
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Learn the basics of 3d architectural modeling with Sketchup, a free program for mac or pc.
For adults.  Registration Required

Illustrator Basics
Thursday, October 5th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Learn the basics of creating graphic designs and images from photos and creating unique material using the basic tools and processes of Illustrator.
For adults.  Registration Required

iMovie Basics
Saturday, October 7th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Create your own video project using photos, video clips, and music. This is a great class for beginners.
For adults.  Registration Required

InDesign Basics
Tuesday, October 10th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Learn to use the most powerful layout program in the industry. While learning the tools and interface of Adobe InDesign, you will also learn how to interface with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
For adults.  Registration Required

3D Modeling with SketchUp
Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Increase your Sketchup knowledge by learning how to create and model an object for 3D printing! We’ll use advanced tools, organization options, and higher detail levels.Prerequisite: Sketchup.
For adults.  Registration Required

Illustrator 2: Vector Art
Thursday, October 12th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Create original Vector Art using various tools in Adobe Illustrator. Prerequisite: Illustrator Basics.
For adults.  Registration Required

Final Cut Pro X Basics
Saturday, October 14th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects. Prerequisite: iMovie.
For adults.  Registration Required

GarageBand Basics
Tuesday, October 17th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.
For adults.  Registration Required

Photoshop Basics
Tuesday, October 17th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Learn about the interface and basic tools of Adobe Photoshop. You’ll also learn how to effectively use and work with layers in Photoshop.  For adults.  Registration Required

KY Historical Society Listening Tour
Tuesday, October 17th, 6:30PM to 8:30PM
The Kentucky Historical Society is celebrating Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood by traveling across the commonwealth to hear “What Makes Kentucky, Kentucky?” We’re convening conversations with groups of our fellow Kentuckians to ask what we love about our Bluegrass State, what challenges we’re facing, and how we can start to address these on the local level. Join your neighbors as we discuss Kentucky’s past and plan for it’s future.  For all ages

Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics
Saturday, October 21st, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
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.
For adults.  Registration Required

iMovie Basics
Tuesday, October 24th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Create your own video project using photos, video clips, and music. This is a great class for beginners.
For adults.  Registration Required

GarageBand Basics
Saturday, October 28th, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.
For adults.  Registration Required

3D Printing Basics
Tuesday, October 31st, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
3D printing has made its way to the Digital Studio! This 2-hr session will run through the basics of using our new 3D printers. We’ll start with setting up a print job, work our way through loading the filament, and finish by printing a small object.Completion of this course is required to utilize the Digital Studio’s 3D makerspace  Registration Required

Little Pumpkins Boo Bash
Tuesday, October 31st, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Wear you trick-or-treat costume and enjoy stories, games, crafts and treats. This event replaces regular story time.
For preschool (3-5 Years)   Registration Required

TATES CREEK BRANCH

Baby and Me
Tuesdays, 10:30AM to 11:00AM
Build baby’s language skills with songs, a short story, and play. Ages 0-18 months.

Classic Horror Film Club
Tuesday, October 3rd, 6:30PM to 8:45PM
Grave of the Vampire (1972)Watch if you dare! Talk about it if you can find the words! Join us for a free viewing followed by lively discussion of selected classic horror films. Light snacks provided. For the current film title, please contact Tates Creek Branch Library. 859-231-5500.  For adults

Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:30AM to 11:00AM
Build Language skills with songs, fingerplays and books. Ages 1-2

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, 10:30AM to 11:00AM
Build early literacy skills with songs and stories. A simple activity follows Ages 3-5

Maker Thursday
Thursday, October 5th, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Challenge yourself to build, create, and invent with a variety of materials – your imagination is the limit! For Grades 1-5. Registration is required.

The Young and the Restless
Fridays, 10:30AM to 11:00AM
Clap, sing and read to build early literacy skills. A simple story-related activity follows. Ages 2-3

Drop In and Build
Friday, October 6th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Magna-Tiles, LEGOS, wooden blocks, connector straws – we’ll have them all. Drop in between 2 and 4pm to build, build, build.
For all kids

Family Storytime
Saturdays, 11:00AM to 11:30AM
Books, Songs, and a story related activity. For families

Little Explorers in the Pumpkin Patch
Tuesday, October 10th, 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Pretend you’re at the pumpkin patch! Imaginative play, activities and a craft. Recommended for preschoolers.
Registration Required

Little Leonardos
Thursday, October 19th, 1:30PM to 2:15PM
Dress to be messy for this fun art and science activity program. For ages 2-5. Registration is required.

Halloween Party: Under the Sea
Friday, October 27th, 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Join us for a magical Halloween party featuring sing-along fun, activities, treats, and a costume trick-or-treat parade! For ages 0-6. This event does take the place of The Young & the Restless storytime today.

VILLAGE BRANCH

Lexington Area Yoyo Club
Sunday, October 1st, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
The Lexington Area Yoyo Club is now at the Village Branch! Want to learn a new hobby and have fun doing it? Hands on learning and help for people of all skill levels. Ages 10 and up welcome.

Recess
Wednesdays, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Let’s play! Join us for fun games and activities for kids of all ages! Please dress for comfort.

Teen Space
Wednesdays, 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Village Teen Space is your space to be yourself! Join in as we play games, watch videos, talk books, and hang out. For grades 6-12.

Family Storytime
Thursdays, 4:00PM to 4:45PM
Join us for books, songs, finger-plays, stories, activities, and crafts. Recommended for ages 7 and under.

Lexington Area Yoyo Club
Sunday, October 15th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
The Lexington Area Yoyo Club is now at the Village Branch! Want to learn a new hobby and have fun doing it? Hands on learning and help for people of all skill levels. Ages 10 and up welcome.

Halloween Party
Thursday, October 26th, 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Spooky stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 5-10.

Lexington Area Yoyo Club
Sunday, October 29th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
The Lexington Area Yoyo Club is now at the Village Branch! Want to learn a new hobby and have fun doing it? Hands on learning and help for people of all skill levels. Ages 10 and up welcome.

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