Enjoy a summer of Science fun with local libraries!  The Lexington Public Library and other libraries have kicked off Summer Reading with Fizz Boom Bang!!

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There is a BIG line up of fun events for the summer!
Check back for updates!

Lex Pub Lib Summer Reading Kick Off Events!

Fizz! Boom! Bang!  Summer Reading Kick Off
Eagle Creek Branch
Monday, June 2nd  6 pm – 7 pm
Registration required – ONLINE – CLICK HERE or call 231-5500

LexPhil  Lecture Series: Science of Sound
Tates Creek Branch
Saturday, June 7th 1 pm – 2 pm
Registration required – ONLINE – CLICK HERE – or call 231-5500

Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Northside Branch
Saturday, June 7th 2 pm

Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Beaumont Branch
Monday, June 9th 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for fun activities & crafts to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program! Grab your log & get started reading to receive prizes & coupons.

Summer Reading Blast Off Party
Central Library
Monday, June 9th 11 am – 1 pm
Celebrate the start of 2014 Summer Reading with games, rocking music, and more family fun! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Tates Creek Branch
Monday, June 9th 2 pm – 4 pm
Enjoy snacks and games as you pick up your Summer Reading log. For all ages

Click HERE for Lexington Public Library Summer Programs!

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Jess Pub Lib Events

What’s Brewing? Music Science!
Thursday, Jun. 5, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

In honor of our Summer of Science theme, we’ll be exploring how music affects our brains and the idea that the human brain is actually hard-wired to create and relate to music.
Take a coffee break at the library and let us update you on all the latest, greatest music you probably won’t hear on the radio. We’ll be serving snacks,  brewing some excellent coffee – fair-trade, organic, freshly roasted – and playing tracks from 3 different artists each month. Plus we’ll give reviews and “if you like that, try this” lists.  There will be a drawing to give away a CD of one of the artists we’ve reviewed and a pound of coffee beans at every program. No registration required.

Doktor Kaboom!
Tuesday, Jun. 10, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM AND 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Our Summer Reading Children’s Performances are family friendly programs that are specifically selected with elementary aged students in mind.  All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

Doktor Kaboom! performs original interactive Science Comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Join Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain

Teens: Science of Ice Cream
Wednesday, Jun. 11, 1:00 – 2:00 PM 
Registration required, begins May 28.
Teens, come learn the science of ice cream, and make your own tastey treat! Get the inside scoop on the ice cream industry, the science of how ice cream works, and then create ice cream from scratch!  All supplies provided. Grades 6th-12th.

Dome Theater
Thursday, Jun. 12, 11 AM – 6:30 PM 

Mobile Digital Theater
The Dome is a Mobile Digital Theater featuring highly innovative, immersive, and educational programs. With the Dome Theater, Kramer Edu-tainment brings the excitement of the museum-quality shows, presenting a wide range of educational topics, in a state-of-the-art mobile digital theater system, directly to you!

Registration is required and will begin on May 29th.

To register for a showing please all the JCPL children’s desk at 859-885-3523 ext. 227.  Patrons may sign up for a maximum of 3 showings.

The showings will begin at their designated time.  Those not present when showing begins will lose their reservation.

Theater Show & Times
Descriptions of each show and sample clips can be found at
11:00 AM – Into the Deep
11:30 AM – Passport to the Universe
12:00 PM – The Dinosaur Prophecy
12:30 PM – Earth’s Wild Ride
1:00 PM – Force Five
1:30 PM – Microcosm
2:00 PM – Sonic Vision
3:00 PM – Into the Deep
3:30 PM – Passport to the Universe
4:00 PM – Dinosaur Prophecy
4:30 PM – Earth’s Wild Ride
5:00 PM – Force Five
5:30 PM – Microcosm
6:00 PM – Sonic Vision

Sound Lab!
Friday, Jun. 13, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Our open-labs give people a chance to explore various science topics in a casual, hands-on way. All ages are welcome. No registration is required, just stop in!
In our Sound Lab, we will investigate the physics of sound.  Participants will be able to play with a theremin, talk to musicians from the Lexington Philharmonic about their instruments and how they work, explore pitch and rhythm on a variety of simple instruments, learn about radio waves, create their own craft stick kazoos and play with a fun sound application that allows you to paint with sound.

Scott County Public Library

CLICK HERE to register for their summer reading program

Explore the Guitar w. Pat Kirtley World Class Finger Style Guitarist & His Guitar Petting Zoo
Sunday, June 1, 2014 | 2:00pm
World champion finger style guitarist Pat Kirtley brings his guitar petting zoo. Try a guitar, get some tips from an expert and sit back and enjoy his concert.

Matt Sandbank on May 31st at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Matt Sandbank’s Shadow Factory performs shadow puppet shows that enliven the imagination, awaken curiosity about the world, and excite young audiences about the power of creativity. Each of Matt’s programs features uniquely expressive shadow puppets, ties in to Language Arts and Humanities academic standards, and provides a rollicking good time for all!  Get two tickets when you register by calling (859) 863-3566.



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