If you think you know everything there is to know about the Lexington Public Library, think again.
Our city’s library is an educational resource that can be utilized, for free, by all citizens + it offers everything from classes to state-of-the-art tech.
Here’s how our library system is helping citizens become life-long learners.
For the history buff
The Kentucky Room | Central Branch, 140 E Main St. | The Kentucky Room contains books, photographs, digitized newspapers, and more — all relating to the history of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Pro tip: Start your research online with the library’s digital archive search. Then, head downtown to take an even deeper dive.
Makerspace | East Side Branch, 3000 Blake James Dr. | The Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for crafters; a place where science, art, and culture collide. Here, citizens have access to 3D printers, sewing machines, a tabletop kiln, and more. Be sure to check the events page for educational classes and open studio times.
Ain’t afraid of no tech
Digital Studio | Northside Branch, 1733 Russell Cave Rd. | The library’s digital studio is a space for citizens to get creative with technology. Filmmakers, photographers, and graphic designers can utilize digital editing software to bring their ideas to life, while musicians can record and edit their own music. The library even offers free LinkedIn learning classes for those interested in learning new software — Photoshop, Illustrator + more
Pro tip: This space is also perfect for anyone wishing to learn how to digitize or restore family photos.
Art Galleries | Various Branches | The library also recognizes that a picture is worth 1,000 words, that’s why it hosts a rotation of photography + fine art galleries at its various branches across town.
Don’t forget to check out its weekly events calendar for more ideas on how you can keep exercising your body’s most important muscle — the brain.