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📚 Happy National Library Week
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The Marksbury Family Branch is estimated to be three times larger than the former Village branch. | Photo by LEXtoday
If you think you know everything there is to know about the Lexington Public Library, think again. Our city’s libraries offer free educational resources including classes to state-of-the-art tech that can be used by all citizens.

Here’s how our library system is helping citizens become life-long learners.

For the history buff

The Kentucky Room | Central Branch | The Kentucky Room contains books, photographs, and digitized newspapers — 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.

A woman standing in front of a 3D printer receiving guidance from a man.

A library teammate will be on-hand in the Makerspaces to assist + support with technology. | Photo by LEXtoday

Ain’t afraid of no tech

Makerspace | East Side + Marksbury Family Branches | The Makerspace is a collaborative workspace for crafters — a place where science, art, and culture collide. Here, locals have access to 3D printers, sewing machines, a tabletop kiln, and more.

Digital Studio | Northside Branch | 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.

Pro tip: This space is also perfect for anyone wishing to learn how to digitize or restore family photos.

Art aficionados

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.

Weekly programming

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.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, April 12
  • Meet The Milliner At Carl Meyers | Friday, April 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Carl Meyers, 111 Clay Ave., Lexington | Free | Stop by this Chevy Chase boutique and get Derby ready by browsing the handmade hat + fascinator styles from Milliner Katie Whaley.
  • Eastin Creative and Gold Crown Gallery Art Show | Friday, April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Gold Crown Gallery, 128 Deweese St., Lexington | Free | Pop in to check out the latest contemporary art from Lexington natives and beyond.
  • Legends Fan Fest | Friday, April 12 | 5-9 p.m. | Lexington Legends Stadium, 207 Legends Ln., Lexington | Free | Help kick off the season + a new era of our baseball team with a live batting practice, player autographs, ballpark tours, music, and drink specials — registration is required for giveaways.
Saturday, April 13
  • Free Trash Disposal Day | Saturday, April 13 | 6 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington | Free | Declutter your life by disposing up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household waste.
  • Lexington Ballet Company presents: “Cinderella” | Saturday, April 13 | Times vary | Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St., Lexington | $25-$35 | Follow the magical journey of this classic tale performed by the Lexington Ballet Company.
  • Rosé All Day | Saturday, April 13 | Times vary | Harkness Edwards Vineyards, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester | $41.95 | Delight the senses and learn something new with an interactive rosé + cheese pairing.
Sunday, April 14
  • Trivia | Sunday, April 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Wise Bird Cider, 1170 Manchester St., Ste. 140, Lexington | Free | Calling all knowledge nerds — sip and laugh the Sunday scaries away with brain-teasing trivia + cider.
  • Willi Carlisle | Sunday, April 14 | 7 p.m. | The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd., Lexington | $20.40 | Sing along with this folk artist whose latest album, “Critterland,” tackles topics like love, loss, and everything in between.
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News Notes
 
Civic
  • On Thursday, April 25, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will make a final vote on a property tax increase to support local parks. The Parks Sustainable Funding’s proposal will be voted on by the public on the ballot in November. If approved, homeowners would see an average bump of $52.88 per year. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Watch
  • Lexingtonian + author Crystal Wilkinson announced she will appear on tomorrow’s airing of “CBS Saturday Morning.” Tune in starting at 8 a.m. to see her interview with Michelle Miller on the show’s James Beard Award-winning segment “The Dish.”
Try This
  • This Sunday, April 14 is the last day you can submit a poem for our LEXtoday Poetry Contest. Using words from our Wednesday, April 3 newsletter, create an original poem of 75 words or less — we’ll narrow down the finalists and allow you all to vote on the winner
Cause
  • Tickets are still available for the sell-out annual event FEAST: Food Equity & Access Sustains Tomorrow. The fundraiser for FoodChain will take place on May 22 at Fasig-Tipton and delight your tastebuds with dishes created by 25 local + nationally-recognized female chefs.
Community
  • May is Bike Month, and Bike/Walk Lexington wants your help. Nonprofits, neighborhood associations, educators, and cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up as an event host for the month-long celebration. Applications are due Saturday, April 20. Learn more.
Job
  • The Lexington Philharmonic is hiring a Development Manager. The role will oversee the creation + implementation of fundraising initiatives, donor relations, as well as some marketing duties. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3.
Kids
  • If you have a little baseball lover on your hands, sign them up for the Lil’ Legends Kids Club. Membership perks include free entry to Sunday games, discounts at the team store + for parents’ tickets, and more.
Finance
  • American Trust Wealth is making big moves. ICYMI, the firm recently opened a new office (2525 Harrodsburg Rd., Ste. 300) to help improve the customer experience. Learn more about the importance of this new space and how their team can help you reach your goals.*
Weather
  • Don’t get stuck unprepared when spring storms hit. The Duke Energy Storm Center can help Lexingtonians get prepared in case severe conditions strike. Bookmark these helpful tips to get ready for inclement weather.*
Finance
  • Cue drum roll. 2024 is here, and the personal finance experts at The Ascent have sorted through hundreds of credit cards to do the work for you. Presenting: These four credit cards, among the best bonus cards the experts have ever seen.*
 
Business
 
Calling all remote workers
Molly and Aayat sitting at a Kenwick Table on their laptops.
We love the community vibe and strong WiFi at Kenwick Table. | Photo by @femibranded
Did you know that in May of 2020, 26% of the workforce in Kentucky went to working remotely? However, in December of 2021, that number dropped significantly to just 6%.

As two remote workers in Lexington, that got us thinking — how do other fellow remote workers like to work?

While some days you can catch us writing from the comfort of our own home, others we love to get out on the town + be among other humans. From coffee shops to the library, we love finding new spaces to spark creativity.

Now, we want to get to know you, our readers, a little bit more. Hit the button below to take a brief survey + share some of your thoughts and work trends with us.
 
Asked
 
Where does your work take place?
A. In an office/on-site
B. Remotely
C. Hybrid
D. Retired/other
 
The Buy
 
A ClassPass membership, which lets you use multiple local gyms, fitness studios, and spas with just one membership. We like: Getting 14 days free when you sign up — meaning you can finally see if that gym you’ve been eyeing is worth it.
 
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The Wrap
 
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Molly
From the editor
I personally have worked in all kinds of different places — TV stations, magazine newsrooms, and a marketing firm office building. I love working from home, and I know Ziggy especially loves it as well. Yesterday I bumped into some former colleagues (hi, Brandon, Curtis, and Seth) and it made me realize how much I also love + miss the personal connections made in an office setting. I can’t wait to see your thoughts.
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