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Monday, Sept. 24

• What Are You Reading? Book Group, 12 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Broaden your reading horizons. Share your favorite new book and author. Enjoy coffee, a snack and lively discussions. No assigned books. No sign-up necessary.

• Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, 2 p.m., main library. (Adults) Learn about the financial costs associated with dementia and programs that may assist. Presented by financial advisor Matt Lockett and the Alzheimer’s Association. Call 873-5191 to sign up for this free program.

• Banned Books Read Aloud, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Adults and teens ages 15+) Join us in reading passages and sharing the history from your favorite banned or challenged books. Call 873-5191 to sign up for this free program.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

• English Classes/ Clases de inglés, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5:30 p.m., main library. (Adults/adultos) Learn English grammar and vocabulary, practice speaking and more. Aprendemos gramática, vocabulario, y conversación en inglés, y mucho más.

• Tai Chi Level One, 10 a.m., main library. (Adults) Practice this elegant and slow-moving martial art in this 6-week class for beginners. Taught by Master Michael McIntosh, 7th degree black belt in Kung Fu. Class size limited. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Toddler Tales, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 2 to 3) Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and great activities.

• Preschool Stories, 11 a.m., main library. (Ages 4 to 5) Books and more to enhance pre-literacy skills and to have fun.

• Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m., Midway Branch. (Ages 5 and younger) Children (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills.

• Art Attack, 3 p.m., Midway branch. (Grades K-4) Draw, trim, glue, paint and create. Join us for a creative art project, a snack and a story.

• Wooden Bowl Making, 4 p.m., main library. (Families) Artist Ron McWhorter demonstrates how he makes beautiful bowls from tree stumps. Kids make bowls too. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Banned Books Week Censorship Talk: Words Have Power, 6 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) Local Toastmasters Christopher Heinmille and Steve Lanham will offer their insights on censorship of the printed word and issues of net neutrality in this presentation. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Tuesday Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Versailles Brewing Company. (Adults) Discuss “Patron Saint of Liars” by Anne Patchett. Contact Emily at the library for your copy.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

• Baby Story Time, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 9 to 23 months) Songs, rhymes, stories and activities.

• Anime Club, 4 to 5:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 11 to 18) Sample lots of new series by watching the first episodes of anime. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Woodford Trail Walkers, 6:30 p.m., Midway Branch. (Adults) Join us every Wednesday evening for a brief walk and fellowship with friends. We will be using our new entrance to Walter Bradley Park to explore the trails. No sign-up necessary.

Thursday, Sept. 27

• English Classes/ Clases de inglés, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5:30 p.m., main library. (Adults/adultos) Learn English grammar and vocabulary, practice speaking and more. Aprendemos gramática, vocabulario, y conversación en inglés, y mucho más.

• Creative Café: No-Sew Fleece Pillowcases, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11 to 18) Join us for this drop-in craft hour, where we will make something new each week.

• Digital Photography: Lighting for Studio, Still Life and Portrait, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) Learn exposures and setups for dramatic light and shadow. Taught by Stevie Moore, Digital Studio Instructor with Lexington Public Library. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

Friday, Sept. 28

• Friday Morning Book Club, 9:30 a.m., main library. (Adults) Discuss “Troublesome Creek” by Jan Watson. Contact Emily at the library for your copy.

• Friday Coffee Club, 9:30 a.m., main library. (Adults) Meet every other week for interesting personalities and discuss intriguing topics. This week’s speaker is Bluegrass Community Foundation CEO Lisa Adkins.

• Fourth Friday Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Midway branch. (Ages newborn to 5) Storytime is a great opportunity to introduce babies, toddlers and preschoolers to the library and work on important early literacy skills. Join us the fourth Friday of each month for books, games, music and crafts.

• Banned Book-to-Movie: Fahrenheit 451, 6 p.m., main library. (Adults and teens) View “Fahrenheit 451” (NR, 105 min.), the 1966 adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic book about a society where books are banned. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

Saturday, Sept. 29 • Banned Book Week: Celebrate Freedom! 1 to 3 p.m., main library. (Adults and teens) Drop in for our Banned Book Week finale to learn more about literary censorship, book trivia, a “mugshot” photo booth, book-inspired refreshments and more. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

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