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Library Events

Monday, Sept. 9 • 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. • Monday Magic, 4: to 5:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Play Magic the Gathering, learn deck building strategies, lessons and lore, and more. • Weaving Tales: Featuring Local Storytellers, 6 p.m., main library. (Adults) Enjoy stories shared by talented local storytellers. Hosted by Ray Mendenhall, president of the Kentucky Storytelling Association.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 • Toddler Tales, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 2-3) Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and great activities. • Preschool Stories, 11 a.m., main library. (Ages 4-5) 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. • Medicare 101, 2 p.m., main library. (Adults) Representatives from Elder Law Lexington will discuss Medicare including parts A, B, C & D as well as Medicare Supplement Insurance Policy (“Medigap”). • 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. • Drones, 6 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults and teens) Meet drone pilot Paul Goodman to learn the basics of how drones are used in our communities. Mr. Goodman will share how to become a licensed drone pilot, the legalities of using drones, and how businesses and individuals use drones in their work and play. Following this presentation, we’ll go outside for a drone flying demonstration. • D&D Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Check out the world’s greatest fantasy RPG, create a character and join in the adventure. • Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Teens and adults) Kickstart your imagination with creative writing exercises.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 • Baby Story Time, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 9-23 months) Songs, rhymes, stories and activities. • Community Conversations: Brown Bag Lunch, 12 to 1 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Bring your lunch and your ideas to join in this community conversation about important local issues. This is the second of a monthly series of community discussions and is a follow-up to the library’s highly popular American Creed documentary screening and conversation held in April. • Friends of the Library Meeting, 6:30 p.m., main library. (All welcome)

Thursday, Sept. 12 • La Plaza, 11:45 to 1 p.m., main library. Drop in for a lunchtime conversation in Spanish every Thursday. • Creative Café, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Try out our new Creative Café with maker kits ranging from knitting, Legos, art, photography, and so much more. • Yarn Ballers, 6 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) Drop in for casual crafting and conversation. • Make and Take Jewelry, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults and teens) Come learn the basics of jewelry making and take home your own creation. All materials provided.

Friday, Sept. 13 • Kentucky Chautauqua: William Wells Brown, 10 a.m., Woodford County Senior Center. (Adults) Join us as Kentucky Chautauqua actor Virgil Covington Jr. portrays historical Kentuckian William Wells Brown, the first published African-American novelist and playwright. This program was funded in part by Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities. • Lego Fun, 4 p.m., Midway branch. (Families) Come by the library and play with our large collection of Legos. There will be special building challenges or create whatever your imagination will allow. • Culture Course: Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) New program involving food, culture and traditions from around the world. This month will highlight Hispanic cultures in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day.

Saturday, Sept. 14 • Saturday Morning Cartoons for Teens: The Legend of Korra, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Come to the library in your pajamas, have a pancake breakfast and watch cartoons. • Super Story Time: A Visit to the City, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., main library. (Families) Experience big-time excitement with stories, videos, games, art and city snacks. • Dynamic Doers: Murder Mystery Party, 2 to 4 p.m., Midway branch. (Ages 11-18) There has been a murder at the Midway Branch Library. It’s up to you to find who did it before time runs out. • Kids Read to Dogs, 3 to 4 p.m., main library. (Ages 5-11) Children gain confidence by reading to friendly therapy dogs.

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