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Wednesday, June 1

Come learn what it takes to build your very own computer game on Wednesday, June 1 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. With RPGMaker, you can create your own maps, characters, enemies and more!  With this class, you’ll learn the basics, so that you can get started creating your own adventure. Once you’ve made your game, you can export it and have all your friends play it too! Two-day class. Be sure to bring your own flash drive to save your work. Ages 12-15. Registration required by phone (859) 231-5587 beginning two weeks before the first session. For more information, contact Julia Scalos at jscalos@lexpublib.org or call 859.231.5500 x1002

 

Thursday, June 2

Voyage into space as we delve into the mysterious world of comets at the Living Arts and Science Center on Thursday, June 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. Special guest staff and students from Morehead State University’s Space Science Center will be showing visitors how to make their very own comet (using a variety of materials including dry ice!) and answering questions about comets and other space mysteries. Also during Discovery Night, create some “out of this world” space art to take home, and be sure to check out our current Space Adventure hands-on exhibit while you are here. The suggested donation is $2.

Join us at the Living Arts & Science Center to experience art and science. On the first Thursday of every month we invite a local artist or scientist to come and show us a little of what they do. Hands-on art activities and frequent Planetarium shows are also featured.

The Lexington Public Library will present “Inside Out,” June 2, at 1 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch.

Enjoy “Toddler Time” with books, music, and activities that encourage literacy, math, science, and social skills followed by a fun project or art activity. The event, which is designed for kids ages 2 through 3, will be held at the Lexington Public Library’s Eastside Branch’s Children’s Program Room on Thursday, June 2 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Friday, June 3

There is only one place in Lexington where you can enjoy a newly released movie in the park, children’s games and a petting zoo for free – Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park.

On June 3, we will be presenting the Pixar hit ‘Inside Out.’ Preshow activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this family event offers a great evening of entertainment for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions from one of the many vendors on-site. Sorry, no pets are allowed for the safety of our patrons.

This event is sponsored by Lexington Parks and Recreation, ABC 36, Don Jacobs and iHeartRadio.

Baby Jam will be held Friday, June 3 at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.  This fun and energetic lapsit story time develops pre-reading skills with books, songs, and activities, and promotes budding social skills and child-caregiver interaction. For ages 0-24 months.

The Lexington Public Library will present “The Good Dinosaur,” June 3, at 1 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch.

 

June 4

The Lexington Public Library will present “The How-To Festival,” June 4, at 1 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch. From dancing and gardening to coding and crafting, the Lexington Public Library’s How-To Festival will offer 45 sessions on a wide variety of topics, giving attendees plenty of chances to learn “how to.” The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Central Library at 140 East Main Street. Each session will last from half an hour to an hour. Learn how to raise urban chickens, how to care for your bicycle, or how to go back to college, plus lots more! Expert volunteers from throughout the community will make the festival possible as a fitting kickoff to the library’s Discover Summer for adults, the library’s new summer reading program designed to encourage not just reading but also community engagement and lifelong learning during the summer months.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm … E-I-E-I-O, Can you help us round up all the baby chicks and get them back in the coop? Join us for lots of down on the farm fun and help us share songs, stories and a barnyard craft to take home. Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington.

 

Monday, June 6

What does it take to be a ninja? Do you have what it takes? Learn how to work incognito, gain skills for defense, and practice being a sensei at the Explorium of Lexington. The event runs from June 6 through 10. The program is designed for  children, ages 3 years through fifth grade. Full and half day options are available. For more information, call (859) 258-3253 or email explore@explorium.com

The Jump Baby Jump program, featuring music and playtime for young toddlers, ages 18-30 months, will be held at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library Monday, June 6, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  in the Children’s Program Room.

pg12_HJ_JUNE 2016Wednesday, June 8

Preschool Storytime, featuring fun stories, songs, and activities that promote literacy, math, and science skills, will be held at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library in the Children’s Program Room Wednesday, June 8, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Preschool Storytime is designed from kids 3 to 5 years old.

 

Thursday, June 9

Rube Goldberg machines will be the focus of an event June 9 at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library Thursday, June 9 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. We’ve all seen them, but not everyone knows them by name. Rube Goldberg machines are contraptions made of household items, junk and just about anything that can be connected together in a convoluted arrangement that can be set off to produce a chain reaction of motion that typically ends in some sort of grand finale. Families are welcome to come and learn with Newton’s Attic and create tabletop Rube Goldberg machines.

Registration begins on May 26. This event requires registration through a library staff member.

For more information, send a text 859.379.0079 or call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005.

 

Friday, June 10

There is only one place in Lexington where you can enjoy a newly released movie in the park, children’s games and a petting zoo for free – Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park.

On June 10, we will be presenting ‘Minions.’ Preshow activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark.

The Lexington Public Library will present “Stuart Little,” June 10, at 1 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch.

 

Saturday, June 11

Kids are invited to “Flock Together” Saturday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Fine feathered friends are everywhere! Let’s share a “mid-morning chorus” stories and make a backyard friendly bird feeder. This program is designed from ages 3 and up.

 

Monday, June 13

The Explorium of Lexington will host an Astronaut Academy  Spend the week traveling through our solar system, learning as we go. Consider life on the moon, create space-age contraptions, learn about the stars, and conduct astronomical experiments. The academy takes place June 13 though 17 at the Explorium of Lexington.

 

Tuesday, June 14

Hang out with other teens, have snacks, and talk about your favorite YA books as part of the Teen Book Club on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Reading the month’s selection is encouraged but not required. Call or stop by the branch to get the title for this month. Teens only, please, ages 13-18.

 

Wednesday, June 15

Take part in the Da Vinci’s Workshop at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library on Wednesday, June 15 from 2 to 3 p.m.,

Young geniuses are invited to explore the world of Leonardo Da Vinci through hands-on art, science

and math. For ages 5-12 with a parent or caregiver. Registration begins on June 1. For more information, send a text 859.379.0079 or call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005.

 

Thursday, June 16

Find out more about Dumbledore’s Army featurng The Keepers: Box and the Dragonfly. Horace F. Andrews, armed with a strange wooden box, and Chloe Burke, wearing a mysterious dragonfly pendant, become entangled in a secret and ancient society striving to protect powerful devices from the evil Riven. Join us as we discuss this modern classic on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington. This program is designed for ages 8-12.

 

Kids can experience the Discovery Lab at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Calling all curious kids! Join us for hands-on exploration each week. We’ll explore our world full STEAM ahead through science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Recommended for ages 5-12 with a parent or caregiver.  The lab will be held Thursday, June 16 from 5 until 7 p.m.

 

Friday June 17

There is only one place in Lexington where you can enjoy a newly released movie in the park, children’s games and a petting zoo for free – Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park.

On June 17, we will be presenting ‘The Peanuts Movie.’ Preshow activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark.

The Lexington Public Library will present “Zootopia,” June 17, at 1 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch.

 

June 18

A Calico Critters Story Time featuring Belle Hopscotch will be held Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington. Help us welcome Belle Hopscotch from Cloverleaf Corners! We’ll share songs, stories, games and create a fun craft cute enough for a Calico Critter! Don’t miss your chance to hug a life-sized Calico Critter and don’t forget your cameras. This program is designed for children of all ages.

There will be a Kid’s Open Mic with John Crissman on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington. Join John Crissman for this wildly popular comedy event where the kids tell the jokes to a live bookstore audience. Get your jokes, sight gags and hilarious haberdashery ready!

 

June 20

The Lexington Public Library will present “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” June 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch.

Find out more about Harry Houdini and what it takes to be a magician June 20 through 24 at the Explorium of Lexington. Let’s make some magic. Master cool illusions that you can try on your friends and family. Find out what it takes to be a magician. The program is designed for  children, ages 3 years through fifth grade. For more information, call (859) 258-3253 or email explore@explorium.com

 

Tuesday, June 21

Join our certified instructor for a fun yoga workout, just for teens on Tuesday, June 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. No experience necessary and all materials provided. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. The class is designed for ages 13-18. Registration is required and begins on June 7.For more information, send a text 859.379.0079 or call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005.

 

Wednesday, June 22

Explore the Disaster Zone! at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library, Wednesday, June 22 from 2 until 3 p.m. Fire! Flood! Famine!  Oh, what a disaster! Explore disasters throughout time with hands-on activities. For ages 5-12 with a parent or caregiver. Registration required and will begin on June 8. If you would like to attend,

 

Friday, June 24

There is only one place in Lexington where you can enjoy a newly released movie in the park, children’s games and a petting zoo for free – Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park.

On June 24, we will be presenting ‘Kung Fu Panda.’ Preshow activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark.

The party starts when the library closes for Teen Night at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library on Friday, June 24, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Join your friends for after hours games, prizes, and snacks. Teens only, please, ages 13-18. Registration required. For more information, send a text 859.379.0079 or call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005.

The Lexington Public Library will present “E.T.,” June 24, at 1 p.m. in the Farish Theatre inside the downtown branch.

June 25

Help us dump all the LEGOs in the floor for an hour of fun free play during Lego Play Day, Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington.

 

Monday June 27

Discover the T-Rex Tyrants at the Explorium of Lexington June 27 through July 1. They are fossils now, but long ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Uncover new facts about these ancient beings through fun archaeology activities and games. The program is designed for  children, ages 3 years through fifth grade. For more information, call (859) 258-3253 or email explore@explorium.com.

This article also appears on page 12 of the June 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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