Special Interests

  • January 25, 2017

    Monthly Book Discussion

    With Alan Church. This class meets on the Fourth Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7:00 pm. Join us for discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction, chosen by the group. For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-254-5649. *Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the November session will take place on the third Wednesday. Register Now for Monthly Book Discussion.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      Free
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on the Fourth Wednesday of every month (January-November), 5:30-7:00 pm.

       

  • January 26, 2017

    Brown Bag Book Discussion (Winter)

    With Jan Isenhour. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Register Now for Winter Brown Bag Book Discussion.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 26 - March 30
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 4, 2017

    Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series

    With James B. Goode, Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Coordinator. This class focuses on writings by Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame inductees, using Morris Grubbs’ landmark short story anthology Home and Beyond as a text. Short fiction by Hall of Fame writers will comprise the axis for a discussion on how these writers apply elements of fiction and a taste of Kentucky to their works. The following writers and stories will be featured: Barbara Kingsolver’s “Homeland” (February); Gayl Jones’s “White Rat” (March); “Guy Davenport’s “Belinda’s World Tour” (April 1); and A. B. Gut...

  • April 5, 2017

    Brain Power for Seniors (Spring)

    With Elise Mandel. Keep your brain warm this winter and sharp this spring! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving! [NEW!] Note: Classes held at the Senior Center do not meet if Fayette County schools are closed due to inclement weather. Register now for Brain Power for Seniors (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 5 - April 26
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 7, 2017

    Yoga (Spring)

    With Laura Whitaker, Carnegie Center Program Director and RYT. What better way to start your Friday than with a yoga practice that both relaxes and invigorates? Writers, artists, and professionals — maximize your wellness to help maximize your creativity and productivity. We'll stretch, strengthen, balance, and flow, preparing you for a day of work on the computer or a weekend of play and traveling. This is an all levels class, and beginners welcome. Register now for Yoga ...

  • April 13, 2017

    Spring Brown Bag Book Discussion

    With Jan Isenhour. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list. Register Now for Spring Brown Bag Book Discussion

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 13 - May 18
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, Kentucky, 40507
      United States
    • Cost:
      Free
  • April 19, 2017

    GRE Prep (Spring)

    With Elise Mandel. This affordable review will help you begin studying for the GRE and hold you accountable. We'll work sample math problems, review test taking strategies, and make your vocabulary more precise. Required text: Kaplan’s New GRE Math Workbook (ISBN: 978-1609781023). Please purchase on your own. Funded by Corning Incorporated Foundation. Register now for GRE Prep (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65
    • Addl Info:
         

      3-part class:

      Wednesday, April 19, 5:30-7:15 pm
      Saturday, April 22, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
      & Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-7:15 pm

  • May 3, 2017

    Intro to Calligraphy

    With Elise Mandel. Would you like to save money on wedding invitations without sacrificing elegance? Are you sending out graduation or other announcements? Learn the basics of calligraphy, including design, spacing, card creation, monograms, and more! Felt-tip pens available for purchase from the instructor.  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $26 per level (or $45 for both)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Wednesdays, May 3 & 10,  5:30-7:15 pm.

      Register now for Intro to Calligraphy.

      To register for both levels of Calligraphy (Intro & Intermediate), click here.

  • May 17, 2017

    Intermediate Calligraphy

    With Elise Mandel. Would you like to save money on wedding invitations without sacrificing elegance? Are you sending out graduation or other announcements? Learn the basics of calligraphy, including design, spacing, card creation, monograms, and more! Felt-tip pens available for purchase from the instructor. If you took the intro class last season or have some experience, this class is for you! Register now for Intermediate Calligraphy. To register for both levels of Call...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & LEarning
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $26 per level (or $45 both)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Wednesdays, May 17 & May 24, 5:30-7:15 pm.