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. This group has been meeting since 1993 and always welcomes new members! For current selections or more information, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-254-5649. Register now for Monthly Book Discussion.

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

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

      *August and November sessions will meet on the fifth Wednesday.

       

  • September 21, 2017

    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 Brown Bag Book Discussion.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • October 4, 2017

    GRE Prep

    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: 978-1609781026). Please purchase on your own. Funded by Corning Incorporated Foundation. Register now for GRE Prep.

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

      3-part class:

      Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7:15 pm;
      Saturday, October 7, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
      & Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-7:15 pm

  • October 14, 2017

    Exploring Kentucky’s Playwrights

    With Bill McCann. A revival of Chicago: The Musical has been running for more than 20 years in NYC. The play is based on a play of the same name by Kentucky playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins — born in Louisville and a graduate of Transylvania. We will read the plays together in class. Recommended books: Chicago: With the Chicago Tribune Articles that Inspired It (ISBN-13 978-0809321292) and the script for Chicago: The Musical by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (1976).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30/season; $10/class
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on Saturdays, October 14-28.

      Click here to choose your dates and to register for Exploring Kentucky’s Playwrights.

  • November 8, 2017

    Brain Power for Seniors

    With Elise Mandel. Keep your brain sharp this fall! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving! Open to Fayette County residents 60 years of age and over. 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.

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, November 8 - December 20
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on November 22.

  • November 18, 2017

    Restore & Reflect

    With Carly Conatser. In this workshop, you will uncover stories that are already living in your body. Restorative yoga (the practice of resting in supportive and opening postures) will serve as writing prompts to reveal inner landscapes. Whether you need more relaxation, or to learn more about your body’s stories, this workshop will create the space to explore your own consciousness. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Restore & Reflect.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 18
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • November 18, 2017

    Bookmaking 101

    With Susan Bradish. Learn a new technique for bookbinding and create a lovely little book with a sewn binding. These books make beautiful and meaningful gifts for friends and family members who like to write, scrapbook or journal, or for the cooks in your life who like to save recipes. Limit: 8 participants. This class is suitable for ages 12 and up. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Bookbinding 101.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 18
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40505
    • Cost:
      $52 (includes materials)