Special Interests

  • October 23, 2018

    Talking Frankenstein, with Silas House

    Join best-selling author Silas House for a lively conversation about Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s 200-year-old novel that is the centerpiece for “Carnegie Classics: Frankenstein” at Carnegie on Saturday, Nov. 3.  The author of SouthernmostClay’s Quilt and several other novels, Silas says he loves Frankenstein and teaches it regularly.

    Register NOW for Talking Frankenstein with Silas House.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, October 23
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 20, 2018

    Brown Bag Book Discussion (Fall)

    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. Jan Isenhour, former Executive Director of the Carnegie Center, has facilitated the Brown Bag group since it began in 1995. Register now for Brown Bag Book Discussion.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, September 20 - November 8
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • September 21, 2018

    Yoga

    With Lisa King. 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 are welcome. Register now for Yoga.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, September 21 - October 26
    • Time:
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50 (or $10 per class)
  • November 7, 2018

    Brain Power for Seniors (Fall)

    With Elise Mandel. Keep your brain sharp this winter! In this fun class, we will do word games, number games, logic puzzles, and all kinds of challenges to keep your brain moving! Register now for Brain Power for Seniors.

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, November 7 - December 5
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class November 21

  • November 10, 2018

    History of Racism in the US

    With Tanya Torp. History of Racism in the US with Tanya Torp Saturday, November 10, 10:15 am-1:45 pm • $30 This introductory-level workshop is designed to give writers and others context before beginning projects which tackle racial themes. This interactive class will offer a safe and nonjudgmental atmosphere for those attempting to learn more about racial justice as they tackle these issues in their writing or in their everyday lives. This class will discuss links between the past and present and will ask participants to get outside of their comfort zones by having fran...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, November 10
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 1:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • November 12, 2018

    Intro to Handlettering

    With Erica Cook, Carnegie Center Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator. Do you dream of creating unique hand lettered artwork but are not sure how to begin? In this intro course, we will cover materials, walk through the basic hand lettered alphabet together, and learn techniques and strokes to achieve a gorgeous look with your lettering. You'll get plenty of guided, hands-on practice and will finish a small project to take home and frame. No experience necessary! No materials are required, although brush pens will be available for purchase from the instructor during clas...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, November 12 - November 26
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $36