Special Interests

  • January 15, 2019

    Know Your Kentucky: The Thoroughbred Industry

    with Andrea Branchini. Join us for the first of our new series, “Know Your Kentucky.” Whether you’ve lived in Kentucky for a year or a lifetime, there is likely still more you can learn about the thoroughbred business and its setting in the bluegrass state. We will discuss the history, current state of affairs, and an outlook for the future of the industry. Andrea Branchini has been in the thoroughbred business for 34 years, working in five countries. Sponsored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 15 - February 19
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $25
    • Addl Info:
  • January 18, 2019

    Yoga (Winter)

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, January 18 - March 1
    • Time:
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50 (or $10 per class)
  • January 23, 2019

    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! Note: the group may meet at other locations throughout the season. For current selections or more information about meetings, contact Alan at church11@webtv.net or 859-254-5649.

    • 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.

      Register now for Monthly Book Discussion.

  • January 24, 2019

    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. 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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 24 - March 28
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 26, 2019

    GRE Prep (Winter)

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This 3-part class meets Saturday, January 26, 10:30am-12:30pm; Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7:15pm; & Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7:15pm.

  • April 19, 2019

    Yoga (Spring)

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, April 19 - May 24
    • Time:
      9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50 (or $10 per class)
  • January 26, 2019

    Creative Exploration

    With Susan Christerson Brown. Gain clarity on your creative work, whether a specific project or the stirring of something new, using images to invite insight. We’ll gather images that speak to us, then engage with them in a structured process that allows us to see what we weren’t previously aware of and articulate what we have not previously expressed in words. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy while creating. Susan Christerson Brown, whose essays have appeared in various journals and anthologies, is a certified spiritual director and a mentor in the Carnegie Center...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, January 26
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • April 27, 2019

    Mindful Nature Photography

    With Karen Lanier Learn to use photography as a meditative tool for eliminating distractions and focusing on what is important. Enjoy one-on-one technical help using your camera effectively, fun and inspirational nature connection activities, and mindfulness exercises you can use anywhere. This class is well-suited to the novice photographer and is a refreshing opportunity for experienced shutterbugs. Bring your own camera or iPhone, or borrow a camera from the instructor. Karen Lanier is an environmental educator and writer with degrees in photography, foreign language, c...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 27
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • May 4, 2019

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

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $55
    • Addl Info:
         

      This 3-part class meets Saturday, May 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm; Thursday, May 9, 5:30-7:15 pm; & Thursday, May 16, 5:30-7:15 pm.

  • January 29, 2019

    Brain Power for Seniors (Winter)

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 29 - February 26
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class February 19