Revision & Grammar

  • February 12, 2018

    Making the Leap from “I Can’t” to “I Will”: For Tutors & Parents

    With Becky Williams. Two dates (choose one): Monday, February 12 OR Tuesday, March 27 6:00-7:15 pm Dinner will be provided. Registration is required. A big difference between kids who succeed and those who don’t is their mindset — "I can't" vs. "I will." This class presents the ideas of growth and fixed mindsets and how to develop “the power of yet” in your child. Becky Williams, a teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will present this class for tutors and parents. This same class will be presented twice, so you only need to sign up for one evening. This workshop is for tu...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 27, 2018

    Line-Editing for Style

    With Tiffany Reisz. Without knowing the author, every reader can recognize a difference between Faulkner's prose and Hemingway's. What's the difference? Style! Join international bestselling author Tiffany Reisz for a deep dive into the elements of style--word choice, syntax, metaphorical language, and sentence structure. Start with a lump of coal. Leave with a diamond. Bring your own prose to polish every class. Register now for Line-Editing for Style.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, February 27 - March 20
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $48
  • January 9, 2018

    Middle School Math (Winter)

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 6-8. In this class, we will review and practice fundamental concepts that lay the foundation for middle school math success through games, discussion, worksheets, and more. Register now for Middle School Math.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 21, 2018

    Revision

    With Lisa Haneburg. 2017 Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders has said that revision is an act of love. To produce their best work, writers must learn the art and science of revision. During this hands-on workshop, participants will use tried and true check lists to improve writing clarity (the science). They will then explore and practice ways to hone and polish words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, scenes, and chapters into something beautiful (the art). Register now for

  • January 9, 2018

    Upper Elementary Math (Winter)

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 3-5. Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register now for Upper Elementary Math.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - February 27
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 16, 2018

    French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Winter)

    With Erica House. For Grades 1-5. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt!  Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years. Register NOW for French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Winter)...

  • January 8, 2018

    Writing Kids’ Books (Winter)

    With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Writing Kids' Books (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 8 - March 12
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $117
  • January 17, 2018

    French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Winter)

    With Erica House. For Grades 6-8. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will create a fun environment for learning the language, culture, and francophone geography through different mediums. À bientôt!  Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - March 21
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register NOW for French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Winter).

  • January 17, 2018

    Fiction Writing Group (Winter)

    With Sarah Combs. This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of the work of contemporary fiction writers, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Fiction Writing Group (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - March 21
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      $130
  • February 3, 2018

    The Power of a Great First Chapter

    With Tiffany Reisz. The first chapter of a novel is what sells the book. Learn how to hook your reader with a strong opening chapter that'll keep your readers turning pages until the end. Also, we'll discuss what not to do in a first chapter to avoid getting tossed out of the slush pile, and how to keep the story momentum going from beginning to THE END. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for The Power of a Great First Chapter.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 3
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • January 17, 2018

    ESL for Kids (Winter)

    With Debbie Kirk. For Grades K-3. This weekly class will help English Language Learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities. [NEW!]  Debbie has invested in the lives of women and countless children in the community, and she desires to equip the next generation with practical skill and wisdom. Register now for ESL for Kids (Winter).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - March 14
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 5, 2018

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group (Winter)

    With Jason Sizemore. Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in the form of short fiction. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, February 5 - March 26
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • January 27, 2018

    Spanish for Kids (Winter)

    With Guipsy Lopez. For Grades 1-5. ¡Hola! Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop for kids. You'll learn the basics of the Spanish language from a native Spanish speaker through fun games, crafts, songs, activities, and more! Guipsy Lopez was born in Margarita, Venezuela, and she has led multiple science and Spanish programs for kids over the years. Register now for Spanish for Kids.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, January 27 - March 21
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 10, 2018

    Writing a Sex Scene: How Not to Screw It Up

    With Jason & Kelly Hill. Everybody does it, everyone talks about it, but writing about sex can be hard. This workshop will examine well-written and not-so-well-written sex scenes in literary fiction. We will begin and end with writing prompts meant to identify the purpose of sex scenes in students’ fiction.  [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME CLASS] [NEW!] Register now for Writing a Sex Scene: How Not to Screw It Up. Jason Hill is on staff in Spalding University’s ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 10
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • January 22, 2018

    Lower Elementary Reading (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. This is a fun, hands-on, and interactive class. Students will play games and learn strategies that will help with their reading skills including vocabulary development, alphabet knowledge, letter-sound correlation, concepts of print, listening comprehension, and comprehension skills that make for good reading. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her masters degree in K-12 special education and has over 24 years of teaching experience. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - March 26
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Lower Elementary Reading.

  • February 15, 2018

    Tension: The Tool You Can’t Do Without

    With Kayla Rae Whitaker. Tension is a non-negotiable element of good fiction; without the pull of a problem or a pursuit, where is the drive to turn the page? Through readings, exercises, and workshops, this course will explore ways in which we can establish urgency in our writing to keep readers engaged. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!] Register now for Tension: The Tool You Can't Do Without.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, February 15 - March 8
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      $56
  • January 22, 2018

    Lower Elementary Math (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher level and more complex math, through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Register now for Lower Elementary Math.    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - March 26
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 17, 2018

    How to Write Dialogue

    With Lynn Pruett. Dialogue must sound like real speech but it must not be a recording of actual conversations. We will cover contemporary conventions used in creating good dialogue, such as punctuation, grammar (the use of adverbs), dialogue tags, and gestures. We will also discuss the use of dialect, characterization through dialogue, and dialogue as a plot element, and try our hand at exercises such as writing a scene of dialogue with no tag lines. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!]

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 17
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:45 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40 for this class only ($80 for package)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for How to Write Dialogue.

  • January 22, 2018

    Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep

    With Elise Mandel. For ages 8-14. Can you spell marionette? Pepperoni? Ukulele? We’ll learn lots of fun words, play crosswords and other games, and learn about word roots in French, Hawaiian, and other languages as we prepare for your school’s spelling bee. Elise Mandel holds a Masters in Education from UMass Amherst, and she teaches classes and works with private students in many subjects. Register now for Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - February 5
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • March 3, 2018

    Playful Forms of Fiction

    With Jason Hill. Email chains, contracts, shopping lists, and word problems. Possible storytelling forms are not limited to traditional narrative. This class is designed to help students recognize the potential for storytelling in all its contemporary varieties. We will examine nontraditional structures using examples from writers of contemporary fiction and use a writing prompt to help us discover new forms of expression. Led by Jason Hill, whose short story “Alex Gehry Changed His Status to Single,” told as a series of comments on a Facebook post, was nominated for a P...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 3
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $40
  • January 23, 2018

    Word Wizards (Winter)

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 6-8. This class will entertain and enthrall you when you discover that words are your magic power. We will have fun playing word games, writing stories and poems, and creating picture poems and graphic novels. We will write to your favorite music and write about (and eat) your favorite foods.  Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K-8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program at Lafayette High School    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 23 - March 13
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, , 40507
      KY
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Word Wizards.

  • March 17, 2018

    Setting: Your Other Main Character

    With Tiffany Reisz. Setting in a novel isn't simply the background to your story. It's another character! Learn why the right setting can make or break your novel, how to choose the best setting for your story, how to research that setting without leaving your house, and how to develop your setting with the right amount of detail. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!] Register now for Setting: Your Other Main Character.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 17
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30 for this class only ($80 for package)
  • January 24, 2018

    Upper Elementary Reading (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades 3-5. In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her masters degree in K-12 special education and has over 24 years of teaching experience. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Readin...

  • April 9, 2018

    Writing Kids’ Books (Spring)

    With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Writing Kids' Books (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • January 24, 2018

    Outstanding Writers League (OWL)–Winter

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 3-5. In the Outstanding Writers League (OWL), you'll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we'll explore how fun writing can be as we write stories, poems, blogs, comic strips, and more. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Outstanding Writers League (OWL).    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 24 - March 14
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2018

    Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group (Spring)

    With Jason Sizemore. Join a lively, diverse group of genre writers looking to improve and expand their abilities in the form of short fiction. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writing Group (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • January 25, 2018

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)–Winter

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades K-2. What if your toys could talk to you? What if your dog or cat could talk to you? What would they say? What stories would they tell? In this class, kids can bring their toys and photos of their pets. We will use them for inspiration as we write poems and act out scripts. We will read children’s books as prompts for stories and poetry. Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K-8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program at Lafayette High School Register now for

  • January 17, 2018

    Weekly Story Time (Winter)

    With Debbie Kirk.  2-5 year-olds & their grown-ups Story time is a great supplement for the Toddler and Early Learner Book Clubs (above). Enjoy a free story time with low-key activities designed to keep your child engaged with reading all month long! While we do not provide free books for families during this session, each week’s story time will feature a book and crafts related to the book’s theme, along with a snack. Debbie has invested in the lives of women and countless children in the community, and she desires to equip the next generation wi...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - March 14
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2018

    Fiction Writing Group (Spring)

    With Sarah Combs. This is an opportunity for fiction writers of all genres and levels of experience. Through hands-on writing exercises and discussion of the work of contemporary fiction writers, we will examine such nuts-and-bolts elements as voice, point of view, mood, and plot. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Fiction Writing Group (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Fiction Writing Group is being offered in the WINTER on Wednesdays, January 18-March 22. Click here for more information.

  • April 12, 2018

    Flash Fiction

    With Donna Ison. Even in our furiously fast-paced society, everyone has time to read flash fiction, which is why it is quickly becoming one of the most popular genres. Learn how to write a fantastic flash story that is rich in character, conflict, plot, theme, dialogue, and tone in 500 words or less. Led by Donna Ison, winner of the Carnegie Center's Flash Fiction Contest in both 2016 and 2017. Register now for Flash Fiction.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 12 - May 24
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • January 23, 2018

    Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds (Winter)

    With Melissa Johnson Farris.  For babies/toddlers (birth-2-year-olds) & their grown-ups. It's never too early to have fun with books and sounds! This class will introduce your little one to oral language skills through engaging book-themed activities. Learn creative ways to use books as enticing language development tools in daily activities. Funded by PNC Foundation. Register now for Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 11:00 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      This free class meets Tuesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 13; & Saturday, February 17. Come to one class, or come to all of them!

      *The first 10 pre-registered families in attendance at the first session will bring home a free copy of a book. Due to the popularity of the class, you must print your email confirmation — or be prepared to open it on your mobile device — and show it in exchange for your book.

  • April 21, 2018

    Fine-Tuning Your Sense of Voice

    With Kayla Rae Whitaker. A writer's sense of voice–the sounds, tones, and singular phrasing that becomes the stylistic thumbprint by which the author can be identified–is one of the greatest driving forces behind a story, the element to which the reader becomes most intimately bound. Learn to better become yourself on the page with this class, which is a running start to your new, best body of work. Register now for Fine-Tuning Your Sense of Voice.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 21
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30 for this class only ($80 for the package)
  • January 27, 2018

    Toddler Book Club (Monthly)

    With Katherine Greene-Owens.  For 2 year-olds & their grown-ups. Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and snacks designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story-time setting. Funded by PNC Foundation. Choose your dates and register now for Toddler Book Club.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 11:15 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Toddler Book Club meets on Saturdays, January 27, February 17, March 24, April 21, & May 5. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

      *The first 15 pre-registered families in attendance each session will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Due to the popularity of the class, you must print your email confirmation – or be prepared to open it on your mobile device – and show it in exchange for your book.

  • April 29, 2018

    Write a Novel in Six Months

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. A once-a-month workshop that provides writers options for structuring their novel, developing pivotal plot scenes, writing prompts designed to help writers make forward progress, and group mentoring/brainstorming to help break through obstacles. Feel free to bring your lunch. [INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED] Register now for Write a Novel in Six Months.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $132
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets on the last Saturday of each month, April through September. The May session will take place on May 19.

  • January 27, 2018

    Early Learner Book Club

    With Katherine Greene-Owens.  For 3-5 year-olds & their grown-ups. Join us for story time, parent-assisted activities, and snacks designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and preschoolers and is a great first introduction to a story-time setting. Funded by PNC Foundation. Choose your dates and register now for Early Learner Book Club.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Early Learner Book Club meets on Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 17, March 24, April 21, & May 5. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

      *The first 15 pre-registered families in attendance each session will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Due to the popularity of the class, you must print your email confirmation – or be prepared to open it on your mobile device – and show it in exchange for your book.

  • February 1, 2018

    Spanish for Early Learners

    With Rosa Paulin.  For babies/toddlers (birth-5-year-olds) & their grown ups. Learn Spanish with Rosa as you and your child embark on an around-the-world adventure! Through dramatic play activities, your little one will become familiarized with common Spanish phrases, the alphabet, numbers, and a taste of travel. Register now for Spanish for Early Learners.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, February 1 - February 22
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 9, 2018

    Nonfiction Writing Group (Winter)

    With Neil Chethik, Carnegie Center Executive Director. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Nonfiction Writing Group (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - March 27
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $156
  • January 11, 2018

    Essay & Column Writing

    With Teri Carter. Have you ever wanted to write a short piece for a magazine or newspaper, but didn't know where to start? In this class, you will learn what makes for a great essay, how to tell a story in 800 words or less, and how to get it published. Led by Teri Carter, a current community columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Essay & Column Writing.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 11 - March 29
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $156
  • April 10, 2018

    Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds (Spring)

    With Melissa Johnson-Farris. For babies/toddlers (birth-2 year olds) & their grown-ups. It’s never too early to have fun with books and sounds! This class will introduce your little one to oral language skills. Through engaging book-themed activities, we will encourage children to make associations between letters, sounds, and their own voice! Learn creative ways to use books as enticing language development tools in your daily activities with your little one. Funded by PNC Foundation.  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:15 am - 11:00 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE (includes a free book*)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Click, Clack, Moo: Fun With Sounds (Spring).

      *The first 10 pre-registered families in attendance will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. You must print your email confirmation – or be prepared to open it on your mobile device – and show it in exchange for your book.

  • April 18, 2018

    Weekly Story Time (Spring)

    With Debbie Kirk.  2-5 year-olds & their grown-ups Story time is a great supplement for the Toddler and Early Learner Book Clubs (above). Enjoy a free story time with low-key activities designed to keep your child engaged with reading all month long! While we do not provide free books for families during this session, each week’s story time will feature a book and crafts related to the book’s theme, along with a snack. Debbie has invested in the lives of women and countless children in the community, and she desires to equip the next generation wi...

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 18 - May 23
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 22, 2018

    Writing Memoir

    With Susan Brown. Join other writers of memoir and essay as we explore and clarify the energy driving our work, and use that insight to focus our writing and revision. The class will provide a supportive environment for sharing work in class and receiving feedback about the themes that want to emerge. We will learn from authors of personal narrative, and deepen our own writing through in-class exercises. Register now for Writing Memoir.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 22 - February 26
    • Time:
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      , Lexington,
      KY
    • Cost:
      $84
  • February 24, 2018

    Writing a Biography

    With Bill Ellis. Writing a biography is not as simple as it sounds. You must not only know the background and details of a single person but also the history of that era. And you must present all that information in a way that is intriguing and appealing to readers. Who would be your subject? In this intensive class, we'll look at and practice writing the components of a successful biography. Register now for Writing a Biography.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, February 24
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • January 24, 2018

    Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun (Winter)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades 6-8. Is your middle schooler struggling with reading? In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading fluency and comprehension techniques with the help of engaging, approachable books and text. This class will help your student gain and maintain momentum and improve their reading skills throughout the school year! Register now for Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 24 - March 28
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 12, 2018

    Making the Leap: For Tutors & Parents

    With Becky Williams. A big difference between kids who succeed and those who don’t is their mindset — “I can’t” vs “I will.” This class presents the ideas of growth and fixed mindsets and how to develop “the power of yet” in your child. Becky Williams, a teacher at Wilmore Elementary, will present this class for tutors and parents. This same class will be presented twice, so you only need to sign up for one evening. This workshop is for tutors and parents, not for children. Dinner will be provided–registration is required. Register NOW...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, February 12 - March 27
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2018

    Nonfiction Writing Group (Spring)

    With Neil Chethik. Join a lively, diverse group of people in exploring nonfiction writing, including personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. [ALL LEVELS] Register now for Nonfiction Writing Group (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • April 12, 2018

    Autobiographical Comics

    With Kenn Minter. Autobiography appears in many mediums and we all have a story or two to tell. This class will focus on the autobiographical comic strip and graphic novel art form. Along with learning comic and sequential art basics, exposure to the work of some of the strongest autobiographical comic artists, students will be encouraged to express their own voice and create personal stories. Amateur illustrators welcome. Led by Kenn Minter, writer, illustrator, and publisher of comics and graphic novels. Kenn served at the University of Kentucky as an Art Director f...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 12 - May 24
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on May 17.

      Required supplies: Sharpies (fine point and extra fine point), #2 pencil, eraser, an 11 x 17 Bristol Board pad (smooth), and an 8.5 x 11 sketchbook; all other supplies will be provided.

  • April 28, 2018

    Memoir: How to Tell a True Story

    With Graham Shelby. Great nonfiction has many of the same basic elements as great fiction: characters, conflict, suspense, humanity, and a structure with a beginning, middle and end. Whether you're looking to tell your own story or someone else's, this class will help you define and refine your stories by identifying the most compelling events and perspectives and discussing innovative ways to captivate readers–all while telling the truth. Register now for Memoir: How to T...

  • April 9, 2018

    Lower Elementary Reading (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. This class is designed to teach your child the foundational skills, concepts and strategies that are essential components of decoding, fluency and comprehension — all of which make for good reading. A participatory and interactive approach is the basis for instruction in this hands-on class. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 16, 2018

    Building Your Author Platform (Winter)

    With Lisa Haneberg. Every author needs a platform – the online presence that allows anyone in the world to find them. Author Lisa Haneberg will lead a 6-week hands-on class that will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Register now for Building Your Author Platform (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 16 - February 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 9, 2018

    Lower Elementary Math (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades K-2. The class is structured to provide your child with strategies, skills, and concepts that are the building blocks for higher level and more complex math, through a hands-on, active, and engaging approach. Register now for Lower Elementary Math (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 10, 2018

    Upper Elementary Math (Spring)

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 3-5. Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, multiplication, division, fractions, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Register now for Upper Elementary Math (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 20, 2018

    One-on-One Literary Agent Meetings

    Here's your chance to sit down with a literary agent and ask all the questions you've been dying to ask. Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary Agency) is coming back to the Carnegie Center to meet one-on-one with writers for 20-minute consultations. Bring your questions, and if you'd like, information about your book, a copy of your query, or other materials for her review. This is appropriate for writers at any stage of the writing process; you do not have to have a completed manuscript. Space is limited! Registration is requir...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, January 20
    • Time:
      10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50; $35 for participants in need of financial assistance
  • January 27, 2018

    Querying Magazines, Newspapers, Contests, and More

    With Stephanie Mojica. While the perfect query letter won't make up for lackluster writing, a carefully crafted query letter will help you stand out as a professional. Learn from a published writer the art and science of creating a compelling query letter for poems, fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, and stageplays. Bring query letters, and we can work together to strengthen them! Register now for Querying Magazines, Newspapers, Contests, and More.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, January 27
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • March 24, 2018

    Fiction Book Proposals

    With Christina Kaye. This class is designed for authors who are considering submitting their finished novels to agents, editors, and/or publishers. We will be discussing ways to prepare for the submission process, including ensuring your novel is polished and ready, finding the right home for your novel, and preparing your submission package, as well as what to expect during the process. Christina Kaye is the author of five suspense novels, published by Limitless Publishing, including Like Father, Like Daughter, the Suspense Finalist for the 2017 Indie Excell...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 24
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 10, 2018

    French for Kids: Grades 1-5 (Spring)

    With Erica House. For Grades 1-5. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will learn French through songs, games, stories, and more. À bientôt! [NEW!]  Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years. Register now for French for Kids: Grade...

  • April 11, 2018

    French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Spring)

    With Erica House. For Grades 6-8. Give your child the advantage of learning French at an early age. Besides enhancing memory and developing better problem-solving and critical thinking skills, learning a foreign language can be FUN! We will create a fun environment for learning the language, culture, and francophone geography through different mediums. À bientôt! Erica House has lived in various regions of France and has been teaching French to children and adults for almost 20 years.  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for French for Kids: Grades 6-8 (Spring).

  • April 14, 2018

    Nonfiction Book Proposals

    With Andrew Shaffer. Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market—you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before querying agents.New York Times bestseller Andrew Shaffer—author of two nonfiction titles for HarperCollins—will help you turn your idea into a slickly-formatted book proposal. Register now for Nonfiction Book Proposals.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 14
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • April 11, 2018

    Spanish for Kids (Spring)

    With Guipsy Lopez. For Grades 1-5. ¡Hola! Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop for kids. You'll learn the basics of the Spanish language from a native Spanish speaker through fun games, crafts, songs, activities, and more! Guipsy Lopez was born in Margarita, Venezuela, and she has led multiple science and Spanish programs for kids over the years. Register now for Spanish for Kids.

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 17, 2018

    Building Your Author Platform (Spring)

    With Lisa Haneberg. Every author needs a platform – the online presence that allows anyone in the world to find them. Author Lisa Haneberg will lead a 6-week hands-on class that will help you create a platform that attracts and engages your target readers and prepares you to sell your books. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers. Register now for Building Your Author Platform (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 17 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 19, 2018

    Querying Agents: Novels

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you want to publish traditionally once you've finished writing and revising your novel, most likely you will need to secure a literary agent first. Learn the process for seeking a literary agent, from beginning to end: where to find agents, the formula for writing a query letter, what may be required in your submission package, how to keep track of query submissions, and the proper etiquette for interacting with agents. Though your novel must be complete before you submit to literary agen...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, April 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • February 26, 2018

    Shut Up & Write

    With Melissa Bell-Pitts. This class takes place at the Scott County Public library; call 502-863-3566 to register. Do you have a novel, nonfiction book or article inside you? A half-baked research idea or screenplay to flesh out (on real or virtual paper)? Sometimes the hardest part about any writing project is simply beginning. And for some of us, beginning alone is enough to shut down all of our creative urges. Join us in the First Draft Series and we will collectively tackle fear and procrastination and "begin already." We will use writing...

    • Venue:
      Scott County Public Library
    • Meets On:
          Monday, February 26
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Address:
      104 S. Bradford Lane
      Georgetown, KY,
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2018

    Upper Elementary Reading (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbie. For Grades 3-5. In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading strategies and comprehension techniques. Students will play games that help to boost their reading skills and engage in activities that demonstrate their reading comprehension. Led by Martha Crumbie, who has her masters degree in K-12 special education and has over 24 years of teaching experience. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Readin...

  • April 11, 2018

    Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun (Spring)

    With Martha Crumbue. For Grades 6-8. Is your middle schooler struggling with reading? In this fun and hands-on class, we'll work on reading fluency and comprehension techniques with the help of engaging, approachable books and text. This class will help your student gain and maintain momentum and improve their reading skills throughout the school year! Register NOW for Middle School Book Club: Reading for Fun (Spring).

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 5, 2018

    Seniors Writing Group (Winter)

    With Sarah Combs. If you've reached that golden age, join this writing group, featuring in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems and stories; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship. Note: Classes held at the Senior Center do not meet if Fayette County public schools are closed due to inclement weather. Register now for Seniors Writing Group (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, January 5 - March 30
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:03 pm
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 11, 2018

    Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.)–Spring

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades 3-5. In the Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.), you'll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we'll explore how fun writing can be as we write stories, poems, blogs, comic strips, and more. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Outstanding Writers League (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 12, 2018

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS)–Spring

    With Carole Johnston. For Grades K-2. What if your toys could talk to you? What if your dog or cat could talk to you? What would they say? What stories would they tell? In this class, kids can bring their toys and photos of their pets. We will use them for inspiration as we write poems and act out scripts. We will read children’s books as prompts for stories and poetry. Led by poet Carole Johnston, former school library media specialist for grades K-8 and former creative writing instructor for the SCAPA program at Lafayette High School. Register now for

  • January 12, 2018

    FREE Writing Practice (Winter)

    With Melissa Bell-Pitts. This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page during two or three short sessions. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to the other participating members who respond by recalling words or images that resonated. This zen-like practice originated in Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, January 12 - March 30
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for FREE Writing Practice (Winter).

  • April 18, 2018

    ESL for Kids (Spring)

    With Debbie Kirk. For Grades K-3. This weekly class will help English Language Learners develop necessary speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of hands-on, collaborative activities.  Debbie has invested in the lives of women and countless children in the community, and she desires to equip the next generation with practical skill and wisdom. Register now for ESL for Kids (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 18 - May 23
    • Time:
      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 17, 2018

    Inspirational Writers Discussion Group

    With Christopher Kelder. This group is designed for writers and poets who deem their writing to fall in the inspirational genre. This can be prose, poetry, or non-fiction that can be religious or simply uplifting in nature. We will meet once a month to share our work in a positive, affirming atmosphere. We will discuss publication options and the possibility of organizing readings/signings and workshops. Register now for Inspirational Writers Discussion Group.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 17 - May 16
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets the third Thursday of each month, January through May.

  • January 25, 2018

    Writing a Murder Mystery

    With Donna Ison. Murder Mystery is part character, part plot, and part puzzle, making it one of the most challenging and rewarding genres. In this class, you will learn the essential elements of a killer "who done it," which can be employed for plays, screenplays, and novels alike. Register now for Writing a Murder Mystery.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 25 - March 15
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • March 10, 2018

    Humor Writing: The Rules of Comedy

    With Andrew Shaffer. "Explaining humor is a lot like dissecting a frog," Mark Twain allegedly said. "You learn a lot in the process, but in the end you kill it." Thankfully, we've learned a lot about humor since Twain's day. It's now possible to dissect what makes something funny—and have fun doing t. New York Times bestseller and author of over half a dozen humorous books Andrew Shaffer will explain the "rules of comedy," and offer tips on incorporating humor into your writing toolkit. Students will learn about hyperbole, repetition, and other basic comedic techniques a...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, March 10
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • March 19, 2018

    Writing Retreat

    With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor. Break through writing obstacles during this week-long writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow for novel writers. Each day of this retreat will include: freewriting exercises, goal-setting, morning independent writing time, lunchtime discussions focusing on craft (lunch not provided), afternoon independent writing time, and problem-solving sessions to help break through blocks and prepare for the next day. The retreat will culminate with a share/res...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $180
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets each day, Monday, March 19-Friday, March 23, 10:30-3:30 pm.

  • April 7, 2018

    Writing as Play

    With Genevieve Mangine & Jeanne Terry. This class explores the joyous play that underlies all creative endeavors. We'll coax out our inner clowns by engaging tools of theater—writing from behind the mask, role-playing, improvisation, and imaginative scene-setting. Using art materials, we'll dive into some monkey business to reconnect with emotions that power fresh and vibrant writing. And we'll go on a treasure hunt for the golden shadow. Register now for Writing as Pl...

  • April 13, 2018

    Seniors Writing Group (Spring)

    With Sarah Combs. If you've reached that golden age, join this writing group, featuring in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems and stories; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship. Note: Classes held at the Senior Center do not meet if Fayette County public schools are closed due to inclement weather. Register now for Seniors Writing Group (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, April 13 - May 25
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY,
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 13, 2018

    FREE Writing Practice (Spring)

    With Melissa Bell-Pitts. This practice offers writers the opportunity to engage in a creative and communicative loop without judgment. We write from a variety of prompts designed to get writers to loosen their inner censor and simply get words on the page during two or three short sessions. After each timed session, writers read aloud their new work to the other participating members who respond by recalling words or images that resonated. This zen-like practice originated in Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Fridays, April 13 - May 25
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for FREE Writing Practice (Spring).

  • April 28, 2018

    Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More

    With Jennifer Mattox, Carnegie Center Kentucky Great Writers Series Coordinator. If you're serious about your writing, you'll want to hear some helpful tips before you attend the Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll discuss how to pitch to an agent, what to expect from the First Page Critique Panel, and ways networking with the literary community can benefit you. Register now for Conference Prep: The Pitch, First Page Critique, & More.  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, April 28
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      Free with registration to the 2018 Books-in-Progress Conference
    • Addl Info:
         

      Note: Completion of the Querying Agents: Novels seminar is recommended, but not required.

      This seminar is for Books-in-Progress participants only, and is FREE with registration to the 2018 Carnegie Books-in-Progress Conference.

  • January 24, 2018

    Writing Poetry (Winter)

    With Sherry Chandler.  Metaphor, simile, image, symbol, meter, rhythm, basic building blocks of poetry so inexhaustible in their depth and variety that no poet, established or beginning, can ever completely master them. Participants in this class will explore these tools with emphasis on their own writing. Register now for Writing Poetry (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 24 - March 14
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • January 29, 2018

    Poetry 101 (Winter)

    With Angel C. Dye. Practice honing your interest and skills in the art of poetry writing in this fun, relaxed workshop. Each week writers of all levels will challenge themselves by experimenting with different poetic forms and leave with drafts for further composition. Some possible forms to be explored include the haiku, tanka, sonnet, “Where I’m From,” and gigan. Register now for Poetry 101 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 29 - March 5
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 7, 2018

    Prosetry: Prose & Poetry

    With Sarah McCartt-Jackson. Participants will examine how prose and poetry interact by reading essays by renowned poets, dealing with different elements of craft and poetic contemplation each week. Then we compare their thoughts to their work. Each week, we find inspiration through generative writing prompts. Register now for Prosetry: Prose & Poetry.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, April 7 - April 28
    • Time:
      10:00 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $56
  • April 9, 2018

    Poetry 101 (Spring)

    With Angel C. Dye. Practice honing your interest and skills in the art of poetry writing in this fun, relaxed workshop. Each week writers of all levels will challenge themselves by experimenting with different poetic forms and leave with drafts for further composition. Some possible forms to be explored include the haiku, tanka, sonnet, “Where I’m From,” and gigan. Register now for Poetry 101 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • April 11, 2018

    Writing Poetry (Spring)

    With Jeff Worley.  Spend some time in a workshop setting writing new poems, revising old ones, and sharing your work with others in class. We will work on the basic stuff of poetry: imagery, the use of sound to fortify meaning, lineation, and various approaches to formal structure, as well as the free-verse poem. We'll support each other to improve drafts of poems and discuss various aspects of the contemporary poem. Register now for Writing Poetry (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required text: What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets (available at Black Swan Books or from the instructor
      directly).

  • January 22, 2018

    ACT Test Prep

    With Elise Mandel. For Grades 10-12. We will work on several typical ACT questions from each of the ACT subject areas of English, math, reading, and science. Test-taking strategies will be discussed. Homework will be assigned so that you have a guide to optimizing your test preparation efforts. You must register at least one week in advance to guarantee a book on the first day. Funded by Corning Incorporated Foundation. Register now for ACT Test Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65 (includes book)
    • Addl Info:
         

      3 part-class:

      Monday, January 22;
      Saturday, January 27;
      & Monday, January 29

  • March 1, 2018

    ACT Math Review

    With Rajiv Khanna. For Grades 10-12. This class provides you with an intensive review of the math concepts needed to ace the math section of the ACT. Space is limited! You must register at least one week in advance to be guaranteed a book on the first day. Register now for ACT Math Review.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, March 1 - March 29
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65 (includes book)
  • February 26, 2018

    ACT Science, English, & Reading Review

    With Rajiv Khanna. For Grades 10-12. This class is a focused review of specific skills needed to ace the science, English, and reading tests on the ACT. Space is limited! You must register at least one week in advance to be guaranteed a book on the first day. Register now for ACT Science, English, & Reading Review.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, February 26 - March 26
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $65 (includes book)
  • January 10, 2018

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 10 - February 28
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Please note: the Winter session of Brain Power for Seniors meets at the Carnegie Center, and is open to seniors of all ages.

  • January 25, 2018

    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 Brown Bag Book Discussion (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 25 - April 12
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 3, 2018

    Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series

    With James B. Goode, Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Coordinator. This discussion class will focus on short stories by the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame inductees for 2018. The following writers and stories will be featured: Walter Tevis's "Rent Control" (February); John Fox, Jr.'s "A Purple Rhododendron" (March); Allen Tate's "The Immortal Woman" (April); and Annie Fellows Johnston's "Their Ancestral Latch-String" (May). In addition, the class will take a look at their biographies and some literary criticism. The short stories listed above are required reading before each...

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

      This class meets on Saturdays, February 3, March 3, April 7, & May 19.

  • February 20, 2018

    Celebrate Health

    Enjoy food, crafts, and fun activities focused on promoting healthy lifestyles! Register now for FFLN: Celebrate Health.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, February 20
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 8, 2018

    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:

      Thursday, February 8, 5:30-7:15 pm;
      Saturday, February 10, 10:30 am-1:00 pm;
      & Thursday, February 15, 5:30-7:15 pm

  • April 11, 2018

    Brain Power for Seniors (Spring)

    With Elise Mandel. Keep your brain 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! Register now for Brain Power for Seniors (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Lexington Senior Center
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
    • Time:
      10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Address:
      195 Life Lane
      Lexington, KY, 40502
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Please note: the Spring session of Brain Power for Seniors meets at the Lexington Senior Center and is open to Fayette County residents 60 years of age and over.

  • April 12, 2018

    Brown Bag Book Discussion (Spring)

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 12 - May 17
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • March 20, 2018

    Celebrate the Arts

    Create art, make music, and dance in celebration of different forms of self-expression! Register now for FFLN: Celebrate the Arts.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, March 20
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 12, 2018

    Understanding the First Amendment

    With Josh Douglas, Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Kentucky. This term, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering several cases with significant implications for the First Amendment, involving free speech, religious liberty, and electoral reform. This class will discuss the history of the Court's First Amendment rulings and will highlight the major cases the Court is deciding in 2018 on these issues. Register now for Understanding the First Amendment

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursday, April 12
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $45 (includes lunch)
  • April 17, 2018

    Celebrate the Earth

    Join us as we show appreciation for our environment through educational activities and earth-related crafts! Register now for FFLN: Celebrate the Earth.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, April 17
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 23, 2018

    Grantwriting: Letters of Inquiry

    With Mike Stratford. More than ever, grant-makers are requiring Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from all grant-seekers not previously funded. What should you include in a one to two page LOI? In the first hour of this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basic information grantors really want and do not want to see. In the second hour, participants will write a mock LOI using an outline provided by the instructor. Register now for Grantwriting: Letters of Inquiry.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Friday, February 23
    • Time:
      Noon - 2:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $50 (includes lunch)
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Grantwriting Basics.

  • May 15, 2018

    Celebrate Children’s Literature

    Celebrate National Children's Book Week with book-making, bookmarks, and an appearance by a guest author. Every family takes home a signed copy of the author's book! Register now for FFLN: Celebrate Children's Literature.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, May 15
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • June 19, 2018

    Celebrate Summer

    Join us as we kick-off a summer of fun with crafts, activities, and resources/supplies to keep you engaged in fun learning throughout the summer months! Register now for FFLN: Celebrate Summer.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, June 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • May 19, 2018

    How to Edit & Proofread Your Own Work

    With Stephanie Mojica. We will discuss ways to actually read your own work to find errors and create your own writer’s style guide. The class will go over common errors even seasoned writers make, and why spell check programs are not always reliable resources for proofreading and editing. The content applies to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stageplays, and screenplays of any length. Register now for How to Edit & Proofread Your Own Work.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturday, May 19
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $30
  • January 9, 2018

    Just Enough German: Level 1

    With Clay Rice. Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. Learn everything you need to travel to Germany, practice having short conversations, and get a jumpstart on reading and writing. This is the perfect place to begin for anyone seeking casual knowledge or planning to advance further in the study of German! Register now for Just Enough German: Level 1.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - February 13
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78 per level ($130 for both)
    • Addl Info:
         

      BOTH levels of Just Enough German can be taken at a discounted rate. Click here to register for both levels.

  • February 20, 2018

    Just Enough German: Level 2

    With Clay Rice. Learn just enough German to navigate the country and culture. Learn everything you need to travel to Germany, practice having short conversations, and get a jump start on reading and writing. This is the perfect place to begin for anyone seeking casual knowledge or planning to advance further in the study of German! Register now for Just Enough German: Level 2.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, February 20 - March 27
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      257 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78 per level ($130 for both)
    • Addl Info:
         

      BOTH levels of Just Enough German can be taken at a discounted rate. Click here to register for both levels.

  • January 8, 2018

    Just Enough Arabic: Level 1

    With Iman Hadi. Using a step-by-step approach, you will gain initial knowledge of the Arabic language, including reading and writing. You will learn the Arabic alphabet and the basics of the language through exercises and practice. Register now for Just Enough Arabic: Level 1.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 8 - February 19
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78 ($130 for both levels)
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on January 15.

      Required text: Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners by Mahdi Alosh (please purchase on your own).

      BOTH levels of Just Enough Arabic can be taken at a discounted price. Click here to register for both levels of Just Enough Arabic.

  • April 9, 2018

    Just Enough Italian

    With Andrea Branchini. Get started on the way to communicating in Italian and appreciating Italian culture. In this course in conversational Italian, you'll learn fundamentals of the language through exercises, poems, songs, and practice. Register now for Just Enough Italian.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 14
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $78
  • January 10, 2018

    French Level 1 (Winter)

    With Erica House. This introductory level class focuses on salutations, pronouns, vocabulary, prepositions, and some verb conjugations. We will work on pronunciation, personal interests, and likes and dislikes. By the end of the season, you will be able to present and describe yourself to the class! Register now for French Level 1 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 10 - March 21
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $143
  • January 8, 2018

    French Level 2 (Winter)

    With Erica House. We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses to our repertoire. We will learn expressions, how to ask questions, and apply both through role play. We will learn how to order a meal off the menu. Bon appétit! Register now for French Level 2 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 8 - March 26
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $143
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on January 15.

      Required text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester.

  • January 8, 2018

    French Level 3 (Winter)

    With Erica House. We will review and build from previous levels and apply through creative mediums. We will gain more access to vocabulary, verbs, and grammar. A basic knowledge of the passé composé and imparfait required. Register now for French Level 3 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 8 - March 26
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $143
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on January 15.

      Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker, and Le Pendentif (past tense version) by Sylvie Lainé.

  • January 9, 2018

    French Level 4 (Winter)

    With Erica House. We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more into reading small texts and discussing through conversation. We will learn how to read and write letters (implementing different verb tenses), recount a story, speak about a future event, and more! Register now for French Level 4 (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 9 - March 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $143
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Vol 747 Pour Paris by Sylvie Lainé.

  • January 8, 2018

    French Level 5 (Winter)

    With Erica House. An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word required. We will brush up on grammar, and delve into Petit Nicolas’s schoolboy shenanigans through reading and conversation. This course is challenging and accessible. Register now for French Level 5 (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 8 - March 26
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $143
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on January 15.

      Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Le Petit Nicolas, C’est Noël by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé.

  • April 11, 2018

    French Level 1 (Spring)

    With Erica House. This very introductory level class is designed for the ultra beginner. We will introduce salutations, pronouns, vocabulary, some prepositions, and some verb conjugations. We will work on pronunciation, personal interests, and likes and dislikes. By the end of the season, you will be able to present and describe yourself to the class! No required text for Level 1. Register now for French Level 1 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 11 - May 23
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • April 9, 2018

    French Level 2 (Spring)

    With Erica House. We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses (the past tense) to our repertoire. We will learn expressions, how to ask questions, and apply both through role-play. Register now for French Level 2 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required text: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester.

  • April 9, 2018

    French Level 3 (Spring)

    With Erica House. We will review and build from previous levels and apply through creative mediums. We will gain more access to vocabulary, verbs, and grammar. A basic knowledge of the passé composé and imparfait required. Register now for French Level 3 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Un Eté Pas Comme Les Autres by Huguette Zahler.

  • April 10, 2018

    French Level 4 (Spring)

    With Erica House. We now have gained enough tools from the previous levels to delve more easily into reading small texts and discussing through conversation. We will revisit certain grammar sections. Register now for French Level 4 (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Un Eté Pas Comme Les Autres by Huguette Zahler.

  • April 9, 2018

    French Level 5 (Spring)

    With Erica House. An adequate understanding of the written and spoken French word required. We will brush up on grammar, and delve into Petit Nicolas’s schoolboy shenanigans through reading and conversation. This course is challenging and accessible. Register now for French Level 5 (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      Noon - 1:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required texts: Schaum’s Outline of French Grammar, 6th ed. by Mary E. Coffman Crocker and Le Petit Nicolas, C’est Noël by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé.

  • January 18, 2018

    Spanish Level 1 (Winter)

    With Maria Gomez. Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, and survival phrases. Open to beginners and students who would like to refresh their knowledge of basic Spanish. Register now for Spanish Level 1 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 18 - March 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required textbook: Barron’s Spanish Now! Level 1 (please purchase on your own).

  • January 18, 2018

    Spanish Level 2 (Winter)

    With Kiersty Lemon-Rogers. We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses. Students will apply skills learned in Spanish Level 1 and will engage in more active conversation, expressions, and general scenarios related to work, travel, business, health and others. Register now for Spanish Level 2 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 18 - March 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $130
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required textbook: Barron’s Spanish Now! Level 1 (please purchase on your own).

  • January 16, 2018

    Spanish Level 3 (Winter)

    With Brittany Frodge. Students will use authentic materials, including videos, readings, and music, to speak, read, write, and listen. Some goals include describing how Lexington compares to Spanish-speaking communities, talking about celebrations in the United States and around the world, using the past tense to talk about one’s childhood, describing famous art from Spanish-speaking cultures, and debating issues. Register now for Spanish Level 3 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 16 - March 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $104
  • April 12, 2018

    Spanish Level 1 (Spring)

    With Maria Gomez. Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary, common expressions, greetings, and survival phrases. Open to beginners and students who would like to refresh their knowledge of basic Spanish. Register now for Spanish Level 1 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 12 - May 24
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required textbook: Barron’s Spanish Now! Level 1 (please purchase on your own).

  • April 12, 2018

    Spanish Level 2 (Spring)

    With Kiersty Lemon-Rogers. We will continue to add vocabulary, verbs, and verb tenses. Students will apply skills learned in Spanish Level 1 and will engage in more active conversation, expressions, and general scenarios related to work, travel, business, health and others. Register now for Spanish Level 2 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 12 - May 24
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
    • Addl Info:
         

      Required textbook: Barron’s Spanish Now! Level 1 (please purchase on your own).

  • April 10, 2018

    Spanish Level 3 (Spring)

    With Brittany Frodge. Students will use authentic materials, including videos, readings, and music, to speak, read, write, and listen. Some goals include describing how Lexington compares to Spanish-speaking communities, talking about celebrations in the United States and around the world, using the past tense to talk about one’s childhood, describing famous art from Spanish-speaking cultures, and debating issues. Register now for Spanish Level 3 (Spring). ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 10 - May 22
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      $91
  • February 5, 2018

    English Language Classes

    Free English language classes are offered one night a week for adult ESL learners. The classes are small and the teachers are friendly. All language levels are welcome. Come join us! Offered in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education. Register now for English Language Classes.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, February 5 - April 23
    • Time:
      6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 West Second St.
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class on March 12.