There are three ways to register for classes and events (when required):
  1. Register online to make a credit/debit payment, or to sign up for free classes.
  2. Call us at 859-254-4175, ext. 21 to make credit/debit payments, or to sign up for free classes.
  3. Stop by the front desk during Carnegie business hours to make credit/debit, check, or cash payments, or to sign up for free classes.

Normal Business Hours:
     Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am–7:30 pm
     Friday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
     Saturday, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Full payment reserves your space in class. A $20 fee is assessed for returned checks. Purchase orders or intent to pay are not accepted. We accept checks, money orders, cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Registration is required for all classes and for events when noted. If you register in the week leading up to the start of the class, please call the Carnegie Center to confirm that the class is meeting as planned.

For online classes, registration closes at 4:00 pm the day before a class begins. We are unable to accommodate joining a class after the start date.

Early Learners, Kids, & Teens:

To streamline communication, please only register your student(s) for classes designated for their current grade level, regardless of ability.

Refund Policy:

All class withdrawals for any reason are subject to a 15% processing fee. No refunds may be issued within three business days prior to the start of a class, as supplies have already been purchased and a commitment to pay the instructor has already been made. We cannot prorate class fees for sessions missed by the participant.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a workshop if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.


Fee assistance is available for most classes. If you are in need of a scholarship, please call 859-254-4175, ext. 21 to request an application. Limit one scholarship per person per season.


Contact our registrar at (859) 254-4175 ext. 21 or

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507


(859) 254-4175

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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