Classes (K-8)

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  • April 18, 2020

    Write the World

    With Mariama Lockington. GRADES 6–8: If you’re a tween who loves to play with words, this is the workshop for you! Write the World is a hands-on fiction workshop, where you’ll get to flex your storytelling skills in various ways. Come ready to plot, create new characters, and build magical settings with your words. Each week we will learn a new fiction writing trick and have time to write and read our work out loud. All levels welcome!

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Saturdays, April 18 - May 16
    • Time:
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      Free
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class May 9

      Register now for Write the World.

  • March 14, 2020

    Bookmaking for Kids

    With Adrianne Gilley. GRADES K-3:  Have fun with friends making a variety of hand folded books using colorful paper and embellishments. Students will learn simple accordion and pamphlet folds with pockets, as well as share creative ideas for using their books to start the creative writing process. Adrianne Gilley is a local paper artist who received her B.A. in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky with a focus on Fiber and Book Art in 2003, and her M.S. in Library and Information Science in 2008. Register now for 

  • January 25, 2020

    Girl Power: A Book Club for Girls Who Will Change the World

    With Cierra Spaulding. For 6-8 year-olds & their grown-ups. This is an interactive and engaging story time where girls will listen to an empowering book that will build self-esteem and increase social and emotional confidence! Along with hearing a new story each session, students will enjoy a snack, participate in a related craft activity, and receive a free copy of the featured book. Led by Cierra Spaulding, founder of Masterpiece Creative Group and an educator who has served children across the state in various capacities for over 10 years.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Time:
      10:30 am - Noon
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      This class meets Saturdays, January 25, February 8 & 22, March 7 & 21, April 18 & 25, 10:30am– noon. Come to one class or all! Please register for each session you plan to attend.

      Choose your dates and register now for Girl Power: A Book Club for Girls Who Will Change the World.

  • April 6, 2020

    Lower Elementary Reading (Spring)

    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. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 6 - May 18
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 13, 2020

    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. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Lower Elementary Reading (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 13 - March 23
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class January 20

  • April 6, 2020

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, April 6 - May 18
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 13, 2020

    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 (Winter).    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Mondays, January 13 - March 23
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 7, 2020

    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. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Reading (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 7 - May 12
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 14, 2020

    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. Funded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation. Register now for Upper Elementary Reading (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, January 14 - March 17
    • Time:
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2020

    ESL for Kids (Spring)

    With Claire Johnson. 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. Register now for ESL for Kids (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 9, 2020

    ESL for Kids (Winter)

    With Claire Johnson. 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. Register now for ESL for Kids (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 9 - February 27
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 8, 2020

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 12, 2020

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, February 12 - March 25
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 8, 2020

    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:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class February 5

  • January 15, 2020

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 15 - March 25
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class February 5

  • April 8, 2020

    Middle School Math (Spring)

    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 (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 15, 2020

    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 (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, January 15 - March 1
    • Time:
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      No class February 5

  • April 9, 2020

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS) (Spring)

    With Cristina Crocker-Escribano. For grades 1-2. 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. Register now for Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS) (Spring).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 12:00 am
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 16, 2020

    Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS) (Winter)

    With Cristina Crocker-Escribano. For grades 1-2. 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. Register now for Playing and Writing Stories (PAWS) (Winter).  

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 16 - March 19
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 23, 2020

    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. Register now for Bee Smart: Spelling Bee Prep.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 23 - February 6
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 7, 2020

    French for Kids (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! Register now for French for Kids (Spring).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 7 - May 5
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 4, 2020

    French for Kids (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! Register now for French for Kids (Winter).

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, February 4 - March 3
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 8, 2020

    Outstanding Writers League (OWL) (Spring)

    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) (Spring).    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, April 8 - May 20
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • February 12, 2020

    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) (Winter).    

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Wednesdays, February 12 - March 25
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 9, 2020

    Dragon Girls (Spring)

    With Carole Johnston. For girls in grades 5-6. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club for girls will encourage self-confidence and self-expression through reading, writing, and poetry. We will read and discuss various books of fiction and poetry that feature strong girls who can take care of themselves. Our protagonists will actually tame dragons, some real and some metaphorical. Girls will write poems and stories to express their own unique and fantastic selves.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Dragon Girls (Spring).

  • January 16, 2020

    Dragon Girls (Winter)

    With Carole Johnston. For girls in grades 5-6. Dragons can be symbolic of amazing strength, deep magic, and creativity. This club for girls will encourage self-confidence and self-expression through reading, writing, and poetry. We will read and discuss various books of fiction and poetry that feature strong girls who can take care of themselves. Our protagonists will actually tame dragons, some real and some metaphorical. Girls will write poems and stories to express their own unique and fantastic selves.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 16 - March 19
    • Time:
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
    • Addl Info:
         

      Register now for Dragon Girls (Winter).

  • April 9, 2020

    Math through Dungeons & Dragons (Spring)

    With Elaphe Crubb. For grades 6-9. Join us for an adventure in learning! This class uses the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons to show kids how fun critical thinking, teamwork, and math can be. Through co-operative storytelling, kids learn to work together to solve problems with the tools provided. Math topics covered range from addition and multiplication to algebra and probability, depending on the individual student’s needs. Elaphe Crabb holds multiple degrees in math and engineering from UK, and works with private students in multiple subjects and educ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, April 9 - May 21
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • January 23, 2020

    Math through Dungeons & Dragons (Winter)

    With Elaphe Crubb. For grades 6-9. Join us for an adventure in learning! This class uses the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons to show kids how fun critical thinking, teamwork, and math can be. Through co-operative storytelling, kids learn to work together to solve problems with the tools provided. Math topics covered range from addition and multiplication to algebra and probability, depending on the individual student’s needs. Elaphe Crabb holds multiple degrees in math and engineering from UK, and works with private students in multiple subjects and educ...

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Thursdays, January 23 - March 12
    • Time:
      5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • April 7, 2020

    Creative Writing for Middle Schoolers

    With Randi Ewing. For grades 6-8. Do you have a young creative writer at home? If so, this class is for them. Students will write their own stories while learning good writing practices and the basics of storytelling. Register now for Creative Writing for Middle Schoolers.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesdays, April 7 - May 12
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE
  • March 24, 2020

    Embracing Black History

    With Martha Crumbie. For grades K-5. This class will connect kids with black history by engaging them in activities such as reading books, listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and exploring history. There will be plenty of fun ways for kids to learn about the African-American experience. Register now for Embracing Black History.

    • Venue:
      Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
    • Meets On:
          Tuesday, March 24
    • Time:
      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Address:
      251 W. Second Street
      Lexington, KY, 40507
    • Cost:
      FREE