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Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning


address  251 W. Second St.
 Lexington, KY  40507
phone (859) 254-4175
hours Mon.-Thu. 9am-7pm; Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 9am-2pm
carnegiecenterlex.org

Upcoming Events

Kentucky Great Writers Series: Hannah Pittard, Keith Stewart, & Ian Stansel

Signing/Readings
Join us for readings from Hannah Pittard’s Listen to Me, Keith Stewart’s Bernadette Peters Hates Me: Tales from a Delusional Man, and Ian Stansel’s Last Cowboys of San Geronimo. Each Kentucky Great Writers event begins with an open mic at 6:00 pm. The author readings will follow at 6:30 pm. Nate’s Coffee will provide coffee and sweets, and locally owned Brier Books will sell the authors’ books at this signing event. Free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by Kentucky Arts Council, LexArts, and the Reitzel Cook Foundation. February reading sponsored by Dr. Bruce and Jeannette Lucas.
reading;signing;books;authors;open mic
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/event/kentucky-great-writers-series/
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 • Tue 2/6/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Novel-Tea featuring Angela Correll

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
Celebrate our Valentine’s Day Novel Tea with Angela Correll, the author of the May Hollow Trilogy - Grounded, Guarded, and Granted. Preservationist, restaurateur, soap-maker, and entrepreneur, Angela’s novels bring a wonderful sense of Kentucky life and love. Come enjoy tea, bites, and all that makes Kentucky home. A great time for all ages!
tea;author meeting;reading;discussion
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: $5 (includes tea & small bites)
Event Website: http://carnegiecenterlex.org/event/novel-tea/
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 • Sat 2/17/18 at 11am-1pm 

Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate Health

Children, Education, For the Family
Enjoy food, crafts, and fun activities focused on promoting healthy lifestyles! Family Fun & Learning Nights are free and registration is required. Dinner is provided for families, and every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. Family Fun & Learning Nights and other family literacy programs made possible by the generous support of LFUCG Social Services, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, and the Orphan Society of Lexington.
health;family;youth;crafts
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Ages: Families with children 3-12.
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-family-class/celebrate-health
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 • Tue 2/20/18 at 5pm-7pm 

Genre Fiction Author Reading & Panel

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
Join us to meet and learn from a panel of authors including Gwenda Bond (author of the YA book, Strange Alchemy; the Lois Lane series; and more); Andrew Shaffer (author of How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters; The Day of the Donald: Trump Trumps America; and more), and Tiffany Reisz (author of The Bourbon Thief; The Original Sinners series; and more). This event includes a panel of the authors answering your questions about writing genre fiction, as well as a reading and signing by the authors. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required unless you would like a boxed lunch ($10). Register by Wednesday, March 14 to guarantee a lunch.
reading;panel;genre fiction;writing;creative writing;
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free (optional $10 lunch)
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/event/genre-author-reading-panel/
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 • Fri 3/16/18 at 12pm-2pm 

Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate the Arts

Children, Education, For the Family,
Create art, make music, and dance in celebration of different forms of self-expression! Family Fun & Learning Nights are free and registration is required. Dinner is provided for families, and every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. Family Fun & Learning Nights and other family literacy programs made possible by the generous support of LFUCG Social Services, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, and the Orphan Society of Lexington.
art;music;kids;family;youth;crafts
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Ages: Families with children 3-12.
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-family-class/celebrate-the-arts
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 • Tue 3/20/18 at 5pm-7pm 

Harriet A. Rose Legacies Contest Reading

Signing/Readings
Join us for a reading by winners of the Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest. For information on the Contest, visit: http://carnegiecenterlex.org/workshops/writing-contests/
reading;writing contest;creative writing
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/workshops/writing-contests/
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 • Wed 3/21/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Writers Meet-Up

Class/Workshop
If you love to write, come to the Carnegie Center to meet like-minded writers, find a writing group/critique partner, and/or mingle with instructors, mentors, published authors, and fellow students. Wine, refreshments, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. At 6:00 pm, you’ll have the option to participate in activities that will help you build a supportive writing network. Free and open the public.
writing;networking;literature;writers;creative writing;
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/event/writers-meet-up/
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 • Wed 3/28/18 at 5:30pm-7pm 

Kentucky Great Writers Series: Richard Taylor, J.D Daniels, & Kayla Rae Whitaker

Signing/Readings
Join us for readings from Richard Taylor’s The Feast of Silence, J.D. Daniels’ The Correspondence: Essays, and Kayla Rae Whitaker’s The Animators. Each Kentucky Great Writers event begins with an open mic at 6:00 pm. The author readings will follow at 6:30 pm. Nate’s Coffee will provide coffee and sweets, and locally owned Brier Books will sell the authors’ books at this signing event. Free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by Kentucky Arts Council, LexArts, and the Reitzel Cook Foundation.
reading;signing;books;authors;open mic
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/event/kentucky-great-writers-series/
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 • Tue 4/10/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate the Earth

For the Family, Children's Arts/Crafts, Family/Child, Family/Child (Books), Food/Tasting
Join us as we show appreciation for our environment through educational activities and earth-related crafts! Family Fun & Learning Nights are free and registration is required. Dinner is provided for families, and every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. Family Fun & Learning Nights and other family literacy programs made possible by the generous support of LFUCG Social Services, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, and the Orphan Society of Lexington.
dinner;learning;family;crafts;youth;earth;enviroment
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Ages: Families with children 3-12.
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-family-class/celebrate-the-earth
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 • Tue 4/17/18 at 5pm-7pm 

Writing Critique Night

Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
Read a page of your work and receive feedback from a panel of authors, editors, and agents! Panel TBA. We will begin accepting submissions at 5:00 pm on the night of the event. Submissions to read will be selected at random. Please come prepared, as we will not be able to print your piece for you. You will have the option to read your own piece aloud or to have a reader read it aloud so it remains anonymous. If we your piece isn't read, you will still benefit from listening to the feedback of others' pieces. Free admission.
writing feedback;panel;creative writing;writers
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/event/writing-critique-night/
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 • Wed 5/9/18 at 5:30pm-7pm 

Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate Children's Literature

Children, Education, For the Family,
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. Family Fun & Learning Nights are free and registration is required. Dinner is provided. Only for families with children ages 3-12. Family Fun & Learning Nights and other family literacy programs made possible by the generous support of LFUCG Social Services, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, and the Orphan Society of Lexington.
dinner;learning;family;crafts;youth;
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Ages: Families with children 3-12.
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-family-class/celebrate-childrens-literature
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 • Tue 5/15/18 at 5pm-7pm 

Young Women Writers Project Reading

Signing/Readings
Join us for a reading by the high school participants of the 2018 Young Women Writers Project. For information on the Project, visit: http://carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-and-family/young-women-writers-project/
reading;youth;creative writing
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-and-family/young-women-writers-project/
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 • Wed 5/16/18 at 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Kentucky Great Writers Series: R. Dean Johnson, Shayla Lawson, & Kathryn Ormsbee

Signing/Readings
Join us for readings from R. Dean Johnson’s Californium, Shayla Lawson’s I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean, and Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy. Each Kentucky Great Writers event begins with an open mic at 6:00 pm. The author readings will follow at 6:30 pm. Nate’s Coffee will provide coffee and sweets, and locally owned Brier Books will sell the authors’ books at this signing event. Free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by Kentucky Arts Council, LexArts, and the Reitzel Cook Foundation.
reading;signing;books;authors;open mic
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/event/kentucky-great-writers-series/
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 • Tue 5/22/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate Summer

Children, Education, For the Family,
Join us as we kick off summer with crafts, activities, and resources to keep you engaged in fun learning throughout the summer months! Family Fun & Learning Nights are free and registration is required. Dinner is provided for families, and every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. Family Fun & Learning Nights and other family literacy programs made possible by the generous support of LFUCG Social Services, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, and the Orphan Society of Lexington.
dinner;learning;family;crafts;youth;
Event Info: (859) 254-4175
Ages: Families with children 3-12.
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: carnegiecenterlex.org/youth-family-class/celebrate-summer
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 • Tue 6/19/18 at 5pm-7pm