There used to be a GREAT indie record store called CD Central across from the north campus dorms at UK. There were a few coffee shops in the area directly north of UK when I was there. but I don't remember the names - I haven't been back to Lexington in a few years and my memories are fading.
Good luck to your brother.....UK is a great place. I wish I had stayed there for grad school. What is he studying?
I learned mainly from 2 books - "The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving" and "Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving." I have the Ashford rigid heddle loom and it was very easy to learn once I just jumped in there and tried it...I never could find any helpful websites.