A universe of stories. Read, Learn, and… Explore! The Memphis Public Libraries summer reading program for all ages is from June 1st through August 3rd. Read More
Explore Memphis presented by TVA
The October 3rd election includes the general election for Memphis City Council and Mayor as well as City Court Clerk and City Court Judges. Our aim is to include the names of everyone on the ballot with links to their campaign online presence. Read More
Meet the Candidates - October 3rd Memphis Election
You are invited to find you next job at Mayor Jim Strickland's Jobs in July Career Fair presented by FedEx. The Career Fair will be on July 18 from 10 AM to 2PM at the Pipkin Building @ Tiger Lane. The Memphis Public Libraries' JobLINC Career Center will present, as well as other hosting partners. Read More
Mayor Jim Strickland's Jobs in July Career Fair presented by FedEx
Join us on July 18th at 6:00pm as the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will be hosting Nina G, a comedian, professional speaker, and college teacher, who will share funny, sad, and insightful passages from her memoir, Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen, about the difficulties she had along the way to becoming a comedian. Read More
Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen with Nina G.
Do you have a box of comics that you've already read three times? Would you like to meet other readers and collectors for a good old fashioned swap meet? If so, then come out to the Benjmain L. Hooks library on July 20th, where we will have a room set up for kids and teens to swap comics. Read More
Comic Book Swap Meet
Join us for these fun and informational workshops presented by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Learn how to become more energy efficient, save money, and have the opportunity to ask questions to on-hand energy specalists. Read More
TVA Energy Workshops
Come join us on July 27 from 12:30 to 4PM for our 2nd Annual International Festival. You can visit friends from countries around the world and share their culture, food, music, and more. Food trucks will be onsite! This event will be held at the Bert Ferguson Community Center. Read More
2nd Annual International Festival
Join Patrick O’Daniel as he discusses his new book Crusaders, Gangsters, and Whiskey: Prohibition in Memphis. As part of the discussion, he will explore the origins of the prohibition movement, law enforcement, bootlegging, and the impact of alcohol on the city in the first half of the twentieth century. Read More
Crusaders, Gangsters, and Whiskey: Prohibition in Memphis
For the fourth installment of the Memphis Music Listening Party, the Memphis Public Library and Robert Gordon present Marcella Simien, a daughter of Louisiana whose music is a dueling hybrid of classic Memphis soul and the freewheeling swagger of New Orleans funk woven together with that instrument of her ancestors: the Creole accordion. Read More
Memphis Music Listening Party Vol 4 with Marcella Simien
Have you heard the Memphis Public Libraries is in a national competition to increase digital literacy this summer? Help us by downloading the FREE Learning Upgrade and Amrita Learning apps on Android devices using our code 4411 and using them on at least 3 different days! Read More
XPRIZE Communities Competition
The Library offers eBooks, eAudio books, eMagazines, and eMusic to our library patrons! Read More
ECOLLECTION (EBOOKS AND MORE)
Lynda.com—a premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card. Read More
Lynda.com
DIG MEMPHIS is Memphis Public Libraries’ digital archive. Created to provide greater access to archival material, DIG showcases many of the treasures found in the Memphis and Shelby County Room, including ... Read More
DIG MEMPHIS DIGITAL ARCHIVES
What can you do with a library card? We have over a million items for checkout. Check out 25 items at a time and renew up to two times, or download eBooks or audio books with no checkout fees. Read More
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Looking for a great read for a low price? Visit the Second Editions Book store located in the Benjamin L. Hooks Library. Read More
SECOND EDITIONS BOOK STORE