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
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 specialists. Read More
TVA Energy Workshops
Interested in hearing about Memphis before it was Memphis? Join local historian Jon Fox as he tells, among others, the story of Benjamin Fooy, who navigated immigration, exile, and colonial intrigue to become our city’s earliest settler. This is part of a series of programs celebrating the two hundred year history of the city of Memphis. Read More
The Original Memphian
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.
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
The IRS tax deadline was April 15th, 2019. If you need help post tax season you can checkout our Tax Assistance page for more information. Read More
Tax Assistance 2019
Looking for something to new to read? Check out our reading lists filled with various genres and award winners. Read More
The Memphis Public Libraries now provide access to The New York Times digital subscription. Read More
The New York Times
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
Google is partnering with the Memphis Public Libraries and various organizations across the nation to provide free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Read More
Grow with Google
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
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