February 3: All Memphis Public Libraries will close today at 3:00 PM due to inclement weather.
All Memphis Public Libraries will be closed Monday June 20th in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday.
July 9 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Hollywood Community Center
Come out and celebrate everything Memphis at the Ed Rice Community Center. There will be food, fun, live music and more!
June 21-25 2:00 – 4:00 PM
3D Pen Week at the Whitehaven Library will feature four days of fun, interesting projects and techniques for teens to create. From key chains to buildings, anything can be possible!
June 24 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Poplar-White Station Library
Join Memphis Public Library, the Memphis Library Foundation, and all our community partners in cutting the ribbon on our brand new Urban Garden. Put on some gloves, pick up a shovel, and adopt a plant! Learn from local experts from the Tennessee State University! Kids can enjoy a fun craft with the Dixon Gallery with more activities and goodies from Memphis City Beautiful
June 28 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Library
Schedule your screening mammogram with Baptist Memorial Health Care’s mobile mammography unit. Insurance, self-pay, or grant funding available to qualified applicants. To schedule your appointment, call Baptist Central Schedulers at 901-227-4433. Be sure to specify that you want the mobile unit on June 28th!
June 30 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Are you a Jookin’ fan? Or, have you ever wondered how to jook? Well you’ve come to the right place! New Ballet of Memphis will host a jookin’ session for all who are interested in learning this popular Memphis created dance. Space is limited to 15 attendees. Please register online.
June 30 3:00 PM
Cooking is a vital skill to have in life. Confidence in cooking ability led to fewer fast-food meals, more meals as a family, and frequent preparation of meals with vegetables in adulthood.
Presented by Friends of the Library
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library – July 22 – 11:00 AM
This in-person event is aimed at informing, educating, and connecting local seniors to 60+ community vendors with a myriad of health care resources, wellness information, free health screenings, and free Covid-19 vaccines. In addition, there will be educational seminars, food trucks, entertainment, exercises, giveaways, door prizes and much more!
August 4, 2022
Begin researching the candidates for the August 4th election which includes the Shelby County general election as well as primaries for Federal and State offices.
more ongoing events and services
Second Editions is the place to find gently used books for sale at great bargain prices. Second Editions is located adjacent to the main lobby of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue.
Visit LINC/2-1-1’s Tax Information page for the latest information on free tax assistance throughout the community.
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Virtual Program – Thursdays – 6:00 PM
Do you love to write? Do you have a novel or similar work gathering dust that needs finishing? Most importantly –do you need the motivation and community of having other writers beside you writing without the distraction of noise and chatter?
Need assistance with finding low-cost internet offers? JobLINC is partnering with the Public Library Association and Microsoft Corporation to identify existing and new tools to help job seekers gain skills for the jobs of the future, including the EveryoneOn project.
Cordova Library – Mondays – 3:00 PM
Meet other writers; share your work and get feedback if you want it. Meetings will be every Monday! Join any time. FREE SNACKS to keep you awake and focused!
Virtual – APR 27, MAY 25, JUN 22, JUL 27, AUG 24, SEP 28, OCT 26, DEC 7 – 6:00 PM
The Carnegie Writers’ Group (CWG) is a community-based writing group for diverse individuals and genres. The meetings include power writing, writers’ corner, writers’ workshop, guest speaker presentations, and professional reading events. Register now to join us.
Virtual – Thursday nights – 7:00 PM
Join Juana and her trained therapy dog, Lovie, for a relaxing, fun evening story time for the whole family. We play games, sing songs, and learn about the world through award-winning children’s books from our Overdrive Kids collection.
Join us virtually Wednesdays from 4:30PM to 5:30PM.
Do you like drawing and are looking to brush up on your skills? Or, maybe, you’re new and wish to start learning? Please, join us virtually for our Teen Arts Squad art classes. Learn to draw in structured but fun lessons that aim to improve your understanding of anatomy, perspective, and even character design! No experience needed. Just bring some paper and a pencil!
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Start your genealogical journey today!
Are you missing the ability to browse our shelves for books for your children? Use Book Bundles and we’ll pick out a bundle of books for your child!
Check out our online Digital Archives and explore Memphis history through photos and more!
Streaming current local music for free. Local musicians: Submit a sample for inclusion.
The New York Times digital subscription is available at home!
Our magazine collection has moved to Libby! Check out our collection of current and popular magazines.