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THE MASKED READER

Tuesdays, starting September 7!

Each Tuesday for 8 weeks, a new Masked Reader joins us. See if you can guess who they are!

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National hispanic heritage month

September 15 - October 15

We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with these book selections and videos from your librarians!

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Fall Fun at the Library

Looking for some fun fall activities? Browse our events for all ages, virtual and outdoors, as well as fall-themed book suggestions.

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Oktoberfest 901 Personal Finance

October 17 through 30th

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901 Personal Finance is a program series offered by the Memphis Public Libraries. Our aim is to expose our community to important personal finance topics and information.

Luigi's Mansion VER

Experience the Virtual Escape Room from October 18th through November 1st.

Will you be brave enough to help Luigi clear our his haunted mansion? Grab your Poltergust 5000 and prepare to catch some ghosts!

Due South Memphis Podcast

October 20th & 27th from 4:30PM - 5:30PM at the South Library.

We are looking for new Hosts for our DUE SOUTH teen podcast. Students will get the opportunity to strengthen communication skills while interviewing community members, business leaders and local celebrities.

Let's Rap About It!

October 20th from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Special Guest for this teen program will be members of the Renaissance Men's Book Club. This will be a fun programs as the Renaissance Men's Book Club will be discussing teens issues, encouraging teens and having fun.

Outdoor Chair Yoga with Saylor Lynn

October 23rd from 10AM - 11PM at the Cordova Library.

Come join our yoga class with certified instructor, Saylor Lynn. Learn quick techniques you can do to help ease tension with stretching and breathing. Beginners are welcome! Registration is required.

Community Fest at Levi

October 23rd from 1:00PM at 3:00 PM

We invite everyone and anyone who lives in the Westwood community to attend Levi's Community Fest. Activities will include a photo booth, a rummage sale, and plenty of games suitable for customers of all ages. There will also be door prizes, including a special prize that will be given to the first person who comes to this event.

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FAFSA Applications open October 1. Visit our College Prep page for Tennessee virtual webinars on FAFSA applications. Access test prep and video tours, too.

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VIRTUAL COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: ESL LESSONS FOR ADULTS

Every Thursday at 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Build English skills in a relaxed, friendly virtual environment and meet other English learners.

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DIG MEMPHIS MYSTERIES

We need your help! Explore images from our digital archive that are missing important details.

See if you can help us fill in some of the gaps.

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MEMPHIS SOUND CONNECTION

Streaming current local music for free.

Local musicians: Submit a sample for inclusion.

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IMLS NATIONAL MEDAL VIRTUAL AWARD CEREMONY

MPL has received the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! We are the first ever two-time recipient!

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LIBRARY OUTSIDE

For all ages!

Join us Outside the Library for Story Times, Music, Escape Rooms, and more.


Learn with the Library

COMMUNITY INFORMATION & REFERRAL LINC/2-1-1

Connect with LINC/2-1-1 or search the Tennessee 2-1-1 Database directly.

JOB & CAREER SERVICES

Search for jobs, improve your skills, prepare for interviews. Video tutorials, practice tests, and more.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Find eBooks, eMagazines, online reference and databases, and the home of our Virtual Health Information Center.

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

Check out our local history, genealogy, U.S. / World History and Social Sciences.

We have an extensive digital archive called Dig Memphis. You can also check out our Memphis/Shelby County Room and Old Maps Collection.

STUDENT RESOURCES

Resources for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, and High School students. Several of our resources are available online!

MORE TOPICS

Browse all of our topics including Cooking & Food, Health & Wellness, Language Learning, Personal Finance, and much more.

Browse our Collection

START HERE LIBRARY CARD

Sign up for a library card online. You can also renew your card or retrieve your PIN information.

BOOKS & MORE

Catalog Tips and Tricks, Reading Suggestions, Author Interviews, Book Clubs, and more!

E-COLLECTION

Download Books, Audiobooks, and Magazines! View instructions on using our resources and request support.

DATABASES A TO Z

Alphabetical list of all online research databases.

About The Library

LIBRARY LOCATIONS, PHONE, HOURS

Branch details, contact information, Facebook links, and more.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

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Join our Friends of the Library! Information on Book Donations, Book Sales, Second Editions, Amazon Book Store, and more.

MEMPHIS LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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Supporting the Library through private donations and more. See how you can help today!

MPL BY THE NUMBERS

Keep up with the Library with these bimonthly reports showcasing some of the events and services we provide daily.

POPULAR RESOURCES

ANCESTRY LIBRARY

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Start your genealogical journey today! Available from Home Temporarily.

BOOK BUNDLES

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!

COMMERCIAL APPEAL NEWSBANK

Coverage from 1894 to Today.

Expanded access until the end of the year! Library card is required to access. Sign up for a card online!

DIG MEMPHIS

Dig Memphis, the Memphis Public Libraries' Digital Archive

Check out our online Digital Archives and explore Memphis history through photos and more!

LINKEDIN LEARNING

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Formerly known as Lynda.com. Tons of online training courses that are all available online right in your own home! Library card is required! Sign up for a card online today!

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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The New York Times digital subscription is available at home!

Libby by OverDrive

Check out E-books and E-AudioBooks through Libby by OverDrive! You can visit the new Libby site or visit the original OverDrive site.

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MAGAZINES @ OVERDRIVE

Our magazine collection has moved to OverDrive! Check out our collection of current and popular magazines.