February 3: All Memphis Public Libraries will close today at 3:00 PM due to inclement weather.
Interested in robotics, sewing, filmmaking, music production, or skateboard design? Check out our week-long summer camps and apply today!
Randolph Library – May 21 – 1:00 PM
Come plant ingredients for pizza and take two home with you! This is a great way for people of all ages to grow what you can eat and cook from your own garden! Supplies and care instructions will be provided.
Poplar-White Station Library – May 27 – 2:00 PM
You’re invited to help plant our new community garden! Put on some gloves, pick up a shovel, and adopt a plant! Kids can enjoy a fun craft with the Dixon Gallery. More activities and goodies from Memphis City Beautiful
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library – Goodwyn Gallery – May
See paintings from the Artists Alliance Gallery from Accra, Ghana, headed by Professor Ablade Glover. This Memphis in May Exhibit is available during the month of May in the Goodwyn Gallery of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
North Library – June 6 – 11:00 AM
If you shake your head, stomp, or pat your feet, clap your hands, or move your body in some fashion to a beat in a favorite song, you have rhythm and this program is for you. Whether you play drums or not, you will learn how to tap into your natural rhythm by learning simple fundamental drum rudiments and rhythms.
CLOUD901 – June 8 – 4:00 PM
Teens are invited to learn basic and advanced skills around photography with CLOUD901 in their Video Production Lab.
Frayser Library – June 9 – 2:00 PM
In this summer MakerSpace program, children ages 6-11 take on a project that explores either science, technology, engineering, art, or math through our Explore Memphis Oceans of Possibilities theme.
Bartlett Library – June 15 – 2:00 PM
Ever wonder what kids did for fun in the 1800s? Join the Bartlett Library and Davies Manor at Freeman Park to find out! We’ll get outside and play all sorts of old-fashioned games, some that are familiar, and some that are totally new!
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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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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!
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Streaming current local music for free. Local musicians: Submit a sample for inclusion.
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