POSTPONED: Due to inclement weather, tonight’s 5 Fridays of Jazz will be rescheduled.

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Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
April 29 – 11:00 AM
Come out and join us in this grand celebration of authors and more! 

5 Fridays of Jazz

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Starts Mar 31 – 6:30 PM
Join in connecting both enthusiasts and newcomers to the world of jazz.

Front Porch – Paul Brock Band – High Powered Music From Ireland

Multiple Locations & Times
The Front Porch Music Series features diverse genres of music for all ages.

901 Personal Finance Week

Multiple Libraries
April 10-14
Master your money and change your life with the programs we have at MPL!

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
April 20-23
Spring is here, which means it is time for the Friends of the Library Spring Book sale Get ready to grab gently used books at bargain prices!

Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning

Multiple Locations & Times
Take the opportunity to grow in your professional and personal lives!

Comic Con

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
May 6 – 11:00 AM
Join us for our inaugural FREE Comic with legendary comic creators John Ostrander and Mike Norton.

MPL Gardening Programs

Multiple Locations & Times
A healthy life starts with a green thumb! The library welcomes you to many of our gardening programs to grow your own foods or simply learn a new agricultural skill!

Public Library Technology Survey

We are assisting MLIS students who are researching how libraries and users utilize technology systems like websites and social media. Help them out by completing this quick survey.

Carnegie Writers’ Group

Virtual Program Apr 26 – 6:00 PM
Join the free online writing workshop series hosted by Memphis Public Libraries and the Carnegie Writer’s Group every fourth Wednesday, with power writing, workshop sessions, guest speakers, and professional reading events for writers of all levels and genres.

Free Tax Assistance

Scan our list of free tax help throughout the community.

Memphis Public Libraries Newsletter

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Memphis Public Libraries Highlights

Weekly News & Updates
What’s happening in your neighborhood?

Library Videos

Memphis Public Library Teen Innovation Centers

Are your teenagers looking for something to do this Spring Break? The majority of Memphis Public Libraries have opened Teen Innovation Centers. It is a space dedicated to just teens. In addition, the Raleigh Branch has Spring Break activities planned for children of all ages. Take a listen to learn more about what is happening next week.

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Friday, March 10, 2023
Five Fridays of Jazz kicks off this Friday!

Jamie is not a musician. However, we have hired real musicians to perform for you for the next five Fridays! Don’t miss our very popular series, Five Fridays of Jazz. We have expanded space on the first floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library for additional seating.

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Monday, March 20, 2023
Free Tax Assistance

Free tax assistance is underway at Memphis Public Libraries until April 18 for seniors and those whose household incomes are less than $60,000. This is the first time since the pandemic began MPL has been able to offer this service in a full-scale capacity.

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Get ready Memphis Gardeners!

Spring is just around the corner, and MPL is ramping up its gardening programs and activities. From the Seed Library open house to programs to teach you how to test your soil to active garden clubs, MPL is your gardening source. Check out the gardening section on our website at to find upcoming activities.

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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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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Dig Memphis, the Memphis Public Libraries' Digital Archive

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

LINC 2-1-1 Community Information

If you are looking for help, or want to provide someone with help, just dial 2-1-1 to reach the community information and referral resources of LINC, the Library Information Center at the Memphis Public Library.


Linkedin Learning

Formerly known as 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!


Streaming current local music for free. Local musicians: Submit a sample for inclusion.


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The New York Times digital subscription is available at home!

Libby by OverDrive

Illustration of Libby the OverDrive mascot for their new look!

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


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

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MPL by the Numbers

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MPL in the News

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