Photo of Marley Dias, Library Card Sign-Up Month Honorary Chair. To the side of her photo are MPL Black History Month library cards.

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

Together with ALA, we celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month.

This year's honorary chair is Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks.

Septiembre es el mes de inscripción para la tarjeta de la biblioteca

Aplica en línea para recibir su número de tarjeta de la biblioteca que puede usar inmediatamente para acceder a nuestra colección electrónica y usar nuestras computadoras públicas.

constitution day

September 17

Learn about your U.S. Constitution by checking out these books, e-books, and other online resources.

Photo of this week's masked reader!

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!

Prep Rally for Library Card

September 18, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

In honor of Library Card Sign-Up Month, teens along with their families are asked to join the North Branch Public Library for a fun and motivational event.

There will also  be a special performance by The Marching Elite of the Memphis Youth Arts Initiative, a community  performing arts programs for ages six to seventeen years old.

Virtual Pirates Raid! September 19
Treasure hunts, pirate activities, escape room, story times, and more!

PIRATES RAID! 2021

September 19, 2021 from 1pm – 4pm

Ahoy, mateys! Set sail for ye olde World Wide Web, ‘cuz it's time for annual Pirates Raid!

National hispanic heritage month

September 15 - October 15

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

memphis pride month

September 2021

If you missed our Pride Kick-Off on September 4th, no worries. You can still check out videos and book lists here.

Treasure Hunt Like a Pirate

September 19 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dust off your best "aarrghhs," and put on your eye patch, because we've got some treasure to find! Information and eyepatches are available for pickup at the Bartlett Library September 19-26!

Author Lucy Antek Johnson and her father conductor Arturo Toscanini.

VIRTUAL BOOKS AND BEYOND WITH LUCY ANTEK JOHNSON

Sept. 21st from 10:15am - 11:30am

Author of This Was Toscanini: The Maestro, My Father, and Me.

Girls Who Code: Information Session

September 22 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This information session is for parents/guardians and students in grades 3- 12. We'll talk about the Girls Who Code movement, what the clubs are like, and the next steps for how to join.

Several individuals dressed for a job interview.

City of Memphis Job Fair

September 23, from 12pm – 6pm

City of Memphis

Discover a career that can help make Memphis better!

Job Fair will be located at the Bert Ferguson Community Center on September 23rd.

Two teens talking to each other.

Teen Talk and Hot Topics

September 25 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

East Shelby library is offering teens a place to discuss a different topic each week.

Arts Through The Ages

September 27 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Teens will learn about art throughout the ages from cave paintings to modern art.

Illustration of different devices one would use in college.

TN COLLEGE APPLICATION & EXPLORATION MONTH

September 2021

Visit our College Prep page for test prep, video tours, and TN college application assistance.

Illustration of people talking virtually and learning from home.

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.

Dig Memphis archive photo of street with streetlights.

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.

Record playing on a record player.

MEMPHIS SOUND CONNECTION

Streaming current local music for free.

Local musicians: Submit a sample for inclusion.

Photo of the IMLS medal over an interior shot of the Central Library.

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!

Photograph of spark with trees and sidewalk.

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

Friends of the Library logo

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

MEMPHIS LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Memphis Library Foundation logo

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

ancestry logo

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

Linkedin Learning

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

The New York Times logo

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.

Illustration of Libby the OverDrive mascot for their new look!

MAGAZINES @ OVERDRIVE

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