Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out our book lists for all ages and other online resources.

MPL NaNoWriMo Write-In

Join us virtually every Wednesday in November from 6:00PM to 7:30PM.

Do you love writing? Are you already part of the growing National Novel Writing Month program? In any case, please join us virtually for MPL's NaNo Write-ins this month! Every Wednesday, we'll gather together online to write together, chat, and race each other to get the highest word counts! There are even prizes for the winners!

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Walk Fit, Talk Lit

Every Saturday through November 27th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the W.J. Freeman Park

Enjoy the beauty of the fall season and improve your health with a walk through Freeman Park with Bartlett Librarians! We will meet by the restrooms between the children's playground area and the tennis courts and will begin our walk from there at 10:30. If it is raining we will see you the following Saturday! See you there!

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Full of gratitude

Join us at the Frayser Library from November 23rd through November 30th.

This Thanksgiving holiday we all have so much to be thankful for. Why not write it all down and bottle it all up until you need a reminder of what makes life great? Frayser Branch is offering Gratitude Jars. Write, doodle or draw all the things that you are grateful for until the jar fills up.

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Live Seed Youth Poetry Workshop

Join us virtually on December 1st from 4:30PM to 6PM.

Live Seed Teen Poetry workshops allow young poets a chance to experiment with language and sound. Participants engage in activities that introduce skills to help them express their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and inspiring environment.

Creating Comics - Virtual Program

Join us virtually every Wednesday from November 24th to December 15th from 4:15PM to 6:00PM.

Creating Comics is a virtual program that offers instruction for illustration and creating sequential art (comics/storyboards) at a beginner’s level. It is an one and a half hour class that will be held once a week for 4 weeks. Register today!

Teen Art Squad Online

Join us virtually every Wednesday in November and December from 4:30PM to 5:00PM.

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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Carnegie Writers' Group

The Carnegie Writers, Inc. 
Educate. Write. Collaborate

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. The Memphis group will begin in January and hold monthly workshops. Register now to join us.

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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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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!


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

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!

MEMPHIS SOUND CONNECTION

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

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.