All Memphis Public Libraries are closed Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See our Holidays and Closings page for more details.
Virtual Program – January 27 – 4:00 PM
Take the first step to playing the world’s most popular role playing game: Create a Character!
In this program, stretch your imagination and learn how to use DnD Beyond to create your very own Dungeons and Dragons character, ready to play in under an hour!
Cordova Library – January 29 – 11:00 AM
Come to the Cordova Branch Library for a Family Fun program. Celebrate Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Tiger! Share stories, music, food and crafts. For all ages, no registration is needed.
Levi Library – January 29 – 12:00 Noon
For any teenagers who want to learn about different braiding styles, we encourage them to attend this program. Here they will get to see one of our teen patrons demonstrate her favorite braiding techniques.
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.
Cordova Library – Wednesdays – 11:00 AM
February 2 – March 9
University of Tennessee Extension Representative, Janice Harper, will be returning to Cordova Library for a 6- week series of nutrition classes for adults 18 and up. Each week we will learn ways to grocery shop smarter, cook better, and eat healthier.
North Library – February 5 – 2:00 PM
Join the North Library as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Teen Innovation Center with great fun and music. The Men With Soul Band will be the special musical guest. Kailyn Maclin, Miss Memphis Volunteer 2022, will make a special appearance.
Frayser Library – February 5 – 12:00 Noon
For children who like the challenge of participating in STEAM projects, this is the program to attend! Join us as we experiment science projects.
South Library – February 12 – 10:30 AM
Join us for a storytime about different types of love and to make valentines for all your loved ones! This program is geared towards children ages 3-8.
Join us virtually, Thursdays at 12:55 PM January through February.
The Creative Aging Commission is BACK! Dancer Kristen L. is leading a Creative Movement class for our senior population.
Learn some new techniques for light exercising and feeling good! No experience is necessary. Registration required.
Join us virtually every Thursday in January from 6PM to 7PM.
Do you love to write? Do you have a novel or similar work gathering dust that needs finishing? Then join our virtual Write-In Club! Enjoy some calm, concentration music such as lo-fi or classical and a live stream of a Memphis Public Library writer-buddy writing at their desk for added ambiance!
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!
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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