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.

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!

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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.

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.

Art works throughout the ages, from cave painting, the Mona Lisa, and modern art.

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.

Bilingual Fall Storywalk at Freeman Park

Starts September 27 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall colors of our city during a bilingual story walk in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Storywalk will be available for families to walk and read in W.J. Freeman Park starting September 27, and will remain out through the month of October.

Illustration of three people discussing Google Business, Search, and Google Maps.

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

September 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.

A dog in a dog house.

Project Possible: Tool Literacy - Building a Doghouse

September 29 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Project Possible is a collective learning journey where we accept the challenge of completing home and auto projects and repairs. Experience helps but is not required when you have access to the trove of knowledge that is the Memphis Public Library.

This Tool Literacy program will highlight the tools and literature necessary for taking the teeth out of the challenge of building a doghouse. This event is virtual and will be presented over Microsoft Teams.

Friends of the Library at the Crosstown Concourse selling gently used items.

North Branch Friends of the Library Fundraiser at Crosstown Concourse

October 1, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Come by Crosstown Concourse and support the North Branch Library Friends group by purchasing some of our reasonably priced, lightly used books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs! Staff will also be providing on-site library card sign ups.

BLM Teen Discussion Forum - Invest/Divest

October 1st from 4pm to 6pm

During this Discussion we will hear about the framework of Invest/Divest from local movement organizers. These community leaders endeavor to get funds shifted from punitive institutions and practices to institutions they feel better serve people. 

Virtual LEgal Advice Clinic

October 1st from 1pm to 3pm

The Memphis Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee will host the Virtual Legal Advice Clinic on Friday, October 1st! Registration is required and will only be covering the topics of Probate, Estate Planning, and Conservatorships.

Clinic Sponsor:

MBA, Memphis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Heart & Soul Jam Session

October 2, from 2pm – 3:30pm

top by the North Library to checkout a book and enjoy listening to great soulful music in a relaxed atmosphere.

Illustration of robots looking at the viewer.

All-Girls Robotics Camp

Build and program your own robot in an exciting, all-girl camp! Seating is limited so register today.

Free for all ages 13 to 18!

The camp will take place at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library / CLOUD901 from October 11th through the 15th. Each day the camp will last from 10AM to 4PM.

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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!

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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

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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!

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.

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.