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Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Opening Ceremony: Dec 3 – 3:00 PM
Exhibit: Dec – Jan
The Memphis Public Interest Law Center and the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis present Evicted, a multi-media exhibition that explores the causes and consequences of housing insecurity through the eyes and voices of those who have experienced eviction.

Brunch with Santa

East Shelby Library
Dec 3 – 11:00 AM
Visit Santa’s Workshop and take a picture with Ol’ Saint Nick.

Friends of the Library 2022 Annual Meeting

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library – December 4 – 2:00 PM
Great people like you make library events possible. Join us to make your safe place the best place possible!

Whitehaven’s 2nd Annual Boys Winter Coat Drive

Whitehaven Library – December 9 – 3:00 PM
Join in the season of giving or stop by the library to get a warm coat the boys in your life!

Front Porch Music Series – Sounds of the Season

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library – Starting December 9 – 12:00 PM
Experience the joy of your holiday favorite jingles.

Winter Reading Challenge

Dec 16 – Jan 6
This Winter Break we challenge you to read 20 minutes a day or 200 minutes total. Once completed, pick up a prize pack at your library branch (while supplies last). Age 0-12th Grade.

Oak Elementary Choir Winter Concert

Bartlett Library – December 17 – 11:00 AM
Join us for a special holiday Storytime and mini concert presented by Oak Elementary Choir.

It’s a Wrap! Gift Wrapping Party

Raleigh Library – December 19 – 2:00 PM
Help us wrap up 2022 in style! 

Library Videos & Posts

Read For The Record

We would like to thank all of the MPL staff and volunteers who took part in last week’s Read For The Record! Thanks to everyone that participated. It was quite a success.

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Have you ever been evicted or worried it could happen to you? Are you concerned about the housing crisis in Memphis? The Memphis Public Interest Law Center, Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis, and Memphis Public Library present Evicted, a multi-media exhibition that explores the causes and consequences of housing insecurity through the eyes and voices of those who have experienced eviction. Evicted, a traveling exhibit from the National Building Museum opens to the public on December 3 at the Benjamin L Hooks Central Library. In addition to the organizations previously mentioned, additional event sponsors are the Memphis Library Foundation, Hyde Family Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, and the National Building Museum.

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Monday, November 14, 2022

Let’s talk money! Are you ready to improve your financial knowledge? We are excited to announce Financial Literacy…

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Thursday, November 10, 2022

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Check out the limited edition Memphis Grizzlies library cards now available!

Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Monday, September 12, 2022

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