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AAPI Heritage Month Celebration at Memphis Public Libraries
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The City of Memphis EDI Office, Memphis Public Libraries, and US Citizen and Immigration Services are having an AAPI celebration on May 19 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. Wang-Ying Glasgow has worked for Memphis Public Libraries for nearly 30 years. She explains why you should make it a point to attend this year’s celebration.Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Memphis Public Libraries Comic Con
We are just days away from the first Memphis Public Libraries Comic Con! The first 200 attendees will get a free graphic novel. Event organizer Jody Callahan gives a sneak peek at what to expect.Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Sunday, April 23, 2023
Linc-211 expands service to include licensed social workers on Memphis Public Libraries staff
Memphis Public Libraries is expanding its Linc-211 services to include licensed social workers to serve the community better. Two full-time social workers and outreach specialists will be based at five Memphis Public Library Branches around the city. Customers that need assistance can also access services at any Memphis Library location by calling 211 and setting up an appointment at their local library branch. Social Workers and outreach specialists will be at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Whitehaven, East Shelby, Hollywood, and Raleigh from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday thru Friday. The service is free to anyone who needs assistance. As part of the expanded Linc-211, the Opportunity Youth Program will also be in Memphis Public Libraries. Opportunity Youth targets those between the ages of 16-24. Librarians, outreach specialists, and social workers will use a team approach. They can not only make referrals for the basics, such as housing, food, or healthcare but can also connect youth with educational opportunities, training, and skills to find gainful employment.Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Friends of the Library Booksale
We are just 10 days away from the Friends of the Library Spring Booksale. Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, comics, and vinyl records for under $3. We talked to the President of the Friends of the Library, Ann Bailey- Mitchell, about the upcoming sale!Posted by Memphis Public Libraries on Monday, April 10, 2023
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If you are looking for help, or want to provide someone with help, just dial 2-1-1 to reach the community information and referral resources of LINC, the Library Information Center at the Memphis Public Library.
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Libby by OverDrive
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MAGAZINES @ libby
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