MPL in the News


MPL in the News

Memphis Is My Boyfriend: Family Fun? Check!

Memphis Flyer, January 3, 2024 “The Memphis Public Library is one of the most underused resources in Memphis for tweens/teens (in my opinion). Did you know that most library branches have drones, 3D printers, sewing machines, crafts, gaming systems, and so much more available for our kids? Well, they have all of those things. They also have writing clubs, exercise groups, knitting clubs, robotics teams, movie days, D&D, trivia, gardening, chess club, cooking classes, and more. And the best thing is, everything is free. I’ll say it louder for the people in the back, everything is free! I mean, if you can name it, the Memphis Public Library probably has it.”

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“Offering art, theater to seniors”

Commercial Appeal, November 28, 2023

“Creative Aging Plans to Grow in Memphis – The room at the Frayser Library bustled with activity. Seniors looked
through stacks of cookie cutters and photos of windchimes for inspiration, then started to flatten clay and cut out shapes…”

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“Parade of Nations International Fest set for November 17”

Action News 5 – November 16, 2023

“The Parade of Nations International Fest is happening November 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

Whitney Dunning with the Memphis Public Libraries joined Action News 5′s Andrew Douglas at the digital desk to talk about what they have planned.”

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Eat This Book Festival to Celebrate Memphis Food Culture

Action News 5, November 15, 2023

“The Eat This Book Festival is happening November 18 at the Cossitt Branch Library.

Blake McVey with Memphis Public Library joined Action News 5′s Andrew Douglas at the digital desk to talk about what they have planned.

This year’s festival will celebrate Memphis food culture with vendors, food trucks, free samples, crafts, and more.”

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“Evicted Exhibition”

Memphis Flyer – November 30, 2022

For the months of December and January, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will host “Evicted,” a multimedia exhibition that explores the causes and consequences of housing insecurity.

The exhibition, presented here by the Memphis Public Interest Law Center and the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis, has traveled throughout the country, drawing inspiration from Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, which followed eight families in Milwaukee navigating housing insecurity.

Photo: Yassine el Mansouri

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