Events for Adults

Early Childhood | Children & Tweens | Teens | Adults

Photo of Panelists at Memphis History discussion at Bookstock 2019.

all events for adults

The Library offers numerous programs for adults. We look forward to having you in the Library, but for now we can meet virtually and share fun stories and activities. View our Calendar of Events for more information on joining. Filter by event type or age group.

Or visit our Learn page for resources and events by topic such as Books & More, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health & Wellness, Job & Career, and more.

long live the king chess club
tuesdays – 7:00 pm

MPL’s Long Live the King Chess Club has partnered with the Friday Knight Chess Club (FKCC) to present free online chess games and activities for the community. All club games are offered through 

Visit our Long Live the King Chess Club page for more information.

framed holiday cards
thu – dec 3 – 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun Holiday Craft for Adults, Framed Holiday Cards.  Pick up free your supplies at the Bartlett Library Information Desk beginning Monday, November 30th thru Thursday, December 3rd at Noon.

Click HERE for more information on joining online.

Power Your Job Search With Google Tools
thu – dec 3 – 1:00 pm

Virtual Workshop: Power Your Job Search With Google Tools 

Click HERE for more information.

Pop Quiz Tunes & Trivia
fri – dec 4 – 6:00 PM

The Memphis Public Library & Memphis Library Foundation are delighted to offer POP QUIZ Tunes and Trivia for $20. This is a monthly virtual gathering for music & trivia buffs to support the Memphis Library Foundation!

Featuring Memphis musician Louise Page.

Purchase Tickets HERE!

creative aging presents: creative writing studio
dec 9 – jan 13 – 10:00 am

In this 6-week course, author and instructor Elaine Blanchard guides participants through a creative process to write their life stories.

Registration required. Click HERE for more information.

draw club online
mondays – 1:30 pm

Talk with illustrators, muralists, comic artists, painters and drawers of all sorts! Share your work for critique, or just hang out as we all discuss new techniques, inspiration, process, etc- all from the comfort of your own home! Turn off the outside world for a bit, relax, and draw.

Click HERE for upcoming dates/times.


If you can’t catch us live/virtually above, then you can always watch videos of book talks and more.

Visit the Library YouTube Channel here.

Book Talks

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Memphis History

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