Events for 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.

See some upcoming highlights below or browse our Calendar of Events for Adults.

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

Cooking Classes presented by The Works!
wednesdays march 10-31 – 6:00 pm

Join us for Cooking Matters a series of four free online cooking classes presented by The Works! and South Memphis Farmers Market. Learn how to prepare meals with online cooking demonstrations and learn nutritional tips for healthy living.

Registered Participants will receive FREE recipe ingredients to prepare the meals.

March 10th
March 17th
March 24th
March 31st

tue – mar 16 – 10:15 am

The arts can be a bridge to healing, as multimedia artist Steve Maloney discovered when he conceived a sculpture to honor the 2.7 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Maloney transformed the fuselage of a boneyard Medevac helicopter, to create what has become the multimedia project, Take Me Home Huey. The progression of Maloney’s brainchild, from artistic concept to a cross-country mission of healing for veterans living with post-traumatic stress, has now been captured in a stunning book. TAKE ME HOME HUEY: Honoring American Heroes Through Art by Steve Maloney and Clare Nolan

virtual fitness classes
tuesdays – thursdays

Beginning the week of January 18, the Library will be hosting LIVE virtual fitness classes each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 12 weeks.

Senior Pilates – Tuesdays at 4:00
Teen Dancefit – Wednesdays at 4:00
Family Zumba – Thursdays at 4:00

stitch it club
fridays – 7:30 pm
stitch it classes
various days/times

Do you like to knit, crochet, and/or sew? Join us for our NEW library Stitch It club. Share projects, give advice, support new knitters, crocheters and sewers, learn new techniques, maybe talk about books, and have fun! Come for as long or as short as you can. All levels are welcome. Non-stitchers are welcome to drop in to see how fun and relaxing it can be. And be on the lookout for library knitting, crocheting, and sewing classes, coming soon.

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.


The Beethoven Club has a long history in Memphis. Founded in 1888 by a group of accomplished local pianists, the club’s purpose has always been to promote classical musicians and a love of classical music. For 132 years, this venerable institution has hosted weekly recitals by members at various locations, including at the Library.

long live the king chess club
weekly meetings

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 


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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