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Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning @ Memphis Public Libraries - Memphis Public Libraries is providing continuing education and lifelong learning classes designed to give people an opportunity to grow in their professional and personal lives by offering 4 intense weeks of study in various subject areas. Visit Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning Classes – Memphis Public Libraries (memphislibrary.org) for more information and to register. Classes […]
Memphis’ ‘Best Kept Secret’ is Recognized on a National Level - Written and Photographed by Kendrea CollinsOctober 27, 2021 On a balmy Tuesday morning the second floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Library elicits a quiet murmur- slight chatter from library patrons lingers through the stacks while staff casually go about their duties reshelving and assisting curious guests with even curiouser queries. Tucked into a far […]
MEMPHIS READS: AND THE PEOPLE STAYED HOME - Andrea reviews And the People Stayed Home by Kitty O’Meara. Tra Publishing, 2020. 9781734761788. 32pp. This picture book started out as a poem the author penned about the world pandemic. O’Meara’s words quickly drew acclaim and words of praise by dignitaries, world leaders, politicians and celebrities. It’s obvious why so people- adults and children- are reading and […]
Book Talk – E.A. Barres – They’re Gone - E.A. Barres is a pseudonym of the crime fiction writer, E.A. Aymar, who is also known as Ed. As E.A. Aymar, he’s published the novels The Unrepentant, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead, and You’re As Good As Dead, as well as contributed to several anthologies. He has taken on the pseudonym E.A. Barres to publish They’re Gone, which is available […]
Virtual Books and Beyond with Steve Maloney – Take Me Home Huey, Honoring American Heroes Through Art - When:  Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 10:15am — 11:30am After this event was scheduled, we learned of Steve Maloney’s passing on February 23, 2021. Our condolences to his friends and family. About the Book The arts can be a bridge to healing, as multimedia artist Steve Maloney discovered when he conceived a sculpture to honor the […]
Love Your Little Libraries Event - Starting February 22nd, the Memphis Library Foundation invites you to visit our smaller libraries Cornelia Crenshaw, Gaston Park, Hollywood, Levi, North, Randolph, and South. Take a selfie and email it to reply@memphislibraryfoundation.org
“Start Here” 52-Week Savings Challenge 2021 - Would you like to participate in the Dan W. Davis Personal Finance Center’s Start Here 52-Week Savings challenge? GOAL: Establish a $500 emergency fund by saving $10/week for one year.* An emergency fund can keep you from begging, borrowing, or stealing (just kidding!) when life happens. Be clear what constitutes an emergency: an UNEXPECTED medical […]
Thinking Money for Kids Released by ALA and FINRA - From the American Library Association: The American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, has released a collection of free online games to teach children basic financial skills related to earning, saving and spending money. The four interactive games — part of a series called Thinking Money for Kids and available at tm4k.ala.org — are […]
International Paper Foundation Funds Literacy Efforts at the Library - The International Paper Foundation recently provided a grant to the Memphis Public Libraries to support our youth literacy efforts. This grant will support our DiscoverRead Centers, Teen Innovation Centers, Explore Memphis summer challenge, and more. Thank you to Memphis Parent for sharing this great news in their article “Literacy Lift”, by Toby Sells.
Virtual Community Art Academy 2021 - If your kids love art, the Virtual Community Art Academy is the perfect opportunity for them! Kids 3rd-6th grade will learn to create original works of art, with the help of University of Memphis Art Education majors.  Items will be picked up at the library for online segments. The segment dates are Wednesday April 7, […]