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Legal Clinic

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Room: Meeting Room (WHI)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Legal Assistance
Event Details:

An attorney with Memphis Area Legal Services will offer free advice and counsel to customers with civil legal issues. This will be on a first come first serve basis.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Techy Seniors - Smart Phone Basics

10:30am - 12:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: L-56 Training Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Computers and Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:

Techy Seniors – Phone Basics

Learn the basic functions of smart phones and tablets. Participants will explore settings, and learn the following basic functions:

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: CLOUD901
Room: Art Studio
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Health & Wellness, STEAM arts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

This 4-part class aims to create an immersive and enriching environment through a fusion of art and music healing.

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.

Reading Wizard

11:00am - 12:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Story Times
Event Details:

ABC24 and MPL team up to encourage elementary children to read during the summer. Children will engage in fun activities during this journalistic story time. 

Reading Wizard Summer 2024 Dates are below:

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Diversity Camp 2024

11:00am - 2:30pm
CLOUD901
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: CLOUD901
Room: Lounge
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Cultural Awareness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:

This five day teen program is designed to explore various topics of diversity, including religion, race, culture, politics, social class, gender and more.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

2024 Senior Health Fair

11:00am - 3:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

2024 Senior Health Fair

This event is aimed at informing, educating, and providing health care screenings, resources, and health information to seniors.  It is FREE to vendors and participating seniors.  

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Voter 901 - Need-to-know to vote

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Voter Education
Event Details:

Join an information session on how to register to vote, how to send in mail-in ballots, voting machines, Tennessee voting laws, and upcoming elections.

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

K-Talk: Intro to Korean

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Age Group: Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Language Classes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

A four week course introducing the Korean language running 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 8/2. More details soon.

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.

Whatever Floats Your Boat

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Randolph Library
Library Branch: Randolph Library
Room: Meeting Room (RAN)
Age Group: Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Cooking and Food
Event Details:

Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day with us by making coke or root beer floats! 

Garden Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Room: Meeting Room (OGR)
Program Type: Home and Garden
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:

Are you interested in gardening? Our urban garden and garden club proves that if you can grow a garden on Poplar Avenue, you can grow one anywhere! 

This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Family Fun Friday Activities

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Raleigh Library
Library Branch: Raleigh Library
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games, Movies, Music

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Smoothie Moves @ Levi

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Levi Library
Library Branch: Levi Library
Room: Meeting Room (LEV)
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cooking and Food, Health & Wellness, Library Support
Event Details:

ALL TOGETHER NOW!!! Let's move and groove to some of the latest jams and have fun while doing it. We will do a combination of movements that range from easy to slightly difficult, including Zumba and Line dancing.

Special Notes

Photograph Notice

This event may be recorded or photographed for use by the Memphis Public Libraries or the City of Memphis for media, social media, broadcast, and/or print purposes.

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.

T.O. Fuller Park Ranger visit!

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Exhibits
Event Details:

Join us as a park ranger from T.O. Fuller park brings some fun forest animals for you to meet!

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

National Ice Cream Month Taste Test

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Orange Mound Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Orange Mound Library
Room: Meeting Room (OM)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Cooking and Food, Voter Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:

Who makes the best Ice Cream? Join us for your chance to try a few brands and vote for your favorite! Registration is limited and required.

Special Notes

Photograph Notice

This event may be recorded or photographed for use by the Memphis Public Libraries or the City of Memphis for media, social media, broadcast, and/or print purposes.

This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The Great Whitehaven Beach Read

10:00am - 5:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Age Group: Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Holidays
Event Details:

Didn't get to the beach this year?  Or did but miss it already? Come to The Great Whitehaven Beach Read and relax on our simulated beach.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

OPERATION HOPE Workshop--First-Time Home Buyers

10:30am - 12:30pm
Levi Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Levi Library
Room: Meeting Room (LEV)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Neighborhood Events
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:

Free program for first-time home buyers! 

Learn about the benefits of buying a home, as well as what to expect in the process of purchasing one with Tanekia McGaha, financial wellbeing coach for OPERATION HOPE.

Special Notes

Photograph Notice

This event may be recorded or photographed for use by the Memphis Public Libraries or the City of Memphis for media, social media, broadcast, and/or print purposes.

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.

Family Fun - Dinosaurs and Fossils

11:00am - 11:45am
Cordova Library
Library Branch: Cordova Library
Room: Story Time Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: STEAM stem
Event Details:

Come to the Cordova Branch Library to learn about Dinosaurs and dig for real Fossils.  Share stories and snacks.  For all ages and no registration is needed.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Africa in the City 4-Part Series (Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning Summer)

11:00am - 12:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: L-56 Training Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Awareness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

This 4-part series, Africa in the City, is designed to teach members in the Memphis community about the history and culture of various communities in Africa.

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Randolph Library
Room: Meeting Room (RAN)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: STEAM stem
Event Details:

Prepare yourself for an introductory 4-part course into the world of graphic design!

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Let's Make Cheesecake! Cooking Class for All Ages

11:00am - 12:00pm
East Shelby Library
Library Branch: East Shelby Library
Room: Meeting Room B (ESB)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cooking and Food
Event Details:

Come learn how to make the sweet treat of cheesecake! 

This program will take place in the lobby at East Shelby Branch Library. 

Special Notes

Photograph Notice

This event may be recorded or photographed for use by the Memphis Public Libraries or the City of Memphis for media, social media, broadcast, and/or print purposes.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Otaku Oasis: Anime / Manga Book Club

11:00am - 2:00pm
Orange Mound Library
Library Branch: Orange Mound Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Cultural Awareness
Event Details:

Are you a fan of the classics like Astro Boy and Speed Racer? Maybe the Golden Age of the 80s and 90s like Voltron and Dragon Ball Z are more your vibe! Or you may be a part of the new school era of shonen with Naruto and My Hero Academia.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Orange Mound Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Awareness, History/Genealogy, Neighborhood Events
Event Details:

The Orange Mound Branch will be hosting a Digitization Day Pop-Up on July 20 from 11am-4pm!

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Storytime at MoSH with Connect Crew

11:30am - 1:30pm
Connect Crew
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Connect Crew
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Adults
Program Type: Outreach Event, Story Times
Event Details:

Do you like free books, storytimes, and an opportunity to explore the Memphis Museum of Science and History (MoSH)? If you answered yes, please come and join us for a fun time at MoSH! Be sure to ask about our AMAZING library cards!

This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.

Crafternoons at Cossitt

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cossitt Library
Library Branch: Cossitt Library
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Please join us Saturday afternoons for children's craft time at Cossitt Library. We will have a guided craft, but also will provide supplies for artistic free play. Come get crafty with us!