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

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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!

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.

Take-and-Make Craft

All Day
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Library Branch: Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Room: Children's Area
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

See what you can create with our weekly take-home crafts. Available in the children's section every Monday in June and July, while supplies last. (Ages 4+)

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

Family Storytime

11:00am - 11:45am
East Shelby Library
Library Branch: East Shelby Library
Room: Tween Scene & Children's Room (ESB)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Story Times
Event Details:

Bring the family to storytime to explore stories and facts, shake your sillies out, sing and rhyme together, and more! 

This storytime occurs on Mondays at 11:00 a.m.

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.

Summer Lunch Programming

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Parkway Village Library
Library Branch: Parkway Village Library
Room: Program Area
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games, Health & Wellness, Movies, Music, STEAM arts, STEAM stem, Story Times
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.

Hollywood Eats High On The Hog

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hollywood Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Hollywood Library
Room: Meeting Room (HOL)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cooking and Food, History/Genealogy
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:

Come and view the award-winning eight-part docu-series "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America." We will then sample cuisines mentioned in the film. Every Monday in June and July.

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

Read to the Dog

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Library Branch: Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Story Times
Event Details:

Kids age 6-12 can come and read to our sweet reading therapy dog, Lovie. Books will be available for children to read, or they may bring their own.

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

Friendship Bracelets

4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Library
Library Branch: South Library
Room: Children's Area
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM arts
Event Details:

Try your hand at making jewelry to share with your friends, using string and beads!

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

Kid's Comic Club (ages 6-10)

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Orange Mound Library
Library Branch: Orange Mound Library
Room: Children's Area (OM)
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, Poetry and Writing
Event Details:

Are you a Cat Kid's Comic Club fan? Come to the library and make your own one-page comic! 

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Photograph Notice

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

Art to Grow by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens

11:00am - 12:00pm
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Library Branch: Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Room: Meeting Room (OGR)
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Enjoy creating a moving work of art that showcases your dream vacation with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens "Art to Grow" series.  Ages 5-12 

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.

Summer Lunch Programming

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Parkway Village Library
Library Branch: Parkway Village Library
Room: Program Area
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games, Health & Wellness, Movies, Music, STEAM arts, STEAM stem, Story Times
This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.
This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.

Sidewalk Graffiti Chalk Art

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Whitehaven Library
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Room: Library Outdoor Grounds (WHI)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM arts
Event Details:

Let's have fun and paint (chalk paint) the sidewalk red, green purple or whatever color you'd like!

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.

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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.

Kid's Cafe

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Raleigh Library
Library Branch: Raleigh Library
Room: Meeting Room (RAL)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Cooking and Food
Event Details:

Join us and enjoy learning about food/beverages in our Raleigh Kid's Cafe. Come and create your own recipe. 

Special Notes

Photograph Notice

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

Passport to the World: Ethiopia

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Library
Library Branch: Hollywood Library
Room: Meeting Room (HOL)
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Cultural Awareness, Travel
Event Details:

Let's head to East Africa and visit Ethiopia! At the Hollywood Library, we'll spend the summer traveling the globe...from the comfort of our very own library!

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Photograph Notice

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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.
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Memphis Zoo Storytime

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Connect Crew
Offsite Event
Library Branch: Connect Crew
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Outreach Event, Story Times
Event Details:

Connect Crew will be hosting a family storytime event at the Memphis Zoo! The storytime and animal meet & greet program will be held at the Wild Encounter location. The storytime event will occur during the zoo's Free TN Tuesday hours.

This event is in the "Children (Age 6-8)" group.
This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
Library Branch: Cordova Library
Room: Story Time Room
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Come to the Cordova Branch Library for learn from Art-to-Grow with the Dixon Gallery.  Create a masterpiece to take home.  For ages 5-12 and no registration is needed.

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.

Long Live the King!-Chess Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games
Event Details:

Free chess tutorials for all ages. Beginners are invited to learn to play, and veterans are welcome to challenge each other to a friendly match of strategy and tactics. For this event we will meet in our main lobby behind the escalators.

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

Photograph Notice

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

Lev(I)magination Storytime

10:30am - 11:30am
Levi Library
Library Branch: Levi Library
Room: Library Outdoor Grounds (LEV)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Times
Event Details:

Welcome to the Lev(I)magintion Storytime Station! We invite you to join us as we Explore, Discover, and Learn through Reading, Singing, and Crafts at the Levi Library.

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

Ocean Animals Craft

11:00am - 12:00pm
East Shelby Library
Library Branch: East Shelby Library
Room: Tween Scene & Children's Room (ESB)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Information
Event Details:

Come enjoy Arts & Crafts with us ! Ages 4-6 are welcomed to this creative and expressive event.

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Photograph Notice

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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.

Summer Lunch Programming

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Parkway Village Library
Library Branch: Parkway Village Library
Room: Program Area
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games, Health & Wellness, Movies, Music, STEAM arts, STEAM stem, Story Times
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.

Animal Ambassadors

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hollywood Library
Library Branch: Hollywood Library
Room: Meeting Room (HOL)
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: STEAM stem
Event Details:

What types of animals live in the park and what roles do these animals play in their ecosystem? Meet live ambassador animals up close. Join us at the Hollywood Library to discover fun facts about nature!

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.

Glow in the Dark Adventuremobile!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Randolph Library
Library Branch: Randolph Library
Room: Main Floor
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM arts, STEAM stem
Event Details:

Kids: Join us at Your Randolph Branch to design your own adventuremobile using recycled materials and glow in the dark tape!

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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.