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Eat Smart @ Home

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Frayser Library
Library Branch: Frayser Library
Room: Meeting Room (FRA)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cooking and Food, Health & Wellness, Home and Garden
Event Details:

Make sure your New Year's resolutions stay strong and don't fade away!

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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.

Sowing the Seeds for My Community

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Levi Library
Library Branch: Levi Library
Room: Meeting Room (LEV)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Library Support
Event Details:

Every 4th Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., Mr. James Williams of Sowing Seeds Enterprises will offer free haircuts to our patrons. Patrons must be between the ages of 3-17 in order to take part in this event.
 

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

I Read That Movie @ the Library: A BEAUTIFUL MIND

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: L-56 Training Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Event Details:

For May, which has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949, our "page-to-screen" book club, I Read That Movie @ the Library, will read A Beautiful Mind, the 1998 biography of Nobel Prize-winner John Nash by Sylvia Nasar,

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Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

This event is in the "Tweens (Age 8-12)" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: North Library
Room: Teen Innovation Center
Age Group: Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:

Do you want to learn how to look and feel good while also taking care of your health and well-being?

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Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Paint & Jam

3:00pm - 5:30pm
East Shelby Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: East Shelby Library
Room: Teen Innovation Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Teens are invited to hang out and create art
with friends. As we bring out the inner artist
and paint the day away. There will be food,
games, activities, and lots of FUN. The Best
Art work wins a prize.

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This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Electronics and Electricity Seminar

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Room: Meeting Room (WHI)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Job and Career, STEAM stem
Event Details:

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

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

POSTPONED - Summer Cooking Class with UTHSC Health Hub

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Room: Meeting Room (WHI)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cooking and Food, Health & Wellness
Event Details:

POSTPONED TIL LATER 2024.

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Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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

Cordova Writing Club

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Cordova Library
Library Branch: Cordova Library
Room: Meeting Room (COR)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

The only objective is to put words on paper! Think of this as a NaNoWriMo "write-in," but for those of us who need longer than a year to write a book! Bring a writing project to work on, or start something new. All skill levels welcome.

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

Beginning Spanish

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Room: Meeting Room (WHI)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Awareness, Language Classes
Event Details:

A beginning Spanish class designed for students that have no familiarity with the language. Registration not necessary and we can start you with our beginners group and work you up to our advanced group.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Computer Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
South Library
Library Branch: South Library
Room: Teen Innovation Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers and Technology, STEAM arts
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Help @ the Haven

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Whitehaven Library
Library Branch: Whitehaven Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Computers and Technology
Event Details:

Need assistance with your phone, computer or tablet? Come to Whitehaven on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm for tech help with:

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.

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Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Pickleball - Open Play Tuesdays!

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

Join us each Tuesday evening in May for 'open play' pickleball on our three courts here at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library parking lot! We have balls and paddles for folks to use, or feel free to bring your own. No registration required!

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.

After School Club

3:30pm - 4:45pm
Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Library Branch: Officer Geoffrey Redd Library
Room: Meeting Room (OGR)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Innovation Center

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cordova Library
Library Branch: Cordova Library
Room: Teen Innovation Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers and Technology, Cooking and Food, Games, Movies, Music, Neighborhood Events, STEAM stem
Event Details:

Please join us on Wednesdays for fun and fresh programs. Programs will change weekly. 

  • cooking
  • movies
  • board games
  • video games
  • quiet space
  • cricut and more

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 "Teens" group.

Teens & AI

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Randolph Library
Library Branch: Randolph Library
Room: Meeting Room (RAN)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Computers and Technology, Literacy Instruction, STEAM stem
Event Details:

Come join us for a quick class on the use of AI! We will be covering ChatGPT and Meta AI, discussing the advantages and disadvantages, how to effectively utilize AI, as well as when and where to use it while ensuring safety.

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

Bingo

2:00pm - 3:00pm
South Library
Library Branch: South Library
Room: Meeting Room (SOU)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Interview Preparedness

3:30pm - 4:30pm
South Library
Library Branch: South Library
Room: Teen Innovation Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Job and Career
Event Details:

Learn tips and tricks on personal hygiene, presentation, networking, resumes, and more to get you ready for interviews and career fairs.

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

Lit at the Library: Living Poets Society

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: L-56 Training Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Literature Classes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:

 

Living Poets Society

April 25-May 30
Thursdays 6-8pm

With due respect to Mr.

Special Notes

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.

Parkway Village Tea Party

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Parkway Village Library
Library Branch: Parkway Village Library
Room: Program Area
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Awareness
Event Details:

You're invited to the Parkway Village Library Tea Party!

Come to taste and learn about the origins of delicious teas from around the world! Play tea-related games and enjoy complementary treats along with your tea. 

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.

25th Annual Frayser Fun Fest

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Frayser Library
Library Branch: Frayser Library
Room: Library Outdoor Grounds (FRA)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Information, Games, Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Events
Event Details:

Join us for the 25th annual Frayser Fun Fest! Enjoy vendors, games, and more as we say goodbye to the old Frayser Branch building.

Special Notes

Friends of the Library

This event made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teens Turn Up Fridays

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hollywood Library
Library Branch: Hollywood Library
Room: Teen Innovation Center
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Book Clubs, College Preparation, Computers and Technology, Cooking and Food, Exhibits, Games, Health & Wellness, Job and Career, Language Classes, Literature Classes, Movies, Music
Event Details:

Teens Turn Up Fridays is time for our teens to express themselves through music, arts, and crafts.

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

LF Mobile Health Fair

11:00am - 2:00pm
Raleigh Library
Library Branch: Raleigh Library
Room: Library Outdoor Grounds (RAL)
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Neighborhood Events
Event Details:

Come out and experience the 5th annual Comunity Heath, Wellness, and Safety Resource Fair. 20+ Vendors, Music, Entertainment, Free Food, Etc.

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.

Explore Memphest/Summer Reading Kickoff

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Randolph Library
Library Branch: Randolph Library
Room: Main Floor
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5), Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Community Information, Neighborhood Events, Story Times
Event Details:

Do you love Memphis? We do! Join us in celebrating our city AND the start of Summer Reading!  Enjoy free food, live music from local bands, and story time and crafts.

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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