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AARP Free Tax Preparation

10:00am - 2:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: 3rd Floor Reading Area - Poplar Side
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tax Assistance
Event Details:
AARP Foundation’s IRS-certified volunteers provide FREE basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The service is available to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 an...
This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.

Pre-School Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Times
Event Details:
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun as children ages 3-5 are introduced to the joy-filled world of children’s books. Groups must pre-register....

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

Let's Twist Yoga Series

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12)
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Come join a certified instructor for a fun yoga class! Participants will receive an introduction to yoga and its benefits, a warm up game, physical warm up, a physical activity, arts and crafts time, and then cool down and relax. Yoga mats will be av...

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Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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

Babies & Books

10:15am - 11:00am
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5)
Program Type: Story Times

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 "Adults" group.

Designing with Canva.com

10:30am - 12:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Computer Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers and Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Canva.com, a free, easy to use online graphic design program, is an excellent tool for creating professional, vibrant digital content, including résumés.  It features hundreds of templates for all kinds of job seekers. The ease of drag and drop ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Memphis Fair Housing Center: Free Legal Advice Clinic

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: 3rd Floor Reading Area - Poplar Side
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Legal Assistance
Event Details:
Memphis Fair Housing Center, a division of Memphis Area Legal Services, will hold a free legal advice clinic addressing housing questions.Bring your rental rights and fair housing related questions and receive free legal advice from a licensed fair h...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take Back Your Life: Credit & Money Management Virtual Workshop

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Open
Registration
Virtual Event
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Personal Finance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Are you interested in budgeting, paying off debt, starting a savings plan, establishing or rebuilding your credit, but don't know where to start? This is the workshop for you. Nicole McGaha, Counselor with Operation Hope, will discuss these topics an...
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. Long Live th...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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 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 with Purpose

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Library Outdoor Grounds
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us this spring for a special new 6-week program that will introduce participants to the latest "fastest growing sport in America," pickleball, combined with a fun curriculum of lessons that players will find valuable both on and off the court. S...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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

Toddler Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5)
Program Type: Story Times
Event Details:
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with the toddler in your life. Appropriate for children ages 18-36 months. No groups....

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Compose Yourself 2.0: Digital Literacy

5:30pm - 7:00pm
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, Job and Career, Literacy Instruction, Poetry and Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
 Compose Yourself 2.0: Digital Literacy Wednesdays 5:30-7:00PM March 13-May 1 Week 6: The Online Job Market (Navigating Online Job Postings & LinkedIn)PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY FOR EACH WEEK YOU WOULD LIK...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

MALS Family Centered Legal Solutions - Legal Clinic

10:00am - 12:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: 3rd Floor Study Room #1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Legal Assistance
Event Details:
MALS, through the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, presents a new grant partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services to provide more access to free, civil legal services for families and children throughout Tennessee.Family Cente...
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: 16
Event Details:
Techy Seniors – Phone BasicsLearn the basic functions of smart phones and tablets. Participants will explore settings, and learn the following basic functions:Connect to wi-fiBrowse the InternetAdd and delete appsOrganize the home screenUse the camer...
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.

Sensory Storytime

11:00am - 11:45am
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: Story Times
Event Details:
Sensory storytime is a welcoming, interactive environment designed for special sensory seeking children with autism or other sensory integration challenges....

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Share Your Library Story

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Goodwyn Gallery
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Library Support
Event Details:
Come tell us why you love your library. We will be recording stories of our customers' experience at Memphis Public Libraries. Your recording could be used as part of the social media campaign for library engagement. The process is simple. You sit in...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Community Table Garden: Composting With Worms

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: 3rd Floor Reading Area - Walnut Grove Side
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community Information, Home and Garden
Event Details:
Join Community Table Garden's Debbie Sowell to learn all about making your own rich fertile compost with your favorite garden friends: Worms~! ...

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 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.

Japanese Culture Club

10:30am - 12:00pm
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: Cultural Awareness
Event Details:
Join us for MPL's Japanese Culture Club! This monthly meeting will be dedicated to the appreciation of Japanese culture. The club will focus on immersing attendees in Japanese customs and traditions as well as popular culture in a fun and engaging en...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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 "Adults" group.

Gadget Lab

10:00am - 12:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Computers and Technology
Event Details:
Bring your tablet, laptop, or smart device and receive one-on-one technical assistance in accessing the Library’s digital services.  This is not a formal class and customers receive assistance on a first-come first-served basis.  Located in...
This event is in the "Children (Age 0-5)" group.

Pre-School Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Story Times
Event Details:
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun as children ages 3-5 are introduced to the joy-filled world of children’s books. Groups must pre-register....

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.

Babies & Books

10:15am - 11:00am
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5)
Program Type: Story Times

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 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. Long Live th...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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 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 with Purpose

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Library Outdoor Grounds
Age Group: Children (Age 6-8), Tweens (Age 8-12), Teens, Adults
Program Type: Games, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us this spring for a special new 6-week program that will introduce participants to the latest "fastest growing sport in America," pickleball, combined with a fun curriculum of lessons that players will find valuable both on and off the court. S...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.

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

Toddler Storytime

10:15am - 11:00am
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Library Branch: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room: Children's Program Room
Age Group: Children (Age 0-5)
Program Type: Story Times
Event Details:
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with the toddler in your life. Appropriate for children ages 18-36 months. No groups....

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Compose Yourself 2.0: Digital Literacy

5:30pm - 7:00pm
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, Job and Career, Literacy Instruction, Poetry and Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
 Compose Yourself 2.0: Digital Literacy Wednesdays 5:30-7:00PM March 13-May 1 Week 7: Resumes & Cover Letters (Job Application Documents & Professional Emails)PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY FOR EACH WEEK Y...

Special Notes

Memphis Library Foundation

This event made possible by the Memphis Library Foundation.