November 2016


Food, Fun and Fellowship Await at Adults-only Party in the CLOUD!


Party in the CLOUD 2016 Flyer
For one night only, teen lab CLOUD901 will open its doors for a more mature audience to Party in the CLOUD on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 7 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue).

Party in the CLOUD will offer adult guests an exclusive opportunity to enjoy great food, craft beer, wine and dessert, while listening to live music, watching a film and 3-D printing demos, playing video games, taking selfies, creating artwork and more!

Click here to purchase your ticket today!


Pandemonium Showcase Ends with 'Sweetest' Night Yet!


Pandemonium - Night 4
Nothing is sweeter than a night with Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory!
Cossitt Library (33 South Front St.) is the place to be Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 starting at 5 p.m. for the final night of the Pandemonium Cinema Showcase celebrating the 45th anniversary of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Presented by award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Craig Brewer and Black Lodge Video, this Memphis Public Library program is sure to please the entire family!

New Computer Training Program for Visually-impaired Customers Changing Lives
NonVisual Desktop Access IMG
Memphis Public Libraries are opening doors for visually-impaired customers to enter the World Wide Web. Whether seeking employment through online job postings, social networking, or simply shopping online, customers will find what they are looking for at the Library's new Assistive Technology Computer Training Courses, offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in November and December 2016 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., room L-50).
During the program, customers who are visually impaired will learn how to use Non-visual Desktop Access (NVDA), a screen reading program which reads text on a computer screen for users. Navigating with the mouse or keyboard arrows, computer users can read text and even convert it into braille, using a device called "braille display." This operating system, which works with Microsoft Windows, is available for customers to download on their personal computers or USBs for use on any computer.

Library's Teen Workshop and Resources Make Science Fair Projects a Breeze!
Teens, are you mad about science, or does science drive you mad? Memphis Public Libraries are helping teens master their science fair projects with the Third Annual Mad About Science Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.). This program and countless other great resources at the library will make learning science both fun and educational.
Teens can register for the Mad About Science Workshop today by calling (901) 415-2732. During this interactive session, participants will learn the scientific method, how to analyze data, present their findings on a poster board, write an abstract and much more!
New Children's Department Now Open at Cossitt Library!
Cossitt Library's New Children's Department (opened 10-2016)
For more than a century, Cossitt Library has been making its mark on Downtown Memphis and is still impacting lives today! A new Children's Department now open at The Cossitt is one of the newest additions to the branch, offering young readers a fun and colorful space to enjoy their favorite books.
The department gives kids an interactive place to play and learn, while parents use computers, attend a program, or conduct research. With a new teen hangout spot also available at the branch, there's something to do for the entire family at Cossitt Library.
WYPL FM 89.3 RADIO & TV-18

Saturdays @ 6 p.m. - FM 89.3
November 5 - Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
November 12 - Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler

African-American Lives and Literature - Sundays @ 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., October 16 - November 27, 2016 -  Jam on the Vine by LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Best Sellers - Mondays - Fridays @ 4 p.m., November 7 - November 23, 2016 - Circling the Sun by Paula McLain / November 28 - December 15, 2016 - The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommended by Katarina Bivald
Mystery and True Crime - Mondays - Fridays @ 2 p.m., October 24 - November 22, 2016 - Redemption Road by John Hart / November 28 - December 16, 2016 - The Lufthansa Heist: Behind the Six-Million-Dollar Cash Haul That Shook the World by Henry Hill and Daniel Simone
Self Help - Sundays @ 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., October 9 - November 13, 2016 - How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery by Kevin Ashton / November 20 - December 11, 2016 -  The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber
For more Books on Air,  click here or call (901) 415-2752.

At Your Public Library is a monthly show highlighting Memphis Public Library programs and services, from children's storytimes and book club meetings to resume workshops and tax preparation services.
Dialogue with Willy Bearden is an hour-long program with filmmaker Willy Bearden featuring conversations and performances by some of the most celebrated musicians and entertainers of this generation.
Hospice is Hope, hosted by Dr. Clay Jackson of Methodist Hospice, offers viewers a look into hospice services from the viewpoints of doctors, caregivers, and patients' families.
Click here for show times for these great programs!
Plan to spend the day with us at Memphis Public Libraries!


Becoming a U.S. Citizen Informational Session - Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. @ Cordova Library (8457 Trinity Road)


Becoming a U.S. Citizen Informational Session - Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., 4th Floor)


Computer Basics for Kids - Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)


Quick-Stop ACT - Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, noon - 2 p.m. @ East Shelby Library (7200 East Shelby Dr.)


Mad About Science Workshop - Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)


Know Your History. Know Yourself. - Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. @ CLOUD901, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)


Parent Cafe' -  Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. @ Poplar-White Station Library (5094 Poplar Ave.)


Financial Aid for College - Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. @ Cordova Library (8457 Trinity Rd.)


Resume Help for Teens - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. @ South Library (1929 South Third St.)


Great Conversations Series

Wider Angle Foreign Film Series: GLASSLAND - Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)


Teens Salute Veterans Parade - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. @ Cordova Library (8457 Trinity Rd.)


Childcare Provider Workshop: Importance of Immunization - Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 , 10 a.m. - noon @ North Library (1192 Vollintine Ave.)


Free Saturday Legal Clinic - Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 10 a.m. - noon @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)


Healthy Holiday Cooking with Shelby County Agricultural Extension - Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - noon @ Poplar-White Station Library (5094 Poplar Ave.)


Great Conversations Series - At the Existentialist CafĂ©: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails - Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)


Click here for more information on these and other great programs!

Memphis Public Library & Information Center
3030 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 415-2700