The photo art and video
exhibit, Striking Voices: The Portraits, is a multimedia
journalism project centered around in-depth video interviews with the 1968
Memphis sanitation strikers and their families. The photos, taken between 2015
and 2017, are meant to portray the real, relatable people from that historic
time, but also to show how present these heroes are in our modern lives.
Journalist and author Emily Yellin,
photographer Darius B Williams, and the Striking Voices Team are in the process
of producing a series of video stories, based on their interviews, that will
focus on the lives of these men and women who were on the front lines in an
iconic American battle. Striking Voices will roll out in the first four months of 2018 on TheRoot.com.
Earn you volunteer hours the fun way by volunteering at the library! Activities are tailored to the individual and promise to be rewarding for the volunteer's future. Looks great on college and career applications!
Hattiloo At the Library presents Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth,
a delightful story for young audiences, featuring the memorable
and mischievous, Keisha Cane. Keisha's infamous sweet tooth strikes in
the middle of the night and she breaks a cookie jar, sparking a
laughable chain of events. Children will be able to predict Keisha's
next mishap and will also learn a valuable lesson about
making (and fixing) mistakes.
Share music and at story at the Cordova Library. Hear musicians from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Share the story, I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. Then stay to paint (but not yourself).
Join us on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday morning of each month from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and watch a family favorite film. It’s an easy way to end a long week with some relaxing quality time. So our “Family Movie Day” will be a fun factor and an awesome idea and make it even more fun.
MidSouth Therapy dogs are here to help! Every Saturday in the Children's Department, you or your child can come practice your reading skills by reading out loud to a local therapy dog. Sessions are fifteen minutes long, and are given on a first come, first serve basis. No registration required
Stress Free Zone is a place to relax every afternoon. Forget all your worries and
give yourself a chance to mentally recharge. Engage in a creative activity
that you enjoy such as music, crafts, writing, puzzles or painting.….something
that truly gives you pleasure as often as you can.