Friend Of The Library Book Sale Friday May 24 & Saturday May 25

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents

the First Memphis Literary Arts Festival

Founded and presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts (southernliteraryarts.org), the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival (memphisliteraryartsfestival.org) will take place June 16, 2018 and strives to be a world-class festival celebrating storytelling and the city’s unique arts, culture, and historical legacies. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a street fair, musical performances, and literary work from a broad cross-section of storytellers. #MLAF is proud to make its home in the historic Edge District, an intersection of industry and culture since the city’s earliest days. By featuring renowned, award-winning authors from across the globe alongside exceptional local writers, artists, and civic leaders, we celebrate the stories of those folks most marginalized by region, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or citizenship.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents Dinner

at the Hibiscus Salon

The Center for Southern Literary Arts annual benefit, Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon, takes place this year at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe AvenueJune 15, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening features a special four-course dinner and cocktails designed by renowned Chef D. Arthur, a performance by Americana star Adia Victoria, a reading from award-winning southern writer Kiese Laymon, and work from acclaimed documentary photographer Andrea Morales. Individual General Admission tickets are $85, and individual VIP tickets, which include access to the author reception on June 16th, are $250. Tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships are available; contact admin AT southernliteraryarts DOT org. for more information. The dinner benefits all CSLA programming, including the Lyceum Mainstage, youth writing workshops, and The Tiny Temple Reading Series.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

Buy tickets here.

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Join the Center for Southern Literary Arts at the Halloran Centre next Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018, for its Lyceum Mainstage Series featuring Tayari Jones, award-winning novelist and author of An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah Book Club selection!

Visit Novel Bookstore in Laurelwood to get your copy in advance of the reading. Tickets: https://orpheum-memphis.com/event/tayari-jones

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Book scholarship! Up to $2500!

SCHOLARSHIP ALERT!! The application for the Clifton B. Gibbs Scholarship Program is NOW OPEN through April 1st!! The scholarship is open to all Tennessee residents, junior and senior high school students, as well as, at ANY post-high educational level.

The scholarship was founded to honor the education and achievement legacy of Clifton B. Gibbs. Visit http://clif2012.org/clifton-b-gibbs-scholarship-fund/ to apply today!

 

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, coming to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue), 10 am – 4:30 pm on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, 2015.
 
Non-profit organizations and schools that would like to get books are welcome to come AFTER the sale (at 4:30 pm) on Saturday, to pick up boxes of books for their group.  Please contact Terrice Thomas at terrice.thomas@memphistn.gov , or 901-415-2840 if you are interested.  Thanks!
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Tiger Bookstore is hiring! (U of M) Need extra cash and want to work in a fun-filled environment?

Looking for full & part time textbook and merchandise associates.

Experience a plus, but not necessary. Students and non-students encouraged to apply! Pleasant attitudes and flexible schedules are a must.

Please send your resume to Jeremy Stinson at jeremy@tigerbookstore.com, or complete and send your application online.

Have fun working at our bookstore, help with community activities, assist with Memphis Tigers game days, and more!

http://www.tigerbookstore.com/employment

Literacy Mid-South: Free Books for Ages 13-18

Literacy Mid-South has 15,000 additional young adult books for ages 13-18.

If your organization would like some or all of these books, please contact Kevin Dean at kdean@literacymidsouth.org.

No phone calls, please. These books are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Half a Million Books for the Mid-South. Apply today!

The largest book distribution in Mid-South history!

 

Literacy Mid-South and First Book have partnered to bring more than 500,000 books to Memphis to distribute throughout the Mid-South.  These books are available to schools, churches, and nonprofits and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Your organization MUST have a free First Book account to apply for this book grant.

 

Organizations are responsible for picking up their own books during the designated times between March 9-13.

 

Please share with all school, church, and nonprofit personnel that may be interested.  The application closes very quickly, as we will receive many applications.

 

 APPLY HERE

Volunteers Needed for the 500K Book Giveaway!

Literacy Mid-South and First Book to distribute 500,000 children’s books in the Mid-South

It’s the largest book distribution in the history of Shelby County!

In March, Literacy Mid-South is teaming up with First Book to bring 500,000 books to Memphis to be distributed to schools, churches, nonprofits, and teachers.

We need one hundred volunteers to help sort books and prepare them for distribution.

Volunteers will help with various tasks including organizing boxed inventory (books), affixing shipping labels to boxes, and preparing orders for group book pick-ups. Volunteers must be able to stand for the duration of their shift, as well as lift up to 30 pounds. Volunteers must be 18 and up.

Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups on Monday, March 9-Friday, March 13.  

Information regarding book grants coming soon.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook for important announcements.

Register, HERE!

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is a book lover’s dream come true – with children’s to adults’ hardback and paperback books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, records, cassettes and more priced at $2 or less! Library customers can take advantage of the sale from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Friday, October 24 andSaturday, October 25, 2014 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). A special preview sale for Friends’ members will be held 8 am to 10 am on October 24.

 

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