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Children's Book Week: Tomato Storytime

Celebrate Children's Book Week with this fun and educational story time for children ages 3 to 5 on Tues, May 3rd at 10:30 am. It will feature the story, The Runaway Tomato, as well as songs, rhymes, and fingerplays about gardens. The children will design their own garden pot, and take home a future tomato plant. This is a collaborative program with Shelby County Books From Birth. No pre-registration is required.

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Children's Book Week: Beautiful Butterflies

Butterflies are not only beautiful, but they also serve an important role. In this fun and educational program on Friday, May 6th from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm, children ages 3-5 will learn about the life cycles and and anatomy of butterflies. A special visitor will drop by, and each child will receive a larvae kit to take home. This program is being presented in partnership with Shelby County Books From Birth.

Due to the hands-on aspect, only children ages 3-5 will be able to attend. Online pre-registration is required. Click here to register. Pre-registration will begin on Friday, April 22nd.

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Meet the May Artist: Yancy Villa-Calvo

Yancy Villa-Calvo was born in Mexico City and has lived and traveled in Latin America, Europe and Africa. She received her formal art education at Christian Brothers University, Memphis College of Art and has been mentored by national and international artists. Holding a B.A., a B.F.A and an M.B.A. Yancy frequently exhibits in group and solo shows. Her work is displayed in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Netherlands, Brazil, and Israel. She has been in Memphis for 20 years, where she lives with her husband Mauricio Calvo and their children Anna, Carolina and Santiago.

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The Library Has a New Online Calendar!

We have a new events calendar! Check it out here! If you registered for a program in our old calendar system, your registration is still valid. If you realized you can't make it after you've registered, you will now be able to cancel your registration through a link in the confirmation email. Please note that the new system notifications will come from this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lunch & Learn Gardening Series

Bring a bagged lunch and join us for gardening talks presented by local Master Gardeners in library's Halle Room. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Create a Backyard Habitat in the Suburbs, presented by Deborah Pittman on April 30th, 11-12
Straw Bale Gardening, presented by Susan Phillips on May 14th, 11-12
Vertical Gardening, presented by Ginny Fletcher on May 28th, 11-12

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