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The Official Newsletter of the City of Memphis Division of Parks & Neighborhoods Summer Edition 2013

Neighborhoods Bridging the Gap Between Parks and Neighborhoods

A Guide to Our Summer Programs

Features: Summer Camp, City Access Card, Summer Reading Program,

No Kill For One Day and more.


Aquatics: City Access Card City of Memphis pool season starts June 8, 2013 and ends July 27, 2013, Tuesday - Saturday from 1- 6 p.m. All pools will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free. However, to obtain entry to all City of Memphis Pools, you must obtain a City Access Card. City Access Cards are available at any Memphis Public Library. If you have a previously issued City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods Pool ID Card, you do not have to register again.

You must register for a City Access Card if • You desire to use a City of Memphis Aquatics Facility • You have misplaced your previously issued pool card • You have turned 13 since your previous pool card was issued • You have turned 18 since your previous pool card was issued • You have a library card and desire to attend an Aquatics Facility FOR REGISTRATION All minors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and provide a valid form of identification, e.g. birth certificate or identification with the minor’s birth date listed. Proof of residency is also required. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all City of Memphis pools therefore, parents/guardians accompanying children 12 and under must also receive a Library Passport Card for City pool access. Adults 18 and older will need to bring a valid driver’s license or other picture identification, and proof of residency, in order to receive a Library Passport Card, to be used for City pool access. PROOF OF RESIDENCY Two current and original documents (dated within the last 90 days), with applicant’s name (or the name of spouse with proof of relationship), and curent city of Memphis principal address as listed on your application. Acceptable forms for proof of residency are utility bill or land line telephone bill, bank statement, mortgage or rental agreement, TN voter registration card, and property tax bill.


Parks and Neighborhoods SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN

Message from the Director’s Bench

Some say, “There is nothing to do in Memphis”. I beg to differ! The division of Parks and Neighborhoods is proud to provide a litany of diverse programming that meets the needs of almost any resident. From the avid athlete to the music enthusiast, we offer something for everyone. This newsletter is dedicated to providing you with a guide to our recreational programs during the summer months.

Special Thanks to Cigna Healthcare for donating $127,500 for our Summer Food Service Program

Our summer programs and initiatives are created to provide leisure activities for all - big and small. Many of the programs are free and we invite you to explore and enjoy the public amenities our great city has to offer. Treat your kids to our summer camps, prevent brain drain by frequenting our public libraries, beat the heat and take a dip in our pools or take up the game of golf at our municipal courses. As always, we welcome your comments, suggestions and concerns because it strengthens our resolve to provide community driven programming and excellent customer service. Please help us to continually improve by emailing your thoughts, ideas or good news to parks.info@ memphistn.gov. Yours in Service,

Janet P. Hooks, Director

Division of Parks and Neighborhoods Janet P. Hooks Director Deputy Directors Dr. LaSonya Hall Joseph Lee Larry Smith Produced by the Office of Public Relations Allison Johnson Fouché

Editor-in-Chief - Creative Director

Contributors:

Marcey Evans Christina M. McClain


2013 SUMMER CAMP JUNE 10 – JULY 26, 2013

Space is still available at most of our community centers. Campers will participate in recreational, athletic, cultural, and educational activities, Citywide Summer Camp Track and Field Competition as well as attend field trips. Athletic Programs such as soccer, tennis, basketball, and softball are also offered. A Summer Day Camp is also offered at the Skinner Development Center for participants with special needs. Regular operational hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. Lunch and a snack will be provided free of charge.

Documents Needed Only parents/guardians can register campers and must provide a Driver’s License or State ID for themselves along with a birth certificate for the camper. Additionally, Legal Guardian documentation must be provided. Proof of Residency must be supported by 2 of the following documents in order to receive the regular rate: City of Memphis Tax Bill Current Utility Bill (within 30 days) Current Bank Statement (within 30 days) Ken Moody, Director of Community Relations CDS; Janet P. Hooks, Director of Parks and Neighborhoods; Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.; Craig Weiss CEO of CDS, and Larry Carroll, COO of CDS.

CENTRAL DEFENSE SECURITY DONATION PROVIDES FREE SUMMER CAMP FOR MEMPHIS YOUTH Mayor Wharton was on hand to receive a generous contribution of over $10,000 from Central Defense Security (CDS). These funds will provide over one hundred campers free registration to attend a City of Memphis Summer Camp. Summer camp provides a safe haven for our youth and partnerships like these give many Memphis youth an entire summer of fun, fitness, and nutrition. “Central Defense is thrilled to once again lend support to the city’s summer camp program,” said Ken Moody, Director of Community Relations at CDS. “We understand how important it is for children to have a safe place to go during the summer where they can be engaged and have access to quality programs.” This is the second year for the partnership between CDS and the City of Memphis, and the donation will positively impact ten centers in all geographic areas of the city. To make a contribution, contact City of Memphis Recreation Services at 576-4220. For more on this donation, watch Fox 13’s coverage: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/22442843/cds-gives-10k-for-youthsummer-camp

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HAVE SOME

Memphis Summer Food Service Program June 3 - August 2, 2013

Monday - Friday|10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • • • • •

Free Lunch (youth 17 and under) Health, Wellness, & Fitness Character Building & Violence Reduction 21 Park Sites listed to the right And more... IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

PARTICIPATING PARKS NORTH

SOUTH

Treadwell N. Highland @ Guernsey

Belz Shelby @ E. Fernwood

New Chicago Breedlove @ St. Charles

Oakhaven 3875 Bishops Bridge

Georgian Hills 3930 Lewier St

Dalstrom Shelby Dr./ Weaver Rd

Denver Tulsa @ Bigelow

Lincoln 1363 E. Person

Gooch 1974 Hunter

Riverview Park 1891 Kansas St.

Raleigh Bartlett Meadows 5195 Twin Wood

Gaston 1048 South Third St.

CENTRAL Peabody 712 Tanglewood Binghampton 2606 Everett Jesse Turner S. Parkway E @ Bellevue EAST Godwin 4410 Mallory Ave.

Lewis Davis Pendleton @ Deadrick Obrien Prescott @ Steve Westwood 810 Western Park Polly Williams Auburn @ Craft

Winridge Ridgeway/ Village Grove

For more information, visit www.cityofmemphis.org or call 211.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Shelby Fit App now features Parks & Neighborhoods ShelbyFit provides access to the Division of Parks and Neighborhoods events and outdoor exercise information opportunities to all Memphians through easy-to-find information and socially connected activity time tracking. Users can log progress toward a weekly goal and share successes via Twitter and Facebook.

With the app, users can • Find trail and recreation in formation for City of Memphis parks, Shelby Farms and other parks in the county • Track walking, cycling, and running trails with routes and distances • Set goals, log your weekly progress, and post your up dates to Facebook and Twitter • See a calendar of local races and events • Get updates on free commu nity health fairs, resources • Get healthy lifestyle tips, in cluding diet and nutrition

The Memphis area is almost always ranked as an unhealthy metro area, with everything from type-two diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. A recent report rated Tennessee as the second highest state in the country in obesity. People who do not exercise regularly are much more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent cardiovascular disease. Moderate activities such as walking or gardening for at least 30 minutes on most days can improve your heart health, according to the American Heart Association. Part of what can help you reach your wellness goals is the free ShelbyFit app, produced by Baptist Memorial Health Care and Shelby Farms Park.

The app can help you and your family get moving. Baptist has also included medical articles and resources for users to quickly reference. You can download the free app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shelbyfit/ id520528990?mt=8

Memphis Tree Board Selected This volunteer advisory board provides a framework to advise the administration on the stewardship of public trees, promote public awareness programs on the positive contributions of trees in the community, and foster the process to sustain the annual certification.

Congratulations to Mark Follis, Ph,D. Wes Hopper Erin Bridges Jan Castillo Eldra White Andree Glenn Christopher O’Brian We are confident that you will serve the citizens of Memphis well.

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Photo by Abby Wilson

The World’s Largest Swim Lesson Approximately 75 swimmers participated to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson and to shed light on the fact that drowning is the second leading cause of unintended injury-related death for kids between 1 and 14. For more, visit http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jun/18/memphians_break_record_largest_swim_lesson/ http://www.memphisflyer.com/CityBeat/archives/2013/06/18/in-the-swim-of-things http://wreg.com/2013/06/18/world-record-attempt-highlights-importance-of-swimming-lessons/ http://www.wmctv.com/story/22625028/memphis-swimmers-help-to-break-record-for-worlds-largest-swimming-lesson http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/22628040/memphis-tries-for-record-swim-lesson

NO KILL FOR JUST ONE DAY

Nationwide Campaign to create a No Kill Nation on June 11, 2013

Memphis Animal Services (MAS) joined animal shelters across the nation by pledging to suspend euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals on June 11, 2013. MAS also hosted adoption events and put its best paw forward by encouraging residents to open their hearts and homes and adopt.

No Kill Day Stats ADOPTIONS AND TRANSFERS # CATS ADOPTED= 11 # DOGS ADOPTED= 35 # DOGS TRANSFERRED= 1 # RETURNED TO OWNER = 7

Interim MAS Administrator James Rogers said, “Although it was just for one day, this allowed us to heighten community outreach by reaching out to citizens, rescue groups and other area stakeholders to help increase the adoption rate in observance of this day.”


FROM SWORDS TO PLOWSHARES

GREAT WHITE SHARK

EXHIBIT: JUN 8 - SEPT 1

IMAX速: JUN 22 - NOV 22

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Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums JULY 2013 www.memphismuseums.org, 901.636.2362

SPECIAL EVENTS Light and Color Dates:, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 25, 2013 Location: : Discovery Theater, The Pink Palace Museum Time(s): 12 noon Appropriate Ages: general public Price: Members: $4.00 for children and seniors, $4.50 for adults; Non-Members: $4.25 for children and seniors, $4.75 for adults. HOP ON! Dates: May 1, 2013 - TFN Location: The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM. Appropriate Ages: All ages Description: Starting May 1, 2013, Memphis HOP buses will be running Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM to the following locations: The Pink Palace Museum, Graceland, STAX Museum, Children’s Museum, Brooks Museum, Memphis Zoo, Sun Studio, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, AutoZone Park, National Civil Rights Museum, and Metal Museum. Last pick-up time at the Pink Palace is 4:30pm. Ticket Price: One-day Bus Ticket Prices: Adults $20, Children 12-17 $15. Children under 12 are FREE! ATTRACTION PRICES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

CTI IMAX Great White Shark Dates: June 22, 2013 - TBA Name of Event: Great White Shark Location: CTI IMAX® Theater, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Call the box office Price: $8.25 Adults, $7.50 Seniors, $6.50 Children (3-12) Reservations Encouraged Phone Number: Showtimes/tickets/reservations, 901.636.2362 Titans of the Ice Age Dates: March 2, 2013 through November 22, 2013 Location: CTI IMAX® Theater, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Call the box office Appropriate Ages: All ages Price: $8.25 Adults, $7.50 Seniors, $6.50 Children (3-12) Reservations Encouraged Phone Number: Showtimes/tickets/reservations, 901.636.2362

MUSEUM EXHIBITS Swords into Plowshares –Soldiers’ Art & Music of the Great War Dates: June 8, 2013 - September 1, 2013 Location: The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Mon – Sat, 9am-5pm and Sun, 12 noon-5pm Appropriate Ages: All ages Ticket Price: $11.75 adults (13-59), $11.25 seniors (60+) & $6.25 children 3-12. Edwardian Elegance Dates: May 18 – October 27, 2013 Location: The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Mon – Sat, 9am-5pm and Sun, 12 noon-5pm Appropriate Ages: All ages Ticket Price: $11.75 adults (13-59), $11.25 seniors (60+) & $6.25 children 3-12. 40 Years of Crafts Fair Exhibit Dates: May 11 – September 29, 2013 Location: The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Mon – Sat, 9am-5pm and Sun, 12 noon-5pm Appropriate Ages: All ages Ticket Price: $11.75 adults (13-59), $11.25 seniors (60+) & $6.25 children 3-12. Sharks of Memphis IMAX Theater Lobby exhibit Dates: June 20—September 21, 2013 Location: The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Time(s): Mon – Sat, 9am-5pm and Sun, 12 noon-5pm Appropriate Ages: All ages Ticket Price: FREE

SHARPE PLANETARIUM Light Years From Andromeda Dates: May 25, 2013 through September 14, 2013 Location: Sharpe Planetarium in the Pink Palace Museum, Time(s): Open Tuesday-Saturdays only, 9am-5pm Appropriate Ages: All ages, call Price: $4.50 Adults, $4 Seniors, $4 Children (3-12) Starlit Nights Dates: May 25, 2013 through September 7, 2013 Location: Sharpe Planetarium in the Pink Palace Museum Time(s): Open Tuesday-Saturdays only, 9am-5pm Appropriate Ages: All ages, Price: $4.50 Adults, $4 Seniors, $4 Children (3-12)

MALLORY-NEELY HOUSE Mallory-Neely House Now Open! Location: Mallory-Neely House, 652 Adams Avenue Time(s): Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm, tours every half hour, Appropriate Ages: All ages Price: Adults $7, Seniors $6.50 (60+), Children $5 (3-12), free to children under 2 & under (Free admission for PPFM members) No Reservations Required Phone Number: Tickets/reservations, 901.523.1484


Passengers enjoy the music aboard the trolley, courtesy of Memphis Trolley Unplugged

The Memphis Trolley: Unplugged.

The Memphis Music Commission and the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), is excited to announce the return of The Memphis Trolley: Unplugged. A unique music influenced experience that places Memphis musicians aboard the Memphis Trolley in “live” performances. To the delight of passengers, the downtown trolley traveling experience is completely enhanced. So, whether you’re strolling downtown or just taking the scenic Riverfront Loop, the Memphis Trolley comes alive with Memphis Music. From Blues to Country, the series features musical genres that will give Trolley passengers a Taste of Memphis Music. The Memphis Trolley: Unplugged also provides tourists with a chance to experience the music that Memphis is internationally known for in a fun and family friendly environment. Memphis Trolley Unplugged performances include musicians like Preston Shannon, Nancy Apple, Cowboy Neal, Vicki Loveland, Terri Jackson, Dani, Michael Starnes, Cameron Ross and more. June Schedule: June 7 – Alex Inman June 14 – Vicki Loveland June 15 - Dani June 21 - Michael Starnes June 28 - Nancy Apple If you’re a Memphis musician and you’d like to perform with us aboard the Memphis Trolley Unplugged, contact Ms . Johnnie Walker at the Memphis Music Commission at 901-576-6850. For further information and schedule updates log onto www.memphismusic.org.

2013 Summer Tournament Schedule June 23 July 7 July 13 July 13 July 15-16

West Memphis Classic Pine Hill West Memphis Classic Pine Hill Mitchell Road Alumni Whitehaven Metropolitan Church Pine Hill TGA Junior Tour Champ. Galloway

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July 21

West Memphis Classic

July 22-25 July 18 July 19 July 20 July 30-31 August 2 August 3 August 11 August 17 August 25 August 31

Overton Park Junior Chmpshp. Overton Memphis Publinks Chmpshp. Audubon Memphis Publinks Chmpshp. Galloway Memphis Publinks Chmpshp Fox Meadows Fox Meadow’s Jr. Chmpshp. Fox Meadows Women’s Publinks Chmpshp. Women’s Publinks Chmpshp West Memphis Classic Omega Psi Phi Fraternity West Memphis Classic BTW Golf Classic

Pine Hill

Audubon Audubon Pine Hill Pine Hill Pine Hill Pine Hill


Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry By: Christina M. McClain Given the huge numbers of ex-offenders making the transition from prison to the community, it is understood that virtually all ex-offenders will re-enter the community at some point. In the interest of public safety, the ex-offender’s re-entry should be anticipated and carefully planned to create a seamless and less stressful transition into the community. A clearer focus on the barriers to successful re-entry has sparked public-private partnerships to address the basic needs of offenders more effectively during their transition to the community. These needs might include government issued identification, access to eligible benefits or reinstatement of benefits, stable housing, primary and behavior health care, family reunification, employment, transportation, and other informal networks of pro-social support. The Second Chance Program was a private/public partnership between the City of Memphis and local businesses designed to connect ex-offenders who are willing to work with employers who are willing to hire them. The Second Chance Program has evolved into the Office of Re-Entry that continues to provide services to ex-offenders who aspire to successfully re-enter into the Memphis/ Shelby County community as a means to reduce recidivism. Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is a collaborative effort to aide ex-offenders with the tools necessary to ensure their successful community re-entry with family, employment and education. The office is a collaboration of three government entities: Shelby County Division of Corrections’ Re-Entry program, City of Memphis Second Chance Program and Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole. The Office of Re-Entry collaboration serves as a “one-stop” interactive resource center providing services amongst three agencies include case management, life-coaching, job training and job placement will create a lasting change for the individual and ultimately for our community. The Office of Re-Entry’s case management approach occurs continuously during three phases: • The institutional phase—the period of incarceration. • The release phase—the months just before and just after release. • The community phase—the period after an offender re-enters and stabilizes in the community through supervision, discharge from supervision, and beyond. Ex-offenders are identified through an empirically valid assessment instrument to identify their risks and needs that can be associated with the risk to re-offend. When those risks and needs are addressed through a case management approach, the risk to reoffend can be reduced. Traditionally, institutional counselors, case managers, or parole officers may have primary responsibility for an offender;however, the Office of Re-Entry uses a dual supervision/case management approach pairing a case manager with a District 7 Parole Officers with the offender prior to his/her release to ease the transition into the community. Parole officers at the Office of ReEntry make field contacts with ex-offenders, their families, employers, law enforcement officials, and community assistance agencies by explaining the conditions of probation and parole through supervision and monitoring the ex-offender adheres to these conditions. In addition, DNA collections, drug and alcohol screenings are administered; complete arrest checks and investigation on ex-offenders are completed monthly or bi-monthly. For more information, contact us at 901.222.4550 or re-entrymemphis@shelbycountytn.gov, Like us on Facebook at Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry. For more coverage on this program, visit http://wreg.com/2013/02/26/programlooking-for-employers-to-hire-felons Special thanks to Stephanie Short, Officer D.A. Todd and Terrence Johnson for providing program information.


Summer Reading Club Plus YOU Equals Fun for All Ages By: Marcey Evans Join the club! Everyone is invited to join the Summer Reading Club 2013 at any Memphis Public Library location. From June 1 – July 27, children, teens, and adults can cash in on the benefits of reading. “It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s easy,” said Mary Seratt, Library youth services coordinator and event organizer. “Participants can win prizes for doing something that’s free, fun, and easy!” In addition to winning prizes, youthful readers can avoid the summer slump as they “Dig into Reading” – the children’s theme for this year’s event. “Non-readers can lose between two and three months of progress over the summer,” Seratt explained. “That means teachers have to spend time reteaching skills students learned before the break, instead of covering new material.” Humanities manager and teen coordinator Everna Andrews said teens can get “Beneath the Surface” during Summer Reading too. “Reading is empowering,” she said. It provides a three-in-one experience, allowing teens to be the student, the teacher, and the master by using their eyes and minds.

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Reading is like money in the bank and in your pockets too,” Andrews said. But, Summer Reading isn’t just for kids and teens. Adults Services Coordinator Wang-Ying Glasgow said adults are encouraged to make “Groundbreaking Reads” throughout the summer also. “Summer Reading is for everyone,” Glasgow stressed. “We want to encourage lifelong learning and to foster a love for reading among all ages. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles serve as role models for young people in our community, so we want adults to set a positive example,” she said. “We encourage adults to start reading and to get the incentives that come with it – not just (Summer Reading) prizes but the enrichment to life overall.” To participate in Summer Reading Club 2013, Library customers can visit their local Library branch to sign up or register online at www.memphislibrary.org. Each week, readers log the number of books or hours they’ve read and win prizes. For every 10 books or 10 hours read, participants’ names will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the summer’s end. For more details on Summer Reading Club, call (901) 4152700. Happy reading!


MPLIC JUNE 2013 EVEN TS Monday, June 17 Memphis Music Mondays 12- 2 pm @ Central Library-History The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch Ages 5-17 Tuesday, June 18 “Digging Out from Underneath Your Clutter” 2 pm @ Bartlett Story Time w/ Queen Sheba by Melita Freeman 11 am @ Levi Baby Story Time 11 -11:30 am @ Poplar-White Station (4- 18 mths) Books & Beyond Book Discussion 10:15 am- 12 pm @ Central\East Shelby Book Lover’s Book Club 1:30 pm @ East Shelby Branch Game Day 2 pm @ Central- Play board and interactive games.

Teen SRC: Black Out Poetry 4 pm @ Raleigh Branch- It’s Poetry hour at the Raleigh Library! For teens 12 -17 register by calling 415-2778 East Shelby Book Lover’s Book Club 1:30 pm @ East Shelby Cordova Book Club 10:30 am- 12:30 pm @ Cordova Branch Craft Presentation 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Station Branch Dance, Dance Revolution 2 pm @ Cherokee Branch Summer Reading Club Program: Mosaic Pics.! 3 pm @ Cordova The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South ages 5-17 Get Energy Smart @ Your Library 10:30 am @ North Branch Wednesday, June 19 Microsoft Word Basics 10 am- 12 pm @ Cordova Branch Teen Movie Day 1-3 pm @ Poplar-White Station Branch “Lord of the Rings” Part 1 Preschool Story Time @ Bartlett Branch- Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am- for ages 2-5; registration required. Call 415-2761. Parkway Village Book Club 2- 4 pm @ Parkway Village Branch Dig into Reading: “Dinosaur Dig” 1- 2 pm @ South Branch Ages 6-12- Must register. Call 415-2780. Friday, June 21 Computer Basics Class 12- 2 pm Registration is required. Call 415-2778.

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Saturday, June 22 Family Movie Day 1- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Station Branch The Iron Giant. Poplar White Book Club 10:30 am- 12 pm @ Poplar-White The Dollmaker by Harriette L .S. Arnow. Refreshments Family Movie Madness: Ratatouille 11 am @ Cordova English Language Learner’s Conversation Groups 12:30- 2:30 pm @ Cordova. Open to all adults who would like to improve their English Family Film Fun 11:00 am @ South Branch Ages 6+ Monday, June 24 Memphis Music Mondays 12- 2 pm @ Central Library-History Dept. The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch ages 5-17 Tuesday, June 25 The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch Library Martial Arts Event 2 pm @ Central Library Experience Series- John Lloyd 6:30 pm @ Central Library Ronald McDonald Presentation 2-3 pm @ Poplar-White Station Ronald McDonald Book Show 10:30 am @ Cherokee Branch Ronald McDonald Book Show 2-3 pm @ Poplar-White Station Teen SRC: “I AM” boards 4 pm @ Raleigh Branch Who are you? For teens ages 12-17;register by calling 415-2778. Baby Story Time 11- 11:20 am @ Poplar-White Station Baby story time for ages 4- 18 months and their caregivers Summer Reading Club Program: Art to Grow! 3 pm @ Cordova Wednesday, June 26 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Bartlett Branch -Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5;Registration required. Call 415-2761. Teen Movie Day: Lord of the Rings Part 2 1- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Dance, Dance Revolution 2- 4 pm @ Parkway Village- ages 11-18


Baby Story Time 11- 11:20 am @ Poplar-White Station Baby story time for ages 4- 18 months and their caregivers Summer Reading Club Program: Art to Grow! 3 pm @ Cordova Wednesday, June 26 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Bartlett Branch -Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5;Registration required. Call 415-2761. Teen Movie Day: Lord of the Rings Part 2 1- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Dance, Dance Revolution 2- 4 pm @ Parkway Village- ages 11-18 Read-Through 5- 6:30 pm @ Poplar-White Station Preschool Storytime 11:15 am @ East Shelby Branch Library Email Basics Class 10 am- 12 pm @ Cordova Branch Library Teen SRC Program: Ghost Hunters 3 pm @ Cordova Branch Dig into Reading: “The Treasure- a Puppet Play” 1- 2 pm @ South Branch Ages 6-12 Must register. Call 415-2780. Thursday, June 27 Parkway Village Teen Book Club 3:30- 5:30 pm @ Parkway Village SRC Program 2- 4 pm @ Levi Branch Library Magnificent Movie Matinee: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 2 pm @ Central Library

The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch ages 5-17 Teen Program 2- 4 pm @ Central Library Tuesday, July 2 City Beautiful Presentation 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Branch Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central Ages 6-11 Ronald McDonald Presentation 3 pm @ Cordova Ages 5-12; registration required; call 415-2764. Terrific Tuesdays: RESPECT 2 pm @ Hollywood Ages 6-11 “Art to Grow” Presentation 2 pm @ Whitehaven Branch Ages 5-11 The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch ages 5-17; First Tuesday Book Club 12- 2 pm @ Cordova Branch City Beautiful Program 2 pm @ Poplar-White Station Ages 5-12 Wednesday, July 3 Teen Summer Reading Club Program 3- 4 pm @ Poplar-White Prizes will be awarded. Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Bartlett - Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5 registration required; call 415-2761. Toddler Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library No groups! Family Movie Night 5:30 pm @ Central Library SRC: Dig into Reading Story Time 2:30 pm & 4 pm @ Bartlett Ages 6-11

Ronald McDonald Presentation 10:00 am @ Randolph

City Beautiful Program 11:15 am @ East Shelby Branch Ages 6-11

Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Bartlett Branch Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5 Call 415-2761.

Dig into Reading! 1 pm @ Frayser Branch Ages 8-11 Dig into Reading! 12:30 pm @ Gaston Park Ages 6-12

Toddler Story Time 10:30 am @ Cordova Branch

We Dig Reading! Story Time 10:30 am @ Gaston Park Ages 3-6

Preschool Story Time 11:30 am @ Cordova Branch Book Sale 11 am- 4:30 pm @ East Shelby Branch

Ronald McDonald Presentation 1 pm @ North Branch Ages 5-12

English Language Learner’s Conversation Groups 2:30- 4 pm @ Cordova Teen Game Day 1- 2 pm @ South Branch Library - Ages 12-17

Dig into Reading: “Journey to the Underworld” 1- 2 pm @ South Branch Ages 6-12; must register; call 415-2780. Saturday, July 6 Knitting Group 10:00 am @ Parkway Village Branch Family Film Fun 11 am @ South Branch Ages 6+

Saturday, June 29 Book Sale 11 am- 4:30 pm @ East Shelby Branch Library Author Laura B. Johnson Program 1- 2:30 pm@ Levi Branch Ms. Johnson will review her book “Where Would I Be” English Language Learner’s Conversation Groups 12:30- 2:30 pm @ Cordova Library Overton Park Stories Collected 1- 4 pm @ Central Library-History Break-A- Sweat Event 3- 4:30 pm @ South Branch Library Family Film Fun 11 am @ South Branch Library Ages 6+

Book Talk/Book Signing with Dr. James Paavola 1- 2:30 pm @ Poplar-White Spanish Story Time 11 am @ Randolph Branch Library Monday, July 8 Art to Grow 10:30 am @ Parkway Village Branch Library Join Art to Grow to do Earth friendly crafts with children of all ages! Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch Ages 5-17;

Sunday, June 30 Global Lens 2013/Indie Memphis 1- 5 pm @ Central Library

Central Readers Club 6:30 pm @ Central Library Tuesday, July 9 The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch Ages 5-17;

MPLIC JULY 2013 EVENTS Monday, July 1 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library Ages 3-5

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Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central Ages 6-11; Dinosaur dig! Dig into Reading! 11 am @ Crenshaw Branch Ages 7-12


Dixon Gallery and Garden’s “Art to Grow” 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Ages 5-12 Family Story Time 6:30 pm @ Bartlett Branch “Art to Grow” Program 10:30 am @ Cherokee Branch Ages 5-12 Dig into Reading! 3 pm @ Cordova Branch Ages 5-12; registration required; call 415-2764. Terrific Tuesdays: City Beautiful 2 pm @ Hollywood Branch Ages 6-11 Ronald McDonald Presentation 2 pm @ Levi Branch Ages 6-11 Crazy Science Experiments 2 pm @ Whitehaven Ages 5-11 Teen Program 2- 4 pm @ Central Do you enjoy reading and creating Manga? Come learn more about this fascinating genre and create your own button. Experience Series: Jimmy Ogle 6:30 pm @ Central

Wednesday, July 10 “Breaking Away: Healthy Mind and Body” 11:30 am- 12:30 pm @ Cossitt Library Teen SRC Program: “Be a Poet” 3 pm @ Cordova Branch Thursday, July 11 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Bartlett Branch Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am -Ages 2-5; registration required; call 4152761. Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central - All ages Movie: Land Before Time! Toddler Story Time 10:30 am @ Cordova Branch Library Preschool Story Time 11:30 am @ Cordova Branch Library Saturday, July 13 Free Saturday Legal Clinic 10 am- 12 pm @ Central Library

Wednesday, July 10 Wider Angle Film Series: “Teddy Bear” 6 pm @ Central

International Story Time 11 am @ Cordova Branch Library Spanish Story Time 11 am @ Randolph Branch Library Family Film Fun 11 am @ South Branch Library Ages 6+

SRC Art Program 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Branch ”Mermaid Art”- capture your creative side by using watercolors and painting beautiful mermaids (Part 1)

Sunday, July 14 Global Lens: Beijing Flickers (China) 2 pm @ Central Library

Teen Jewelry Making 2- 4 pm @ Parkway Village Branch

Monday, July 15 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library

Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Bartlett Branch - Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5 Registration required call 4152761.

The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch Library Ages 5-17; drop-ins welcomed.

Toddler Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library No groups! Family Movie Night 5:30 pm @ Central Library SRC: Dig into Reading Story Time 2:30 pm & 4 pm @ Bartlett Ages 6-11 We Dig Reading! 11 am @ Crenshaw Branch Ages 3-6 Dig into Reading 1 pm @ North Branch Ages 5-12 Read-Through 5- 6:30 pm @ Poplar-White Station Library ● Ronald McDonald Presentation 11:15 am @ East Shelby Branch Wig into Reading! 1 pm @ Frayser Branch Ages 8-11 Dig into Reading! 12:30 pm @ Gaston Park Branch Ages 6-12 We Dig Reading! Story Time 10:30 am @ Gaston Park Ages 3-6 Ronald McDonald Presentation 11:15 am @ East Shelby Branch Ages 6-11 “Art to Grow”Presentation 10:30 am @ Raleigh Branch Ages 6-12 Wednesday, July 10 “Art to Grow” 1 pm @ South Branch Ages 6-11 must register; call 415-2780.

Monday, July 15- 20 Teen Tech Camp 9:30 am- 3:30 pm @ Central Library Tuesday, July 16 Memphis Botanic Garden presents “World Candy Store” 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Ages 5-12 East Shelby Book Lover’s Book Club 1:30 pm @ East Shelby Family Story Time 6:30 pm @ Bartlett Branch Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central Library Ages 6-11 Digging for Dinosaurs Program 10:30 am @ Cherokee Branch Ages 5-12 Dig into Reading! 3 pm @ Cordova Branch - Ages 5-12; Registration required call 415-2764. Terrific Tuesdays: Ronald McDonald 2 pm @ Hollywood Ages 6-11 Stone Soup Puppet Play 11 am @ Levi Branch Ages 6-11 City Beautiful Presentation 2 pm @ Whitehaven Branch Ages 5-11 The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch - Ages 5-17 Get Energy Smart! 10:30 am @ Whitehaven Branch Library Cordova Book Club 10:30 am- 12:30 pm @ Cordova Branch


Wednesday, July 17 Toddler Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library No groups! Preschool Story Time @ Bartlett Branch- Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5; registration required; call 415-2761. SRC: Dig into Reading Story Time 2:30 & 4 pm @ Bartlett Ages 6-11 Dig into Reading! City Beautiful 1 pm @ Frayser Branch Ages 8-11 SRC Art Program: “Mermaid Art” (Part 2) 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White The Parkway Village Book Club 2 pm @ Parkway Village Branch Preschool Story Time: Dinosaurs 10:30 am @ Parkway Village Dig into Reading! 12:30 pm @ Gaston Park Branch Ages 6-12: Ronald McDonald! We Dig Reading! Story Time 10:30 am @ Gaston Park Ages 3-6 Family Movie Night 5:30 pm @ Central Library Dig into Reading 1 pm @ North Branch Ages 5-12 Meeman-Shelby Forest Presentation 10:30 am @ Raleigh Branch Ages 6-12

Tuesday, July 23 Family Story Time 6:30 pm @ Bartlett Branch Library Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central Library Ages 6-11 Tuesday, July 23 Dig into Reading! 11 am @ Crenshaw Branch Ages 7-12 Experience Series: Networking Memphis 6:30 pm @ Central Library City Beautiful Program 10:30 am @ Cherokee Branch Ages 3-12 Steampunk Workshop 2- 4 pm @ Cherokee Branch Dig into Reading! 3 pm @ Cordova Branch Ages 5-12; registration required call 415-2764. Teen Program 2- 4 pm @ Central Library Get Energy Smart @ Your Library 10:30 am @ Central Library Wednesday, July 24 Digging Up Dinosaurs 10:30 am @ Parkway Village Branch Preschool Story Time @ Bartlett Branch - Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5; registration required; call 415-2761.

Thursday, July 18 Preschool Story Time @ Bartlett Branch Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5; registration required; call 415-2761.

Toddler Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library No groups!

Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central - Ages 6-11; puppet show!

Dig into Reading 1 pm @ North Branch - Ages 5-12

Toddler Story Time 10:30 am @ Cordova Branch Library Preschool Story Time 11:30 am @ Cordova Branch Library Teen & Tween Book Club: Vacation Stories 4- 5 pm @ Cordova Bridging Cultures Bookshelf- Muslim Stories: American Stories by Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV 6- 7:30 pm @ Central Library City Beautiful Presentation 10 am @ Randolph Branch Ages 6-11 Teen Rock Your Locker 1- 2 pm @ South Branch - Ages 12-17; must register call 415-2780. Breaking Ground with Grow Memphis 4:30- 6 pm @ South Branch Saturday, July 20 Author Dr. James Paavola- “Write Your Own Memoir” 1- 2:30 pm @ Poplar White Spanish Story Time 11 am @ Randolph Branch

We Dig Reading! 11 am @ Crenshaw Branch Library Ages 3-6

Family Movie Night 5:30 pm @ Central Library SRC: Dig into Reading Story Time 2:30 pm & 4 pm @ Bartlett Ages 6-11 Read-Through 5- 6:30 pm @ Poplar-White Branch. SRC Program with Archeologist Dr. Patricia Podzorski 3- 4 pm @ Poplar- White Station “Digging for Dinosaurs” 10:30 am @ Parkway Village Branch Ages 5-12 RESPECT Program 11:15 am @ East Shelby Branch Ages 6-11 Dig into Reading! 1 pm @ Frayser Branch Ages 8-11

Family Film Fun 11 am @ South Branch Ages 6+

Dig into Reading! 12:30 pm @ Gaston Park Ages 6-12

Get Energy Smart @ Your Library 10:30 am @ Frayser Branch Music and Drums of the World 11 am @ Cordova Branch Library Teen Movie Madness: Hunger Games 11 am @ Cordova Branch Ages 13+

We Dig Reading! Story Time 10:30 am @ Gaston Park Ages 3-6

Monday, July 22 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library

City Beautiful Presentation 10:30 am @ Raleigh Branch Ages 6-12

The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 noon @ South Branch Ages 5-17

Ronald McDonald Presentation 1 pm @ South Branch Ages 6-12 Ronald McDonald Presentation 1 pm @ South Branch Ages 6-12; groups must register call 415-2780.

Tuesday, July 23 “Planting a Rainbow” with Master Gardener Jane Carter 2- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Branch LibraryAges 5-12 The Read Aloud Club 11 am- 12 pm @ South Branch Ages 5-17;

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Teen SRC: “It’s All Fun and Games” 3 pm @ Cordova Branch Thursday, July 25 Teen Game Day 1-2 pm @ South Branch Ages 12-17

Saturday, July 27 Family Movie Day 1- 3 pm @ Poplar-White Branch Spanish Story Time 11 am @ Randolph Branch Global Lens: Cairo 678 (Egypt) 2 pm @ Central Library

Preschool Story Time @ Bartlett Branch Library- Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5; registration required; call 415-2761. Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library Dig into Reading! 1:30 pm @ Central LibraryAges 6-11 Memphis in the Movies Series 5:45- 8 pm @ Central Library Toddler Story Time 10:30 am @ Cordova Branch Library Preschool Storytime 11:30 am @ Cordova Branch Library Teen Book Club 3:30- 5:30 pm @ Parkway Village Branch Library Talent Show 3 pm @ Whitehaven Branch Library Ages 5-11

Monday, July 29 Preschool Story Time 10:15 am @ Central Library Tuesday, July 30 Dig into Reading 1:30 pm @ Central Ages 6-11 Move, Movie, let’s watch a Movie! 3 pm @ Cordova Branch Library Wednesday, July 31 Preschool Story Time @ Bartlett Branch Two sessions 10:15 am and 11:15 am for ages 2-5; registration required; call 415-2761.

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