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Glimpse Tacoma's African-American Past
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

During World War II, volunteers were the backbone of the United Service Organization (USO). In this circa 1946 photograph, eight USO volunt…

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Happy Lunar New Year
By TacomaLibrary

Happy Lunar New Year! Also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, this holiday is celebrated by millions of people around the world …

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Station Eleven for Tacoma Reads 2016

Station Eleven is Emily St. John Mandel's acclaimed novel about life after a viral flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the world's population. Th…

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Get your financial house in order
By TacomaLibrary_Moore

Get your financial house in order by attending a free workshop series at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Library. This is your chance to get the…

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Welcome to our New Website!

Welcome to our new Tacoma Public Library website! What's so great about the new website, everything. Keep reading to find helpful tips...

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Local History
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Centennial Flour Mill fire Jan 30, 1947
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

On January 30, 1947 a malfunctioning switch in the Centennial Flour Mill ignited flour dust in the building, setting the massive structure …

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Making a snowman, winter 1936
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

Lots of snow fell in the winter of 1936, judging by the size of this snowman! NWR Richards, http://goo.gl/yl3YEE

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Icy house at Manitou Park, circa 1908
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A small snowy and icy house at Manitou Park in South Tacoma, circa 1908.  NWR Browning, http://goo.gl/mEEWfl

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Aerial Photograph winter of 1949-50
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

This aerial photograph featuring the Columbia Breweries (center) was taken in the winter of 1949-50. Snow has blanketed the rooftops and …

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Cloverleaf interchange in January 1959
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

This shows the original cloverleaf interchange at I-5 and 512 when it was under construction in January, 1959.

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Books & Authors
Good Housekeeping the Great Potluck Cookbook NBC Sunday Night Football Cookbook The Tailgater's Cookbook Thug Kitchen
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Great Eats for the Big Game

Whether you're throwing a Super Bowl party, or just want some great party food ideas check out these titles available at Tacoma Public Libr…

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All Things Football
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You don’t have to be able to give play by play commentary to enjoy the Super Bowl. Let us help with lists for your every Super Bowl need…

50 Years, 50 Moments The NFL's Top 100 The Games That Changed the Game 100 Yards of Glory
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Great Reads in Football

Celebrate all that is professional football in America with these books from Tacoma Public Library.

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Bones and the Football Mystery Dino-football Don't Throw It to Mo! Fall Ball
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Family Friendly Football

The football game is over, but the fun keeps going! Check out these family friendly titles at Tacoma Public Library

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Presidents' Day George Did It Kid Presidents Revolutionary Friends
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Happy Birthday, George and Abe!

Celebrate the amazing lives of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other presidents with these great books for kids at Tacoma Library…

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Movies & Music
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Football Movies for Fans and Bystanders
By TacomaLibrary

I admit that I am not the world’s biggest football fan. But every January, I jump on the bandwagon and pick a team to root for in hopes…

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Favorite Graphic Novel Movie Adaptions
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Some of the best movies are adapted from some amazing books. But it's not only thick tomes of literature that get the Hollywood treatment. …

Reckless Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Dancing With Myself Never Broken
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They Rock! They Write!

Rock and roll. It’s not a life most of us will experience firsthand from the stage. Take a peek behind the curtains with these recent…

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Great Books that will be Movies in 2016
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Many popular movies are adapted from bestselling books and libraries often see an increased demand for a book once the movie is released.…

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90-Second Newbery Film Screenings
Feb 20th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Celebrate short films created by local kids and teens at this stunning Oscar style red carpet event featuring popcorn and a live stage show…

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