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Community in Mourning Community in Mourning
Tacoma Public Library joins our community in mourning the loss of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. For more information from the City of Tacoma about space to grieve and funeral procession …
Tacoma Public Library joins our community in mourning the loss of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, a 17-year veteran of the…
Valentines for Veterans Valentines for Veterans
By TacomaLibrary
December 14th – January 21st, all Tacoma Public Library branches invite patrons to thank soldiers by creating valentines being sent to local Veteran Homes.
December 14th – January 21st, all Tacoma Public Library branches invite patrons to thank soldiers by creating valentines being sent to loca…
Give Your Shelf Elf Some Inexpensive, Bo… Give Your Shelf Elf Some Inexpensive, Bookish Company - Winter Book Sale!
By TacomaLibrary_Wheelock
Trying to find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones on a budget? Maybe your holiday gift giving challenges can be solved with some shopping at the Wheelock Branch of the Tacoma Public Library’s annual Winter Book Sale.  Starting Tuesday, December 6th and running unti…
Trying to find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones on a budget? Maybe your holiday gift giving challenges can be solved with s…
Holidays in Overdrive

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Holidays in Overdrive means Tacoma Public Library has ebooks to see you through the season. Whether mysteries, romances or holiday recollect…
Holidays in Overdrive means Tacoma Public Library has ebooks to see you through the season. Whether mysteries, romances or holiday recollect…
Digital Magazines with Zinio Digital Magazines with Zinio
Dec 14th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Travel light this holiday with downloadable eMagazines from Zinio. Zinio provides access to over 70 popular magazine titles (new and previo…
Travel light this holiday with downloadable eMagazines from Zinio. Zinio provides access to over 70 popular magazine titles (new and previo…
Local History
More than just scrapbooking local histor… More than just scrapbooking local history: Northwest Room clipping files
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Remember that long-ago news event that made headlines way back, can’t remember exactly when, but it was something about a missing sailboat. Or you saw an art exhibit, decades ago at the Puyallup Fair and would like to browse through the catalogue once more. Tacoma Public Library…
Remember that long-ago news event that made headlines way back, can’t remember exactly when, but it was something about a missing sailboat.…
Lung Testing, 1940 Lung Testing, 1940
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In November 1940, an unidentified Civil Service Commission physician tested the lung capacity of H.E. Wood (center) and Lee York as part of…
In November 1940, an unidentified Civil Service Commission physician tested the lung capacity of H.E. Wood (center) and Lee York as part of…
Thanksgiving Prize, 1949 Thanksgiving Prize, 1949
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Richard Wagner (center) won this handsome turkey at the Pharaoh Club's 5th annual Thanksgiving dance held on Thursday November 24, 1949 at …
Richard Wagner (center) won this handsome turkey at the Pharaoh Club's 5th annual Thanksgiving dance held on Thursday November 24, 1949 at …
History’s Mysteries: City Directories History’s Mysteries: City Directories
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Ever wonder who lived in your house before you? Or maybe you heard a rumor that a famous person lived at such and such address. Or you want to know the name of the establishment where your parents met, the one that once was next to your favorite bookstore. City and phone directo…
Ever wonder who lived in your house before you? Or maybe you heard a rumor that a famous person lived at such and such address. Or you want…
Illuminating Ideas for Images Illuminating Ideas for Images
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Did you know that in addition to the more than 35,000 images available online through the Tacoma Public Library’s Image Archive, the library’s Northwest Room collection contains thousands more photos, many of which haven’t been digitized? How can you access them? Visit the North…
Did you know that in addition to the more than 35,000 images available online through the Tacoma Public Library’s Image Archive, the librar…
Movies & Music
Music for the Holidays Music for the Holidays
By TacomaLibrary
Certain songs and artists conjure up nostalgia of holidays past and all that makes the current season particularly special. A few enduring …
Certain songs and artists conjure up nostalgia of holidays past and all that makes the current season particularly special. A few enduring …
Favorite Holiday Movies

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Put a little jingle and jangle in your days with some of these DVD titles that get the thumbs up year after year. Tacoma Public Library has …
Put a little jingle and jangle in your days with some of these DVD titles that get the thumbs up year after year. Tacoma Public Library has …
Football Movies for Fans and Bystanders Football Movies for Fans and Bystanders
By TacomaLibrary
Even if you're not the world’s biggest football fan, it's fun to jump on the bandwagon in January and pick a team to root for in hopes that they will win the Super …
Even if you're not the world’s biggest football fan, it's fun to jump on the bandwagon in January and pick a team to root for in hopes that they wi…
Tacoma on the Silver Screen Tacoma on the Silver Screen
By TacomaLibrary
Let these films really take you home as you watch the plot unfold throughout Tacoma and nearby locations…
Let these films really take you home as you watch the plot unfold throughout Tacoma and nearby locations…
We Recommend
Adventures in Cold Places

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The coldest regions of our planet have offered up the most amazing adventures humankind has known. Do your own adventuring with these great…
The coldest regions of our planet have offered up the most amazing adventures humankind has known. Do your own adventuring with these great…
Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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If you're dreaming of snow (days), curl up with some hot chocolate and check out these newer picture books from Tacoma Public Library.
If you're dreaming of snow (days), curl up with some hot chocolate and check out these newer picture books from Tacoma Public Library.
Edible Gifts

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Who doesn't like to get an edible gift? These books from Tacoma Library will provide you with plenty of ideas to fill your holiday baskets w…
Who doesn't like to get an edible gift? These books from Tacoma Library will provide you with plenty of ideas to fill your holiday baskets w…
Feline Groovy? Feline Groovy?
By TacomaLibrary
If your BFF is among the feline persuasion, check out these new titles at Tacoma Public Library. (And enjoy this blatant excuse to post ado…
If your BFF is among the feline persuasion, check out these new titles at Tacoma Public Library. (And enjoy this blatant excuse to post ado…
Cozy Christmas Romance Cozy Christmas Romance
By TacomaLibrary
Put a little, “Oh la la” in your, “Fa la la” this Christmas with these romantic holiday titles available at Tacoma Public Library.
Put a little, “Oh la la” in your, “Fa la la” this Christmas with these romantic holiday titles available at Tacoma Public Library.
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