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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, a 17-year veteran of the department. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. For more information please see …
Tacoma Public Library joins our community in mourning the loss of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, a 17-year veteran of the…
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…
Holiday Wreath Craft Holiday Wreath Craft
Dec 16th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Make a wreath to decorate your home or as a gift for a friend. We'll have lots of supplies for you to craft into a one of a kind work of ar…
Make a wreath to decorate your home or as a gift for a friend. We'll have lots of supplies for you to craft into a one of a kind work of ar…
On the Gallery Walls - Line: A contour o… On the Gallery Walls - Line: A contour or outline considered as a feature of design or composition.
By TacomaLibrary_Community
Janet Marcavage is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound, teaching studio courses incorporating a range of print media such as lithography, etching, relief, and intaglio, plus experimental, photo-mechanical and digitally-augmented methods. "Textile patte…
Janet Marcavage is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound, teaching studio courses incorporating a range of print m…
Local History
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 …
Waiting for the Phone, 1943 Waiting for the Phone, 1943
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Due to War Production Board rules, private telephones in Salishan, the housing project built for war workers in East Tacoma, were not just …
Due to War Production Board rules, private telephones in Salishan, the housing project built for war workers in East Tacoma, were not just …
Soda Pop Fundraising, 1927 Soda Pop Fundraising, 1927
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
On November 17, 1927, Mrs. A.B. Smith posed with bottles of soda pop while monitoring her booth at the Bellarmine College Fair, held in St.…
On November 17, 1927, Mrs. A.B. Smith posed with bottles of soda pop while monitoring her booth at the Bellarmine College Fair, held in St.…
Triplets, 1937 Triplets, 1937
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Patricia Bush, a nurse at Tacoma General Hospital, holds William Henry Hartle, one of the triplets born to Mrs. William (Genevieve) Hartle …
Patricia Bush, a nurse at Tacoma General Hospital, holds William Henry Hartle, one of the triplets born to Mrs. William (Genevieve) Hartle …
Movies & Music
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 …
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 …
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…
They Rock! They Write!

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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…
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…
We Recommend
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…
Christmas Murders and Miracles! Christmas Murders and Miracles!
By TacomaLibrary
Making a book list and checking it twice? Let the countdown to Christmas begin with a little help from Tacoma Public Library. See if you ca…
Making a book list and checking it twice? Let the countdown to Christmas begin with a little help from Tacoma Public Library. See if you ca…
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…
Is it the Blues, or the Black Hole?

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For many people the winter months bring on sadness, gloom, and depression, for others life feels like a black hole in their chest. These ti…
For many people the winter months bring on sadness, gloom, and depression, for others life feels like a black hole in their chest. These ti…
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…
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