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How Does Your Garden Grow: From the Garden to the Table
Sep 24th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us for the final Summer installment of the How Does Your Garden Grow series and discover how to enjoy the edibles from your garden. Master Gardener, Nancy Mantey, will share how to harvest and prepare your garden bounty. Event is presented in partnership with WSU Pierce C…

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How Does Your Garden Grow: From the Gard…
Sep 24th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us for the final Summer installment of the How Does Your Garden Grow series and discover how to enjoy the edibles from your garden. M…

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The Hidden Lives of Owls - Leigh Calvez
Sep 27th | 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Naturalist Leigh Calvez takes the reader on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in th…

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The Hidden Lives of Owls - Leigh Calvez
Sep 27th | 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Naturalist Leigh Calvez takes the reader on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in th…

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Medicare and YOU!
By TacomaLibrary

Coming soon “Understanding Your Medicare Options” at selected Branches close to you! The last six months has seen big changes in Medicare. Tacoma Public Library would like to assist you in figuring out these confusing new happenings. Below is a new book and three government webs…

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Medicare and YOU!
By TacomaLibrary

Coming soon “Understanding Your Medicare Options” at selected Branches close to you! The last six months has seen big changes in Medicare. …

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Early Climbs of Mt. Rainier
Oct 1st | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for this fascinating presentation by Jim Ross, Outreach Coordinator for Mt. Rainier National Park, who will talk about the earliest climbs of Mt. Rainier.

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Early Climbs of Mt. Rainier
Oct 1st | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for this fascinating presentation by Jim Ross, Outreach Coordinator for Mt. Rainier National Park, who will talk about the earliest…

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

What’s the most important card you can have in your possession? A library card! It’s your ticket to a wealth of resources. Find your next f…

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

What’s the most important card you can have in your possession? A library card! It’s your ticket to a wealth of resources. Find your next f…

Local History
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Fall Fashion, 1954
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

An elegantly dressed Mrs. Wallace Scott is draped with a luxurious fur wrap as she models for the Tacoma News Tribune's annual fall fashion layout. She is wearing a natural royal pastel mink "tripolero" cape as she poses near Don Harter's dry cleaning establishment at South 7th …

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Fall Fashion, 1954
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

An elegantly dressed Mrs. Wallace Scott is draped with a luxurious fur wrap as she models for the Tacoma News Tribune's annual fall fashion…

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FDR visits Tacoma, 1932
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

This is what 9th and Broadway looked like in the late afternoon of September 20, 1932, as throngs of people strained to catch a glimpse of presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The democratic candidate's open vehicle can be seen in the midst of the crowd, led and fol…

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FDR visits Tacoma, 1932
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

This is what 9th and Broadway looked like in the late afternoon of September 20, 1932, as throngs of people strained to catch a glimpse of …

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Bunny Prizes at the Fair, 1940
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

On September 18, 1940, a young fair goer looked up with amazement as he was awarded his carnival game prizes: two inflatable bunny balloons, almost as big as himself. The unidentified boy was one of 42,500 people attending the 41st annual Western Washington Fair in Puyallup on T…

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Bunny Prizes at the Fair, 1940
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

On September 18, 1940, a young fair goer looked up with amazement as he was awarded his carnival game prizes: two inflatable bunny balloons…

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A Busy Teenager, 1972
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

In 1972, Wilson High School senior Joe Bartle kept himself busy with a vegetable garden that supplied friends and neighbors with zucchini, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, onions and potatoes. As a News Tribune article from September of that year reported, Joe had also just finished …

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A Busy Teenager, 1972
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

In 1972, Wilson High School senior Joe Bartle kept himself busy with a vegetable garden that supplied friends and neighbors with zucchini, …

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Back to School, 1953
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

"There's Danger Ahead...School Begins!" This was the message behind "Live and Let Live Week in Tacoma" as proclaimed by Mayor Harold Tollefson for the week of August 31 to September 5, 1953. The proclamation was issued to remind citizens that school was about to begin, and that …

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Back to School, 1953
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

"There's Danger Ahead...School Begins!" This was the message behind "Live and Let Live Week in Tacoma" as proclaimed by Mayor Harold Tollef…

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Saving Summer

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Nothing compares to garden fresh vegetables. Whether you grow them yourself or you prefer to head over to your local farmer’s market, now …

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Kickoff The Seahawks Season. Down! Set!…

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Join Tacoma Public Library for the start of another, hopefully, exciting season of Seattle Seahawks football. Think of this selection of bo…

The National Parks National Geographic's Guide to National Parks of the United States See America Rhythm of the Wild The Hour of Land The Best of Olympic National Park
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Celebrate the Centennial of Our National…

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The National Parks Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. Help celebrate a century of wilderness stewardship with these books from Tacoma Li…

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Look Up!
By TacomaLibrary

What could be better than sun soaked summer days? How about cool summer nights surrounding you in a blanket of stars? The comet Swift-Tuttl…

The White Cascade The Thirtymile Fire Hiking Washington's History Monte Cristo Snoqualmie Pass The Canoe and the Saddle
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Northwest Hikes and History

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Use this list of books from Tacoma Library to explore the relationship between history and hikes in the region.

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The Forgetting The Fever Code Crooked Kingdom The Female of the Species A Shadow Bright and Burning Tales of the Peculiar
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Top Picks for Teens September 2016

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Check out Tacoma Public Library's Top Picks for Teens. Place your holds now and be the first to read these exciting new titles!

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Library Reads Top 10 September 2016
By TacomaLibrary

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month, …

Ghosts The Secret Keepers Children of Exile Going Wild The Littlest Bigfoot Beautiful Blue World
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Top Picks for Grades 4-8 September 2016

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Check out Tacoma Public Library's top picks for kids in grades 4 - 8. Place your holds now and be the first to read these awesome new title…

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Movies for Food Lovers

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Food plays significant roles in many cultures--it's a part of family, community and tradition. Explore these ideas through these great feat…

They Left Us Everything I've Got Sand in All the Wrong Places My Father Before Me 32 Yolks Braving It Not My Father's Son
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It's All in the Family

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Family. You can't choose them but you can put them in a book. Here's a list of memoirs from Tacoma Public Library about the family experien…

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