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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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Classical Music Score Sale
Oct 1st | 9:00am - 6:00pm

For a limited time the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library will be holding a sale of bound sheet music and more, including: vocal scoresli…

Event
Classical Music Score Sale
Oct 1st | 9:00am - 6:00pm

For a limited time the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library will be holding a sale of bound sheet music and more, including: vocal scoresli…

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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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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…

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Booksurfing - Share what inspires you
By TacomaLibrary_Teens

This fall 2016, Tacoma Public Library Teen Services brings you Booksurfing. Booksurfing is a rapidly spreading social movement that connects people through the written word. Now it’s coming to Tacoma. “… surfs have been held in hundreds of homes, bars, cafes, parks and other hos…

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Booksurfing - Share what inspires you
By TacomaLibrary_Teens

This fall 2016, Tacoma Public Library Teen Services brings you Booksurfing. Booksurfing is a rapidly spreading social movement that connect…

Local History
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Gerald Roslie, 1968
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

Gerald Roslie posed on September 26, 1968, casually leaning on his Vox Continental electronic organ. He was wearing a Nehru-styled jacket with brocade trim, coordinating brocade slacks, black ankle boots and a scorpion medallion. Billed as the "Gerry Roslie Riot," in September o…

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Gerald Roslie, 1968
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

Gerald Roslie posed on September 26, 1968, casually leaning on his Vox Continental electronic organ. He was wearing a Nehru-styled jacket w…

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Waiting for Willkie, 1940
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

When 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie stopped in Tacoma, both Frank Fletcher (left), age 5, and his brother Walt, age 3, were at the Northern Pacific Shops train yard to hear him. Willkie's September 1940 visit to Tacoma was the first campaign stop by a Repub…

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Waiting for Willkie, 1940
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

When 1940 Republican presidential nominee Wendell Willkie stopped in Tacoma, both Frank Fletcher (left), age 5, and his brother Walt, age 3…

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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…

PNW Living
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Preparing Your Garden for Fall and Winte…

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Love your garden and want to see it thrive through the colder months and into the next year? Here's a list of useful books from Tacoma Publ…

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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…

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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Mindful Living

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Life is busy. We often find ourselves stressed, over-scheduled and clinging to our sanity by the thinnest thread. It can be hard to remem…

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Library Reads October 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, …

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Crafting for a Winter Wonderland

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Let your friends and family know how much they meant to you by giving homemade gifts this year. Handcrafted presents and treats mean so m…

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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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…

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