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Tales to Tails Tales to Tails
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Read to Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog.  Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and a furry friend that will not judge them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the st…
Read to Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog.  Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental list…
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…
Electrical Snap Circuits Electrical Snap Circuits
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Fun, fast and easy way to build electronics and confidence! Parts mounted on plastic modules that easily snap together. Ages 6 – 14. Registration Required. Snap Circuits provided free by Washington State Library. Find an Electrical Snap Circuit event at your favorite branch!
Fun, fast and easy way to build electronics and confidence! Parts mounted on plastic modules that easily snap together. Ages 6 – 14. Regist…
Walk this Way for Winter Fitness
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Keep the winter weight off and stay fit with an effective walking plan. These titles from Tacoma Public Library can help!
Keep the winter weight off and stay fit with an effective walking plan. These titles from Tacoma Public Library can help!
On the Gallery Walls - The Golden Age of… On the Gallery Walls - The Golden Age of Travel
By TacomaLibrary_Community
The Golden Age of Travel The years between WWI and WWII are sometimes referred to as the “Golden Age of Travel.” From 1910 through 1959, modern cruise ships, railroads, and commercial airlines made travel both simpler and more economical. Before the 20th century few but the weal…
The Golden Age of Travel The years between WWI and WWII are sometimes referred to as the “Golden Age of Travel.” From 1910 through 1959, mo…
Local History
A Lover's Oath, 1926 A Lover's Oath, 1926
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In January of 1926, an unidentified uniformed usherette stood at attention next to the ornate ticket booth within the exterior foyer of the Pantages Theater, located at 901 Broadway. The silent film "A Lover's Oath" starring Ramon Navarro and Kathleen Key opened at the Pantages …
In January of 1926, an unidentified uniformed usherette stood at attention next to the ornate ticket booth within the exterior foyer of the…
Snow Storm, 1950 Snow Storm, 1950
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The snow storm that hit Tacoma on January 13, 1950 turned downtown into a winter wonderland. In this photograph, taken the evening of January 14th, a man wearing an overcoat, hat and boots stops to look in the window of Nancy's Baby Portrait Studio at 736 Pacific Avenue. Tacoma …
The snow storm that hit Tacoma on January 13, 1950 turned downtown into a winter wonderland. In this photograph, taken the evening of Janua…
Aerial Tacoma, 1961 Aerial Tacoma, 1961
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
This aerial view of Tacoma, taken from 1,200 feet, shows I-5 and the 38th Street cloverleaf as they appeared in January of 1961. The simple curve of the highway had not yet been complicated by the addition of the Highway 16 interchange. The houses to the left are surrounded on t…
This aerial view of Tacoma, taken from 1,200 feet, shows I-5 and the 38th Street cloverleaf as they appeared in January of 1961. The simple…
The Branding Iron, 1958 The Branding Iron, 1958
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
A distinctly Western motif greeted customers of the Branding Iron restaurant in January, 1958. Horseshoes, pistols, gates, and even a steer's head decorated the walls. Jukeboxes would be readily accessible for patrons to play their favorite tunes. Owned by Leo Balistreri and Ern…
A distinctly Western motif greeted customers of the Branding Iron restaurant in January, 1958. Horseshoes, pistols, gates, and even a steer…
New Year's Baby, 1968 New Year's Baby, 1968
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
A wriggling baby gets weighed in at a neighborhood Well Baby Clinic shortly after New Year's Day, 1968. Babies received medical care and ch…
A wriggling baby gets weighed in at a neighborhood Well Baby Clinic shortly after New Year's Day, 1968. Babies received medical care and ch…
Movies & Music
I Wanna Watch Some Music
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Tacoma Library understands music can be more than just a listening experience. Sometimes you need popcorn!
Tacoma Library understands music can be more than just a listening experience. Sometimes you need popcorn!
Musical Highlights at the Dome 2016
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Tacoma Library realizes how lucky we are to have a venue like the Dome in our community. So take a listen at the long list of music offerin…
Tacoma Library realizes how lucky we are to have a venue like the Dome in our community. So take a listen at the long list of music offerin…
Getting Started with Classical Music for… Getting Started with Classical Music for…
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
A search of the web for the best classical music to introduce to kids turns up fun and engaging pieces, like Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of t…
A search of the web for the best classical music to introduce to kids turns up fun and engaging pieces, like Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of t…
Children Need Music Too!
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Listening to music is beneficial to a child's development and it is just fun. So find some children's music CD's at the Tacoma Library to check out.
Listening to music is beneficial to a child's development and it is just fun. So find some children's music CD's at the Tacoma Library to …
Calling All Musicians! Calling All Musicians!
By TacomaLibrary
Do you have a young musician in your family that happens to love the movie Frozen? Maybe you’re the musician and you want to learn to play some of today’s top hits or classic oldies. Tacoma Library has sheet music for all ages, skill levels, interests and instruments, including …
Do you have a young musician in your family that happens to love the movie Frozen? Maybe you’re the musician and you want to learn to play …
We Recommend
Best Graphic Novels of 2016
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A list of the best graphic novels of 2016 at Tacoma Public Library
A list of the best graphic novels of 2016 at Tacoma Public Library
Library Reads Top 10 January 2017 Library Reads Top 10 January 2017
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,…
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month, LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month,…
Martin Luther King a Life
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Tacoma Library lists 10 titles of the thoughts, speeches, and dreams of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
Tacoma Library lists 10 titles of the thoughts, speeches, and dreams of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
Teens in Love
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Teen Romances to check out from Tacoma Library.
Teen Romances to check out from Tacoma Library.
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…
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