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Happy Lunar New Year
By TacomaLibrary

Happy Lunar New Year! Also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, this holiday is celebrated by millions of people around the world …

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All branches closed on Saturday Feb 13

All Tacoma Public Library branches will be closed on Saturday, February 13th in observance of Presidents Day.

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Station Eleven for Tacoma Reads 2016

Station Eleven is Emily St. John Mandel's acclaimed novel about life after a viral flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the world's population. Th…

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We have ALWAYS been here

Let Tacoma Public Library introduce you to the fascinating, the dangerous, and the funny...African Americans of U.S. history....

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Glimpse Tacoma's African-American Past
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

During World War II, volunteers were the backbone of the United Service Organization (USO). In this circa 1946 photograph, eight USO volunt…

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Farley's Florists grand opening Feb 1955
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

Exterior of Farley's Florists, located on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Grant St. Its grand opening was in February, 1955...

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Centennial Flour Mill fire Jan 30, 1947
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

On January 30, 1947 a malfunctioning switch in the Centennial Flour Mill ignited flour dust in the building, setting the massive structure …

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Making a snowman, winter 1936
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History

Lots of snow fell in the winter of 1936, judging by the size of this snowman! NWR Richards, http://goo.gl/yl3YEE

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Icy house at Manitou Park, circa 1908
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A small snowy and icy house at Manitou Park in South Tacoma, circa 1908.  NWR Browning, http://goo.gl/mEEWfl

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Books & Authors
Presidents' Day George Did It Kid Presidents Revolutionary Friends
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Happy Birthday, George and Abe!

Celebrate the amazing lives of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other presidents with these great books for kids at Tacoma Library…

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My Name Is Truth Lillian's Right to Vote Freedom Song Martin's Big Words
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African American Picture Book Biographie…

Celebrate African American History Month by checking out Tacoma Library's picks for great picture book biographies. From Martin Luther King…

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Coretta Scott King Book Awards
By TacomaLibrary_Kids

Congratulations to the 2016 Coretta Scott King Book Awards winners and honor books!

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New York Times Best Books of 2015
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The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review…

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The New York Times Best Illustrated Book…
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The New York Times has announced their picks for the best illustrated books of 2015.  And the winners are...

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National African American Month and Film
By TacomaLibrary

Let Tacoma Public Library help you celebrate great films and National African American History Month, together with this diverse collection…

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Favorite Graphic Novel Movie Adaptions
By TacomaLibrary

Some of the best movies are adapted from some amazing books. But it's not only thick tomes of literature that get the Hollywood treatment. …

Reckless Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl Dancing With Myself Never Broken
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They Rock! They Write!

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…

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The Kobie Awards
By TacomaLibrary_Kobetich

Entertainment awards season is upon us! Help recognize the best of 2015 in film, television and books by coming in to the Kobetich Branch…

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Great Books that will be Movies in 2016
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Many popular movies are adapted from bestselling books and libraries often see an increased demand for a book once the movie is released.…

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