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Business Plan Builder (Gale): Featured… Business Plan Builder (Gale): Featured eResource of the Month

Business Plan Builder from Gale (formerly Small Business Builder) provides resources to start, manage and grow a business. Easy-to-use tools and templates Features an intuitive dashboard Choose between for-profit or non-profit plans Go deeper with activities and resources to…
Business Plan Builder from Gale (formerly Small Business Builder) provides resources to start, manage and grow a business. Easy-to-use…

The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection

The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection is comprised of the artistic output of Thomas Handforth and related items in the collections of Tacoma Public Library. Tacoma Public Library received the Handforth Collection in a number of increments from the Handforth family, and from a…
The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection is comprised of the artistic output of Thomas Handforth and related items in the collections of…

Microlibrary Launch Party Microlibrary Launch Party

Sep 28th | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Eastside Community Center
Come and check out the new Eastside Microlibrary! All are welcome to this community event at Eastside Community Center to learn more - and…
Come and check out the new Eastside Microlibrary! All are welcome to this community event at Eastside Community Center to learn more - and try out - Tacoma Public Library's new service point. Opening remarks and artwork reveal: 11 a.m. Cake and reception: 12 p.m. Info…

Tech Tuesdays at Main Branch Tech Tuesdays at Main Branch

Need help downloading eBooks to your Kindle or starting a resume? Sit down with staff and get personalized assistance in a casual drop-in setting. We can help with: Kindles, eReaders, iPads Internet basics, including social media Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) And…
Need help downloading eBooks to your Kindle or starting a resume? Sit down with staff and get personalized assistance in a casual drop-in…

Tacoma Reads

Tacoma Reads 2019: Ticket registration… A Conversation with Tommy Orange is sold out - add your name to the waitlist!

Ticket registration is now full for A Conversation with Tommy Orange Hosted by Mayor Woodards on Friday, Sept. 20; waitlist available!
Ticket registration is now FULL for Tacoma Reads: A Conversation with Tommy Orange Hosted by Mayor Woodards on Friday, Sept. 20; however, the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office has a waitlist and will contact patrons as tickets become available. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894!

Tacoma Reads Film Series Tacoma Reads Film Series

Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around after each screening for a discussion of the film. Princess Angeline Wednesday, Sept. 4th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Main Branch   Warrior Women…
Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around…

Tacoma Reads Recommends Tacoma Reads Recommends

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Tacoma Reads Recommends for Teens &… Tacoma Reads Recommends for Teens & Tweens

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Tacoma Reads Recommends for Kids &… Tacoma Reads Recommends for Kids & Families

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Local History

Crowning Around Crowning Around

Headshot of clown with crow wearing hat perched on his head at the 1938 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts
Headshot of clown with crow wearing hat perched on his head at the 1938 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured…

Steer Out of My Way! Steer Out of My Way!

Steer jumping over car at the 1935 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts
Steer jumping over car at the 1935 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts

Clowing Around Clowing Around

Clown, being kissed by mule, shaking finger at camera at the 1934 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts
Clown, being kissed by mule, shaking finger at camera at the 1934 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images…

Chicken Little and the Other One Chicken Little and the Other One

Largest and smallest chicken exhibited at the 1931 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. Capon and Jap Bantam, small standing on large. See more featured images and posts
Largest and smallest chicken exhibited at the 1931 Western Washington (now Washington State) Fair. Capon and Jap Bantam, small standing on…

Better than Pearls Better than Pearls

These rugged hands have probably seen their share of oysters as they hold a freshly shucked oyster on August 28, 1958. One hand grasps the shell and the other the fleshy meat. This individual may have been an employee of the Simmons Oyster Co. in Olympia. This may be an example…
These rugged hands have probably seen their share of oysters as they hold a freshly shucked oyster on August 28, 1958. One hand grasps the…

We Recommend

LibraryReads September 2019 LibraryReads September 2019

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as voted on by Librarians across the country. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered...
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as voted...

Celebrate Hobbit Day! Celebrate Hobbit Day!

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Did you know September 22nd is National Hobbit Day? Join Tacoma Library in celebrating Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthdays by reading some books on their creator J.R.R. Tolkien, having a Lord of the Rings movie marathon, or feasting like a hobbit and eating seven meals that day!
Did you know September 22nd is National Hobbit Day? Join Tacoma Library in celebrating Bilbo and Frodo Baggins birthdays by reading some…

Toni Morrison, in Memoriam Toni Morrison, in Memoriam

Beloved author Toni Morrison enriched the American literary landscape. She was an American novelist,essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. She was the recipient of numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in literature, the Pulitzer Prize,…
Beloved author Toni Morrison enriched the American literary landscape. She was an American novelist,essayist, editor, teacher, and…

Dogs at the Movies Dogs at the Movies

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We always want to oooh at the puppy. The cute pooch always steals the show. And everyone cries when the dogs dies. Tacoma Library has a…
We always want to oooh at the puppy. The cute pooch always steals the show. And everyone cries when the dogs dies. Tacoma Library has a…

Love in Color Love in Color

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Celebrate National Romance Awareness Month with these multicultural romances from Tacoma Public Library.
Celebrate National Romance Awareness Month with these multicultural romances from Tacoma Public Library.
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