90-Second Newbery Film Festival Screening Party & Award Show
Join us for the hottest free ticket in town, The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Screening Party! Watch short film adaptations of…
2020 Extreme Reader Challenge
For the second year in a row, Tacoma Public Library is hosting a yearlong reading challenge for Extreme Readers. Sign up today!
Looking for a new favorite book? We'll deliver customized reading lists right to your inbox and you'll be able to link to the library…
ROADS on Mars Student Challenge
STEAM Programming With a Mission Grade Levels: 3-12 In the summer of 2020, NASA will launch its next rover to study Mars. NASA’s Northwest…
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The Ice Man
Football star and motion picture actor Harold "Red" Grange posed with Helen Nelsen (left) and Corinne Martin on a rainy day atop the…
On January 10, 1940, Jean Glassbrenner kindly tries to feed a duck some Arm & Hammer soda. It's a little late for bicarbonate to help the…
From Frances and Violet to Mr. and Mrs. Tacoma
Frances and Violet (last names unknown) from the Children’s Industrial Home appeared on the front page of the January 29, 1925 Tacoma News…
Mrs. Janabea Gamell
Mrs. Janabea Gamell (later Gamell-Wilson) looks over boxes of books and toys at the Church of Holy Communion on January 9, 1968. Mrs.…
Storm at the Top of Ocean
On Friday the 13th of January, 1950, the worst blizzard in years hit Tacoma. The gale brought five foot snow drifts, twenty degree chills,…
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Love & Taxes
Valentines and Roses
Patrons in 5th - 12th grade are invited to make Valentine Cards and Duct Tape pen roses for themselves or someone you love.
Handmade Valentines - Tuesdays With a Twist
Drop in every Tuesday afternoon, between 3:30 and 5pm, for a fun activity! This week we'll be making Valentines!
Free AARP Tax Assistance
Free AARP Tax Help for seniors every Wed. from February 5 to April 8, 2020 at Moore Branch. Assistance is on a first come first served basis
Create a Book Rose Bouquet for Your Valentine
Make a bouquet of paper roses for your valentine out of old books! Use ours, or bring your own book to cut apart! Roses are created with…
Introduction to Watercolor
Registration required. Participants will create a valentine or small heart painting while learning the basic principles of watercolor.
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LibraryReads January 2020
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
Book Lover's Unite!
Are you looking for something new to read? Check out some favorites of Tacoma Public Library's staff.
Beautiful Days With Mister Rogers
More than a decade after his passing, Mister Rogers (AKA Fred McFeely Rogers) is still very much in American's hearts and on our minds.…
Never Too Young To Start Writing Right!
Do you have an idea for a story or a poem inside you? Maybe you know a young person who might be interested getting started with creative…
Calligraphy and Penmanship
Tacoma Library is supporting National Handwriting Day. Increased literacy and handwriting often support one another. The beauty of pen…
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