Tacoma Needs Strong Libraries!
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Tacoma’s City Manager presented the City of Tacoma’s 2021-22 budget to Tacoma’s City Council, with adjustments…
Do you love Tacoma Public Library's programs and events? How could we improve? Please let us know by taking our Program Survey by Oct. 30!
Strategic Plan 2020-2025
Learn about Tacoma Public Library’s vision for 2020-2025: Mission, Vision, and Values, Strategic Priorities, and more.
TPL To Go
TPL To Go holds pickup is now available at all locations! You will receive an email with instructions when your holds are ready.
Voter Resources Election 2020
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. Find general information here to help you get ready! Get started Pierce County Auditors…
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Be Your Own Record LabelOct 27th | 6:30pm - 7:45pm Online event
Learn how to record, produce and distribute original music and the spoken word in a variety of formats. Registration required.
Pokemon LeagueOct 28th | 4:00pm - 6:00pm Online event
Join your friends at our official Pokemon League on Zoom. Both experienced players and beginners are welcome. Registration required.
Build Your Family TreeOct 28th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm Online event
Learn how to research ancestors and build your family tree using the library's genealogy databases. Registration required.
Pajama StorytimeOct 28th | 7:00pm - 7:30pm Online event
We will read books, sing songs, and play instruments together. Registration required.
Family StorytimeOct 29th | 10:30am - 11:00am Online event
Join our youth services librarians for a LIVE interactive virtual storytime at 10:30 am on Thursdays and Saturdays. Registration required.
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New Physical Materials
At the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
This Inuit family from Labrador was photographed on October 25, 1909 at the A.Y.P.E. in Seattle. The family posed in front of a backdrop of…
Bob Stevenson, Bremerton Sun's Navy Yard reporter, was photographed in October of 1936 standing beside the huge ship anchors used for…
Bad Luck Locomotive
Steam escaped from a Great Northern freight locomotive after the southbound train derailed at 24th and Bay St. on October 15, 1942, and…
Tacoma vs. Kitsap
The steamboat Tacoma was severely damaged when she was rammed by the car ferry Kitsap in late October of 1926. The resulting impact tore a…
The Unique Social & Community Club
Studio portrait of the Unique Social & Community Club. Twelve members of the Unique Social & Community Club, dressed in evening attire with…
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LibraryReads October 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…
STEM for Preschoolers
Tacoma Public Library recommends these titles to get your preschooler thinking about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Understanding American Anti-Black Violence and Racism
Tacoma Library is opposed to white supremacy in all of its forms and committed to fostering an organization that is actively anti-racist.
Anti-Racism Books for Kids and Families
Tacoma Library recommends these eBooks and eAudiobooks for having conversations with kids about racism, identity, and Black Lives Matter.
LGBTQA+ Books for Kids and Families
Tacoma Library is celebrating Pride in the months of June and July. Join the celebration with these ebooks and eaudiobooks for kids.
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BROWSE STAFF PICKS, NEW TITLES AND MORE