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Looking for Betty MacDonald by Paula Bec… Looking for Betty MacDonald by Paula Becker
By TacomaLibrary
Join local author Paula Becker as she reads from her new memoir, Looking for Betty MacDonald.  Betty MacDonald burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's…
Join local author Paula Becker as she reads from her new memoir, Looking for Betty MacDonald.  Betty MacDonald burst onto the literary scen…
Rock Your Zen Rock Your Zen
By TacomaLibrary
At "Rock Your Zen" you will be applying structured patterns with colored paints and ink to rocks. This is Zendoodling; meditation through art. You will find this is a wonderful method of finding inner calm, expressing outer creativity and adding significant beauty to the world. …
At "Rock Your Zen" you will be applying structured patterns with colored paints and ink to rocks. This is Zendoodling; meditation through a…
Zumba Kids Zumba Kids
Apr 26th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children + dancing + working out as a combined activity creates....Zumba for children. Zumba is an invigorating activity that features Lati…
Children + dancing + working out as a combined activity creates....Zumba for children. Zumba is an invigorating activity that features Latin and International-inspired dance rhythms. Zumba Kids is the perfect combination of fun and fitness.Certified Zumba Kids instructor, Marr…
Mt. Rainier - Hiking the Wonderland Trai… Mt. Rainier - Hiking the Wonderland Trail and More (or Less)
Apr 29th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Almost everyone who loves Mount Rainier also loves hiking in the national park. Join National Park Outreach Specialist Jim Ross, between 3:…
Almost everyone who loves Mount Rainier also loves hiking in the national park. Join National Park Outreach Specialist Jim Ross, between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the Olympic Room on April 29th for a talk on the Wonderland Trail and other possibilities. This presentation is appropr…
Spring Book Sale Spring Book Sale
Apr 22nd - Apr 29th
Wheelock Branch
Come browse a selection of donated and former library materials available for purchase -- books, CDs, DVDs and other media. You might want t…
Come browse a selection of donated and former library materials available for purchase -- books, CDs, DVDs and other media. You might want to bring a bag. At these prices it's easy to find lots of bargains.
Local History
How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In April of 1936, four local members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians showed how easy it is to pull a rabbit from a hat. The four were publicizing the upcoming Magicians' Ring show and banquet on April 11, 1936. The magicians, left to right, were Herb Schuh, secreta…
In April of 1936, four local members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians showed how easy it is to pull a rabbit from a hat. The f…
Bud and Bob at a Water Carnival Bud and Bob at a Water Carnival
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Bud Likins (left) and Bob Wilhelmi hold the shallow water divers helmet that they brought with them to the Y.M.B.C. (Young Men's Business Club) Water Carnival held at Point Defiance in April of 1938. Bob Wilhelmi, a student at Stadium High School, built the helmet. He is holding…
Bud Likins (left) and Bob Wilhelmi hold the shallow water divers helmet that they brought with them to the Y.M.B.C. (Young Men's Business C…
Earthquake Aftermath Earthquake Aftermath
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April 13, 1949, at 11:55 a.m. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the Puget Sound basin. The quake was felt over 150,000 square miles, and killed ei…
An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April …
Fashion at the Top of the Ocean Fashion at the Top of the Ocean
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The Tacoma Yacht Club Shipmates modeling the latest "Sea and Sun" California-designed fashions in April of 1947. View of four models in outfits perfect for sun bathing on a luxurious yacht or just cruising through the Pacific Northwest. They are standing on a small stage at the …
The Tacoma Yacht Club Shipmates modeling the latest "Sea and Sun" California-designed fashions in April of 1947. View of four models in out…
Scottish Rite Cathedral Scottish Rite Cathedral
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Interior view of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5 South "G" St. The $200,000 structure, located at Park Heights & Division Avenue overlooking Wright Park, was formally dedicated on April 7, 1922. It would remain a Masonic temple only until 1937 when it was sold to the Independent …
Interior view of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 5 South "G" St. The $200,000 structure, located at Park Heights & Division Avenue overlooking…
Movies & Music
Children’s Songs and Music Children’s Songs and Music
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Music should be a part of every child’s day. Sing and dance along with these fun albums, designed just for kids, available from Tacoma Publ…
Music should be a part of every child’s day. Sing and dance along with these fun albums, designed just for kids, available from Tacoma Publ…
Strong Women in Film
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Determination, grit, strength, and moxie. These women have it all! Enjoy these movies and many more from Tacoma Public Library.
Determination, grit, strength, and moxie. These women have it all! Enjoy these movies and many more from Tacoma Public Library.
Country Music Country Music
By TacomaLibrary
Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s.  It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachian folk music and blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Embrace the music industry’s most succ…
Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s.  It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachia…
Dance Party for Kids!
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Looking to have a mini dance party with your kids? Well, check out one, or all, of the CDs below from Tacoma Public Library and get ready t…
Looking to have a mini dance party with your kids? Well, check out one, or all, of the CDs below from Tacoma Public Library and get ready t…
Pop-Punk is not Dead
recommended by TacomaLibrary
The music of the 2000s is back and better than ever. Let Tacoma Public Library help you wax nostalgic with new music from the kings of ear…
The music of the 2000s is back and better than ever. Let Tacoma Public Library help you wax nostalgic with new music from the kings of ear…
We Recommend
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day
By TacomaLibrary
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem you like and keep it in your pocket to share throughout the day. Keep it short or go with something longer with a few stanzas; anything is fair game to share. Here are a few to get started: Fog The fog comes&#…
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem you like and keep it in your pocket to share throughout the day. Keep it short or go wit…
Novels in Verse for Children Novels in Verse for Children
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Children's Books in Verse.   Even if you do not like poetry, Verse Books are worth checking out.   They are gaining in popularity among readers of all ages and have been winning National Awards over the years.  This style of writing has a rhy…
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Children's Books in Verse.   Even if you do not like poetry, Verse Books are worth checking out.   The…
Romance on the Range
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Hang your hat here and pick up one of these fun titles. Tacoma Public Library has these and more for readers who like their romance set out…
Hang your hat here and pick up one of these fun titles. Tacoma Public Library has these and more for readers who like their romance set out…
The Zen of Doodling
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Tacoma Library believes in the concept of meditation through art. Take a look at these titles that should help you along your path to a mor…
Tacoma Library believes in the concept of meditation through art. Take a look at these titles that should help you along your path to a mor…
The Poetry of Nature The Poetry of Nature
By TacomaLibrary
The theme of nature is second to love when it comes to poetry. The beauty of America’s dramatic landscapes, wild forests, and thundering rivers and waterfalls has been a source of artistic wonder and expression for centuries. Let the inspiring power of nature wash over you with …
The theme of nature is second to love when it comes to poetry. The beauty of America’s dramatic landscapes, wild forests, and thundering ri…
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