Library Card Design Contest
Show your creativity! Tacoma Public Library is holding an art contest for new library cards.
Visit the Tacoma Public Library's Buildings Index!
Have you ever been interested in the history of a building or house in Tacoma or Pierce County? If so we recommend checking out our…
Service Hours Update
Tacoma Public Library is now offering more in-building hours! Most locations have resumed their pre-pandemic hours.
Masks are still required at Tacoma Public Library
The latest guidance from the CDC has loosened mask recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals and Washington State is fully…
Tacoma Public Library is fine free!
Tacoma Public Library has adopted a policy to permanently eliminate overdue fine collection on late items. Additionally, TPL will clear all…
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Family StorytimeSep 16th | 10:30am - 11:00am Online Event
Connect with our youth services librarians for aninteractive virtual storytime for families. Please register to attend.
Global Family Storytime: Mid-Autumn FestivalSep 16th | 4:00pm - 4:30pm Online Event
Join Librarian Cherise for Global Family Storytime! This week, we'll celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. Please register to attend.
Baby StorytimeSep 17th | 10:30am - 11:00am Online Event
Connect with our youth services librarians for a virtual storytime for babies (birth through 18 months). Please register to attend.
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New Physical Materials
Are These Really Mine?
On September 18, 1940, a young fair goer looked up amazed as he was awarded his carnival game prizes. He had won two inflatable bunny…
Dub Dub and Fi Fi
Aquarist Wilhelm Jordan is feeding "Dub Dub", top right, and friend, Fi Fi the 2nd, tasty seal food. Dub Dub was only three weeks old in…
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boy!
Young boy standing next to large model boat at the 1936 Western Washington - now Washington State - Fair.
Not Exactly a Dry Dock....
The launch Elsie C ll , under the command of Captain Herman C. Clausen, ran aground in heavy morning fog at Point Defiance on Thursday,…
Tireless Tire Maker
Lloyd Suiter, the owner of the Lloyd Suiter Tire Company, standing inside a stack of graduated sized truck tires. See more featured images…
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LibraryReads September 2021
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month,…
Back to School Movies
Head back to class with this list of old and new favorites. Recommeded by Ariel, Wheelock Branch's resident film critic.
Remembering Nagasaki and Hiroshima
This year marks the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We invite you to watch and discuss these Japanese ...
Movies That Work
Enjoy the Labor Day holiday with these movies that celebrate workers of all kinds. Recommended by Kellen, Wheelock Branch's resident film...
Binge the Shows, Binge the Books!
Check out this list to get your hands on the books that inspired your favorite tv shows.
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T'wina Nobles Reads The Day You BeginSep 22nd, All day Online Event
Join T’wina Nobles, President and CEO of Tacoma Urban League, for a special recorded Tacoma Reads storytime.
Tacoma Reads: Día de los Muertos Community OfrendaOct 1st, All day Main Branch
Join us in this practice of ancestral veneration and healing throughout the month of October at Fern Hill, Main, Moore, and Mottet.
The Day You Begin Program KitOct 6th | 12:00pm - 7:30pm All Branches
Read the book, and then explore your own beginning through a craft. This Program Kit contains craft supplies to take home.
Tacoma Reads: Artist Talk with Carletta Carrington WilsonOct 16th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm Moore Branch
Learn more about the incredible exhibit series book of the bound, on display at Moore Library Sept. 21—Nov. 19.
Tacoma Reads: Intro to Book ArtsOct 23rd | 12:00pm - 2:00pm University of Puget Sound
Register to attend this workshop covering intro to basic book construction, fundamentals of letterpress printing, and more.
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