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Feb 24th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Read to Maggie, the library's attentive certified therapy dog.Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental lis…
Read to Maggie, the library's attentive certified therapy dog.Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend. Dogs don't mind if their reader makes a mistake or stumbles over a word. They are perfectly content to lie next to t…
Medicare and YOU! Medicare and YOU!
By TacomaLibrary
Coming soon “Understanding Your Medicare Options” at selected Branches close to you! The last six months has seen big changes in Medicare. Tacoma Public Library would like to assist you in figuring out these confusing new happenings. Below is a new book and three government webs…
Coming soon “Understanding Your Medicare Options” at selected Branches close to you! The last six months has seen big changes in Medicare. …
Lego Mindstorms Lego Mindstorms
By TacomaLibrary
Build, program, and create an EV3 vehicle/robot using touch, color and infrared sensors and special programming that will bring the robot to life! Ages 6 – 14 with accompanying adult. Registration Required. Lego Mindstorms provided free by Washington State Library.
Build, program, and create an EV3 vehicle/robot using touch, color and infrared sensors and special programming that will bring the robot t…
Walk this Way for Winter Fitness
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Keep the winter weight off and stay fit with an effective walking plan. These titles from Tacoma Public Library can help!
Keep the winter weight off and stay fit with an effective walking plan. These titles from Tacoma Public Library can help!
Booksurfing - Share what inspires you Booksurfing - Share what inspires you
By TacomaLibrary_Teens
Tacoma Public Library Teen Services brings you Booksurfing. Booksurfing is a rapidly spreading social movement that connects people through the written word. Now it’s coming to Tacoma. “… surfs have been held in hundreds of homes, bars, cafes, parks and other hosting spaces all …
Tacoma Public Library Teen Services brings you Booksurfing. Booksurfing is a rapidly spreading social movement that connects people through…
Local History
Pioneer Sand and Gravel Pioneer Sand and Gravel
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
A bird’s eye  of the sand and gravel operations belonging to the Pioneer Sand & Gravel Co. north of Chambers Creek near Steilacoom. This February 11, 1963, photograph shows the enormous gravel pit surrounded by acres of trees. The sand and gravel could be easily transported both…
A bird’s eye  of the sand and gravel operations belonging to the Pioneer Sand & Gravel Co. north of Chambers Creek near Steilacoom. This Fe…
John N. Conna John N. Conna
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Ca.1890. John Newington Conna, wealthy real estate agent and head of the first black family in Tacoma. Born in San Augustine, Texas in 1836, Mr. Conna fought in the Civil War as part of the famed 1st Louisiana Native Guards before migrating north to Connecticut and then west...
Ca.1890. John Newington Conna, wealthy real estate agent and head of the first black family in Tacoma. Born in San Augustine, Texas in...
Severe Winter Weather Severe Winter Weather
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
January and February of 1929 brought severe winter weather to Tacoma with heavy snow and temperatures that dropped into the teens. Snow and slush piled up in the gutters of downtown Tacoma. This early February street scene shows Saint Helens Avenue looking north from S 7th. See …
January and February of 1929 brought severe winter weather to Tacoma with heavy snow and temperatures that dropped into the teens. Snow and…
University of Hawaii Basketball Team University of Hawaii Basketball Team
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The University of Hawaii's unbeaten basketball team visited Tacoma twice during February, 1948. They came to Tacoma as they began their five-game tour of the Pacific Northwest on February 19th. They left Tacoma that day and returned February 25th to play the Pacific Lutheran Col…
The University of Hawaii's unbeaten basketball team visited Tacoma twice during February, 1948. They came to Tacoma as they began their fiv…
Tacoma Public Library, 1953 Tacoma Public Library, 1953
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
When this photo was taken in January 1953, Tacoma Public Library's new Main Library at 1102 Tacoma Ave South had been open for just over one year. Shown here is the check-out desk, where a man in a topcoat waits for his library book to be checked out to him by a library employee…
When this photo was taken in January 1953, Tacoma Public Library's new Main Library at 1102 Tacoma Ave South had been open for just over on…
Movies & Music
Hidden Treasure: Song Index Hidden Treasure: Song Index
By TacomaLibrary_Main
Our little known, almost secret, Song Index is located in the back of Reference. Started over forty years ago by retired librarian Jenny Hartley, it is still kept accessible for the convenience of staff and patrons. This amazing and unique collection of sheet music is only avail…
Our little known, almost secret, Song Index is located in the back of Reference. Started over forty years ago by retired librarian Jenny Ha…
Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by viewing these films from Tacoma Library.
Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day by viewing these films from Tacoma Library.
Musical Highlights at the Dome 2016
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Tacoma Library realizes how lucky we are to have a venue like the Dome in our community. So take a listen at the long list of music offerin…
Tacoma Library realizes how lucky we are to have a venue like the Dome in our community. So take a listen at the long list of music offerin…
I Wanna Watch Some Music
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Tacoma Library understands music can be more than just a listening experience. Sometimes you need popcorn!
Tacoma Library understands music can be more than just a listening experience. Sometimes you need popcorn!
We Recommend
Wintery Washington Wintery Washington
By TacomaLibrary
Explore these adventurous books from Tacoma Public Library for all your outdoor winter exploration! Tour Washington’s expansive wineries or breweries, road trip the Pacific coast, or experience the winter wonderland of the Cascade Mountains with help from these great titles. The…
Explore these adventurous books from Tacoma Public Library for all your outdoor winter exploration! Tour Washington’s expansive wineries or…
The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants
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In this day of high stress and unhealthy eating, heart disease has become a major health problem. It’s the leading cause of death in the U.…
In this day of high stress and unhealthy eating, heart disease has become a major health problem. It’s the leading cause of death in the U.…
Heroes of Black History
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In honor of Black History Month, Tacoma Public Library invites you to check out these picture books about inspirational Black Americans who fought for equality and change.
In honor of Black History Month, Tacoma Public Library invites you to check out these picture books about inspirational Black Americans who…
Monstrous Affections Monstrous Affections
By TacomaLibrary
Add a little bite to your book list with help from Tacoma Public Library. From vampires to shapeshifters, it will take more than a full moo…
Add a little bite to your book list with help from Tacoma Public Library. From vampires to shapeshifters, it will take more than a full moo…
Austenmania: Jane Austen Lives On!
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While she may have died 200 years ago, Jane Austen is more popular than ever. Authors show their love of all things Jane by remaking her cl…
While she may have died 200 years ago, Jane Austen is more popular than ever. Authors show their love of all things Jane by remaking her cl…
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