Take home a free COVID-19 test kit from your library
Through a partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma Public Library now has free self-administered COVID-19 test…
TPL To Go
TPL To Go holds pickup is available at all Tacoma Public Library locations, including the Eastside Microlibrary at Eastside Community Center
Visit a Library
Starting Tuesday, March 16, Fern Hill Library and Swasey Library are open for in-library services for four, 45-minute sessions each day.
TPL now reciprocal with Seattle Public Library
Effective Monday, March 29, Tacoma Public Library card holders can get a library card at The Seattle Public Library through a reciprocal…
Sign Up For The 2021 Extreme Reader Challenge Today!
For the third year in a row, Tacoma Public Library is hosting a yearlong reading challenge for Extreme Readers. Sign up today!
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Drawing ClubApr 20th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm Online Event
Join us to draw and doodle! We'll chat, draw prompts, view drawing tutorials, and more. For ages 11 to 16. Please register to attend.
STEAM Storytime: Earth DayApr 20th | 3:30pm - 4:00pm Online Event
This special STEAM Storytime will celebrate Earth Day! The whole family is welcome to join. Please register to attend.
Be Your Own Record LabelApr 20th | 6:30pm - 7:45pm Online Event
Learn how to record, produce and distribute original music and the spoken word in a variety of formats. Please register to attend.
Covid Creations From Pacific Gallery Artists ExhibitApr 21st, All day Online Event
Come explore the creative works presented by Pacific Gallery Artists. On display now through April 30 in the Handforth Virtual Gallery.
The Writer's Shelf - A Writing Series for TeensApr 21st | 4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Event
Join Tacoma Public Library and Write253 for a 10-week writing workshop series for teens! Please register to attend.
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New Physical Materials
Daffodils Afloat II
The Suitsus, owned by Harold Thompson of Tacoma, its sails decorated with thousands of daffodils, won an honorable mention in the 1954…
Rubbernecking a Raid
Tacoma Mayor Harry Cain's crack down on gambling resulted in a second successful raid by the State Patrol on April 16, 1943. This time, it…
1940 Daffodil Parade. Twenty six floats participated in the 7th annual Daffodil Parade on March 30, 1940. The sun only peaked occasionally…
Marching for King
Tacomans joined a grieving nation in shock over the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The Tacoma Ministerial…
Carrots and Candy
The Tacoma Council of Parent-Teacher Associations sponsored an Easter egg hunt for preschool and kindergarten age children at Wright Park…
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Get Money Smart
April is Financial Literacy Month and a perfect time to get your finances in order. Start with this suggested reading list from Edwin V ...
LibraryReads April 2021
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
10 Laugh Out Loud Movies
Celebrate April Fool's Day (or any other day) with this list of comedies that are sure to get you giggling.
Women in Science and History
In honor of Women's History Month here are the stories of well-known and lesser known women who have made contributions in science, leader..
Black History Month: Black Women in STEM
Children's books with black women in STEM, as recommended by Children's Librarians at Tacoma Public Library.
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