Please attend our upcoming Library Visioning Workshops!
Tacoma Public Library (TPL) and BERK Consulting invite the community to provide input and ideas about the future of library services on…
Take home a free COVID-19 test kit from your library
Through a partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, TPL has free self-administered COVID-19 test kits that you can reg...
New! Storytime S.T.E.A.M. Backpacks
Add some S.T.E.A.M. to your storytimes at home! S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. TPL…
11th Annual 90-Second Newbery Youth Film Festival
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—an annual celebration of kids’ and teens’ creativity in which young filmmakers create short movies…
Share your story with Podcast Kits
Are you ready to create, edit, and launch your own podcast? TPL has made it easy to share your story and gain hands-on experience through…
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Fun Family Trivia Night #13Jan 29th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm All Branches
Test yourself at Fun Family Trivia Night! Please register to attend.
Library Visioning Workshop: HilltopJan 29th | 11:00am - 2:00pm Tacoma Community House
We’ll have food and fun hands-on activities for children and adults.
Program Kit: Paper Heart FrogFeb 1st | 12:00pm - 8:00pm South Tacoma, Moore
Visit Moore and South Tacoma branch starting Tuesday, February 1 to pick up a kit, while supplies last.
Pasado’s Pen PalsFeb 1st, All day All Branches
Kids of all ages can participate by choosing an animal resident from the pen pal list and writing them a letter!
Program Kit: Dinosaur PuppetFeb 1st | 12:00pm - 8:00pm Fern Hill, Main
Visit Fern Hill or Main branches starting Tuesday, February 1st to pick up a kit while supplies last.
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New Physical Materials
Marching Towards a Cure
Nurse Emily Walker at a weekly therapy session for two-year old Mickey McCann. He was with his father, chief petty officer T.W. McCann.…
Brakes, Who Needs Them!
An exuberant Frankie Walker, age 4, sits proudly on the small, two-wheel bicycle that he received for Christmas in 1939. He successfully…
Refuse Getter Getting Better
Garbage truck men, working for the City of Tacoma, Refuse Collection Division, test the latest type of collection truck, the "Refuse…
Knotting To It!
In January of 1943, Gust Lewis Formuzis used the rope tying skills that he had acquired in over 25 years at sea to create handmade bell…
Toy Terrier standing on its hind legs with its paws around a bottle of beer that it's drinking or opening. See more featured images and…
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LibraryReads January 2022
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
Cozy up with a hot cocoa and one of these favorite holiday movies for the perfect night in. Recommended by Ariel, Wheelock Branch's ...
National Sci-Fi Day
It's National Science Fiction Day on January 2nd, so indulge in these imaginative and futuristic films that will have you contemplating ...
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...
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.
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