Summer Reading Club 2019, June 15 - August 10

Summer Reading Club is for everyone: we have bingo cards for little kids, kids, teens, and adults, with activities and prizes (while supplies last) for each age group.

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NASA @ My Library:… NASA @ My Library: Sun-Earth-Moon-Connections

Introduction to science concepts around space, including a digital microscope, meteorites, earth rocks, and apps to conduct observations (light meter, magnetometer). For grades K-8.
Introduction to science concepts around space, including a digital microscope, meteorites, earth rocks, and apps to conduct observations…

Tacoma Reads 2019 Tacoma Reads 2019

Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading…
Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text. The 2019 Tacoma Reads selection is the bestselling debut novel “There There” by Tommy Orange.

The first annual Summer Reading Block… The first annual Summer Reading Block…

Aug 10th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Look forward to live entertainment, games, activities, and fun for all ages at the first annual Summer Reading Block Party! Along with a…
Look forward to live entertainment, games, activities, and fun for all ages at the first annual Summer Reading Block Party! Along with a…

Image Archives: featured eResource of… Image Archives: featured eResource of the month

A vast collection of historical images spanning the 1870s through the 1980s, these photographs document the social, industrial, commercial, and agricultural growth and development of Tacoma and the Pacific NorthWest. To access this collection: Click on Online Library on the…
A vast collection of historical images spanning the 1870s through the 1980s, these photographs document the social, industrial,…

Summer Reading

Moon Walk: Apollo 11 and a Man on the… Moon Walk: Apollo 11 and a Man on the Moon

Fifty years ago Neil Armstrong took one giant leap for mankind uniting us all in a sense of awe and wonder. For a short time, people came together as we all turned our eyes up, toward the moon. Join local writer and blogger Greg Scheiderer for the history of the Apollo 11 moon…
Fifty years ago Neil Armstrong took one giant leap for mankind uniting us all in a sense of awe and wonder. For a short time, people came…

Jeff Evans' Out of this World Magic Show Jeff Evans' Out of this World Magic Show

What would you weigh on the moon?  What would magic look like performed in the vacuum of space? Do space aliens exist?  Jeff Evans’ show may bring up more questions than it answers, but kids and adults alike will have interstellar fun at this amazing magic show! Find the nearest…
What would you weigh on the moon?  What would magic look like performed in the vacuum of space? Do space aliens exist?  Jeff Evans’ show may...

Downtown Walking Club Downtown Walking Club

Join us downtown this summer for themed walks created by Tacoma’s Downtown on the Go team. We’ll meet each Saturday at 11 am at our starting point and go for a 45-50 minute walk. The weekly walks will be led by a Tacoma Library staff member. Visit the library’s online calendar for...
Join us downtown this summer for themed walks created by Tacoma’s Downtown on the Go team. We’ll meet each Saturday at 11 am at our starting...

Ozobots - Program Miniature Robots… Ozobots - Program Miniature Robots Using Color!

Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! By using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands. Ozobots Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields Encourage sequential…
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! By using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be progr…

Walking Club Walking Club

Wheelock Branch is walking this summer! Every Friday, beginning June 14 through August 9, we'll head out for a 35-45 minute walk around the Proctor neighborhood at 9 AM. If you've wanted to start exercising but didn't want to do it alone, this is your opportunity!…
Wheelock Branch is walking this summer! Every Friday, beginning June 14 through August 9, we'll head out for a 35-45 minute walk…

Local History

Bluenotes Bluenotes

On July 16, 1958, teenagers crowd the floor, rocking to the sounds of the Bluenotes at the Little J.E.M. Cafe on Highway 99. The Bluenotes, pioneers in the Northwest rock scene, had formed a garage band in 1956 while the musicians were still in middle school. Originators of the…
On July 16, 1958, teenagers crowd the floor, rocking to the sounds of the Bluenotes at the Little J.E.M. Cafe on Highway 99. The…

This Is No Accident... This Is No Accident...

On July 12, 1962 an unidentified driver took three intrepid sportsmen for a spin in a German Amphicar - right into American Lake. Built in Germany from 1961-68, the Amphicar was the only civilian amphibious passenger automobile ever to be mass produced. All Amphicars were…
On July 12, 1962 an unidentified driver took three intrepid sportsmen for a spin in a German Amphicar - right into American Lake. Built in…

Patriotic Berry Duty Patriotic Berry Duty

On July 3rd,1942, Mayor Harry P. Cain called on the residents of Tacoma to do their patriotic duty on the 4th of July weekend by picking raspberries. Warm, sunny weather had brought the raspberries in the Puyallup Valley to their peak tragically early. They were falling off the…
On July 3rd,1942, Mayor Harry P. Cain called on the residents of Tacoma to do their patriotic duty on the 4th of July weekend by picking…

Bathing Beauties Abound Bathing Beauties Abound

Tacoma bathing beauties posed for the camera during the Tacoma Yacht Club Bathing Girl Revue on July 4th, 1924. A new kind of girl was coming to the light in the twenties. A girl, who exercised, ate right and wasn't afraid to show off her bare arms and legs and bob her…
Tacoma bathing beauties posed for the camera during the Tacoma Yacht Club Bathing Girl Revue on July 4th, 1924. A new kind of girl was…

That Sinking Feeling That Sinking Feeling

One of the country's newest submarines, the S-27, visits Tacoma in July, 1926, along with several warships, skippered by Lt. Carlye Craig. The 219-foot long submarine carried a crew of four officers and 39 enlisted men. It was capable of reaching depths of 300 feet. 38…
One of the country's newest submarines, the S-27, visits Tacoma in July, 1926, along with several warships, skippered by Lt. Carlye…

We Recommend

Northwest Legends Northwest Legends

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The Northwest has creepy mountain spirits, hairy Sasquatches and sneaky coyotes but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tacoma Library has a lot more covered in these nine titles of Pacific Northwest legend and lore. There are even some ghosts to send a chill down your spine.
The Northwest has creepy mountain spirits, hairy Sasquatches and sneaky coyotes but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tacoma Library has…

A Read and A Recipe A Read and A Recipe

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What's better than a great book? A great book with fabulous recipes! Unlike cookbooks, these offerings of fiction and non-fiction from Tacoma Library weave wonderful tales with the added bonus of recipes that enhance the place, time or mood of the story. Join us and dig in!
What's better than a great book? A great book with fabulous recipes! Unlike cookbooks, these offerings of fiction and non-fiction from…

LibraryReads July 2019 LibraryReads July 2019

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as voted on by Librarians across the country. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered...
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as voted...

Everything CHOCOLATE! Everything CHOCOLATE!

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Tacoma Library knows the best thing about chocolate is that it's always there. So learn about it's history, some of the best recipes or…
Tacoma Library knows the best thing about chocolate is that it's always there. So learn about it's history, some of the best…

Love = Love Love = Love

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Celebrate Pride Month with an LGTBQIA+ romance from Tacoma Library.
Celebrate Pride Month with an LGTBQIA+ romance from Tacoma Library.
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