Everything you need to know about current Tacoma Public Library services.
Storycorps in Tacoma
Tacoma Public Library and Storycorps invite you to share your story! Follow this link to learn more and reserve a spot today Facilitators…
2020 Summer Reading Club
This summer, TPL invites participants of all ages to Imagine Your Story! Download a reading log in English or Español to get started!
TPL Stands Against Racism and White Supremacy
Tacoma Public Library is opposed to white supremacy in all of its forms and is committed to fostering an organization that is actively…
Dear Tacoma: Collecting Our Community’s Stories
Add your story to an archive of Tacoma’s struggles, hopes, and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic by submitting a letter or audio…
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Aug 10, 7:00pmOnline event
Speaking Out About Dreams That MatterAug 10th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm Online event
Speaking Out About Dreams That Matter is a two-part online presentation. Registration required.
Pirate Escape - Virtual Escape RoomAug 12th, All day Online event
Arrrgh maties! Can you find the pirate treasure? Follow the clues online to solve the puzzle. For grades K-5.
Zoooom Into StorytimeAug 12th | 10:30am - 11:00am Online event
Connect with our youth services librarians for a LIVE interactive virtual storytime for all ages every Wednesday. Registration required.
Pokemon LeagueAug 12th | 4:00pm - 6:00pm Online event
Join your friends at our official Pokemon League. Both experienced players and beginners are welcome. Registration required.
Teen Dungeons and DragonsAug 13th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm Online event
Join us to play the classic adventure game Dungeons and Dragons, led by our skilled Dungeon Master Sam Tait! Registration required.
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Calling Before Cell Phones...
Look out Ma Bell! Two Bremerton women devise their own way to call their husbands. Mrs. Ted Pruitt, right, and Mrs. George Hall have their…
First Annual Bicycle Race Meet and Parade
First Annual Bicycle Race Meet and Parade held August 5, 1938 at the Stadium Bowl. "Major Hoople" on "Leaping Lena" shaking hands with a…
They Don't Grow 'em Like They Used To!
On July 30, 1946, Fred R. Davis, left, and Percy J. Maras stand in front of a downed old growth Douglas fir tree. The cross section of the…
City of Tacoma
Harold Bromley's plane "City of Tacoma" after its crash. The year was 1929 and America was aviation crazy. In 1927, Lindbergh had flown…
Little Girl, Big Fish
Both the fish she caught, and the bicycle she won were a little too big for Geraldine Stiltner of 3121 N 8th St. Geraldine was the big…
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LibraryReads August 2020
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
Understanding American Anti-Black Violence and Racism
Tacoma Library is opposed to white supremacy in all of its forms and committed to fostering an organization that is actively anti-racist.
Anti-Racism Books for Kids and Families
Tacoma Library recommends these eBooks and eAudiobooks for having conversations with kids about racism, identity, and Black Lives Matter.
LGBTQA+ Books for Kids and Families
Tacoma Library is celebrating Pride in the months of June and July. Join the celebration with these ebooks and eaudiobooks for kids.
LGBTQA+ Books for Teens
Tacoma Library is celebrating Pride in the months of June and July. Join the celebration with these ebooks and eaudiobooks for teens.
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