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Mt. Rainier - Hiking the Wonderland Trai… Mt. Rainier - Hiking the Wonderland Trail and More (or Less)
Apr 29th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Almost everyone who loves Mount Rainier also loves hiking in the national park. Join National Park Outreach Specialist Jim Ross, between 3:…
Almost everyone who loves Mount Rainier also loves hiking in the national park. Join National Park Outreach Specialist Jim Ross, between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the Olympic Room on April 29th for a talk on the Wonderland Trail and other possibilities. This presentation is appropr…
Tales to Tails Tales to Tails
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Read to Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog.  Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and a furry friend that will not judge them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the st…
Read to Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog.  Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental list…
Investing Basics for Busy People Investing Basics for Busy People
Apr 29th | 10:30am - 11:30am
Don't have time, knowledge, or interest to learn to invest in and monitor individual companies in a portfolio? Have a 401(k) and don't know…
Don't have time, knowledge, or interest to learn to invest in and monitor individual companies in a portfolio? Have a 401(k) and don't know…
Geek Girls Rising - A Conversation and A… Geek Girls Rising - A Conversation and Author Signing
May 2nd | 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Join us for a conversation and book signing with authors Hope Nicholson, Sam Maggs, and Ashley Poston about the rising power of girls and w…
Join us for a conversation and book signing with authors Hope Nicholson, Sam Maggs, and Ashley Poston about the rising power of girls and women in geek culture, fandoms, STEM, and comics. Hope Nicholson's booksSecret Loves of Geek GirlsThe Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen Sa…
Rock Your Zen Rock Your Zen
By TacomaLibrary
At "Rock Your Zen" you will be applying structured patterns with colored paints and ink to rocks. This is Zendoodling; meditation through art. You will find this is a wonderful method of finding inner calm, expressing outer creativity and adding significant beauty to the world. …
At "Rock Your Zen" you will be applying structured patterns with colored paints and ink to rocks. This is Zendoodling; meditation through a…
Local History
Daffodil Parade 1967 Daffodil Parade 1967
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The "stream" of "hot coffee" does not seem to soil the white ballroom gown of Susan Bona, the 1966 Daffodil Queen, as she stands in the daffodil coffee cup waving to the large crowds lining Pacific Avenue during the 1967 Daffodil parade. The Coffee House Roasters float #21, clev…
The "stream" of "hot coffee" does not seem to soil the white ballroom gown of Susan Bona, the 1966 Daffodil Queen, as she stands in the daf…
Carol Glenn Carol Glenn
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Carol Glenn of Bethel High School was crowned the 1977 Daffodil Festival Queen in ceremonies held at Pacific Lutheran University on March 9, 1977. Miss Glenn, a senior, was the first top royalty selected from her school and the first African-American to receive that honor.  Miss…
Carol Glenn of Bethel High School was crowned the 1977 Daffodil Festival Queen in ceremonies held at Pacific Lutheran University on March 9…
How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat How to Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In April of 1936, four local members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians showed how easy it is to pull a rabbit from a hat. The four were publicizing the upcoming Magicians' Ring show and banquet on April 11, 1936. The magicians, left to right, were Herb Schuh, secreta…
In April of 1936, four local members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians showed how easy it is to pull a rabbit from a hat. The f…
Bud and Bob at a Water Carnival Bud and Bob at a Water Carnival
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Bud Likins (left) and Bob Wilhelmi hold the shallow water divers helmet that they brought with them to the Y.M.B.C. (Young Men's Business Club) Water Carnival held at Point Defiance in April of 1938. Bob Wilhelmi, a student at Stadium High School, built the helmet. He is holding…
Bud Likins (left) and Bob Wilhelmi hold the shallow water divers helmet that they brought with them to the Y.M.B.C. (Young Men's Business C…
Earthquake Aftermath Earthquake Aftermath
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April 13, 1949, at 11:55 a.m. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the Puget Sound basin. The quake was felt over 150,000 square miles, and killed ei…
An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April …
Movies & Music
Blues Music Blues Music
By TacomaLibrary
Blues music originated in the deep south of the United States around the end of the 19th century. Explore the expansive evolution of this enriching genre with these albums and books  available at Tacoma Public Library. For more information on how you can explore and develop your…
Blues music originated in the deep south of the United States around the end of the 19th century. Explore the expansive evolution of this e…
Not in this time
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If you need to escape your place and time, check out these time travel themed DVDs at the Tacoma Public Library.
If you need to escape your place and time, check out these time travel themed DVDs at the Tacoma Public Library.
Pop-Punk is not Dead
recommended by TacomaLibrary
The music of the 2000s is back and better than ever. Let Tacoma Public Library help you wax nostalgic with new music from the kings of ear…
The music of the 2000s is back and better than ever. Let Tacoma Public Library help you wax nostalgic with new music from the kings of ear…
Children’s Songs and Music Children’s Songs and Music
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Music should be a part of every child’s day. Sing and dance along with these fun albums, designed just for kids, available from Tacoma Publ…
Music should be a part of every child’s day. Sing and dance along with these fun albums, designed just for kids, available from Tacoma Publ…
Strong Women in Film
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Determination, grit, strength, and moxie. These women have it all! Enjoy these movies and many more from Tacoma Public Library.
Determination, grit, strength, and moxie. These women have it all! Enjoy these movies and many more from Tacoma Public Library.
We Recommend
The Poetry of Nature The Poetry of Nature
By TacomaLibrary
The theme of nature is second to love when it comes to poetry. The beauty of America’s dramatic landscapes, wild forests, and thundering rivers and waterfalls has been a source of artistic wonder and expression for centuries. Let the inspiring power of nature wash over you with …
The theme of nature is second to love when it comes to poetry. The beauty of America’s dramatic landscapes, wild forests, and thundering ri…
Sew It!
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Get out your sewing machine and make something beautiful! Check out these books full of creative ideas from Tacoma Public Library.
Get out your sewing machine and make something beautiful! Check out these books full of creative ideas from Tacoma Public Library.
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day
By TacomaLibrary
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem you like and keep it in your pocket to share throughout the day. Keep it short or go with something longer with a few stanzas; anything is fair game to share. Here are a few to get started: Fog The fog comes&#…
April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem you like and keep it in your pocket to share throughout the day. Keep it short or go wit…
Novels in Verse for Children Novels in Verse for Children
By TacomaLibrary_Kids
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Children's Books in Verse.   Even if you do not like poetry, Verse Books are worth checking out.   They are gaining in popularity among readers of all ages and have been winning National Awards over the years.  This style of writing has a rhy…
Celebrate National Poetry Month with Children's Books in Verse.   Even if you do not like poetry, Verse Books are worth checking out.   The…
Romance on the Range
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Hang your hat here and pick up one of these fun titles. Tacoma Public Library has these and more for readers who like their romance set out…
Hang your hat here and pick up one of these fun titles. Tacoma Public Library has these and more for readers who like their romance set out…
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