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Aug 23rd | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tacoma Public Library is hosting conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand…
Tacoma Public Library is hosting conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand people's aspirations for our community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community.…

Making Murals Rocks Making Murals Rocks

Students 12 to 18 years of age are invited to be part of a community art project for permanent display at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library.  Participants will research the historic trading trails used by local indigenous populations, work with renowned painting and…
Students 12 to 18 years of age are invited to be part of a community art project for permanent display at the Moore Branch of Tacoma…

TrueFlix: Featured eResource of the… TrueFlix: Featured eResource of the month

Do you want to find a new way to interact with true stories? Discover true books and other activities through Tacoma Public Library. TrueFlix offers non-fiction read along books, videos, project ideas, lesson plans, and more. This eResource is great for children in grades 3-5.…
Do you want to find a new way to interact with true stories? Discover true books and other activities through Tacoma Public Library.…

Tales to Tails Tales to Tails

Read to Spencer, the library's attentive certified therapy dog. Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend that is uncritical of mistakes or word stumbling. Each child chooses the book and amount of reading and petting....
Read to Spencer, the library's attentive certified therapy dog. Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental...

Dying from the heat? Dying from the heat?

Feeling the heat?   Consider visiting Tacoma Public Library, a free, cool, air conditioned space.
Feeling the heat?   Consider visiting Tacoma Public Library, a free, cool, air conditioned space.

Summer Reading

Pet Rock Storytime and Craft Pet Rock Storytime and Craft

Join Mr. Brian for two "Rock" stories. Then make pet rocks with googly eyes, feather, ribbon, yarn, and other goodies. Your pet rock can then "become" part of any book, with a trick of the camera! A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein will be available, or bring your...
Join Mr. Brian for two "Rock" stories. Then make pet rocks with googly eyes, feather, ribbon, yarn, and other goodies. Your pet rock can...

Libraries Rock: Picture Books With… Libraries Rock: Picture Books With Rockin' Songs

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Not only are books with songs fun to read, but rhythm, rhymes and singing help young children develop language skills. Listening to and singing along with songs helps children to learn the sounds, flow and cadence of spoken language. Check out these great picture books that…
Not only are books with songs fun to read, but rhythm, rhymes and singing help young children develop language skills. Listening to and…

2018 Summer Reading List for Grades K-2 2018 Summer Reading List for Grades K-2

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Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for Grades K-2. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the books on this list come highly recommended by kids from all over the country.
Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for Grades K-2. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children...

Friday Movies at Main Rock This Summer Friday Movies at Main Rock This Summer

Check out Tacoma Public Library’s Event Calendar for movie showings at the Main Branch each Friday beginning at 1 pm. All featured films…
Check out Tacoma Public Library’s Event Calendar for movie showings at the Main Branch each Friday beginning at 1 pm. All featured films…

2018 Summer Reading List Birth -… 2018 Summer Reading List Birth - Preschool

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Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for Birth-PreK. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the books on this list come highly recommended by kids from all over the country.
Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for Birth-PreK. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children...

Local History

Great Invention - or Was It... Great Invention - or Was It...

An interested crowd gathers at the Kent Auto Marshaling complex on August 17, 1970, to see the Vert-A-Pak bulk compact carrier in action. It appears to be a unique way to transport new automobiles. Present in the group is C.E. Crippen, president of the Milwaukee Road, whose…
An interested crowd gathers at the Kent Auto Marshaling complex on August 17, 1970, to see the Vert-A-Pak bulk compact carrier in action.…

Monster from the Deep Monster from the Deep

An unidentified beauty posed with a very strange sea-beast in this photograph taken for the Tacoma Times in August, 1948. Al Meissner and E.C. Berg were trolling for salmon off Neah Bay when this denizen of the deep, an unidentified fish came swimming by their boat. They…
An unidentified beauty posed with a very strange sea-beast in this photograph taken for the Tacoma Times in August, 1948. Al Meissner and…

Stephen Minch Strikes a Pose Stephen Minch Strikes a Pose

Stephen Minch strikes a thoughtful pose in this August 8, 1972, studio portrait. Mr. Minch would author more than 30 books on magic and mentalism, many published by his own publishing house, Hermetic Press of Seattle. See more featured images and posts
Stephen Minch strikes a thoughtful pose in this August 8, 1972, studio portrait. Mr. Minch would author more than 30 books on magic and…

Reason to Picket Reason to Picket

In mid-June of 1952, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, representing the Seattle and Tacoma newspaper reporters, advertising and circulation representatives, and photographers, went on strike against the Tacoma News Tribune over wages. Union pickets, such as Herman F. Hunt…
In mid-June of 1952, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, representing the Seattle and Tacoma newspaper reporters, advertising and…

Point Defiance Boat House Point Defiance Boat House

This aerial photograph of the Point Defiance Boat House and Pavilion was taken in August of 1948. Built on the site of the park's first pavilion, this large complex of buildings was the last project completed by the W.P.A. in the park. The pavilion was used for a number of…
This aerial photograph of the Point Defiance Boat House and Pavilion was taken in August of 1948. Built on the site of the park's first...

We Recommend

Escape this summer Escape this summer

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School is just around the corner. Check out these Tacoma Public Library titles to escape for one last summer adventure.
School is just around the corner. Check out these Tacoma Public Library titles to escape for one last summer adventure.

Fiction for Foodies...Recipes Included Fiction for Foodies...Recipes Included

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Here's a list of fiction for fun reading, and there's a bonus! These novels, mysteries and romances include recipes!
Here's a list of fiction for fun reading, and there's a bonus! These novels, mysteries and romances include recipes!

LibraryReads Top 10 August 2018 LibraryReads Top 10 August 2018

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month,…
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month,…

What Celebs are Reading What Celebs are Reading

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Can't decide what to read next? Check out these titles from Tacoma Public Library celebrities have suggested.
Can't decide what to read next? Check out these titles from Tacoma Public Library celebrities have suggested.

Friendship Day Friendship Day

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Books celebrating friendship at Tacoma Public Library
Books celebrating friendship at Tacoma Public Library
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