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The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection

The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection is comprised of the artistic output of Thomas Handforth and related items in the collections of Tacoma Public Library. Tacoma Public Library received the Handforth Collection in a number of increments from the Handforth family, and from a…
The Thomas Handforth Digital Collection is comprised of the artistic output of Thomas Handforth and related items in the collections of…

Testing & Education Reference Center:… Testing & Education Reference Center: Featured eResource of the month

Find college and scholarship information or study guides and practice exams from the database Testing & Education Reference Center from Tacoma Public Library. Using Testing & Education Reference Center you can: Search for college and technical school information Discover…
Find college and scholarship information or study guides and practice exams from the database Testing & Education Reference Center from…

NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and… NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and…

Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges include: Building your own rover Testing Mars for erosion Flying a drone Testing …
Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges…

Tech Tuesdays at Main Branch Tech Tuesdays at Main Branch

Need help downloading eBooks to your Kindle or starting a resume? Sit down with staff and get personalized assistance in a casual drop-in setting. We can help with: Kindles, eReaders, iPads Internet basics, including social media Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) And…
Need help downloading eBooks to your Kindle or starting a resume? Sit down with staff and get personalized assistance in a casual drop-in…

Tacoma Reads

Tacoma Reads 2019: Ticket registration… A Conversation with Tommy Orange is sold out - add your name to the waitlist!

Ticket registration is now full for A Conversation with Tommy Orange Hosted by Mayor Woodards on Friday, Sept. 20; waitlist available!
Ticket registration is now FULL for Tacoma Reads: A Conversation with Tommy Orange Hosted by Mayor Woodards on Friday, Sept. 20; however, the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office has a waitlist and will contact patrons as tickets become available. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894!

Tacoma Reads Film Series Tacoma Reads Film Series

Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around after each screening for a discussion of the film. Princess Angeline Wednesday, Sept. 4th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Main Branch   Warrior Women…
Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around…

Tacoma Reads Recommends Tacoma Reads Recommends

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Tacoma Reads Recommends for Teens &… Tacoma Reads Recommends for Teens & Tweens

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Tacoma Reads Recommends for Kids &… Tacoma Reads Recommends for Kids & Families

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Local History

Baseball Past Watching Over Baseball… Baseball Past Watching Over Baseball Future

Past and possible future baseball stars stare into the August, 1961, night. The little boy, lying down on the grass, is believed to be Bucky O'Brien, the ball boy for the Cheney Studs, a team sponsored by local lumberman and philanthropist, Ben Cheney. Both he and his older…
Past and possible future baseball stars stare into the August, 1961, night. The little boy, lying down on the grass, is believed to be…

Tacoma Air Show 1948 Tacoma Air Show 1948

The Tacoma Squadron, Civil Air Patrol sponsored the Tacoma Air Show August 19, 1948, at Spanaway Sky Ranch. The exhibition was for the benefit of the cadets' treasury and funds were used for the purchase of new equipment for the unit. Major Orville French, commanding…
The Tacoma Squadron, Civil Air Patrol sponsored the Tacoma Air Show August 19, 1948, at Spanaway Sky Ranch. The exhibition was for the…

See Sea Scout See Sea Scout

Four bare chested Sea Scouts are flanked by two Sea Scout leaders in uniform as they posed behind giant oars on August 17, 1931.Tacoma's Sea Scouts were led by Dr. Hubert Watson who is believed to be the man with the John Paul Jones Tacoma sweater kneeling above. Dr. Watson…
Four bare chested Sea Scouts are flanked by two Sea Scout leaders in uniform as they posed behind giant oars on August 17,…

Summer Camp Time! Summer Camp Time!

On August 14, 1941, this unidentified youngster smiled at the camera as he waited by the Tacoma totem pole at 10th & A Street to board an automobile that would whisk him off to camp as the guest of the Kiwanis Club. Sixty underprivileged boys stayed at the YMCA's Camp…
On August 14, 1941, this unidentified youngster smiled at the camera as he waited by the Tacoma totem pole at 10th & A Street to board…

The One That Didn't Get Away The One That Didn't Get Away

King Salmon, Mr. Van, The Vandes Company Sport Shop.This unidentified fisherman is delighted to show the very large salmon he caught and the fishing pole and line he used. He posed in front of the Vandes Co. store at 115 So. 10th St. on August 9, 1947. See more featured images…
King Salmon, Mr. Van, The Vandes Company Sport Shop.This unidentified fisherman is delighted to show the very large salmon he caught and…

We Recommend

Love in Color Love in Color

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Celebrate National Romance Awareness Month with these multicultural romances from Tacoma Public Library.
Celebrate National Romance Awareness Month with these multicultural romances from Tacoma Public Library.

Concept Albums — Play Me A Story Concept Albums — Play Me A Story

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Are you just another brick in the wall? Can Tommy hear you? Was Ziggy Stardust from outer space? Is Cindi Mayweather the savior of…
Are you just another brick in the wall? Can Tommy hear you? Was Ziggy Stardust from outer space? Is Cindi Mayweather the savior of…

50 Years After Woodstock 50 Years After Woodstock

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A look at Woodstock 50 years later. Explore the phenomenon with these books, CDs, and movies from Tacoma Public Library.
A look at Woodstock 50 years later. Explore the phenomenon with these books, CDs, and movies from Tacoma Public Library.

LibraryReads August 2019 LibraryReads August 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...

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…
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