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Oct 18th | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tacoma Community House
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.…

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice… Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition…

TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, will be on display from September 25 through December 1, 2018 at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth…
TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In…

It's Electric! It's Electric!

We’ve all heard that electric cars are the future. Separate the truth from the hype at these informational sessions by City of Tacoma and Tacoma Power Utilities and find out: How efficient are they? What tax incentives are available? How far can you drive between charges? Are…
We’ve all heard that electric cars are the future. Separate the truth from the hype at these informational sessions by City of Tacoma and…

HelpNow: Featured eResource of the Month HelpNow: Featured eResource of the Month

Writing a paper? Preparing for a test? Want to use flashcards to help you study? Going back to school and want to brush up on your skills? All these features and more are available through HelpNow. You can also find live homework help by subject and grade daily from 3 pm to 10…
Writing a paper? Preparing for a test? Want to use flashcards to help you study? Going back to school and want to brush up on your skills?…

Lego Club Lego Club

Games and activities featuring everyone's favorite construction toy! If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to anyone interested, there is no need to sign up. This will give children the opportunity to get creative and build anything…
Wheelock Branch 3:00pm – 4:30pm Tuesday, October 23 Tuesday, November 6 Tuesday, November 20  Games and activities featuring everyone's...

Local History

The Bell That Tolls No More The Bell That Tolls No More

In this photograph from October of 1949, an unidentified student kneels next to the bell that had hung in the bell tower at Lowell School, 1210 No. Yakima Ave, until the school was severely damaged by the earthquake of April 13, 1949. The school was condemned and demolished,…
In this photograph from October of 1949, an unidentified student kneels next to the bell that had hung in the bell tower at Lowell School,…

Boost the Stadium Boost the Stadium

Tacoma High School students parade to "Boost the Stadium." The campaign to raise $100,000 to build a beautiful high school stadium next to the school was successfully launched on October 6, 1908, when 2,000 school children ranging from 7th-8th grade to high schoolers marched...
Tacoma High School students parade to "Boost the Stadium." The campaign to raise $100,000 to build a beautiful high school stadium next...

Safety First! Safety First!

In 1947 Kaiser Aluminum under the name Permanente Metals leased the aluminum plant that was built in Tacoma by the Defense Plant Corporation. The plant had been built to provide aluminum for the war effort. With the end of the war, there was a surplus of aluminum and the plant…
In 1947 Kaiser Aluminum under the name Permanente Metals leased the aluminum plant that was built in Tacoma by the Defense Plant…

Moving Movie Poster Moving Movie Poster

In October of 1946, an unidentified young man, dressed as a Roman soldier, walked down Pacific Avenue carrying a shield with a poster advertising the movie "Caesar and Cleopatra" playing at the Music Box Theater. The film version of George Bernard Shaw's play starred Vivien...
In October of 1946, an unidentified young man, dressed as a Roman soldier, walked down Pacific Avenue carrying a shield with a poster…

Silver Fox Farmers Silver Fox Farmers

Tacoma Silver Fox Farm owner George H. Jensen and daughter Barbara Ellen perch on the running board of his new Oldsmobile Six sedan in late September of 1926. They are holding prize brush and white-tip foxes from the same litter. The man in the sedan with another fox was not…
Tacoma Silver Fox Farm owner George H. Jensen and daughter Barbara Ellen perch on the running board of his new Oldsmobile Six sedan in…

Kids & Families

All Are Welcome Here! All Are Welcome Here!

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The Tacoma Public Library recommends these pictures books as a way to celebrate National Welcoming Week (September 15 through 24). This is a time to remind our community members that we welcome people from all backgrounds.
The Tacoma Public Library recommends these pictures books as a way to celebrate National Welcoming Week (September 15 through 24). This is…

Back to School Back to School

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Get ready for the new school year with this list of back to school picture books. These are great reads for kids who are full of…
Get ready for the new school year with this list of back to school picture books. These are great reads for kids who are full of…

Happy Grandparent's Day ! Happy Grandparent's Day !

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Grandparent’s Day is September 9th. In celebration of the special bond often shared between children and their grandparents, stop by any…
Grandparent’s Day is September 9th. In celebration of the special bond often shared between children and their grandparents, stop by any…

Whistle While You Work Whistle While You Work

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Disney soundtracks at Tacoma Public Library.
Disney soundtracks at Tacoma Public Library.

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…

We Recommend

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Tacoma Library is sharing this small sample of titles to help raise…
Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Tacoma Library is sharing this small sample of titles to help raise…

Find Your Roots! October is Family… Find Your Roots! October is Family…

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Explore family history with some help from Tacoma Public Library.
Explore family history with some help from Tacoma Public Library.

LibraryReads Top 10 October 2018 LibraryReads Top 10 October 2018

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

Cozy Up to Casseroles Cozy Up to Casseroles

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Fall is here and you might have felt a chill in the air already. Casserole dishes from these cookbooks at Tacoma Public Library might be…
Fall is here and you might have felt a chill in the air already. Casserole dishes from these cookbooks at Tacoma Public Library might be…

10 Teen Banned Books 10 Teen Banned Books

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Dare yourself to read a challenged or banned book during Banned Book Week (September 23-29)
Dare yourself to read a challenged or banned book during Banned Book Week (September 23-29)
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