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Zinio: Magazines To Go Zinio: Magazines To Go
Do you love magazines? Then you’ll love our digital magazines with Zinio. Zinio is the world’s largest online newsstand and is free with your Tacoma Public Library card. Log on and get electronic access to over 70 popular magazines titles like National Geographic, Newsweek, The …
Do you love magazines? Then you’ll love our digital magazines with Zinio. Zinio is the world’s largest online newsstand and is free with yo…
Lego Mindstorms Lego Mindstorms
By TacomaLibrary
Build, program, and create an EV3 vehicle/robot using touch, color and infrared sensors and special programming that will bring the robot to life! Ages 6 – 14 with accompanying adult. Registration Required. Lego Mindstorms provided free by Washington State Library.
Build, program, and create an EV3 vehicle/robot using touch, color and infrared sensors and special programming that will bring the robot t…
Tacoma Historical Society presents North… Tacoma Historical Society presents Northeast Tacoma: Two Points of View
Apr 1st | 10:30am - 11:30am
Join local author and historian Deb Freedman as she talks about upcoming events at the Tacoma Historical Society. The current exhibit featu…
Join local author and historian Deb Freedman as she talks about upcoming events at the Tacoma Historical Society. The current exhibit features the early development of NE Tacoma, lighthouse keepers Oscar and Annie Brown, and Native American real estate developer Jerry Meeker. Th…
Princesses at the Library Princesses at the Library
Storytime will be getting the royal treatment on Saturday, March 25th and Saturday, April 1st when the Daffodil Princesses visit Tacoma Public Library. Join us for stories, a craft, and take your picture with the princesses. Feel free to dress up and get ready for a regal celebr…
Storytime will be getting the royal treatment on Saturday, March 25th and Saturday, April 1st when the Daffodil Princesses visit Tacoma Pub…
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…
Local History
End of an Elegant Instrument End of an Elegant Instrument
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
This old upright piano joined the rubbish heap at the City dump in March of 1937. City worker John Sankovich (at left) helped Cooney Transfer & Storage employees Charlie Merchant and Gene Robinson in disposing of the piano. The once elegant instrument was crafted in London about…
This old upright piano joined the rubbish heap at the City dump in March of 1937. City worker John Sankovich (at left) helped Cooney Transf…
Buzzy and Ricky Buzzy and Ricky
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In 1940, the heated election fight between former mayor Melvin G. Tennent and Harry P. Cain ended in March with Mr. Cain elected mayor of Tacoma. Mr. Cain's name had been placed on the ballot by a superior court mandamus order days before the election. "This is the dirtiest deal…
In 1940, the heated election fight between former mayor Melvin G. Tennent and Harry P. Cain ended in March with Mr. Cain elected mayor of T…
Tacoma Home Show Queen Tacoma Home Show Queen
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
In March of 1972 Elaine Burt, the newly crowned Tacoma Home Show Queen, smiled prettily while perched on the back of a llama. Her placid companion, who also appears to be smiling, was on display during the 26th edition of the home show held at the University of Puget Sound Field…
In March of 1972 Elaine Burt, the newly crowned Tacoma Home Show Queen, smiled prettily while perched on the back of a llama. Her placid co…
Lt. George Rapin And Daughter Barbara Lt. George Rapin And Daughter Barbara
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
Lieutenant George Rapin, on leave in March of 1944, crouches to kiss his daughter, Barbara. He was on his first trip home since she was born. George Rapin graduated from Bellarmine High School in 1934. He and his family moved to California shortly after WWII. See more featured i…
Lieutenant George Rapin, on leave in March of 1944, crouches to kiss his daughter, Barbara. He was on his first trip home since she was bor…
The Voyager The Voyager
By TacomaLibrary_NW_History
The "Voyager" a 237-foot tuna seiner, underwent successful sea trials in March of 1972 after launching ceremonies at Tacoma Boatbuilding on February 12, 1972. See more featured images and posts
The "Voyager" a 237-foot tuna seiner, underwent successful sea trials in March of 1972 after launching ceremonies at Tacoma Boatbuilding on…
Movies & Music
Country Music Country Music
By TacomaLibrary
Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s.  It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachian folk music and blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Embrace the music industry’s most succ…
Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s.  It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachia…
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…
I Wanna Watch Some Music
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Tacoma Library understands music can be more than just a listening experience. Sometimes you need popcorn!
Tacoma Library understands music can be more than just a listening experience. Sometimes you need popcorn!
Hidden Treasure: Song Index Hidden Treasure: Song Index
By TacomaLibrary_Main
Our little known, almost secret, Song Index is located in the back of Reference. Started over forty years ago by retired librarian Jenny Hartley, it is still kept accessible for the convenience of staff and patrons. This amazing and unique collection of sheet music is only avail…
Our little known, almost secret, Song Index is located in the back of Reference. Started over forty years ago by retired librarian Jenny Ha…
We Recommend
Financial Wellness
recommended by TacomaLibrary
So we are into a new year and maybe you decided to start it off by focusing on health and wellness resolutions. Well, what about your finan…
So we are into a new year and maybe you decided to start it off by focusing on health and wellness resolutions. Well, what about your finan…
Beauty and the Beast Retellings
recommended by TacomaLibrary_Teens
Get ready for the new movie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, by reading retellings of the original story at Tacoma Public Library.
Get ready for the new movie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, by reading retellings of the original story at Tacoma Public Library.
The Zen of Doodling
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Tacoma Library believes in the concept of meditation through art. Take a look at these titles that should help you along your path to a mor…
Tacoma Library believes in the concept of meditation through art. Take a look at these titles that should help you along your path to a mor…
Be Active. Live Wisely. End Well. Be Active. Live Wisely. End Well.
By TacomaLibrary
Enthusiastic storytellers mix the latest science on aging, striking anecdotes and mature reflections in these non-fiction titles from Tacoma Library.  Coasting through your aging process?  Look here for varied, engaging arguments on why getting active will help you embrace your …
Enthusiastic storytellers mix the latest science on aging, striking anecdotes and mature reflections in these non-fiction titles from Tacom…
Pi Day - Enjoy some Pi or some Pie
recommended by TacomaLibrary_Kids
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant. In honor of Pi Day check out some great children's math books or books about pie at Tacoma Library.
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant. In h…
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