Tacoma Reads 2021
Tacoma Reads is a city-wide reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a ...
Our New Android App is Here!
An updated version of the Tacoma Public Library app is now available for Android users.
Take home a free COVID-19 test kit from your library
Through a partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma Public Library now has free self-administered COVID-19 test…
Give the gift of kindness this winter by donating items ...
From now through Oct. 30, Tacoma Public library will be collecting items to create “Bags of Kindness” to be distributed to those in need of…
Visit the Tacoma Public Library's Buildings Index!
Have you ever been interested in the history of a building or house in Tacoma or Pierce County? If so we recommend checking out our…
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Oct 26 | All day
Oct 26 | All dayAll Branches
Program Kit: Pumpkin Hat CraftOct 26th | 12:00pm - 7:30pm South Tacoma, Moore
Visit Moore or South Tacoma branches starting Tuesday, October 26th to pick up a kit while supplies last.
Drawing ClubOct 26th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm Online Event
Join us to draw, doodle, and cartoon for an hour. All you need is a pencil and paper. Please register to attend.
Dungeons and Dragons 101 for AdultsOct 26th | 5:00pm - 8:00pm Online Event
Interested in Dungeons and Dragons but don’t know where to start? Join us for a beginners walk-through of this classic adventure game.
Be Your Own Record LabelOct 26th | 6:30pm - 7:45pm Online Event
Learn how to record, produce and distribute original music to a variety of audiences. Please register to attend.
We Are Puget SoundOct 27th | 10:00am - 8:00pm All Branches
We Are Puget Sound photo exhibit on display at library branches and the Handforth Virtual Gallery now through December 15.
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New Physical Materials
How To Be Glamorous
In October of 1950, Jody (Mrs. James Joseph) Scott showed how a touch of eye makeup could emphasize her best feature. The News Tribune…
Cuppa Tea While On the Move
Houses and buildings have been moved to new locations in Tacoma as early as the 1880s. The G. W. Littooy family continued their daily…
Best Spot at the Party!
June Otto (left) and Darlene Blaszak were the co-chairmen for the Co-Ed Club dance "Candy Capers" held at Erdahl's barn at S 84th and…
Just Strolling Along
A home portrait of Mrs. J. E. Cullum's son was taken in October of 1951. The baby boy is pictured pushing a large stuffed rabbit in his…
Why the Long Face?
Scenic views from Eastern Washington. A tree stump has been carved with a human face towards the front and a bird's head on top. See more…
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Movies To Watch This Halloween
Stay in this Halloween with this list of cringe-worthy and/or creepy fun films recommended by Kellen, Wheelock Branch's resident film-maker.
"Is It Just Me Or . . . ?"
A person is experiencing something that no one else can see. They have no evidence. The people they're trying to convince think they're ...
LibraryReads October 2021
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
Back to School Movies
Head back to class with this list of old and new favorites. Recommeded by Ariel, Wheelock Branch's resident film critic.
Remembering Nagasaki and Hiroshima
This year marks the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We invite you to watch and discuss these Japanese ...
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A Good Kind of Trouble - Tacoma Reads Book DiscussionOct 27th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm Online Event
Join us for a discussion of Lisa Moore Ramee's title A Good Kind of Trouble, this year's Tacoma Reads selection for middle and high school…
Illustrator Visit with Rafael LópezOct 30th | 11:00am - 11:45am Online Event
Join Rafael López, who illustrated The Day You Begin, to learn about his artistic process and inspiration. Registration required.
Tacoma Reads: Caste Book DiscussionNov 5th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm Online Event
Join us to discuss this years Tacoma Reads selection Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Please register to attend.
An Evening with Poet, Speaker, Educator, Christian PaigeNov 10th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Online Event
Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation with local poet, speaker, and educator, Christian Paige. Please register to attend.
Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson, Hosted by Mayor WoodardsNov 13th | 3:00pm - 4:00pm Online Event
Join us for the keynote Tacoma Reads event of 2021: A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson hosted by Mayor Woodards. Please register to attend
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