Summer Reading Club 2018

Join the Summer Reading Club June 1st - August 11th. Earn rewards for reading, attending events, and being creative. All ages can join! We have programs for preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults.

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Featured resource of the month: NoveList Featured resource of the month: NoveList

Looking for your next great read but don’t know where to start? Let NoveList Plus or NoveList K-8 help! You can: Browse genres Browse by age range Search by author, title, keyword, series or narrator Check out read-alikes and award winners Create a customized search using the…
Looking for your next great read but don’t know where to start? Let NoveList Plus or NoveList K-8 help! You can: Browse genres Browse by…

Libraries Transform Communities Please Join Us for Libraries Transform Communities - Community Conversations

Tacoma Public Library is hosting the first of several 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…
Tacoma Public Library is hosting the first of several conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to…

EggBot EggBot

EggBot is an art robot that draws on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Ping pong balls provided. People may bring and experiment with eggs, light bulbs, and holiday ornaments. Ages 6 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 10 and up) Required: Registration and assisting adult EggBot…
EggBot is an art robot that draws on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Ping pong balls provided. People may bring and experiment with eggs,…

Jeff Evans' Reading Magic Show Jeff Evans' Reading Magic Show

Every book is a magic book, but only when you read it!  Jeff Evans’ career in magic began from a book of coin tricks he read when he was twelve years old.  Discover the amazing things that happen when you open a book and read!  Check out the calendar for the nearest show!
Every book is a magic book, but only when you read it!  Jeff Evans’ career in magic began from a book of coin tricks he read when he was…

Electrical Snap Circuits Electrical Snap Circuits

Fun, fast and easy way for a child and adult to build electronics and confidence together! http://www.snapcircuits.net Learn how electricity moves Follow colorful pictures and build exciting projects Encourages experimentation and independent thinking Parts mounted on plastic…
Fun, fast and easy way for a child and adult to build electronics and confidence together! http://www.snapcircuits.net Learn how…

Summer Reading

Tacoma Library is walking this summer! Tacoma Library is walking this summer!

If you've wanted to start exercising but didn't want to do it alone, this is your opportunity! Enjoy casual conversation with a walking partner or plug in and enjoy some tunes or one of the library's many audiobooks. Three Tacoma Library branches have formed staff led walking...
If you've wanted to start exercising but didn't want to do it alone, this is your opportunity! Enjoy casual conversation with a walking...

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Club 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Club 2018

June 1st to August 11th.. Starting June 1st stop by your local branch to pickup a bingo card (one per person).  Complete a square on your bingo card by doing the activity listed. Books, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, and audiobooks can all be used to meet the reading require…
June 1st to August 11th. Starting June 1st stop by your local branch to pickup a bingo card (one per person).  Complete a square on your …

Pokemon Go Party Pokemon Go Party

Jul 6th | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The popular game Pokémon Go turns a another year older on July 6! Come join us to celebrate with crafts, snacks and lures. Participants…
The popular game Pokémon Go turns a another year older on July 6! Come join us to celebrate with crafts, snacks and lures. Participants…

Rock Out at Your Library Rock Out at Your Library

Libraries ROCK! So come to your library and paint a rock. Your session will be a half hour and have lots of paint to design a perfectly artistic rock. Or maybe your rock will scare the neighbor's cat! LOL! Come one; come all to ROCK OUT AT YOUR LIBRARY. All supplies are…
Libraries ROCK! So come to your library and paint a rock. Your session will be a half hour and have lots of paint to design a perfectly…

Local History

Twin Launch Party Twin Launch Party

Coverage of twin launchings at McNeil Island. Vessel in water adjacent to wharf with a one-story building on it. 100 guests from the Mainland and proud inmate builders celebrated the launching of two 65-ft. tugboats built for the U.S. Army on June 17, 1943. WWII saw the revival…
Coverage of twin launchings at McNeil Island. Vessel in water adjacent to wharf with a one-story building on it. 100 guests from the…

Taking a Swing at It Taking a Swing at It

Mortie Dutra, a pro at the Grays Harbor Country Club, takes a swing for the camera in June of 1925. He was competing in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) open tournament, which began on June 19, 1925. The tournament would run through June 27th and include the open,…
Mortie Dutra, a pro at the Grays Harbor Country Club, takes a swing for the camera in June of 1925. He was competing in the Pacific…

Ms. Downtown Tacoma Ms. Downtown Tacoma

In June of 1978, ten young women representing various downtown businesses vied for the title of Ms. Downtown Tacoma. One contestant would be selected to succeed Catherine Packer, 1977's title holder, who was a University of Puget Sound graduate employed by Jeremy's Restaurant....
In June of 1978, ten young women representing various downtown businesses vied for the title of Ms. Downtown Tacoma. One contestant would…

Playing for Real Playing for Real

Scenes from Tacoma Little Theater's production of Robert Sherwood's "Petrified Forest." The play opened June 5, 1939 and was the final offering of the 1939 theatrical season. The play starred Jane Richter, Herman Huseby and Merle Bennett. The realistic set was designed by...
Scenes from Tacoma Little Theater's production of Robert Sherwood's "Petrified Forest." The play opened June 5, 1939 and was the final...

Hollywood Glamour in Lakewood Hollywood Glamour in Lakewood

John Russell, one of the stars of the TV series "The Lawman;" Tippi Hedren, memorable in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and Arthur O'Connell, who was in the TV series "The Second Hundred Years" dined in Lakewood at the Terrace Restaurant, 6114 Motor Ave. S.W., on May 16, 1968....
John Russell, one of the stars of the TV series "The Lawman;" Tippi Hedren, memorable in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and Arthur...

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LibraryReads Top 10 June 2018 LibraryReads Top 10 June 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,…

Heart transplants: sad, weird,… Heart transplants: sad, weird,…

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In a heart transplant, surgeons replace a patient’s diseased heart with a healthier, donor heart. These histories, memoirs and novels from…
In a heart transplant, surgeons replace a patient’s diseased heart with a healthier, donor heart. These histories, memoirs and novels from…

Make A Confection Connection Make A Confection Connection

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June is National Candy Month (https://www.candyusa.com/nationalcandymonth/). Check out this sweet list of of candy related cookbooks,…
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This is the list of America's 100 most-loved books, as selected by The Great American Read on PBS. Books are listed A-Z by Title. Only…
This is the list of America's 100 most-loved books, as selected by The Great American Read on PBS. Books are listed A-Z by Title. …
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