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What's New in Taxes for 2018 What's New in Taxes for 2018

Dec 15th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
What's new with filing taxes this year? Find out about the changes at this information session. An IRS certified tax preparer will share...
What's new with filing taxes this year? Find out about the changes at this information session. An IRS certified tax preparer will share what they know about the new tax form, and answer your questions about individual tax filing. Content for this session will not cover…

LibraryReads 2018 Favorite of Favorites LibraryReads 2018 Favorite of Favorites

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.  At the end of the year, Librarians vote for their Favorites of Favorites. Subscribe to Tacoma…
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…

Genealogy Online Genealogy Online

Learn how to research your family on the library's genealogy databases: Ancestry Library Edition, Find My Past and Heritage Quest. Free handouts will be provided to help you get started in organizing what you already know about your family, and what you hope to discover.…
Learn how to research your family on the library's genealogy databases: Ancestry Library Edition, Find My Past and Heritage Quest. Free...

Heritage Quest: Featured eResource of… Heritage Quest: Featured eResource of the Month

Do you want to research your family history?  Do you want to be able to do some of your research at home? Discover Tacoma Public Library’s genealogy database Heritage Quest. Heritage Quest offers a variety of areas to search.  At your fingertips, you can search U.S. Federal…
Do you want to research your family history?  Do you want to be able to do some of your research at home? Discover Tacoma Public Library’s…

Kobetich Book Club Kobetich Book Club

Dec 19th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us in our group discussion of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal…
Join us in our group discussion of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on…

Local History

Dear Santa... Dear Santa...

“Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like..." Mary Dolores Connolly of Bremerton smiles mischievously over her shoulder as she mails her letter to Santa at a street mailbox in December of 1935. The five year old girl was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Connolly, 1744 Fourth...
“Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like..." Mary Dolores Connolly of Bremerton smiles mischievously over her shoulder as she mails her…

Little Help For the Little One Little Help For the Little One

A nurse carefully feeds a bottle of formula to a tiny infant in an incubator in this December 1957 photograph. Mary Bridge Children's Hospital provided excellent newborn and pediatric services using the most up-to-date equipment and supplies. See more featured images and posts
A nurse carefully feeds a bottle of formula to a tiny infant in an incubator in this December 1957 photograph. Mary Bridge Children's…

Safety First? Safety First?

For their plant safety campaign, Kaiser Aluminum used this young unidentified bikini clad model to demonstrate the correct way to use a gas hole bar in December of 1955. Besides her swimsuit she wore fireproof covers over her shoes, thick gloves, safety glasses and a hard hat.…
For their plant safety campaign, Kaiser Aluminum used this young unidentified bikini clad model to demonstrate the correct way to use a…

Ladies Who Read Ladies Who Read

Eileen Jennings and Mrs. Eugene Leddy peruse the new Fine Arts department of the Tacoma Public Library in the winter of 1952. Shelves are loaded with a large selection of books. The Fine Arts department was a new addition to the library with Miss Carol Gander, formerly head of…
Eileen Jennings and Mrs. Eugene Leddy peruse the new Fine Arts department of the Tacoma Public Library in the winter of 1952. Shelves are…

Disaster on Commencement Bay Disaster on Commencement Bay

At 11:10 in the evening of November 28, 1894, a landslide collapsed the Northern Pacific Railway's Dock, carrying the company's warehouse, freight office, pump house, and the home of H.H. Alger into the waters of Commencement Bay. Two lives were lost in the disaster. In the...
At 11:10 in the evening of November 28, 1894, a landslide collapsed the Northern Pacific Railway's Dock, carrying the company's…

Kids & Families

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

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Celebrate the 90th birthday of everyone's favorite mouse with these books featuring Mickey Mouse and all things Disney at Tacoma Public…
Celebrate the 90th birthday of everyone's favorite mouse with these books featuring Mickey Mouse and all things Disney at Tacoma Public...

Whistle While You Work Whistle While You Work

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

Mickey Mouse in Movies Mickey Mouse in Movies

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Celebrate Mickey's 90th birthday with a Disney classic from Tacoma Public Library.
Celebrate Mickey's 90th birthday with a Disney classic from Tacoma Public Library.

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. 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. This is a time to remind our…

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

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…

Boozy Bonanza Boozy Bonanza

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Learn to make and bake your own cocktails with these sinfully delicious books at Tacoma Public Library.
Learn to make and bake your own cocktails with these sinfully delicious books at Tacoma Public Library.

Weather and the Pacific Northwest Weather and the Pacific Northwest

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Weather is the living sculpture of the world. Tacoma Library has a rich collection of titles to show you how it does its work in the…
Weather is the living sculpture of the world. Tacoma Library has a rich collection of titles to show you how it does its work in the…

What Price Survival: Teen Girls Caught… What Price Survival: Teen Girls Caught…

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The Holocaust smashes the lives of these teen girls. Will it also destroy their spirit? Find these stories of determination and survival…
The Holocaust smashes the lives of these teen girls. Will it also destroy their spirit? Find these stories of determination and survival…

Travel the World But Be Home For Lunch! Travel the World But Be Home For Lunch!

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Travel is wonderful and exciting, but not always possible for many of us. So for those of us who prefer our excitement in comfort and…
Travel is wonderful and exciting, but not always possible for many of us. So for those of us who prefer our excitement in comfort and…
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