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Building Your Family Tree with Ancestry.… Building Your Family Tree with Ancestry.com

Dec 20th | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a one hour session that will introduce you to the most important tool all genealogists have in their resource kit: Ancestry.com…
Join us for a one hour session that will introduce you to the most important tool all genealogists have in their resource kit: Ancestry.com. Free handouts will be provided to help you get started in organizing what you already know about your family, and what you hope to discov…

Local Holiday Events in Tacoma Local Holiday Events in Tacoma

There are so many fun things to do in Tacoma this holiday season; it’s a good thing you don’t have to pick just one! Here are our top picks for local winter activities: Friday, November 10, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018 Indigo Frozen Fountain Ice Skating Rink The Grand Plaza at…
There are so many fun things to do in Tacoma this holiday season; it’s a good thing you don’t have to pick just one! Here are our top picks…

National Human Rights Month National Human Rights Month

History is riddled with accounts of people being abused and marginalized based on the color of their skin, their nationality, their religio…
History is riddled with accounts of people being abused and marginalized based on the color of their skin, their nationality, their religio…

Hoopla Holidays Hoopla Holidays

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These festive, holiday albums are available for immediate streaming or download through Hoopla with your Tacoma Public Library card.
These festive, holiday albums are available for immediate streaming or download through Hoopla with your Tacoma Public Library card.

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 mo…
Fun, fast and easy way for a child and adult to build electronics and confidence together! http://www.snapcircuits.net Learn how electricit…

Local History

The Kitchen of Your Dreams The Kitchen of Your Dreams

Color photograph of a section of kitchen emphasizing the fine cabinetry and screened wine rack. Also included was a built-in double oven and unusual curved pantry. This was an exhibit located at the Village Shopping Center in Lacey in December of 1973. See more featured images a…
Color photograph of a section of kitchen emphasizing the fine cabinetry and screened wine rack. Also included was a built-in double oven an…

Show of Chrome Show of Chrome

December was the month to showcase the upcoming year's new automobile models. Here the 1951 Chevrolets, including the Bel Air, are gleaming under the overhead lights of South Tacoma Motor Company at 5602 South Tacoma Way. Both South Tacoma Motor Co. and Walker Chevrolet would op…
December was the month to showcase the upcoming year's new automobile models. Here the 1951 Chevrolets, including the Bel Air, are gleaming…

Prized Poultry Prized Poultry

On December 3, 1926, a quartet of salesgirls from the Rhodes Brothers department store departed from their usual duties to pose with four of the prize winning chickens from the 29th Annual Tacoma Poultry Show. The girls are, left to right, Isabel Kearns with a Rhode Island Red C…
On December 3, 1926, a quartet of salesgirls from the Rhodes Brothers department store departed from their usual duties to pose with four o…

Horse Show at the Armory Horse Show at the Armory

The members of the Washington National Guard who created this human pyramid were just six of the more than 50 riders who thrilled a capacity crowd on November 29, 1937 at the first horse show of the season, held at the Armory. The show was sponsored by the Headquarters Troop, 24…
The members of the Washington National Guard who created this human pyramid were just six of the more than 50 riders who thrilled a capacit…

The Ark - 1940s Style The Ark - 1940s Style

A rain-soaked crowd of approximately 5,000 awaits the launching of Paul Satko's homemade vessel, the Ark, on Monday, November 6, 1939. Mr. Satko planned to transport his wife and seven children to Alaska on the Ark in the spring once all preparations were complete. It is believe…
A rain-soaked crowd of approximately 5,000 awaits the launching of Paul Satko's homemade vessel, the Ark, on Monday, November 6, 1939. Mr. …

Kids & Families

You'll Tide Yourself Over With These Cla… You'll Tide Yourself Over With These Cla…

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Set your DVD to "roasting" for these good ol' (OK, some newish) holiday chestnuts. They're sure to help you get into the spirit of the seas…
Set your DVD to "roasting" for these good ol' (OK, some newish) holiday chestnuts. They're sure to help you get into the spirit of the seas…

TPS Middle School Battle of the Books 20… TPS Middle School Battle of the Books 20…

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Check out and read the following 10 books from Tacoma Public Library then represent your school by competing in Tacoma Public School's Batt…
Check out and read the following 10 books from Tacoma Public Library then represent your school by competing in Tacoma Public School's Batt…

Books set in Washington Books set in Washington

128 years ago, the State of Washington became the 42nd state to join Union. Check out the Washington State Historical Society website for m…
128 years ago, the State of Washington became the 42nd state to join Union. Check out the Washington State Historical Society website for m…

TrueFLix: Not Your Ordinary eBooks for K… TrueFLix: Not Your Ordinary eBooks for K…

Learning just became more fun with TrueFlix! TrueFlix makes history come alive for students in grades 3-5, by pairing non-fiction eBooks...
Learning just became more fun with TrueFlix! TrueFlix makes history come alive for students in grades 3-5, by pairing non-fiction eBooks...

Cooking with kids Cooking with kids

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Food tastes better when you make it yourself! Teach your kids the joy of cooking and tasting with some recipes and tips from these titles a…
Food tastes better when you make it yourself! Teach your kids the joy of cooking and tasting with some recipes and tips from these titles a…

We Recommend

Tacoma Library Staff Picks of 2017 Tacoma Library Staff Picks of 2017

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Tacoma Library's staff share some of their favorite reads during 2017. We hope you love them as much as we did!
Tacoma Library's staff share some of their favorite reads during 2017. We hope you love them as much as we did!

What's That Jack Frost's Nipping? Holida… What's That Jack Frost's Nipping? Holida…

Is the weather outside frightful? Is the fire delightful? Are you entertaining friends, relatives, or, maybe, a certain, special someone wh…
Is the weather outside frightful? Is the fire delightful? Are you entertaining friends, relatives, or, maybe, a certain, special someone wh…

Gluten-free Holiday Cooking Gluten-free Holiday Cooking

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Eating gluten-free foods is proven to be beneficial to people struggling with inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders. This holiday …
Eating gluten-free foods is proven to be beneficial to people struggling with inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders. This holiday …

SLJ's Best Teen Books of 2017 SLJ's Best Teen Books of 2017

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School Library Journal has released their picks for the Best Teen Books of 2017. Find these titles and more at Tacoma Public Library!
School Library Journal has released their picks for the Best Teen Books of 2017. Find these titles and more at Tacoma Public Library!

Death at the Table Holiday Mysteries Death at the Table Holiday Mysteries

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These Thanksgiving themed murder mysteries, available from Tacoma Public Library, will leave you feeling thankful for anything your family …
These Thanksgiving themed murder mysteries, available from Tacoma Public Library, will leave you feeling thankful for anything your family …
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