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Testing & Education Reference Center:… Testing & Education Reference Center: Featured eResource of the month

Find college and scholarship information or study guides and practice exams from the database Testing & Education Reference Center from Tacoma Public Library. Using Testing & Education Reference Center you can: Search for college and technical school information Discover…
Find college and scholarship information or study guides and practice exams from the database Testing & Education Reference Center from…

Tacoma Reads Film Series Tacoma Reads Film Series

Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around after each screening for a discussion of the film. Princess Angeline Wednesday, Sept. 4th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Main Branch   Warrior Women…
Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around…

Tacoma Reads 2019: Ticket registration… A Conversation with Tommy Orange is sold out - add your name to the waitlist!

Ticket registration is now full for A Conversation with Tommy Orange Hosted by Mayor Woodards on Friday, Sept. 20; waitlist available!
Ticket registration is now FULL for Tacoma Reads: A Conversation with Tommy Orange Hosted by Mayor Woodards on Friday, Sept. 20; however, the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office has a waitlist and will contact patrons as tickets become available. Call the Box Office at 253.591.5894!

NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and… NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and…

Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges include: Building your own rover Testing Mars for erosion Flying a drone Testing …
Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges…

Summer Reading

Dot and Dash Robots Dot and Dash Robots

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In pairs, kids will conquer progressively harder challenges, which may include navigating a maze, playing the xylophone, and launching…
In pairs, kids will conquer progressively harder challenges, which may include navigating a maze, playing the xylophone, and launching ping pong balls at a target. Registration required.

2019 Summer Reading List for Grades 3-5 2019 Summer Reading List for Grades 3-5

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Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for grades 3-5. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the books on this list come highly recommended by kids from all over the country.
Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for grades 3-5. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to…

2019 Summer Reading List for Grades K-2 2019 Summer Reading List for Grades K-2

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Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for Grades K-2. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the books on this list come highly recommended by kids from all over the country.
Check out Tacoma Public Library's summer reading suggestions for Grades K-2. Compiled by the Association for Library Service to…

Local History

Summer Camp Time! Summer Camp Time!

On August 14, 1941, this unidentified youngster smiled at the camera as he waited by the Tacoma totem pole at 10th & A Street to board an automobile that would whisk him off to camp as the guest of the Kiwanis Club. Sixty underprivileged boys stayed at the YMCA's Camp…
On August 14, 1941, this unidentified youngster smiled at the camera as he waited by the Tacoma totem pole at 10th & A Street to board…

The One That Didn't Get Away The One That Didn't Get Away

King Salmon, Mr. Van, The Vandes Company Sport Shop.This unidentified fisherman is delighted to show the very large salmon he caught and the fishing pole and line he used. He posed in front of the Vandes Co. store at 115 So. 10th St. on August 9, 1947. See more featured images…
King Salmon, Mr. Van, The Vandes Company Sport Shop.This unidentified fisherman is delighted to show the very large salmon he caught and…

At the end of Bike Meet At the end of Bike Meet

The end of the First Annual "Bike Meet" and Parade held August 5, 1938 at the Stadium Bowl. At dusk, tired competitors lift their bikes over barriers at the Stadium Bowl and head for home. See more featured images and posts
The end of the First Annual "Bike Meet" and Parade held August 5, 1938 at the Stadium Bowl. At dusk, tired competitors lift their…

St Albans Girls' Camp St Albans Girls' Camp

In this photograph from August of 1948, five Girl Scouts relax in one of the three shelters at St. Albans Girls' Camp by Lake Devereaux. The land for the camp was donated to the Girl Scouts by Mrs. W.W. Seymour in memory of her husband, an early mayor of Tacoma. The…
In this photograph from August of 1948, five Girl Scouts relax in one of the three shelters at St. Albans Girls' Camp by Lake…

Cinderella Coach Cinderella Coach

Here is the "Cinderella Coach" as it looked on July 28, 1920 when it rolled with its load of costumed kiddies through the streets of Tacoma's business district to a storytelling festival in Wright Park. The children were dressed in Fairytale costumes, including a…
Here is the "Cinderella Coach" as it looked on July 28, 1920 when it rolled with its load of costumed kiddies through the streets of...

We Recommend

50 Years After Woodstock 50 Years After Woodstock

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A look at Woodstock 50 years later. Explore the phenomenon with these books, CDs, and movies from Tacoma Public Library.
A look at Woodstock 50 years later. Explore the phenomenon with these books, CDs, and movies from Tacoma Public Library.

LibraryReads August 2019 LibraryReads August 2019

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. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered...
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...

Tacoma Reads Recommends Tacoma Reads Recommends

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Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native American experiences and cultures.
Continue the conversation started by Tacoma Reads 2019. Discover these titles at Tacoma Public Library that explore various Native…

Time is an Illusion Time is an Illusion

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Time travel is the ultimate "Do-Over" or do we risk "Paradox" and destroying our here and now? Can time travel create parallel time streams? Tacoma Library can't time travel but we have a genetic time capsule waiting to be opened in the year 3000. We don't...
Time travel is the ultimate "Do-Over" or do we risk "Paradox" and destroying our here and now? Can time travel create…

Northwest Legends Northwest Legends

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The Northwest has creepy mountain spirits, hairy Sasquatches and sneaky coyotes but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tacoma Library has a lot more covered in these nine titles of Pacific Northwest legend and lore. There are even some ghosts to send a chill down your spine.
The Northwest has creepy mountain spirits, hairy Sasquatches and sneaky coyotes but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Tacoma Library has…
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