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Free Software Certification Testing Free Software Certification Testing

Join us April 27th, 2019 to earn a credential in one of many industry recognized certifications from Microsoft, Adobe and Intuit (QuickBooks). Certifications demonstrate one's technical proficiency to an employer or prospective college. Tacoma Public Library is partnering with...
Join us April 27th, 2019 to earn a credential in one of many industry recognized certifications from Microsoft, Adobe and Intuit…

Creativebug: featured eResource of the… Creativebug: featured eResource of the month

Find your next crafting project with the database Creativebug from your Tacoma Public Library. Using Creativebug you can: Download and print a variety of craft patterns Watch unlimited arts & crafts videos Discover new content released weekly Develop a watchlist of all your…
Find your next crafting project with the database Creativebug from your Tacoma Public Library. Using Creativebug you can: Download and…

Local History

Prize Bunnies Prize Bunnies

McCarver second grader Debbie White (left), Central first grader Wendy Wright and McCarver sixth grader Floyd Franklin were photographed in 1968 holding the three bunnies that were given as special prizes at the Easter egg party that was held in Wright Park on the Friday before…
McCarver second grader Debbie White (left), Central first grader Wendy Wright and McCarver sixth grader Floyd Franklin were photographed…

Daffodils Afloat! Daffodils Afloat!

Golden sunbeams burst onto Puget Sound in April of 1954 as the annual Marine Parade concluded Daffodil Festival activities. Crowds crowded Tacoma's shoreline to see the colorful marine floats. This particular entry had a distinctly tropical theme, with palm trees, flowers and...
Golden sunbeams burst onto Puget Sound in April of 1954 as the annual Marine Parade concluded Daffodil Festival activities. Crowds crowded…

The Canteen Comes to You! The Canteen Comes to You!

Members of the USO and the Salvation Army are shown stocking the interior of Washington's first mobile canteen. The canteen, one of 10 donated by Henry Ford to the USO, arrived in Tacoma on April 8, 1942 and was immediately put into use. It would be operated jointly by the USO...
Members of the USO and the Salvation Army are shown stocking the interior of Washington's first mobile canteen. The canteen, one of 10…

Ah, the Glory of Daffodils! Ah, the Glory of Daffodils!

1972 Daffodil Parade. Close-up of prize-winning St. Regis Paper Co. float. A bouquet of giant daffodils is the focus of the float, seemingly much larger than the attendants waving to the throngs waiting on Pacific Avenue. St. Regis was a perennial winner in the Grand Floral…
1972 Daffodil Parade. Close-up of prize-winning St. Regis Paper Co. float. A bouquet of giant daffodils is the focus of the float,…

National Want Ad Week National Want Ad Week

In April of 1936, Johnnie Lawson went to the want ads counter of the Tacoma Times newspaper to place a classified ad. Miss Thelma Wallace helped him fill out the paperwork so that he could sell his sidewalk automobile using the newspaper's classified columns. Recognizing that...
In April of 1936, Johnnie Lawson went to the want ads counter of the Tacoma Times newspaper to place a classified ad. Miss Thelma Wallace…

Kids & Families

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.

Women's History Month Women's History Month

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March is Women’s History Month. Tacoma Public Library recommends these nonfiction books about young girls and women who have made a…
March is Women’s History Month. Tacoma Public Library recommends these nonfiction books about young girls and women who have made a…

Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma! Ready, Set, Read-Tacoma!

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Ready, Set, Read—Tacoma! (RSR-T) is a free program through Communities in Schools and Tacoma Public Schools that provides access to 70+…
Ready, Set, Read—Tacoma! (RSR-T) is a free program through Communities in Schools and Tacoma Public Schools that provides access to 70+…

Whistle While You Work Whistle While You Work

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Disney soundtracks at Tacoma Public Library.
Disney soundtracks at 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…

We Recommend

John Steinbeck Great American Author John Steinbeck Great American Author

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John Steinbeck was the American author who in 1962 won the ultimate in authorship the Nobel Laureate in Literature. His writing is so well…
John Steinbeck was the American author who in 1962 won the ultimate in authorship the Nobel Laureate in Literature. His writing is so well…

LibraryReads April 2019 LibraryReads April 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…
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…

20 Years In The Matrix 20 Years In The Matrix

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Wake up, Neo . . . The Matrix is still here at Tacoma Public Library.2019 marks 20 years since The Matrix was uploaded to our collective…
Wake up, Neo . . . The Matrix is still here at Tacoma Public Library.2019 marks 20 years since The Matrix was uploaded to our collective…

A graphic novel, as part of the Extreme… A graphic novel, as part of the Extreme…

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Whether you are participating in the Tacoma Library Extreme Reader Challenge or not, enjoy a graphic novel!
Whether you are participating in the Tacoma Library Extreme Reader Challenge or not, enjoy a graphic novel!

A book made into a movie or TV show, as… A book made into a movie or TV show, as…

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Whether you are participating in the Tacoma Library Extreme Reader Challenge or not, enjoy a book made into a movie or TV show!
Whether you are participating in the Tacoma Library Extreme Reader Challenge or not, enjoy a book made into a movie or TV show!
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