Everything you need to know about current Tacoma Public Library services.
Storycorps in Tacoma
Tacoma Public Library and Storycorps invite you to share your story! Follow this link to learn more and reserve a spot today Facilitators…
2020 Summer Reading Club
This summer, TPL invites participants of all ages to Imagine Your Story! Download a reading log in English or Español to get started!
TPL Stands Against Racism and White Supremacy
Tacoma Public Library is opposed to white supremacy in all of its forms and is committed to fostering an organization that is actively…
Dear Tacoma: Collecting Our Community’s Stories
Add your story to an archive of Tacoma’s struggles, hopes, and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic by submitting a letter or audio…
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Aug 6, All dayOnline event
Teen Dungeons and DragonsAug 6th | 2:00pm - 4:00pm Online event
Join us to play the classic adventure game Dungeons and Dragons, led by our skilled Dungeon Master Sam Tait! Registration required.
Friday Family StorytimesAug 7th | 1:00pm - 1:30pm Online event
Missing storytime? Join our youth services librarians LIVE every Friday on TPL's Facebook page at 1:00 p.m. for a virtual storytime.
Fairy/Princess WandsAug 7th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm Online event
Join Miss Elizabeth and Miss Jamie for a fun Fairy/Princess wand party! Registration required.
Louder Than A Bomb 2020Aug 7th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm Online event
Write253 and Tacoma Public Library present LTAB 2020 Virtual Poetry Festival! This online, indy slam is open to poets ages 12 - 19 in the…
Crafting Fun - Making Fairy HousesAug 8th | 5:30pm - 6:00pm Online event
Available on Tacoma Public Library's YouTube.
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First Annual Bicycle Race Meet and Parade
First Annual Bicycle Race Meet and Parade held August 5, 1938 at the Stadium Bowl. "Major Hoople" on "Leaping Lena" shaking hands with a…
They Don't Grow 'em Like They Used To!
On July 30, 1946, Fred R. Davis, left, and Percy J. Maras stand in front of a downed old growth Douglas fir tree. The cross section of the…
City of Tacoma
Harold Bromley's plane "City of Tacoma" after its crash. The year was 1929 and America was aviation crazy. In 1927, Lindbergh had flown…
Little Girl, Big Fish
Both the fish she caught, and the bicycle she won were a little too big for Geraldine Stiltner of 3121 N 8th St. Geraldine was the big…
The Tacoma Buddhist Church at 1717 Fawcett Ave held an O-bon Festival on Sunday, July 19, 1959. Dressed in kimonos with obis around their…
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LibraryReads August 2020
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
Understanding American Anti-Black Violence and Racism
Tacoma Library is opposed to white supremacy in all of its forms and committed to fostering an organization that is actively anti-racist.
Anti-Racism Books for Kids and Families
Tacoma Library recommends these eBooks and eAudiobooks for having conversations with kids about racism, identity, and Black Lives Matter.
LGBTQA+ Books for Kids and Families
Tacoma Library is celebrating Pride in the months of June and July. Join the celebration with these ebooks and eaudiobooks for kids.
LGBTQA+ Books for Teens
Tacoma Library is celebrating Pride in the months of June and July. Join the celebration with these ebooks and eaudiobooks for teens.
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