Summer Reading Challenge
Sign up for Tacoma Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge 2022! This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities!”
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Sign up today for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge!
Discover local history by exploring Northwest ORCA database
Attention, local history fans! Tacoma Public Library is thrilled to share its new archival discovery platform, Northwest Online Records and…
Wear your love for TPL on your sleeve—shop the TPL ...
Show your love for Tacoma Public Library and support your favorite library programs by shopping the new TPL store! With PNW staples such…
New Masking Guidelines
In alignment with state and local mask guidelines, Tacoma Public Library will update its indoor mask requirement on Saturday, March…
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Program Kit: Pool FishJun 28th, All day Mottet Branch
Pick up a Program Kit starting May 24 at Eastside Community Center, Moore, Mottet & South Tacoma libraries while supplies last.
Oceanfest Photography Exhibit and Story TrailJun 28th, All day All Branches
This exhibit featuring remarkable pieces from Tacoma's own OceanFest will be on display at all branches from June 1 through August 13.
Paper Crafts with #TacomaMathJun 28th | 11:00am - 12:00pm Fern Hill Branch
Unlock the mysteries of the hexaflexagon, see the beauty of math with origami, and more! Join #TacomaMath for some fascinating fun!
Seal SkeletonJun 28th | 12:00pm - 8:00pm Moore Branch
Come visit our traveling display of a real seal skeleton made up of approximately 250 individual bones!
Paint NightJun 28th | 5:00pm - 6:30pm Fern Hill Branch
Join KBTC Kids for stories and fun! KBTC Kids educators will read a story and guide children through painting their own masterpieces.
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New Physical Materials
Capt. Meredith T. Waterman, medical corps administrative officer, 41st Division, was particular about his potato salad. Lieut. Col. Karl E.…
Break a Leg, Ladies!
June 23, 1987, Marie Schroeder leads The Rockeretts, a troop of senior citizen lady dancers who perform at various fundraisers and…
Tacoma Public Library's ''Book Notes'' Radio Show is online
A blog post highlighting an audio archival project digitizing and making available Tacoma Public Library's "Book Notes" radio show episodes.
This unidentified family of three camped under the shade of tall trees at Manitou Park in South Tacoma in mid-June of 1921. Visitors to the…
And Now We're Putting Them Back!
Work began on June 6, 1939 to remove the streetcar tracks on Pacific Avenue between South 7th and South 17th Streets in downtown Tacoma.…
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LGBTQA+ Pride Month
Celebrate Pride at Tacoma Public Library with curated events, booklists, and more!
LGBTQIA+ Chapter Books For Kids
Join TPL in celebrating Pride in the months of June and July by checking out these middle grade chapter books and nonfiction for kids.
LGBTQIA+/Pride Month: Movies
Looking for movies to watch this LGBTQIA+/Pride Month? Check out these great choices!
LGBTQIA+/Pride Month: Non-fiction
Looking for something to read this LGBTQIA+/Pride Month? Check out these great choices!
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LibraryReads June 2022
Nothing says "must read" quite like a Librarian's stamp of approval! Every month, LibraryReads.org releases picks voted on by Librarians.
10 Laugh Out Loud Movies
Celebrate April Fool's Day (or any other day) with this list of comedies that are sure to get you giggling.
Binge the Shows, Binge the Books!
Check out this list to get your hands on the books that inspired your favorite tv shows.
Romance Movies for Valentine's Day
Love is in the air! Whether you are celebrating alone or with a special someone, this list of classic romantic films will have you feeling..
"Is It Just Me Or . . . ?"
A person is experiencing something that no one else can see. They have no evidence. The people they're trying to convince think they're ...
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