Take home a free COVID-19 test kit from your library
Through a partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma Public Library now has free self-administered COVID-19 test…
TPL To Go
TPL To Go holds pickup is available at all Tacoma Public Library locations, including the Eastside Microlibrary at Eastside Community Center
Visit a Library
Starting Tuesday, March 16, Fern Hill Library and Swasey Library are open for in-library services for four, 45-minute sessions each day.
TPL now reciprocal with Seattle Public Library
Effective Monday, March 29, Tacoma Public Library card holders can get a library card at The Seattle Public Library through a reciprocal…
Sign Up For The 2021 Extreme Reader Challenge Today!
For the third year in a row, Tacoma Public Library is hosting a yearlong reading challenge for Extreme Readers. Sign up today!
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Apr 17th | 10:00am - 12:00pmAll Branches
Apr 17th | 10:30am - 11:00amOnline Event
Apr 17th, All dayAll Branches
Apr 17th | 11:30am - 1:00pmOnline Event
All You Really Need to Knit is a Pair of SticksApr 17th | 10:00am - 11:00am Online event
Learn to knit with a some help from creativebug and a Program Kit from your library. Please register to pick up a Program Kit.
Move To LearnApr 17th | 10:30am - 11:00am Online event
Families are invited to join Children's Librarian, Jamie M., for a fun movement filled morning. Please register to attend.
Have A Look at Coding (HAL)Apr 17th | 11:30am - 1:00pm Online event
Students will focus on core areas of computer programming in a self-paced, creative environment. Please register to attend.
Storytime with a Princess!Apr 17th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm Online event
Join us for a special online storytime and craft with the Daffodil Princesses. Please register to attend.
Script Your Story with Rainbow Center Part 2Apr 17th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm Online event
In this writing class, participants will explore and theatricalize a story from their own life. Please register to attend.
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New Physical Materials
Daffodils Afloat II
The Suitsus, owned by Harold Thompson of Tacoma, its sails decorated with thousands of daffodils, won an honorable mention in the 1954…
Rubbernecking a Raid
Tacoma Mayor Harry Cain's crack down on gambling resulted in a second successful raid by the State Patrol on April 16, 1943. This time, it…
1940 Daffodil Parade. Twenty six floats participated in the 7th annual Daffodil Parade on March 30, 1940. The sun only peaked occasionally…
Marching for King
Tacomans joined a grieving nation in shock over the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. The Tacoma Ministerial…
Carrots and Candy
The Tacoma Council of Parent-Teacher Associations sponsored an Easter egg hunt for preschool and kindergarten age children at Wright Park…
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Get Money Smart
April is Financial Literacy Month and a perfect time to get your finances in order. Start with this suggested reading list from Edwin V ...
LibraryReads April 2021
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as…
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.
Women in Science and History
In honor of Women's History Month here are the stories of well-known and lesser known women who have made contributions in science, leader..
Black History Month: Black Women in STEM
Children's books with black women in STEM, as recommended by Children's Librarians at Tacoma Public Library.
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