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Consumer Reports: Featured eResource of… Consumer Reports: Featured eResource of the Month

Getting ready to shop and want to make the best purchase? Consumer Reports provides everything a savvy consumer needs to prepare for prime shopping season! This fabulous resource provides: information and advice on consumer products ratings and reviews recommendations buying…
Getting ready to shop and want to make the best purchase? Consumer Reports provides everything a savvy consumer needs to prepare for prime…

It's Electric! It's Electric!

We’ve all heard that electric cars are the future. Separate the truth from the hype at these informational sessions by City of Tacoma and Tacoma Power Utilities and find out: How efficient are they? What tax incentives are available? How far can you drive between charges? Are…
We’ve all heard that electric cars are the future. Separate the truth from the hype at these informational sessions by City of Tacoma and…

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice… Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition…

TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, will be on display from September 25 through December 1, 2018 at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth…
TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In…

Lego Club Lego Club

Games and activities featuring everyone's favorite construction toy! If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to anyone interested, there is no need to sign up. This will give children the opportunity to get creative and build anything…
Wheelock Branch 3:00pm – 4:30pm Tuesday, October 23 Tuesday, November 6 Tuesday, November 20  Games and activities featuring everyone's...

Local History

To Your Health! To Your Health!

In November of 1939, Paul Roberts and Augusta C. Semmern offered Tacomans something other than turkey from the Thomsen's Health Foods booth at the second annual Show of Progress sponsored by the Tacoma Lions Club. A hungry shopper could buy a large, freshly prepared glass of...
In November of 1939, Paul Roberts and Augusta C. Semmern offered Tacomans something other than turkey from the Thomsen's Health Foods…

All Aboard! All Aboard!

Popular KTNT-TV children's show host Brakeman Bill, Bill McLain (right), is pictured on the set of the daily "Brakeman Bill Show" with Phillip C. McCaffery, car inspector with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on November 9, 1955. Mr. The Brakeman Bill Show...
Popular KTNT-TV children's show host Brakeman Bill, Bill McLain (right), is pictured on the set of the daily "Brakeman Bill Show" with...

Familiar Echoes Familiar Echoes

On the 16th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, November 11, 1934, Harry Hanson, Great War veteran, sat on a lonely park bench beneath barren trees staring into space. Mr. Hanson was one of thousands of veterans still fighting; only this time it was the Battle of the…
On the 16th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, November 11, 1934, Harry Hanson, Great War veteran, sat on a lonely park bench…

Election Excitement Election Excitement

On November 12th, 1940, Auditor S. Clifford Davis, right, and Deputy Auditor Arthur W. Schlegel examined the railroad car seal and padlock on the last of three ballot boxes filled with absentee ballots. These ballots were particularly important because the election of…
On November 12th, 1940, Auditor S. Clifford Davis, right, and Deputy Auditor Arthur W. Schlegel examined the railroad car seal and padlock…

Tacoma Exposition Hall Tacoma Exposition Hall

In November of 1947, the Tacoma Exposition Hall at East 26th and Bay Street was being used as a factory warehouse by Weisfield & Goldberg for their Weisfield Warehouse Furniture store. Originally planned as the Pacific Ice Arena, the building was started in 1931 but not…
In November of 1947, the Tacoma Exposition Hall at East 26th and Bay Street was being used as a factory warehouse by Weisfield & Goldberg...

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.

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…

Back to School Back to School

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Get ready for the new school year with this list of back to school picture books. These are great reads for kids who are full of…
Get ready for the new school year with this list of back to school picture books. These are great reads for kids who are full of…

Happy Grandparent's Day ! Happy Grandparent's Day !

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Grandparent’s Day is September 9th. In celebration of the special bond often shared between children and their grandparents, stop by any…
Grandparent’s Day is September 9th. In celebration of the special bond often shared between children and their grandparents, stop by any…

We Recommend

Where to go? The newest Guidebooks! Where to go? The newest Guidebooks!

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Tacoma Library has Frommers, Lonely Planet, Moon, Eyewitness Travel and many others. All these titles are doorways to your next family…
Tacoma Library has Frommers, Lonely Planet, Moon, Eyewitness Travel and many others. All these titles are doorways to your next family…

LibraryReads November 2018 LibraryReads November 2018

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

Cozy Up to Casseroles Cozy Up to Casseroles

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Fall is here and you might have felt a chill in the air already. Casserole dishes from these cookbooks at Tacoma Public Library might be…
Fall is here and you might have felt a chill in the air already. Casserole dishes from these cookbooks at Tacoma Public Library might be…

Celebrate National Radiologic… Celebrate National Radiologic…

Tacoma Public Library is proud to be taking part in National Radiologic Technology Week, an annual event that recognizes the vital work of…
Tacoma Public Library is proud to be taking part in National Radiologic Technology Week, an annual event that recognizes the vital work of…

Weather and the Pacific Northwest Weather and the Pacific Northwest

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Weather is the living sculpture of the world. Tacoma Library has a rich collection of titles to show you how it does its work in the…
Weather is the living sculpture of the world. Tacoma Library has a rich collection of titles to show you how it does its work in the…
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