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Poetry in the Park Workshop Poetry in the Park Workshop

Mar 23rd | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Nature Center at Snake Lake
Join Tahoma Audubon Society, Pierce County Library System and Tacoma Public Library at the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake. Together we…
Join Tahoma Audubon Society, Pierce County Library System and Tacoma Public Library at the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake. Together we will host a workshop where we will explore and create a variety of different types of nature poetry. After we create our poems we will…

Kanopy: Featured eResource of the Month Kanopy: Featured eResource of the Month

Do you want to stream videos anywhere any time? Kanopy is a free on-demand film streaming service brought to you by Tacoma Public Library. This eResource features: Over 30,000 independent films, popular films, and documentaries Kids content Parental controls Viewing history…
Do you want to stream videos anywhere any time? Kanopy is a free on-demand film streaming service brought to you by Tacoma Public Library.…

New Bookdrops! New Bookdrops!

New bookdrops are active at all library locations. These "smart" drops will check-in your books automatically upon deposit. No more waiting for items to be removed from your account on days when the library is closed. This improvement is just one of the ways we hope to serve...
New bookdrops are active at all library locations. These "smart" drops will check-in your books automatically upon deposit. No more...

AARP Tax Help AARP Tax Help

AARP will provide free tax assistance to seniors and low income individuals and families on Wednesdays, February 6th through April 10th, from 12 noon to 3 PM at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library. Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis, and capacity…
AARP will provide free tax assistance to seniors and low income individuals and families on Wednesdays, February 6th through April 10th,…

Local History

Skookum Slope Skookum Slope

In March of 1942, the Skookum Slope coalmine, which had been closed since 1883, was re-opened by the Wilkeson Coal & Coke Co. The U.S. Defense Plant Corp. had signed an agreement with the Wilkeson Products Company to develop a mine near Wilkeson to produce coal for the…
In March of 1942, the Skookum Slope coalmine, which had been closed since 1883, was re-opened by the Wilkeson Coal & Coke Co. The U.S.…

Helium Hog Helium Hog

This photograph from March 1938 shows the crew members of the 3rd Balloon Company at Fort Lewis struggling with ropes to position a helium filled blimp in its specially constructed hanger. Considered the latest in observation balloons, it was equipped with a manned, motorized…
This photograph from March 1938 shows the crew members of the 3rd Balloon Company at Fort Lewis struggling with ropes to position a helium…

Our Daily Soup Our Daily Soup

Nicki Adams serves the Rev. Kenneth Anderson of St. Mary's Episcopal Church a bowl of soup to accompany his bread. This March, 1976 photograph accompanied an article on the Lenten season in the News Tribune's March 10th edition. Recipes highlighted in the article were split...
Nicki Adams serves the Rev. Kenneth Anderson of St. Mary's Episcopal Church a bowl of soup to accompany his bread. This March, 1976…

In Case of an Emergency In Case of an Emergency

Seventh-day Adventist Disaster Emergency Unit. In this photograph from March of 1953, nurse Roberta Sharley gently wraps the arm of her young "patient" Joyce Shubert, as she lies on a cot located at the Tacoma Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy, designated as a civil defense...
Seventh-day Adventist Disaster Emergency Unit. In this photograph from March of 1953, nurse Roberta Sharley gently wraps the arm of her…

A Shoe Fit for Broadway A Shoe Fit for Broadway

New York Jets quarterback Joe Willie Namath, along with a man believed to be San Diego Chargers quarterback John Hadl, shops at the Stanley Shoe store in mid-February, 1969, soon after leading the New York Jets to victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Joe Namath…
New York Jets quarterback Joe Willie Namath, along with a man believed to be San Diego Chargers quarterback John Hadl, shops at the…

Kids & Families

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…

Русская сказка Russian Story Time Русская сказка Russian Story Time

Join Natalia Lialina to hear stories, play games and listen to nursery rhymes in Russian! Have fun while Natalia shares her knowledge and…
Join Natalia Lialina to hear stories, play games and listen to nursery rhymes in Russian! Have fun while Natalia shares her knowledge and…

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.

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.

We Recommend

LibraryReads March 2019 LibraryReads March 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…

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!

Oscar Rule! Oscar Rule!

Tacoma Library is excited that the Oscars are back again! We know you are all choosing your own nominees and winners with hope in your…
Tacoma Library is excited that the Oscars are back again! We know you are all choosing your own nominees and winners with hope in your…

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!

Suspense & Love Suspense & Love

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Tacoma Library is listing these titles that point out some important facts! Firemen, police, prosecutors, psychologists; any of these can…
Tacoma Library is listing these titles that point out some important facts! Firemen, police, prosecutors, psychologists; any of these can…
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