Summer Book Sale

Come browse a selection of donated and former library materials -- books, CDs, DVDs and other media. You'll probably want to bring a bag. At these prices, it's easy to find lots of bargains! Saturday, August 6, 2016 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) Tuesday, August 9, 2016 (12:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Wednesday, August 10, 2016…
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LibraryReads Top 10 August 2016

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 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 delivered straight to your inbox. Check out the Library Reads picks for…
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Selika Pettiford, 1948

Noted organist Selika Pettiford, wearing a floor-length lace gown, posed at the piano and electric organ she played at the Olympus Hotel in August 1948. Behind her are two mirrors positioned so the audience could watch her hands as she performed. The Olympus Hotel was located at 815 Pacific Avenue. http://goo.gl/KdYgbh…
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On the Gallery Walls – Urban Sketchers Exhibit and Reception

Opening Reception – Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 1PM to 4 PM Exhibit – August 2, 2016 – September 6, 2016 The Urban Sketching movement is taking the world by storm.  What exactly IS urban sketching? Find out and help celebrate Urban Sketchers – Tacoma’s third anniversary by visiting this amazing exhibit showcasing the work…
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