Crafting at Kobetich

It’s been a busy time here at the Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library. What fun we’ve had with our Monster Buffet Craft in October, the Stained Glass with Tissue Paper Craft in November, and the Holiday Wreath Craft in December. If you weren’t able to attend these craft events, do not worry. Kobetich Branch…
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Middle School Students Compete for Glory in the Battle of the Books

Tacoma Public School (TPS) Students will bring their A game to this year’s Battle of the Books, hosted at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library. The Battle of the Books is a friendly competition that encourages students to read and have fun while competing with their classmates. Middle school teams, consisting of three to…
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Tales to Tails

Read to Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog.  Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and a furry friend that will not judge them if they make a mistake or stumble over a word, but rather lie next to them and enjoy the story being read. Join us at…
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A Lover’s Oath, 1926

In January of 1926, an unidentified uniformed usherette stood at attention next to the ornate ticket booth within the exterior foyer of the Pantages Theater, located at 901 Broadway. The silent film "A Lover's Oath" starring Ramon Navarro and Kathleen Key opened at the Pantages on January 16, 1926 and ran for the traditional one…
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Snow Storm, 1950

The snow storm that hit Tacoma on January 13, 1950 turned downtown into a winter wonderland. In this photograph, taken the evening of January 14th, a man wearing an overcoat, hat and boots stops to look in the window of Nancy's Baby Portrait Studio at 736 Pacific Avenue. Tacoma had received almost nine inches of…
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Book Drop Shenanigans!

Stop by the Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library to see what latest shenanigans our book drop is up to. Every other month we will feature a new decoration surrounding our book drop. Currently, we have Bob the Minion and he sure is hungry for all your books, music and movies! What will it be…
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Free AARP Tax Assistance

Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library will be hosting the Free AARP Tax Assistance program every Wednesday beginning February 1, 2017 to April 12, 2017. The program is open to all who would like assistance but is primarily geared toward senior citizens and those of low income. Participants must have a physical copy of their…
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Library Reads Top 10 January 2017

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…
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