Cooking for Mom

Bust out your spatulas and chef hats and whip up a Mother’s Day smorgasbord with help from these mouth watering cookbooks available from Tacoma Public Library. The Wellness Mama Cookbook Complete Children's Cookbook The 8x8 Cookbook The Kitchn Cookbook Celebrate! National Geographic Kids Cookbook Add A Pinch Cookbook The Disney Princess Cookbook…
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Beers for Books

Tacoma Public Library has teamed up with Peaks & Pints in the Proctor district for a fun evening on Thursday, May 25th. From 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Redhook, a local Seattle brewery, will be promoting their craft brews and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Tacoma Public Library. Snap a pic…
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Thank You, Paula Becker!

Tacoma Public Library was honored to host Seattle historian and author, Paula Becker! Paula engaged her audience while reading excerpts from her fascinating book, “Looking for Betty MacDonald”, answering questions, and highlighting exciting details she experienced while researching the captivating life of Betty MacDonald. We look forward to many more visits from Paula Becker in…
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National Hospital Day 1944

Tacoma hospitals observed National Hospital Day on Friday May 12, 1944.This photograph, taken in the surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital shows (from left to right) Mrs. Darlene St. Onge, supervisor of surgery, U.S. Cadet Nurse Patricia Richards, Dr. R. Merrick, U.S. Cadet Nurse Eldoris Miller and Lucille Edwards. Tacoma General and St. Joseph's were both…
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Mother’s Day 1943

In May of 1943, Mrs. Hazel Fuhrman was doing her bit for the war effort by working as a shipfitter's helper. Her 18-year-old son was serving in the U.S. Navy. This photograph was published in the Tacoma Times on May 8, 1943 for the nation's second wartime Mother's Day. See more featured images and posts…
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Library Reads Top Ten May 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.  At the end of the year, Librarians vote for their Favorites of Favorites. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered straight…
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