National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors were from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.  In 1988, this week long celebration was expanded to cover the 30-days from September 15 to October 15. Within these 30-days there are eight significant dates of importance for Hispanic…
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Moonshine Raid

H. L. Phillips and Willliam Farrar of the city dry squad are shown emerging from the tunnel dug under the home at 7813 A St. on September 6, 1924. The residence was raided that Saturday afternoon and after two hours of searching, elaborate moonshine stills were discovered and confiscated. Barrels, bottles and other distillation apparatus…
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EggBot

EggBot are art robots which draw on spherical or egg shaped objects. You may bring your own round objects but ping pong balls will be provided. Come have some round art fun at your library with the EggBot.  Sign-up necessary as space is limited. Fern Hill – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (6:00 pm – 8:00…
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Are you Smarter than…an NBA Basketball Player…or a Rapper?

As early as Greek mathematician Pythagoras, Greek philosopher Aristotle, Greek mathematician Eratosthenes and explorer Ferdinand Magellan mankind has discussed and come to a scientific truth that the earth is round.  But, as recently, as January 2016 and February 2017; two celebrities - a rapper and an NBA player - have taken to the internet and…
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Book Club

Please join us on September 13th, 2017, at the Swasey Branch to discuss this month’s book club selection: The Underground Railroad (Fiction, 2016), by Colson Whitehead. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, this novel chronicles the daring survival story of a cotton plantation slave in Georgia, who, after suffering at the hands of…
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Library Reads Top Ten September 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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