Friday Movies at Main

Friday Movies at Main continue into 2018! Every Friday at 1 p.m. the Main branch presents a popular film in the Olympic Room. First Fridays are reserved for classics but then it’s anything goes for the rest of the month. The upcoming movie schedule can be found here on the library calendar…
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Holiday Party and Movie

For the fourth year Tacoma Public Library has reached out to members of the community most in need at the holidays. The Main branch held a small holiday party Friday, December 22nd prior to the showing of Elf at 1 p.m. Cookies, hot cocoa and snacks were provided for all to enjoy. Cold weather clothing…
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Cold Day for a Swim

Famed long-distance swimmer, Bert Thomas, a 275-pound ex-Marine frogman who conquered the Strait of Juan de Fuca, checks the January, 1956, temperature of Puget Sound. Dick Beckman and Betty Jane McGuigan hold a thermometer sign registering 45 degrees. On the night of January 26th, Thomas attempted the first long-distance, cold water, midwinter endurance swim in…
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Basketball for a Cause

Four-year-old Suzy Jo, a student at the Hilltop Day Care Training Center for Mentally Retarded Children, has her eyes fixed on the bouncing ball while three adults kneel behind her in the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse on January 15, 1969. Mel Jackson, associate director of the Hilltop Multi-Service Center, jubilantly holds aloft two fundraising…
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AARP Tax Help

The AARP will provide free tax assistance to seniors and low income individuals and families on Wednesdays, beginning February 7th through April 11th, noon to 3 PM at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library. Assistance is provided on a first come first served basis and capacity does fill quickly. Make sure you bring a…
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