T(w)eens Write at the Saturday Writers Studio

Tacoma Public Library, in partnership with Write253, Ocean Fest, and the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office are thrilled to host FREE writing workshops for tweens and teens this February and March (2018). Historical Fiction Drop in Workshops Explore Tacoma history through fiction writing. Work with professional writers to prepare and submit a story to…
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Worm Farm

The proprietors of Western Worms were believed to be the only women operators of a worm farm in the 1940s. Lee Mason (left) and Harriet Kennedy are shown working in their outdoor worm farm located at 505 East 93rd Street on February 28, 1947. Roy the dog is an interested spectator. The worms, estimated at…
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Giving Tree Recap

Thanks to everyone who donated an item to the Giving Tree for veterans in partnership with the Proctor District Association during the month of November. All items went to the American Lake Veteran's Hospital in Lakewood to help local veterans. Including contributions from Proctor businesses we were able to collect in total: 31 gift cards…
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And The Winners Are…

Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscars, Tacoma Public Library’s favorite award show of the year is the American Library Association’s (ALA) Youth Media Awards!  Every year ALA honors the best books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults with notable awards such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and many more…
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Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are awarded annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library’s Coretta Scott King award winners. 2018 Author Award Winner Piecing Me Together 2018 Illustrator…
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Printz Award

The Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Printz winner and honor books. 2018 Medal Winner We Are Okay 2018 Honor Books The Hate U Give Long Way Down Strange the Dreamer Vincent and Theo…
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Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Caldecott winner and honor books! 2018 Caldecott Winner Wolf in the Snow 2018 Caldecott Honor Books Big Cat, Little Cat Crown A Different Pond Grand Canyon…
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