Printable Event Calendars and Flyers for Adults, Teens, Kids and Families

Looking for something to do?  Did you know that Tacoma Public Library provides a dazzling array of free events for you to attend?  Choose from live music, storytimes, poetry workshops, art gallery openings, anime club, crafts, book clubs, coding, robotics, and much more! Wow!  There are so many events that viewing them through our online…
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HelpDesk is Here!

Need Help? Book a HelpDesk Appointment! Starting in February 2018, you can book a casual, one-on-one appointment with Wheelock staff to receive computer or research help, or just to get book recommendations. It's your topic at your convenience. Just fill out a paper appointment request, and someone will contact you within 48 hours to schedule…
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Be My Valentine

Six young girls, daughters of Elk Lodge members, dropped in at Farley's Florists, 2702 Sixth Ave., to enjoy a preview of the decorations for the annual Fathers and Daughters' party, scheduled for February 11, 1949. The theme for the anticipated event was Valentine's Day. The girls are, L-R, Charlotte Duncan, Deanne Duncan, Gretchen Roberts, Kathryn…
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Racing Ronnie

At the tender age of 18-months, Ronald "Ronnie" Ferch was already roller skating across the hardwood floors in his parent's home. The toddler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin L. Ferch of 3907 No. 24th, probably qualified as Tacoma's youngest skater. In December, Ronnie had been visited by his older cousins who brought their special…
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Library Reads Top 10 February 2018

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 for February 2018: The…
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Kidney Care

Dolores Knight, supervisor of the intensive care unit at St. Joseph Hospital and Dr. John A. Kennedy, chairman of the board of trustees for the Pierce County Chapter of the Northwest Kidney Fund, stand next to a small peritoneal dialysis to publicize the 1972 Kidney Fund drive. The 1972 Kidney Fund drive would run from…
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