Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Newbery winner and honor books. 2018 Medal Winner Hello, Universe 2018 Honor Books Crown Long Way Down Piecing Me Together…
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Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults from the previous year, that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Alex Award winners. 2018 Winners All Systems Red The Clockwork Dynasty Down Among the Sticks and Bones Electric Arches A Hope More Powerful…
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For Personal Protection

In February of 1949, any woman in Tacoma who felt threatened could protect herself by setting off her hand-held personal alarm. Mrs. Donna Younger and Henry Sandahl, both employees of Fraser's, 912 Broadway, demonstrated the new alarm that would scare the daylights out of law-abiding citizens let alone one who was on the prowl. The…
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Some Things Never Change

1949, frost damage was common over many miles of Tacoma streets surfaced with oil mat. Some sections were impassable and barricaded. A survey of winter damage had been ordered by Public Works Commissioner Jack Roberts preliminary to a request for an emergency appropriation to restore streets. An unidentified man is holding a piece of the…
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Roominate

Open ended, snap together building system makes many things, from houses to helicopters! Uses electricity and motors to teach use of circuits that create moving parts and lights. Expand, accessorize, and populate a world of your own! Encourages problem solving, confidence and creativity. Ages 4 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 6  - 12) Required: Registration…
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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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