Lego Club

Wheelock Branch 3:00pm – 4:30pm Tuesday, October 23 Tuesday, November 6 Tuesday, November 20  Games and activities featuring everyone's favorite construction toy! If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to anyone interested, there is no need to sign up. This will give children the opportunity…
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Boost the Stadium

Tacoma High School students parade to "Boost the Stadium." The campaign to raise $100,000 to build a beautiful high school stadium next to the school was successfully launched on October 6, 1908, when 2,000 school children ranging from 7th-8th grade to high schoolers marched in the "Boost for Stadium" parade. The school district cooperated by…
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Young Picassos

This summer the walls and pillars at Wheelock Branch were covered with the amazing artwork of our younger patrons. As part of the Summer Reading Club, kids were invited to "Draw a picture about a book you've read and bring it to the library." From June to August, Wheelock received dozens of book-related drawings. Here…
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Book Club

Join us at Wheelock Branch to discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, November 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and…
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Safety First!

In 1947 Kaiser Aluminum under the name Permanente Metals leased the aluminum plant that was built in Tacoma by the Defense Plant Corporation. The plant had been built to provide aluminum for the war effort. With the end of the war, there was a surplus of aluminum and the plant had been closed. In October…
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Welcoming Week Storytime

Welcoming Week (September 14-23) is a time for communities to build cross-cultural relationships and strengthen their commitment to welcoming immigrants and refugees. Families visited the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to celebrate the many different languages that are spoken in the community. Guest speakers shared picture books in Spanish…
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It’s Electric!

We’ve all heard that electric cars are the future. Separate the truth from the hype at these informational sessions by City of Tacoma and Tacoma Power Utilities and find out: How efficient are they? What tax incentives are available? How far can you drive between charges? Are they really better for the environment…
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