Margaret Flora spent her summer of 1964 working as a lookout for the Department of Natural Resources' Clearwater station located on the western slope of the Olympic Mountains. The lookout station did not have running water so all water had to be hauled up from a creek using a sturdy milk can. This made washing…
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryAugust 18, 2022
TNT Snapshot Contest - 1971Fourth Place Winner - Carolyn K Caine, Puyallup, WA. See more featured images and posts…
Check out a pass to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden with your TPL card!
By TacomaLibraryAugust 16, 2022
Tacoma Public Library patrons may now borrow a pass for free admission (two adults; kids 12 and under are free) to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Fede
Hop To It!
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryAugust 15, 2022
Sang Hyon Nairn leaps over six men in a martial arts demonstration during a celebration between Tacoma and South Korean sister-city Gunsan City in August of 1981. See more featured images and posts…
Ages 12 and under: Have your recipe featured in our Tacoma Reads Cookbook!
By jmittanAugust 10, 2022
Tacoma Reads 2022 will focus on the themes of hope, resilience, and community. Inspired by the featured children's title, Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora, TPL will be publishing a Community Cookbook, featuring the favorite recipes of kids in our community! Who Can Submit A Recipe? Any child age 12 and under is encouraged to submit their favorite…
Tacoma Reads: Community Stew
By jmittanAugust 10, 2022
In keeping with the themes of hope, resilience, and community that are prominent in this year's kid's Tacoma Reads title, Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora, TPL invites kids to share something they are grateful for, something they are hopeful for, or tips on how to be a good neighbor! Visit any branch between September 13 and November 5…
Northwest Room Intern Spotlight: An Interview with Lauren Moseman
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryAugust 9, 2022
Lauren Moseman (she/her) is a rising senior at the University of Puget Sound. She is a double major in History and Environmental Policy & Decision Making with a minor in English. At school, she works for the History and Religion Departments and is a trip leader for the Puget Sound Outdoors Program. In her free…
Director’s Blog: August 2022
By TacomaLibraryAugust 5, 2022
August brings both endings and beginnings at TPL: Our Summer Reading Challenge ends Saturday, Aug. 13! Make sure to complete your reading logs either on Beans
Sun, Fun and Strike!
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryAugust 4, 2022
Sally Zimmerman and Mary Ann Calkins sunning themselves as they sit in for their striking ironworker husbands in the picket line in August 1974. See more featured images and posts…
TPL hosts School Supply Drive for Tacoma Rescue Mission
By mbusAugust 3, 2022
Please join us for this year's school supply drive to provide much needed support to local students! All Tacoma Public Library locations will be collecting do
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