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Sep 20th | 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tacoma Public Library is hosting conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand…
Tacoma Public Library is hosting conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand people's aspirations for our community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community.…

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice… Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition…

TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, will be on display from September 25 through December 1, 2018 at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth…
TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In…

September is National Library Card… September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

A library card is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child. This year The Incredibles are joining Tacoma Public Library, the American Library Association (ALA) and other libraries nationwide to encourage the public to obtain a free library card as Honorary Chairs…
A library card is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child. This year The Incredibles are joining Tacoma Public Library, the…

Legal Forms: Featured eResource of the… Legal Forms: Featured eResource of the Month

Do you have a need for legal forms but don’t know how to find what you need or even know where to start? Tacoma Library’s Legal Forms database can help! Thousands of forms are available to you with just the click of a button. This collection covers hundreds of legal subjects…
Do you have a need for legal forms but don’t know how to find what you need or even know where to start? Tacoma Library’s Legal Forms…

Tales to Tails Tales to Tails

Read to Spencer, the library's attentive certified therapy dog. Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend that is uncritical of mistakes or word stumbling. Each child chooses the book and amount of reading and petting....
Read to Spencer, the library's attentive certified therapy dog. Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental...

Local History

One Eggxcellent Egg! One Eggxcellent Egg!

A group of young ladies "pop" out of a large "egg" as they await entry into the Western Washington Fair on September 18, 1930. The similarly dressed women are representing the Washington Co-op Egg & Poultry Association. The "egg" being hauled by a heavy duty truck, is a symbol...
A group of young ladies "pop" out of a large "egg" as they await entry into the Western Washington Fair on September 18, 1930. The...

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Log... Roll, Roll, Roll Your Log...

Man rolling log during exhibition at Grandstand at the 1928 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images and posts
Man rolling log during exhibition at Grandstand at the 1928 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images…

Fair Babies Fair Babies

Two women sitting on bale of hay holding piglets at the 1967 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images and posts
Two women sitting on bale of hay holding piglets at the 1967 Western Washington Fair (now Washington State Fair) See more featured images…

Fair Buddies Fair Buddies

A man and his goose at the 1977 Puyallup (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts
A man and his goose at the 1977 Puyallup (now Washington State) Fair. See more featured images and posts

Doin' the Puyallup - Rain or Shine Doin' the Puyallup - Rain or Shine

1987 Puyallup Fair (now The Washington State Fair) pig mascot in rain slickers. See more featured images and posts
1987 Puyallup Fair (now The Washington State Fair) pig mascot in rain slickers. See more featured images and posts

Kids & Families

All Are Welcome Here! All Are Welcome Here!

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The Tacoma Public Library recommends these pictures books as a way to celebrate National Welcoming Week (September 15 through 24). This is a time to remind our community members that we welcome people from all backgrounds.
The Tacoma Public Library recommends these pictures books as a way to celebrate National Welcoming Week (September 15 through 24). This is…

Back to School Back to School

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Get ready for the new school year with this list of back to school picture books. These are great reads for kids who are full of…
Get ready for the new school year with this list of back to school picture books. These are great reads for kids who are full of…

Happy Grandparent's Day ! Happy Grandparent's Day !

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Grandparent’s Day is September 9th. In celebration of the special bond often shared between children and their grandparents, stop by any…
Grandparent’s Day is September 9th. In celebration of the special bond often shared between children and their grandparents, stop by any…

Whistle While You Work Whistle While You Work

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Disney soundtracks at Tacoma Public Library.
Disney soundtracks at Tacoma Public Library.

Libraries Rock: Picture Books With… Libraries Rock: Picture Books With Rockin' Songs

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Not only are books with songs fun to read, but rhythm, rhymes and singing help young children develop language skills. Listening to and singing along with songs helps children to learn the sounds, flow and cadence of spoken language. Check out these great picture books that…
Not only are books with songs fun to read, but rhythm, rhymes and singing help young children develop language skills. Listening to and…

We Recommend

Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians

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they explore similar themes of love, family, culture and more.
they explore similar themes of love, family, culture and more.

LibraryReads Top 10 September 2018 LibraryReads Top 10 September 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…
Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month,…

The Paleo diet The Paleo diet

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Want to change your diet but not sure how? Is Paleo the right fit for you? Learn more about this eating style with titles from Tacoma…
Want to change your diet but not sure how? Is Paleo the right fit for you? Learn more about this eating style with titles from Tacoma…

90's Nostalgia 90's Nostalgia

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The best alternative rock albums of the 1990's at Tacoma Public Library.
The best alternative rock albums of the 1990's at Tacoma Public Library.

Seafood For All Seafood For All

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Tacoma Library is part of the South Sound community that appreciates the delicious and savory opportunities of SEAFOOD on the table and in…
Tacoma Library is part of the South Sound community that appreciates the delicious and savory opportunities of SEAFOOD on the table and in…
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