Activism Now

Tacoma Library wants to help you impact your community. Whether you want to put in a street light or run for office it all starts from a grassroots interest. So YAY Tacoma with any of these eight titles sure to inform and inspire your ambitions. A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance It's your World…
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Rosetta Stone: Featured eResource of the Month

Interested in learning a new language for travel or everyday use?  Rosetta Stone provides an immersive learning tool, in over 25 languages, to help you get started! This eResource features: NEW! Access to Levels 1 – 5! More than 25 different languages including French, Italian and German Interactive language learning Real-world context based learning To…
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LibraryReads January 2019

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 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 LibraryReads’ picks for January 2019: Once Upon A…
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Extreme Reader Challenge

Tacoma Public Library is hosting a yearlong reading challenge for Extreme Readers. Read 50 books in 50 weeks or less from a list of 55 categories and earn the coveted title of Extreme Reader. To participate, you must have a current Tacoma Public Library card and be at least 13 years old at the time…
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New Year Change

Tacoma Library wishes you a Happy New Year! This time of year is about change. It is the beginning of new things, of breaking old habits and choosing new paths. The change can be anything: quitting smoking, smiling at strangers, taking a vacation. But whatever your change reading any of these titles is sure to…
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National Bird Day

Everyone loves birds and the Tacoma Public Library has lots of titles for bird lovers. There are even several special days that celebrate birds all around the world.  These start off with National Bird Day on January 5th. On the second weekend of May the United Nations established World Migratory Bird Day. There is also…
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Genealogy Online

Learn how to research your family on the library's genealogy databases: Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest. Free handouts will be provided to help you get started in organizing what you already know about your family, and what you hope to discover. Saturday, January 5 Mottet Branch 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM* Wednesday, January 23rd Fern Hill Branch…
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LibraryReads 2018 Favorite of Favorites

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as voted on by Librarians across the country.  At the end of the year, Librarians vote for their Favorites of Favorites. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered straight to…
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Making Wild Masks

In celebration of the Maurice Sendak art exhibit, kids at the Moore and Kobetich Branches of Tacoma Public Library made “Wild Thing” masks on October 17th and 19th.   If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Maurice Sendak art exhibit at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery , you still have time! The original…
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