Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to the Grand Canyon

Explore our sacred spaces this summer when we welcome international recording artist and cultural storyteller Gary Stroutsos. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon's designation as a national park, Gary shares highlights of the film Ongtupqa, showcasing Hopi music and unique cultural perspectives of the Hopi people. Ongtupqa is the Hopi name…
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National Garden Week

National Garden Week is a celebration of gardens and its environments. This “Week” is to hopefully spark community involvement. So take a look at some of the opportunities available to you at Tacoma Library, the City of Tacoma and Pierce County to celebrate your garden in style. Get Your Hands Dirty  - Enjoy these great…
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Armed Forces Day

May 20, 1950 was the first Armed Forces Day celebrated. It was a day in tribute to the men and women who served and Tacoma got into the swing of things with a PARADE! Take a look at these 2 pictures from the Northwest Room’s Image Archive they were from the first parade held. …
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LibraryReads May 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 May 2019: The Bride Test…
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Poetry in the Park

The 3rd annual Poetry in the Park event will be Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:30 am – 3:30 pm at Tacoma Nature Center. We invite participants to read a favorite nature themed poem. Following the reading, the group will enjoy the poetry trail at the park…
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