Blues Music

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Blues music originated in the deep south of the United States around the end of the 19th century. Explore the expansive evolution of this enriching genre with these albums and books  available at Tacoma Public Library. For more information on how you can explore and develop your musical talents stop by the Media Lab at […]

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The Poetry of Nature

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The theme of nature is second to love when it comes to poetry. The beauty of America’s dramatic landscapes, wild forests, and thundering rivers and waterfalls has been a source of artistic wonder and expression for centuries. Let the inspiring power of nature wash over you with these enlightening, nature themed books of poetry available […]

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April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day

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April 27th is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find a poem you like and keep it in your pocket to share throughout the day. Keep it short or go with something longer with a few stanzas; anything is fair game to share. Here are a few to get started: Fog The fog comes on […]

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Poetry, How Do I Love Thee?

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Count the ways with help from Tacoma Public Library! Our shelves offer enough irony, metaphors, synecdoches, similes, metonymies, litotes, and personifications to sate the most voracious poetry lovers. Explore our poetry collection today.

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Looking for Betty MacDonald by Paula Becker

Join local author Paula Becker as she reads from her new memoir, Looking for Betty MacDonald.  Betty MacDonald burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, The Egg and I, and […]

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Celebrate National Library Week

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Communities and patrons around the country are celebrating their libraries the week of April 9-15, 2017. Every day, libraries transform their communities by providing materials, services and programming to support their local populations.  Stop by Tacoma Library and see what new things we have to offer you plus check out a few books about libraries […]

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Guinea Pigs in the Library

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In an unorthodox move, Tacoma Public Library plans to replace staff with guinea pigs in early 2018. Guinea pigs, a species of the rodent family, live in small groups in the wild and are known to be team players. Because grass is their main source of food, it is believed that most library books will […]

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Rock Your Zen

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At "Rock Your Zen" you will be applying structured patterns with colored paints and ink to rocks. This is Zendoodling; meditation through art. You will find this is a wonderful method of finding inner calm, expressing outer creativity and adding significant beauty to the world. This program is appropriate for those over the age of […]

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Country Music

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Country music originated in the southern United States in the 1920’s.  It takes its roots from the southeast U. S., specifically Appalachian folk music and blues music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Embrace the music industry’s most successful genre with these albums and books available from Tacoma Public Library. For […]

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Book Lovers Read On

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…the man who never reads lives only one.” George R. R. Martin Explore new reading interests with recommendations from these insightful books available at Tacoma Public Library. For even more inspiration, feast your eyes on these beautiful photographs of book lovers around the world!

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