Travel Light with eBooks

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Heading somewhere special this summer? After you’ve packed your sunscreen, don’t forget to bring the other travel necessity – something to read. Did you know you have access to thousands of free eBook and eAudiobook titles with your library card? The Overdrive apps (Classic or their newest app, Libby) make it easy to read or listen to books on […]

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Claude Bourbon, classical and jazz guitar

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Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for his amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world, and we are delighted to […]

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Peaks & Pints Library Benefit

Library staff and patrons filled Peaks & Pints on Thursday, May 25th from 6-9:00 PM for the first ever Friends of Tacoma Public Library benefit. Folks sipped their drinks in front of the large open windows at Peaks & Pints and enjoyed the mild, sunny weather. Redhook Brewery staff were on hand to promote their […]

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Uncork and Relax

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Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is kicking off a new wine festival on Saturday, June 10th called Tacoma Wined Up.  This festival tasting is a celebration of Northwest wineries and will be held at the Tacoma Armory.  Check out their website for details and then, for inspiration, visit Tacoma Library for some fantastic books […]

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Library Reads Top Ten June 2017

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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.  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 […]

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Monthly Gardening Tips

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During the months of April and May, you should be focused on getting those unsightly weeds pulled out before they go to seed. Northwest Weeds by Ronald J. Taylor, is still the best book for weed identification in our area. In addition to weeding, put down 3”- 5” of mulch or compost to stop new weeds […]

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Beers for Books

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Tacoma Public Library has teamed up with Peaks & Pints in the Proctor district for a fun evening on Thursday, May 25th. From 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Redhook, a local Seattle brewery, will be promoting their craft brews and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Tacoma Public Library. Snap a pic […]

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After Rocking Your Zen

There are two more Rock Your Zen programs to go…Where you can have the fun of zendoodling and painting rocks all at one time. As you can see a lot of fun was had by all. If you want to join us at one of the future program keep your eye on Tacoma Public Library’s […]

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Thank You, Paula Becker!

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Tacoma Public Library was honored to host Seattle historian and author, Paula Becker! Paula engaged her audience while reading excerpts from her fascinating book, “Looking for Betty MacDonald”, answering questions, and highlighting exciting details she experienced while researching the captivating life of Betty MacDonald. We look forward to many more visits from Paula Becker in […]

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Fancy Hats, Mint Juleps and Horses; It is Time for the Kentucky Derby

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The Kentucky Derby is the longest continually held sporting event in the United States and one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Twenty horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, on a one and one-quarter mile long dirt racetrack. The winner of this race takes home a prize of $2 million. Over the […]

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