Playaway Mysteries

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It’s no mystery that Playaways are a great way to stay up to date with your reading list. They’re smaller than most media players and only require a battery and some headphones! Here are some intriguing mystery titles to get you started!

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Wintery Washington

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Explore these adventurous books from Tacoma Public Library for all your outdoor winter exploration! Tour Washington’s expansive wineries or breweries, road trip the Pacific coast, or experience the winter wonderland of the Cascade Mountains with help from these great titles. The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Pacific Northwest Snowshoe Routes Back Roads of […]

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Lego Mindstorms

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Build, program, and create an EV3 vehicle/robot using touch, color and infrared sensors and special programming that will bring the robot to life! Ages 6 – 14 with accompanying adult Registration Required Lego Mindstorms provided free by Washington State Library Please click on the following link for locations, dates and times.

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

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"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." - Oscar Wilde February 12 - 18, 2017, is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Did you know that being kind to others can lower your stress levels and your blood pressure? Being kind can also increase your energy level and your life span. […]

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Monstrous Affections

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Add a little bite to your book list with help from Tacoma Public Library. From vampires to shapeshifters, it will take more than a full moon or garlic to tear your eyes away from these hot paranormal romance titles.

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Library Reads Top 10 January 2017

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 delivered straight to your inbox. Check out the Library Reads picks […]

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National Human Rights Month

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History is riddled with accounts of people being abused and marginalized based on the color of their skin, their nationality, their religion or some other criteria. In December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly put forth 30 articles that cover universal rights to education, freedom, health and more. These articles have served to help the […]

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Give the gift of handmade jewelry this holiday season!

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What’s nice about making gifts for friends and family? The scope and complexity of the project is up to you Making gifts tend to be less expensive than store bought Each gift can be tailored to the specific individual’s personality and preferences Handmade gifts show you care enough to put time, thought and effort into […]

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