Look Up!

What could be better than sun soaked summer days? How about cool summer nights surrounding you in a blanket of stars? The comet Swift-Tuttle graced Earthlings with its annual passing, showering the sky with cosmic fireworks of the Perseid meteor shower. Keep an eye on future celestial displays and celebrate the grandeur of the night…
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Classic Whodunits

The classic whodunit, popular in the Golden Age of mystery writing (1920-1950), is a mystery where the reader is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime, following clues as they are uncovered. The whodunit is still very popular and many works by…
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LibraryReads Top 10 August 2016

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 for…
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Gotta Catch ’em All!

Hey trainers did you know that Tacoma Public Library branches are PokéStops? The Main Branch and Wheelock Branch have two each! The Fern Hill Branch even has a Gym. Tacoma Public Libraries also have free wifi, so you can save battery life and data charges. While you’re here catching Pokémon why not check out some…
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Aesop and his fabulous fables

Aesop, a slave in Ancient Greece, has been credited with a number of fables which have been passed down through history in cultures around the world. The tales, which include a moral, or teaching point, have survived more than 2,000 years. Tacoma Public Library has several versions of Aesop’s Fables for your enjoyment. Here’s our…
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Library Reads Top 10 July 2016

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month Librarians across the country vote for their favorite newly published books and LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month. 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…
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What’s a Playaway?

Do you have fond memories of using a Walkman in the 80’s? Do you love listening to library audiobooks but find it’s a pain to keep track of all those discs? Do you want to be able to listen to audiobooks while exercising or on the go? Well the library’s Playaway collection is the solution…
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