It Takes A Community

Kids laughed. Lots. Cheered. Hugged their favorite literary characters. Oohed and aahed over real life princesses (the Daffodil variety). Happily made one-of-a-kind buttons. Ran from zoo exhibit to exhibit petting stingrays, grooming goats, and getting up close with bugs! It was another wonderful Summer Reading Celebration at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium for Tacoma’s…
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Essential Business and Economic Websites for Local Business

Here is a handy list of web sites for small businesses in this region, you might have to wade through thousands of possibilities to find.  This is a good way to find demographic information, data, or contacts.  Apartment occupancy rates for the southern Puget Sound area?  The unemployment rate for Pierce County?  Who to contact…
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Summer Reading Wrap up

Summer has come to an end and with it comes the conclusion of Tacoma Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s summer reading challenge.  We had over 3,780 children, teens and adults sign up this year and they read for a cumulative of 1,314,135 minutes. Wow! The library had…
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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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