The Many Lives of Amanda Quick

Under seven different pseudonyms, Jayne Ann Krentz has written more than 120 romance novels. Many have been bestsellers. Today, she uses only three names: Jayne Ann Krentz when writing contemporary romantic-suspense; Amanda Quick for historical romance-suspense; and Jayne Castle when penning paranormal romance-suspense. When the author appears at Tacoma’s Main Branch at 7 PM on…
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Earth Day at the Library

Friday, April 22, 2016 is Earth Day! In April of 1970, a group of students from Stadium High School prepared to plant trees on Pacific Ave in celebration of the first Earth Day. Tacoma Public Library has some great resources that would help our local students and citizens celebrate Earth Day with style! • Digital…
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LibraryReads Top 10 April 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…
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Post Electric World Part 1

In the post-electric world of Station Eleven everyone struggles. They struggle to remember the past, survive the present and hope for the future. But it is hard to hold on to anything based on just a memory. For Kirsten and others, everyday items are mementos of the past. If “Station Eleven” was your world what would your memento of the past be…
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Post Electric World Part 2

There was a list of items most missed from the old world that will never be seen in the new post-electric world in Station Eleven.  Many of the missed items are based on the technology of electricity and fossil fuel. Two things that are impossible with what is left in the current world.  The following…
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LibraryReads Top 10 March 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 Reads…
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Tacoma on the Silver Screen

Let these films really take you home as you watch the plot unfold throughout Tacoma and nearby locations. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 1992 Starring:  Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, and Matt McCoy Genre: Drama/Thriller Claire seeks careful vengeance after the loss of her child and suicide of her husband.  The movie was primarily…
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Why are we so obsessed with the end of the world?

This trend didn’t just happen after September 11th. Doomsday prophecies stretch back to the beginnings of recorded history. The Assyrians got the ball rolling with a prediction recorded on a tablet around the 28th century BCE. With Christianity came the Book of Revelations. In fact, the word ‘apocalypse’ is the Greek word for revelation. Because…
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