Downtown Walking Club

Join us downtown this summer for themed walks created by Tacoma’s Downtown on the Go team. We’ll meet each Saturday at 11 am at our starting point and go for a 45-50 minute walk. The weekly walks will be led by a Tacoma Library staff member. Visit the library’s online calendar for details about each weekly walk, or view…
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Summer Food Drive

Tacoma Public Library is partnering with the St. Leo Food Connection to help feed hungry families in Pierce County this summer. By donating a gift of non-perishable food, you are joining your friends, neighbors, and family who want everyone in our community to have nutritious food. Collection boxes are available at all branches. Things they…
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Teachables: featured eResource of the month

Attention: Parents and Educators! Scholastic Teachables is an online database of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials for students Pre-K to 8th grade. The Scholastic teacher-authors create and vet ready-to-use resources to save you countless hours of searching for reliable content. What does Teachables offer?                                                                     Over 28,000 resources for all subjects Printable worksheets, flashcards…
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LibraryReads June 2019

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 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. Evvie Drake Starts Over Ayesha at Last Call Your Daughter Home…
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Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to the Grand Canyon

Explore our sacred spaces this summer when we welcome international recording artist and cultural storyteller Gary Stroutsos. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon's designation as a national park, Gary shares highlights of the film Ongtupqa, showcasing Hopi music and unique cultural perspectives of the Hopi people. Ongtupqa is the Hopi name…
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National Garden Week

National Garden Week is a celebration of gardens and its environments. This “Week” is to hopefully spark community involvement. So take a look at some of the opportunities available to you at Tacoma Library, the City of Tacoma and Pierce County to celebrate your garden in style. Get Your Hands Dirty  - Enjoy these great…
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Armed Forces Day

May 20, 1950 was the first Armed Forces Day celebrated. It was a day in tribute to the men and women who served and Tacoma got into the swing of things with a PARADE! Take a look at these 2 pictures from the Northwest Room’s Image Archive they were from the first parade held. …
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