Russian Storytime

Join Natalia Lialina for Russian stories, songs and finger plays in both Russian and English! Children and care givers will have fun as they experience Russian culture. Russian storytimes will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays at the Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library, and at 10:30 am on Thursdays at the Kobetich Branch…
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Play to Learn is Back

Provided by the Children's Museum of Tacoma, Play to Learn is a FREE program for children and adults to play TOGETHER! Now offered at over 20 community locations throughout Pierce County! Play to Learn will be returning to the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library beginning September 19th. The fall season will run through November 21st…
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EggBot

EggBot is an art robot that draws on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Ping pong balls provided. People may bring and experiment with eggs, light bulbs, and holiday ornaments. Ages 6 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 10 and up) Required: Helping adult and registered child (Register child only) EggBot kits borrowed from Washington State Library…
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Preschool Drive-In

On Saturday, July 6th, the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library was transformed into a drive-in movie theater for preschoolers. Children ages 3-5 brought grownups to help them decorate their very own cars. Once the cars were decorated, the preschool drivers cruised into position to watch a big screen cartoon courtesy of the library’s Kanopy…
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Reptile Man

The Reptile Man and his son perform an educational live reptile presentation with 8 - 12 reptiles.  All venomous species have been devenomized and pose no serious risk of injury. General floor seating.  CHAIRS reserved for people with SPECIAL NEEDS. This event has limited space. Visit our event calendar to see when the Reptile Man…
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Ozobots – Program Miniature Robots Using Color!

Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! By using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands. Ozobots Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields Encourage sequential thinking and logical reasoning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity Ages 5…
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Sasquatch Award

Awarded annually to the best book written for children in grades 4-6, as voted on by students in Washington State. Check out the previous Sasquatch winners and nominees available at Tacoma Public Library.  Many titles are also available in eBook and eAudiobook format through our eBook catalog. 2019 Winner A Night Divided 2020 Nominees Tumble & Blue…
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Summer Events for Babies

The Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library features programs and fun for all ages, even babies! Caregivers are invited to bring their babies and young toddlers to our special Baby Sign Language and Baby Massage classes this summer. Baby Sign Language Join Alison Ness from My Smart Hands Tacoma for an introduction to baby…
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Roominate

Open ended, snap together building system makes many things, from houses to helicopters! Uses electricity and motors to teach use of circuits that create moving parts and lights. Expand, accessorize, and populate a world of your own! Encourages problem solving, confidence and creativity. Ages 4 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 6  - 12) Required: Registration…
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