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 2019 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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And The Winners Are…

Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscars, Tacoma Public Library’s favorite award show of the year is the American Library Association’s (ALA) Youth Media Awards!  Every year ALA honors the best books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults with notable awards such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and many more…
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Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are awarded annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library’s Coretta Scott King award winners. 2019 Author Award Winner A Few Red Drops 2019…
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Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Caldecott winner and honor books! 2019 Caldecott Winner Hello Lighthouse 2019 Caldecott Honor Books Alma and How She Got Her Name A Big Mooncake for Little Star The Rough Patch Thank…
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