Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Newbery winner and honor books. 2019 Medal Winner Merci Suárez Changes Gears 2019 Honor Books The Night Diary The Book of Boy…
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Holiday Card Fest

During the holiday season Main Branch celebrated with our patrons. The celebration started with a refreshment table of cakes, cookies, coffee, chocolate and apple juice.  Other tables had fun things like coloring sheets and crafts. Best of all was to sit and write your holiday cards before you left them in the library’s post box…
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Welcoming Week Storytime

Welcoming Week (September 14-23) is a time for communities to build cross-cultural relationships and strengthen their commitment to welcoming immigrants and refugees. Families visited the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to celebrate the many different languages that are spoken in the community. Guest speakers shared picture books in Spanish…
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Summer Reading Club 2018

This year’s summer reading club included fun bingo cards for all ages. The bingo boxes had all sorts of cool challenges to fill-in.  Things like high-fiving a librarian, downloading an eBook, or drawing/creating something from a book you read. Take a look at some of the art left at the Main, Moore and South Tacoma…
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Cubelets: Modular Robots

Through play and experimentation, Cubelets transform from a block set to robots. Click the magnetic blocks together and each arrangement results in a sound, light, or motion. There's no wrong way to build! Ages: 5 – 18 (manufacturer recommended 8 and up) Required: Helping adult and registered child Find the nearest times and locations to…
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Tales to Tails

Read to Spencer, the library's attentive certified therapy dog. Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend that is uncritical of mistakes or word stumbling. Each child chooses the book and amount of reading and petting. Sign up for a private ten-minute slot. Ages 6 to 12 First-come-first-served…
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Witty Science of Sports

Teams will navigate a STEM Obstacle Course that combines physical and academic activities. The fastest team with the most correct answers wins this Witty Olympics. Learning Outcomes: Healthy lifestyle: Result of frequent and intense activity, healthy choices and good nutrition Combat Obesity: Activities that achieve target heart rates, in combination with a healthy diet and…
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League of Incredible Houses

Design and build a geodesic dome house made of various materials. This event introduces the design process, and making blueprints and prototypes. Learning outcomes: Understand how and why engineers design new and better buildings Learn about engineering design and redesign Use comparative vocabulary for length, height, and weight while constructing their houses Ages 5 – 11…
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