Hidden Treasure: Song Index

Our little known, almost secret, Song Index is located in the back of Reference. Started over forty years ago by retired librarian Jenny Hartley, it is still kept accessible for the convenience of staff and patrons. This amazing and unique collection of sheet music is only available through browsing now. But those in the know…
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My Little Pony Party

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television show has a loyal following, and on Saturday, June 25, 2016, over 70 costumed kids, teens, and adults gathered to celebrate their favorite fandom at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library. Together they sang songs about Equestria, danced among bubbles and balloons, ate cake, and enjoyed…
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Atomic Comicon 2016 – The Best Free Comicon in Tacoma!

There’s something for everyone at this epic convention.  It takes over two floors of Tacoma Public Library’s huge Main Branch and features activities for every age. Adults, teens, kids, everyone will find something up their alley. What’s happening at the 2016 Convention? Panels Workshops Hand on activities Crafts Storytime Lego Build and display zone Costumed…
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Beachy Beach Reads

Tacoma Public Library is looking forward to the sun coming back! Sunny weather means warm, relaxing days and beach visits. We are all looking forward to a relaxing vacation. That means we get to READ a book. The One & Only One More Thing Attachments The Vacationers Beautiful Ruins…
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Hiking with Creaky Knees!

Tacomans love the great outdoors! But even with Mt. Rainier in our backyard, some of us are not made for mountain climbing. Do not be deterred! Check out these books intended for anyone more interested in a stroll than a climb. Creaky Knees Guide The Creaky Knees Guide, Washington Best Hikes With Dogs Get your Kids…
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A Drawing and Sketching Gathering: Contour and Gesture Drawing and Painting

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Postponed until May 24, 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Olympic Room, Main Branch Join us for a workshop/open studio on contour and gesture drawing and painting. Participants will learn that the process of drawing and painting is often more important that the final result. Contour drawing will help you to…
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