Creative Events From Crafts to Coding for Teens and Preteens – Spring 2018

  Teens and preteens we know you love to invent, create, and imagine. Let’s make it happen. Join us to release some creative energy in the library! Explore these events occurring in March and April. Hyperlinked titles lead to further information. Crafts! Crafty  Reader’s Club -  Make fun and fancy crafts at multiple locations. Discuss…
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T(w)eens Write at the Saturday Writers Studio

Tacoma Public Library, in partnership with Write253, Ocean Fest, and the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office are thrilled to host FREE writing workshops for tweens and teens this February and March (2018). Historical Fiction Drop in Workshops Explore Tacoma history through fiction writing. Work with professional writers to prepare and submit a story to…
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Printz Award

The Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Printz winner and honor books. 2018 Medal Winner We Are Okay 2018 Honor Books The Hate U Give Long Way Down Strange the Dreamer Vincent and Theo…
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Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults from the previous year, that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Check out all of Tacoma Public Library's Alex Award winners. 2018 Winners All Systems Red The Clockwork Dynasty Down Among the Sticks and Bones Electric Arches A Hope More Powerful…
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Atomic Comicon 2017

Mark your calendar for the 2017 Atomic Comicon! On Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th our free annual celebration of reading, comics, fandoms, and geek culture blasts into Tacoma for its fifth year! Join us at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library for… Our First Celebrity Guest – Soooo exciting! Kazu Kibuishi, New…
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Audience Thrilled by 90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2017

The 2017 edition of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival was a blast!  The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is a filmmaking contest in which kids and teens make short (often hilarious) films about Newbery Award winning children’s books. The completed films are shown on a big screen at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library after…
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Middle School Students Compete for Glory in the Battle of the Books

Tacoma Public School (TPS) Students will bring their A game to this year’s Battle of the Books, hosted at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library. The Battle of the Books is a friendly competition that encourages students to read and have fun while competing with their classmates. Middle school teams, consisting of three to…
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