Family Tie-Dye

On Saturday, July 22nd the sun was shining, the weather was beautiful and the front lawn of the Wheelock Branch was filled with people.  Families brought their own t-shirts, socks, tank tops and bandanas to create bright, vibrant and colorful creations using the time-honored art of tie-dye.  A multitude of spirals and starbursts could be…
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Family Putt-Putt

On Wednesday, June 28th and July 19th families tested their putt-putt skills on a 15 hole indoor course at the Wheelock Branch.  There were holes that starred Wonder Woman, Cat in the Hat, the Frozen characters plus some ridiculously large spiders.  Additionally, there were holes that had mazes, bridges, volcanoes and loop de loops obstacles.…
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Edible Architecture

On Thursday, June 29th children and their adults descended upon the Wheelock Branch to test their building skills by creating cars, bridges, towers, and buildings out of tasty treats.   Every child was provided with an identical plate of goodies and had 45 minutes to create their architectural masterpiece.   Once 45 minutes were up, it was…
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Summer Book Sale

Starting Saturday, August 5th and continuing all day, every day through Saturday, August 12th at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library, come browse a selection of donated and former library materials -- books, CDs, DVDs and other media. You’ll probably want to bring a book bag or two. At these prices, it's easy to…
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Visit Tacoma Public Library at Proctor Arts Fest Saturday, August 5

Be sure to stop by Tacoma Public Library’s booth at Proctor Arts Fest on Saturday, August 5. You can color your own book bag, get crafty, and learn more about Tacoma Public Library from our Friends of the Library. Proctor Arts Fest is a community-focused, family-friendly street fair event that’s been happening for over 18…
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Tales to Tails

On Friday, January 27th, Sam, the library’s attentive certified therapy dog, listened to six children read him stories.  He heard books about the infamous Fly Guy, a dog that just did not want to go to sleep and one precocious 10-year old read a book about the history of the feminist movement. Every child who…
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