New! Storytime S.T.E.A.M. Backpacks

Add some S.T.E.A.M. to your storytimes at home! S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.   TPL Children’s Librarians have designed these backpacks as a fun way to provide tools that focus on exploring and playing with different mathematical ideas. Each kit features books, toys, and a paper with suggested activities.  We have three themes available for checkout: Music & Rhythm…
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Vice Not, Want Not?

Police Sergeant Sherman Lyons and Officer Clarence Rolfson watch as a city jail trustee splinters a pinball machine with a sled hammer. The two big automatic payout marble boards and several small slot machines were seized by police here over the last few months. On January 6, 1939 operators of all known or suspected speakeasies…
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LibraryReads January 2022

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top picks for the month, as voted on by Librarians across the country. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered straight to your inbox. Check out the LibraryReads’ picks for January…
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