Find My Past

Find access to an ever-expanding collection of over 2 billion historical records with Find My Past, Tacoma Public Library’s newest genealogy eResource! With especially strong in coverage in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, Find My Past also includes thousands of records from Canada and the United States. You’ll find parish and census records, vital records…
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Pathway Card in Action!

What do students, Tacoma Public Library, and Bob Cats have in common? The Pathway Program! On March 29th, 2016 The Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library welcomed the Boze Elementary Bob Cats as they eagerly signed up for their new Pathway Cards.  The Pathway Program is a partnership between Tacoma Public Library and the Tacoma…
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May Day, 1935

The culmination of May Day festivities at Annie Wright School in 1935 was the winding of the May Pole. In this photograph, the school's younger pupils dance around the pole to the approving gaze of other students, friends and relatives. Originally known as Field Day, the May Day celebration included music, dance, sports and the…
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Movies at Wheelock: Jurassic Come Home: The Good Dinosaur (PG)

Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur starts at the end. Well, not the end, exactly, because the end doesn’t happen. The movie opens with the comet that brought about the demise of the real dinosaurs, this time narrowly missing the earth. This opens an alternate history where dinos and humans could co-exist (no, not The Flintstones)…
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The Amazing Preservation Race

Want to learn more about Tacoma’s unique cultural and historic resources in a fun and active way? Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room is partnering with the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office for the Second Annual Amazing Preservation Race, in which teams race around downtown Tacoma in pursuit of family-friendly challenges and grand prizes. The Amazing Preservation Race…
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