Director’s Blog: November 2023

The fall season continues at the library as we make our way through the month of November.

Our Tacoma Reads season culminated earlier this month with a visit from author David Ambroz to University of Washington Tacoma's William W. Philip Hall, where he spoke with Mayor Victoria Woodards about his memoir, A Place Called Home

We were fortunate to have University of Washington Tacoma Library host this conversation at the beautiful William W. Philip Hall, and our sponsors at Verizon provide support for this event. 

Also in attendance were our bookseller partners King's Books and Parable, plus community partners from Amara and the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, providing information about becoming a foster parent in Washington State. Media support was provided by KNKX, and we also were bolstered by many local partners who helped to engage our community in conversations around the topic of Home: housing insecurity in our community. 

Tacoma Reads is just one way we work with community partners to engage with our community through reading and in-person programs. I hope you'll check out more of our upcoming events this month, especially as we uplift Indigenous voices this November for Native American History Month

As always, thank you for supporting your libraries.

Kate Larsen, Director