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Atomic Comicon 2017 Atomic Comicon 2017

By TacomaLibrary_Teens
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…
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Atomic Comicon! On Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th our free annual celebration of reading, comics…
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SLA kickoff was a huge success! SLA kickoff was a huge success!

By TacomaLibrary_Swasey
On Saturday, June 3rd, the Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library hosted the Summer Learning Adventure kickoff! Over 20+ kids and parents joined us for an hour long craft of decorating bags and getting signed up for the Summer Learning Adventure. Missed the opportunity to decora…
On Saturday, June 3rd, the Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library hosted the Summer Learning Adventure kickoff! Over 20+ kids and parents j…
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What is Summer Slide… What is Summer Slide and Why is it Important to Stop?

School is almost out for summer and for children around the country it means “No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks.” But for educators, librarians, and parents it also means many children will succumb to the Summer Slide. What is the Summer Slide you ask…
School is almost out for summer and for children around the country it means “No more pencils. No more books." But for educators, librar ...
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Ozobots - Program Miniature Robots Using… Ozobots - Program Miniature Robots Using Color!

Jun 22nd | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! Using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programm…
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! Using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands.Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields. Encourage sequential thinking …
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Walking Club Walking Club

Jun 23rd | 9:30am - 10:15am
Wheelock Branch is walking this summer! Every Friday, beginning June 6 through July 28, we'll head out for a 30-45 minute morning walk arou…
Wheelock Branch is walking this summer! Every Friday, beginning June 6 through July 28, we'll head out for a 30-45 minute morning walk around the Proctor neighborhood. If you've wanted to start exercising but didn't want to do it alone, this is your opportunity! Enjoy casual con…
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Angel Ocasio's Comedy Angel Ocasio's Comedy

Jun 23rd | 10:30am - 11:30am
Angel brings a high energy, very funny one man variety show to Tacoma Public Library. This wonderfully interactive performance combines phy…
Angel brings a high energy, very funny one man variety show to Tacoma Public Library. This wonderfully interactive performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic and impromptu comedy situations. This event is bilingual, english and spanish.
Event

Ozobots - Program Miniature Robots Using… Ozobots - Program Miniature Robots Using Color!

Jun 23rd | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! Using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programm…
Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! Using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands.Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields. Encourage sequential thinking …
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Pokemon Drop-in Play Pokemon Drop-in Play

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pick up a game of Pokémon (cards or DS) in the gaming zone. Are you still learning how to play? Pokémon Master and educator, David Nelson w…
Pick up a game of Pokémon (cards or DS) in the gaming zone. Are you still learning how to play? Pokémon Master and educator, David Nelson will be on hand to guide anyone looking for tips or training. Bring your own cards or DS.
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Drop-in Crafts - Comic Book and Fandom T… Drop-in Crafts - Comic Book and Fandom Themed

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a variety fandom and comic themed drop-in crafts. All Ages.
Join us for a variety fandom and comic themed drop-in crafts. All Ages.
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LEGO Sculpture Gallery and Build Zone LEGO Sculpture Gallery and Build Zone

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Enjoy epic LEGO sculptures created by South Sound LEGO Users Group. Try building your own cool creation. LEGO and DUPLO available. Drop-in…
Enjoy epic LEGO sculptures created by South Sound LEGO Users Group. Try building your own cool creation. LEGO and DUPLO available. Drop-in. All Ages.
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Atomic Comicon 2017 - 5th Anniversary Atomic Comicon 2017 - 5th Anniversary

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Help us celebrate the 5th anniversary of Tacoma's free comicon, celebrating fandoms, reading, comics, and geek culture! All Ages. Join us …
Help us celebrate the 5th anniversary of Tacoma's free comicon, celebrating fandoms, reading, comics, and geek culture! All Ages. Join us for: Panels, Hands On Activities, Cosplay, Workshops, Crafts, LEGO displays and build zone, Gaming, Local vendors and artist's alley …
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Drop-in and Play Games with Tacoma Games… Drop-in and Play Games with Tacoma Games

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop-in and play a wide variety of board games and cards games. Not sure how to play? Tacoma Games staff will be available to assist. Grea…
Drop-in and play a wide variety of board games and cards games. Not sure how to play? Tacoma Games staff will be available to assist. Great for kids, teens, and adults.Hosted by Tacoma Games.
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Princess Leia's Legacy, The Rise of ... Princess Leia's Legacy, The Rise of Strong Female Characters in Geek Culture

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The creators of Geek Girl Con will explore Princess Leia's Legacy and the influence her character has had on female characters in pop cultu…
The creators of Geek Girl Con will explore Princess Leia's Legacy and the influence her character has had on female characters in pop culture.
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Comic Convention Vendor and Artist Alley Comic Convention Vendor and Artist Alley

Jun 23rd | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Attend the Atomic Comicon and peruse comics, fan art, games, geeky souvenirs and more from local shops. All Ages.
Attend the Atomic Comicon and peruse comics, fan art, games, geeky souvenirs and more from local shops. All Ages.
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Angel Ocasio's Comedy Angel Ocasio's Comedy

Jun 23rd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Angel brings a high energy, very funny one man variety show to Tacoma Public Library. This wonderfully interactive performance combines phy…
Angel brings a high energy, very funny one man variety show to Tacoma Public Library. This wonderfully interactive performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy, magic and impromptu comedy situations. This event is bilingual, English and Spanish…
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