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Tacoma Reads 2016

Join us for Tacoma Reads 2016 by reading Station Eleven this March. Tacoma Library is also sponsoring more than 30 events!

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Tacoma Public Library talks about books Tacoma Public Library talks about books, and you can too!
By TacomaLibrary
Wheelock Branch held its monthly book discussion on April 6th. The book was the Tacoma Reads selection for 2016, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The group was a mixed gathering of readers; some loved the book, some didn't love it but were glad they read it, some were sc…
Wheelock Branch held its monthly book discussion on April 6th. The book was the Tacoma Reads selection for 2016, Station Eleven by Emily St…
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Post Electric World Post Electric World
By TacomaLibrary
There was a list of items most missed from the old world that will never be seen in the new post-electric world in Station Eleven.  Many of the missed items are based on the technology of electricity and fossil fuel. Two things that are impossible with what is left in the curren…
There was a list of items most missed from the old world that will never be seen in the new post-electric world in Station Eleven.  Many of…
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Zentangle Workshop Zentangle Workshop
Mar 5th | 10:30am - 12:30pm
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns…
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangles are not only exquisitely beautiful; they are fun and relaxing to create. The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of "artistic meditation" as …
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Beam me up, Scotty - Star Trek Event Beam me up, Scotty - Star Trek Event
Mar 8th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tacoma Library invites you to join a community conversation about the role Star Trek has played and continues to play in American society...
Tacoma Library invites you to join a community conversation about the role Star Trek has played and continues to play in American society. Star Trek is a reflection of contemporary American culture and an embodiment of our collective wishes and dreams. Brooks Peck, Curator of ...
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Zentangle Workshop Zentangle Workshop
Mar 8th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Beginning Zentangle Workshop. Art is an essential part of life. Everyone's life. The act of creating is liberating, life affirming and rela…
Beginning Zentangle Workshop. Art is an essential part of life. Everyone's life. The act of creating is liberating, life affirming and relaxing. If you believe you can't draw, but always wanted to, say 'hello' to Zentangle. Zentangle is an exciting method of creating art through…
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A conversation with Emily St. John Mande… A conversation with Emily St. John Mandel
Mar 24th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Urban Grace Church
Meet Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven in a free book talk and signing at downtown Tacoma's Urban Grace Church on Thursday …
Meet Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven in a free book talk and signing at downtown Tacoma's Urban Grace Church on Thursday evening, March 24, 2016. Doors will open at 6 PM for the free 7 PM event. Ms. Mandel will be interviewed on stage by Erin Hennessey, News Dir…
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Mayor Strickland book talks Station Elev… A Conversation with Mayor Marilyn Strickland about Station Eleven
Mar 28th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
King's Books
Join Mayor Marilyn Strickland and members of the Tacoma Reads 2016 committee as they lead a community conversation about Station Eleven.
Join Mayor Marilyn Strickland and members of the Tacoma Reads 2016 committee as they lead a community conversation about Station Eleven.
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Patrons Unite For Pandemic: The Game Patrons Unite For Pandemic: The Game
By TacomaLibrary_Moore
With a little guidance from specialists at Tacoma Games players of all ages chose to accept their mission and work together to save the world at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library. Players banded together in cooperative role playing to try their hand at the challenging an…
With a little guidance from specialists at Tacoma Games players of all ages chose to accept their mission and work together to save the wor…
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Post Electric World Post Electric World
By TacomaLibrary
In the post-electric world of Station Eleven everyone struggles. They struggle to remember the past, survive the present and hope for the future. But it is hard to hold on to anything based on just a memory. For Kirsten and others, everyday items are mementos of the past. If “St…
In the post-electric world of Station Eleven everyone struggles. They struggle to remember the past, survive the present and hope for the f…
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Tacoma History Jeopardy at Moore Branch Tacoma History Jeopardy at the Moore Branch
By TacomaLibrary_Moore
Local author and historian Deb Freeman led an enthusiastic group through some of the most interesting aspects in Tacoma History at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library. Afterward participants demonstrated what they’d learned by playing Tacoma History Jeopardy. Subjects incl…
Local author and historian Deb Freeman led an enthusiastic group through some of the most interesting aspects in Tacoma History at the Moor…
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It's The End of The World and We Know It
recommended by TacomaLibrary
Let Tacoma Public Library show you the end of the world! Whatever it is: disease, alien conquest, EM pulse - we have the book for you.
Let Tacoma Public Library show you the end of the world! Whatever it is: disease, alien conquest, EM pulse - we have the book for you.
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PoetryMusic PoetryMusic
Mar 9th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Music speaks volumes. Poetry sings. Combine the two and you have PoetryMusic - a magical space where words and music meet. PoetryMusic is …
Music speaks volumes. Poetry sings. Combine the two and you have PoetryMusic - a magical space where words and music meet. PoetryMusic is a chamber jazz duo dedicated to performing poems (everything from Maya Angelou and Robert Frost to Kerouac and Shakespeare) that have been s…
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A Drawing and Sketching Gathering: “Sur… A Drawing and Sketching Gathering: “Survival is Insufficient”
Mar 10th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Love to draw and sketch? Never have, but would like to try? Love to, but don't have a place to do so? Join us for this fun, inspiring, and …
Love to draw and sketch? Never have, but would like to try? Love to, but don't have a place to do so? Join us for this fun, inspiring, and non-judgmental afternoon of drawing and sketching in a variety of media. Drawing supplies and paper will be provided, but feel free to bring…
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Experience Art with Abstract Expression Experience Art Through Abstract Expression with Paint
Mar 12th | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Creative expression is said to be good for the soul and a necessary element of a happy life. As people we express ourselves creatively in u…
Creative expression is said to be good for the soul and a necessary element of a happy life. As people we express ourselves creatively in uncountable ways. For local artist Pamela Nugent, expression through abstract painting is her passion and she wants to share that with others…
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Pandemic: The Game Pandemic: The Game
Mar 12th | 10:30am - 12:30pm
Your mission, if you decide to accept it: stop a pandemic from spreading throughout the world before it's too late. If you and your team fa…
Your mission, if you decide to accept it: stop a pandemic from spreading throughout the world before it's too late. If you and your team fail, it is the end of the world as we know it. Pandemic is a cooperative roleplaying board game for 2 to 4 players based on the premise that…
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