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Notable African American Picture Book… Notable African American Picture Book…

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Celebrate African American History Month by checking out Tacoma Library's picks for great picture book biographies. From Martin Luther…
Celebrate African American History Month by checking out Tacoma Library's picks for great picture book biographies. From Martin Luther…
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Working Smarter Not Harder – Study… Working Smarter Not Harder – Study…

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Whatever specific knowledge a student gains over the course of their academic life, the skill of learning may be its own reward. Learning h…
Whatever specific knowledge a student gains over the course of their academic life, the skill of learning may be its own reward. Learning h…
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TPS Middle School Battle of the Books… TPS Middle School Battle of the Books…

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Check out and read the following 10 books from Tacoma Public Library then represent your school by competing in Tacoma Public School's Batt…
Check out and read the following 10 books from Tacoma Public Library then represent your school by competing in Tacoma Public School's…
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You'll Tide Yourself Over With These… You'll Tide Yourself Over With These…

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Set your DVD to "roasting" for these good ol' (OK, some newish) holiday chestnuts. They're sure to help you get into the spirit of the seas…
Set your DVD to "roasting" for these good ol' (OK, some newish) holiday chestnuts. They're sure to help you get into the spirit of the…
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Don’t Let Episode 8 Be The Last Jedi You… Don’t Let Episode 8 Be The Last Jedi You…

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Star Wars Episode 8, The Last Jedi, warps into theaters December 15th. If this latest science fantasy spectacular isn’t enough to slake you…
Star Wars Episode 8, The Last Jedi, warps into theaters December 15th. If this latest science fantasy spectacular isn’t enough to slake you…
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Write, Write, Write! Write, Write, Write!

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Spill some ink this November in celebration of National Novel Writing Month. Make Tacoma Public Library your first stop for igniting that ingenious spark. Whether you’re exploring our eResources or networking through our unique Books and Authors events, Tacoma Library has your b…
Spill some ink this November in celebration of National Novel Writing Month. Make Tacoma Public Library your first stop for igniting that i…
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Newbery Film Festival - Cameras, Curricu… Newbery Film Festival - Cameras, Curriculum, and Classes

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Are you planning to make a submission to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival? Do you need some help? The library is here for you! The 90-Second Newbery is an annual video contest in which kids and teens create movies that tell the entire stories of a Newbery-winning (or honor) b…
Are you planning to make a submission to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival? Do you need some help? The library is here for you! The 90-Se…
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Books set in Washington Books set in Washington

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128 years ago, the State of Washington became the 42nd state to join the Union. Check out the Washington State Historical Society website…
128 years ago, the State of Washington became the 42nd state to join the Union. Check out the Washington State Historical Society website…
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Nano Writers Unite! Nano Writers Unite!

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Write the perfect novel for National Novel Writers Month coming this November.
Write the perfect novel for National Novel Writers Month coming this November.
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Children's Books that We Mustache you… Children's Books that We Mustache you to Read

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Children's Books at Tacoma Library to celebrate facial hair for No Shave November
Children's Books at Tacoma Library to celebrate facial hair for No Shave November
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Cooking with kids Cooking with kids

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Food tastes better when you make it yourself! Teach your kids the joy of cooking and tasting with some recipes and tips from these titles a…
Food tastes better when you make it yourself! Teach your kids the joy of cooking and tasting with some recipes and tips from these titles a…
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Dear Tooth Fairy Dear Tooth Fairy

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Children’s Museum of Tacoma is hosting a National Tooth Fairy Day event the week of August 21st.  Go prepared to take a closer look inside …
Children’s Museum of Tacoma is hosting a National Tooth Fairy Day event the week of August 21st.  Go prepared to take a closer look inside …
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National Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month

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National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors were from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.  In 1988, this week long celebration was expanded to cover the 30-days from September 15 to …
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors were from Spain, Mexico, Ce…
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Are you Smarter than...an NBA Basketball… Are you Smarter than...an NBA Basketball…

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As early as Greek mathematician Pythagoras, Greek philosopher Aristotle, Greek mathematician Eratosthenes and explorer Ferdinand Magellan m…
As early as Greek mathematician Pythagoras, Greek philosopher Aristotle, Greek mathematician Eratosthenes and explorer Ferdinand Magellan m…
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Remembering 9/11; Books for Children Remembering 9/11; Books for Children

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For many adults 9/11 was a pivotal event in our lives but it as a historical event many children have no context for understanding. Check …
For many adults 9/11 was a pivotal event in our lives but it as a historical event many children have no context for understanding. Check …
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