All Tacoma Public Library branches will be closed on Sundays for the duration of the summer. We will reopen Sunday hours at Kobetich, Moore, and Wheelock when the school year resumes on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

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Summer Events for Babies

The Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library features programs and fun for all ages, even babies! Caregivers are invited to bring their babies and young toddlers to our special Baby Sign Language and Baby Massage classes this summer. Baby Sign Language Join Alison Ness from My Smart Hands Tacoma for an introduction to baby…
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Open ended, snap together building system makes many things, from houses to helicopters! Uses electricity and motors to teach use of circuits that create moving parts and lights. Expand, accessorize, and populate a world of your own! Encourages problem solving, confidence and creativity. Ages 4 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 6  - 12)Required: Registration and…
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Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to the Grand Canyon

Explore our sacred spaces this summer when we welcome international recording artist and cultural storyteller Gary Stroutsos. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon's designation as a national park, Gary shares highlights of the film Ongtupqa, showcasing Hopi music and unique cultural perspectives of the Hopi people. Ongtupqa is the Hopi name…
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Free Software Certification Testing

Join us April 27th, 2019 to earn a credential in one of many industry recognized certifications from Microsoft, Adobe and Intuit (QuickBooks). Certifications demonstrate one's technical proficiency to an employer or prospective college. Tacoma Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to offer the exams for free, but registering for a test slot is recommended…
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