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South Tacoma Branch: Blogs

Tacoma Reads Film Series

Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around after each screening for a discussion of the film. Princess Angeline Wednesday, Sept. 4th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Main Branch   Warrior Women Wednesday, Sept. 18th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Wheelock Branch   Rumble…
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NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and Lego Mindstorms

Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges include: Building your own rover Testing Mars for erosion Flying a drone Testing for biosignatures Designed for middle school but younger pioneers can participate with parental support and supervision. Ages: 9 - 14 Required: Helping adult and registered…
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Stuff the Bus

TPL is honored to be participating in Communities in Schools Tacoma’s annual back-to-school supply drive, Stuff the Bus! Please bring new, unopened items from this list to your local branch by Wednesday, Aug. 21 to help us procure much-needed materials for local students…
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Reptile Man

The Reptile Man and his son perform an educational live reptile presentation with 8 - 12 reptiles.  All venomous species have been devenomized and pose no serious risk of injury. General floor seating.  CHAIRS reserved for people with SPECIAL NEEDS. This event has limited space. Visit our event calendar to see when the Reptile Man…
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