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Wheelock Book Club July

Join us to discuss Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King on July 5th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. In 1915, long since retired from his crime-fighting days, Sherlock Holmes is engaged in a reclusive study of honeybees on the Sussex Downs, and about to meet his match in the form of a young lady […]

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Peaks & Pints Library Benefit

Library staff and patrons filled Peaks & Pints on Thursday, May 25th from 6-9:00 PM for the first ever Friends of Tacoma Public Library benefit. Folks sipped their drinks in front of the large open windows at Peaks & Pints and enjoyed the mild, sunny weather. Redhook Brewery staff were on hand to promote their […]

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Thank You, Paula Becker!

Tacoma Public Library was honored to host Seattle historian and author, Paula Becker! Paula engaged her audience while reading excerpts from her fascinating book, “Looking for Betty MacDonald”, answering questions, and highlighting exciting details she experienced while researching the captivating life of Betty MacDonald. We look forward to many more visits from Paula Becker in […]

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Wheelock Community Coloring Page

Since August 2016, the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library has provided a large tabletop coloring sheet and has invited patrons of all ages to take a moment from their hectic schedule to just sit and color.  Some studies have shown that coloring (regardless of age) has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, and […]

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Looking for Betty MacDonald by Paula Becker

Join local author Paula Becker as she reads from her new memoir, Looking for Betty MacDonald.  Betty MacDonald burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, The Egg and I, and […]

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