Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition…

TACOMA, Washington- The original, iconic artwork of beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, will be on display from September 25 through December 1, 2018 at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery. The traveling “Memorial Exhibition…50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons” includes work…
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South Tacoma Branch Closed for Improvements, Sept. 1 – Nov. 30

South Tacoma is "overdue" for a refresh and it's finally happening! Starting Saturday, September 1 the branch will be closed for an estimated 3 months, through November. Here’s what you need to know: What work is being done? We are creating a teen area, creating more space for people, replacing furniture (adding more comfortable furniture)…
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Visit Tacoma Museums for Free

Play tourist in your own town and visit one of our world-class museums for free this summer. The library has passes to the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and just added new passes to the Foss Waterway Seaport Museum and Lakewold Gardens. All passes circulate for 1 week and make…
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Libraries Transform Tacoma

Tacoma Public Library is hosting conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand people’s aspirations for our community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. We’ll take what we learn from these conversations and use it to…
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Libraries Transform Communities

Tacoma Public Library is hosting the first of several conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand people’s aspirations for our community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community.  We’ll take what we learn from these conversations and use…
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Erroneous CPR and BLS Classes

It has come to our attention that our meeting spaces have been erroneously listed as the location for CPR or BLS classes through the Omni-Safety Institute. These classes are not taking place in any Tacoma Public Library branches. Please contact the library for more information if you have signed up for these classes…
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New hold slip format

Beginning January 2, 2018, Tacoma Public Library will use a new format for hold slips. The new format is: First four letters of last name First three letters of first name Last four numbers of patron barcode So, Sherlock Holmes’ hold slip would look like: HOLM SHE  1234 This format is similar to those used…
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