Six-Day Service Starting January 6, 2019

Beginning Sunday, January 6, 2019, three Tacoma Public Library branches, Moore, Wheelock, and Kobetich will be open six days per week during the public school year. The Moore and Wheelock branches are the system's "regional" libraries and busiest locations, while Kobetich geographically triangulates library services that will be available in Tacoma on Sundays. All three…
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South Tacoma Branch Grand Re-opening

You’re invited! Join us Saturday, December 1, for a day-long celebration of the grand re-opening of the South Tacoma branch of the Tacoma Public Library. 9:45 am Ribbon Cutting with the Tacoma Public Library Board of Trustees 10 am – noon Daffodil Princesses storytime and crafts Noon – 2 pm Special Effects photo booth 2…
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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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