Libraries Transform Tacoma

Communities have challenges. Libraries can help.

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 help make our work in the community more effective.

We can’t promise the conversation will lead to a new program or policy. We pledge to get back to you with what we learned and let you know how we’ll use what we heard.

Come and be involved in your community’s conversation at one of these dates/times/locationsopens a new window:

6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 – Bates Central Campus, 2320 S. 19th Street

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 – Associated Ministries, 901 S. 13th Street

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 – Dixon Village, 5420 S. Stevens St.

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 – Fawcett Apartments, 3201 S. Fawcett Avenue

6-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 30 – Portland Avenue Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave. E.

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 1 – E. B. Wilson Apartments, 1202 S. M St.

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23 – Bergerson, 5303 S. Orchard St.

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 28 – Salishan, 1724 E. 44th Street

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 – North K, 911 N. K Street

6-7:30 p. m.Thursday, September 20 – Bay Terrace, 2550 S. G St.

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27 – Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave NE

6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 – Swasey branch library, 7001 6th Ave

12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 18 – Tacoma Community House (open to TCH students only)

10:30 - noon Saturday, October 27 – Tacoma Community College, Building 9, 6501 S. 19th Street

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 – Wheelock branch library, 3722 N 26th St

Heavy appetizers will be served at each event!

Thank you to our community partners Associated Ministries, Bates Technical College, Tacoma Housing Authority, Metro Parks, and Tacoma Community College for providing meeting space throughout this project.