Collaboration Success Story

Science and Math Institute (SAMI) Librarian Indie Berg was determined that her students understand and enjoy the benefits of a library. How? You might ask?  Why by packing them all up, and visiting Tacoma Public Library! Since SAMI does not have its own library her goal was that every SAMI student visit Tacoma Public Library…
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New library card designs

Four new library card designs are now available to patrons including a commemorative Tacoma Reads 2016 design featuring Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. This is the first time the library has marked the Tacoma Reads selection with a new card. Other cards reflect the postcard collection in the library’s local history resources, the launch…
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Be a hero. Save the world!

A pandemic wiped out most of the world’s population in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven but could you have prevented it? Pandemic, the international award-winning board game, offers you a chance to save humanity and be a hero. It’s simple. All you have to do is keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. You’ll…
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Literacy on the Hilltop Event

Learn more about family literacy resources, opportunities for after school learning, free library programs and resources, and news from the Hilltop Library Planning Committee at this free community fair. Additionally, there will be face-painting, crafts activities, snacks, a young poetry workshop, storytelling and animation / digital design demonstrations. Keynote speaker for the free event is Dr…
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Rising Up From Tacoma’s Twenty-one Disasters and Defeats

Join local author and history buff Deb Freedman for an afternoon of Tacoma history and Jeopardy! Deb will share stories about her book, Rising up From Tacoma's Twenty-one Disasters and Defeats. The program will conclude with a rousing audience-participation game of Tacoma History Jeopardy. Book sale and signing available after the event. Check out this event, part of…
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Tax Forms 2015

Tax Forms  Tax season is here. Many people may wonder if Tacoma Public Library will have the forms needed for filing. A limited quantity of the most popular tax forms may be available at some library locations. 2015 IRS forms and instructions are scheduled to arrive at Tacoma Library locations starting in January 2016. The IRS…
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