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Main Library is closed today.
Tacoma's downtown Main Library has been closed as a result of a small arson fire. The library will reopen at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21.
Nickel & Dimed: Tacoma Reads 2014
Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
- Barbara Ehrenreich's groundbreaking look at the working poor is the Mayor's selection for Tacoma Reads 2014. The author talks about her book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21 at the Main Library. A full schedule of events, discussion questions and more
are available here
Now in the Handforth Gallery
Drawn the Road Again
is Chandler O' Leary's illustrated travel blog. The exhibit chronicles her travels through her sketchbook drawings, and has inspired a whole series of travel illustrations. [
Free online resources for students!
Need homework help? Start here! The library's online resources include everything from one-on-one tutoring, practice tests, and skills building to math & writing workshops, & ACT & SAT prep for students in grades 1 - 12. All core subject areas (including foreign languages) are covered, Visit our
Free access to over 400 online courses.
Microsoft IT Academy will help you expand how you use technology, develop your computer skills, become proficient in Microsoft software, learn about web development, and more. You can access free e-learning courses 24/7 from any computer with Internet access.
[Learn more here]
Feed your child's curiosity!
is a fun resource that offers engaging nonfiction science and social studies content for students in grades 3–6. Children who are proficient readers can watch a streaming video, read a nonfiction book, then explore and research the subject matter. [
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