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Nickel & Dimed: Tacoma Reads 2014
Now in the Handforth Gallery
Libraries to close for staff training.
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Free book talk!
Set in Bombay, India as well as Port-of-Span, Trinidad, New York, and Maryland, Natural Elements tells the story of a young biracial woman of black-Caribbean/South Asian descent who is struggling to fit into the complex make-up of Bombay society. [Read more]
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. [Learn more]
Libraries to close for staff training.
One-day closures of Tacoma's branch libraries for staff training on our soon-to-be-upgraded circulation system begins on Thursday, September 18 with the Kobetich Library. Additional one-day closures are scheduled through October 16. A full schedule of closures is available here.
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 Homework Center for details.
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!
TrueFlixis 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. [Start here]
Movies, TV programs & music albums!
Stream thousands of movies, television shows, and music albums - all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla digital - to sign up, all you need is a valid library card!  [Learn more about our latest digital resources.].
 
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