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Levers, and motors, and gears oh my!
Everyday science through analogy, near and far.
Free access to over 400 online courses.
Your opinion matters.
Summer reading fun!
In the Handforth Gallery
Summer reading on the go!
Feed your child
Movies, TV programs & music albums!
Read your favorite magazine!
In the Spotlight
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Levers, and motors, and gears oh my!
The 'legoneers' at Leap4Kids lead this hands-on 90-minute workshop where students will design and construct machines, buildings and other models out of Lego and Technic Mindstorm bricks. Registration required.
Everyday science through analogy, near and far.
Spectacular visual comparisons that span from the human scale on Earth to some of the largest structures in the cosmos demonstrate the universality of physical laws and the connection between our everyday world and the universe as a whole to non-experts, Developed by the Chandra X-ray Center, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
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]
Your opinion matters.
The City of Tacoma is inviting the community to help identify a shared vision for Tacoma’s future over the next 10 years. Learn more and share your ideas! Make plans to attend a community-wide visioning meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. [Start here]
Summer reading fun!
Summer is just around the corner. That means it's time for the library's 2014 summer reading clubs- we have programs for kids, teens and adults. Some lucky readers will win a new iPad. Sign up today at your library or online. Great summer fun!
In the Handforth Gallery
New paintings by Kerry Cole and photographs by Tom Holt are featured in the Main Library's Handforth Gallery through July.  [More information]
Summer reading on the go!

You can easily check out an ebook for your ereader or tablet wherever your summer adventures take you. All you need is an internet connection and your Tacoma Public Library card. Download a travel guide on your ereader for more summer fun!

Feed your child's curiosity!
TrueFlix 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. [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.].
Read your favorite magazine!
You can now download full digital copies of your favorite magazines to your PC, tablet or smart phone. You have unlimited access to our collection of more than 117 titles. Best of all, you can keep the issues and they are never overdue! All you need is your library card. [More information]
 
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