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Libraries to close for technology upgrade.
Tacoma's libraries will be closed from Monday, August 17 through Monday, August 31 while major technology upgrades are made to the Library's checkout system. Online resources on the Library's website will continue to be available during the closure. Details.
It's time for summer reading!
The library's annual summer reading clubs begin on Saturday, June 13. You can sign up beginning Saturday, June 6 at any Tacoma library or online. This year we have clubs for kids, teens and adults! Great books, really terrific events and a lot of fun.  Details.
Learn to code!
Through a new partnership between the Tacoma Public Library and CoderDojo Tacoma, young people between 7 and 17 can learn how to code and more every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Tacoma's downtown Main Library. [Details here]
Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone.
Rosetta Stone, the popular language-learning program, is now available on the library's website. Patrons can choose Level 1 of Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages. Start here.
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]
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.].
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]
 
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