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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
12:00 AM
Description
All Libraries will be CLOSED in observance of the Holiday.
Library
All Branches - Tacoma Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Join us for one-on-one lap time with bouncing rhymes, a short story, songs, and group play. These activities enhance development of language and sensory skills. Program is for babies (ages birth - 2) with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Children's Storytime Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Recommended for children ages 2-5 years old. At Play Blocks Story Time we have fun reading books, enjoy rhymes, songs and finger plays and then get out the mega blocks for play time.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, music, activities and play for all ages at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Join us for one-on-one lap time with bouncing rhymes, a short story, songs, and group play. These activities enhance development of language and sensory skills. Program is for babies (ages birth - 2) with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Children's Storytime Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Participate in our official Pokemon League with cards or DS at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

In addition to game play, enjoy a Pokemon craft, refreshments, and socializing with other Pokemon fans. Experienced players and beginners welcome.  All ages.

Pokemon League Logo
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Recommended for children ages 2-5 years old. At Play Blocks Story Time we have fun reading books, enjoy rhymes, songs and finger plays and then get out the mega blocks for play time.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Fall Storytimes at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for books, felt stories, songs on the ukulele and more at Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join Crazy 8s Math Club and participate in Flying Marshmallows, Bouncy Dice Explosions and more! Ideally, participants will attend all 8 sessions, with a special gift for perfect attendance!

Registration Required.
Please register for ALL sessions you plan to attend.
Grades K - 2

10 minutes before program, absentee spots may be given to those waiting.

Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join Crazy 8s Math Club, you'll participate in Flying Marshmallows, Bouncy Dice Explosions and more! Ideally, participants will attend all 8 sessions, with a special gift for perfect attendance!

Registration Required.
Please register for ALL sessions you plan to attend.
Grades 3 - 5

10 minutes before program, absentee spots may be given to those waiting.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description

In Jamie Ford's new novel, The Songs of Willow Frost, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, runs away from an orphanage and embarks on a great journey when, after glimpsing an actress in a movie is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Ford's research for his novel brought him to the Tacoma Public Library and the all but forgotten H.C. Weaver Film Studio which, at the time was the third-largest freestanding film space in America. The Library had a wonderful collection of production shots by Gaston Lance, the studio's art director. This is the same studio which produced the recently rediscovered and restored The Eyes of the Totem.

Jamie Ford talks about The Songs of Willow Frost, the historical research behind the book, and the H.C. Weaver Studios. Book signing follows. Information www.tacomalibrary.org

Presented in cooperation with Team Totem, the organization responsible for restoring The Eyes of the Totem

Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Recommended for children ages 2 - 5 years old. Enjoy story time fun and introduce early literacy skills with stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. 
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, music, activities and play for all ages at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Join us for one-on-one lap time with bouncing rhymes, a short story, songs, and group play. These activities enhance development of language and sensory skills. Program is for babies (ages birth - 2) with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Children's Storytime Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Recommended for children ages 2-5 years old. At Play Blocks Story Time we have fun reading books, enjoy rhymes, songs and finger plays and then get out the mega blocks for play time.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Fall Storytimes at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for books, felt stories, songs on the ukulele and more at Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join Crazy 8s Math Club and participate in Flying Marshmallows, Bouncy Dice Explosions and more! Ideally, participants will attend all 8 sessions, with a special gift for perfect attendance!

Registration Required.
Please register for ALL sessions you plan to attend.
Grades K - 2

10 minutes before program, absentee spots may be given to those waiting.

Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join Crazy 8s Math Club, you'll participate in Flying Marshmallows, Bouncy Dice Explosions and more! Ideally, participants will attend all 8 sessions, with a special gift for perfect attendance!

Registration Required.
Please register for ALL sessions you plan to attend.
Grades 3 - 5

10 minutes before program, absentee spots may be given to those waiting.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Recommended for children ages 2 - 5 years old. Enjoy story time fun and introduce early literacy skills with stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. 
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, music, activities and play for all ages at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Join us for one-on-one lap time with bouncing rhymes, a short story, songs, and group play. These activities enhance development of language and sensory skills. Program is for babies (ages birth - 2) with a parent or caregiver.
Location
Children's Storytime Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Participate in our official Pokemon League with cards or DS at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

In addition to game play, enjoy a Pokemon craft, refreshments, and socializing with other Pokemon fans. Experienced players and beginners welcome.  All ages.

Pokemon League Logo
Location
Teen Space
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Recommended for children ages 2-5 years old. At Play Blocks Story Time we have fun reading books, enjoy rhymes, songs and finger plays and then get out the mega blocks for play time.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Fall Storytimes at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for books, felt stories, songs on the ukulele and more at Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join Crazy 8s Math Club and participate in Flying Marshmallows, Bouncy Dice Explosions and more! Ideally, participants will attend all 8 sessions, with a special gift for perfect attendance!

Registration Required.
Please register for ALL sessions you plan to attend.
Grades K - 2

10 minutes before program, absentee spots may be given to those waiting.

Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
4:30 PM
Description
Join Crazy 8s Math Club, you'll participate in Flying Marshmallows, Bouncy Dice Explosions and more! Ideally, participants will attend all 8 sessions, with a special gift for perfect attendance!

Registration Required.
Please register for ALL sessions you plan to attend.
Grades 3 - 5

10 minutes before program, absentee spots may be given to those waiting.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Recommended for children ages 2 - 5 years old. Enjoy story time fun and introduce early literacy skills with stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. 
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, music, activities and play for all ages at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

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Important Messages
First day to signup and start reading is Saturday, June 6th, and the first day to report on reading (online or at your local library) is Saturday, June 13th.

The last day to report books, comic books, graphic novels, or magazines you have read is Saturday, August 8th at 5:30 p.m.

The zoo party takes place on Saturday, August 15th.

The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday, September 12th.


Eligible for the Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Club: Birth – entering grade 5

How it works:

Read and report on 10 books by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of two new tablets.

There are two ways to keep track of and report on your books:

You can use a printed log to record the name and author of each book you’ve read. Receive your printed log by visiting your local library. Have a parent or caregiver initial your log for each book that you read. Bring the log with you and report your reading at the Summer Reading Reporting Station the next time you visit your local Tacoma Public Library. Or you can record your reading online through Tacoma Public Library’s Summer Reading website.

Each week that you report online or in the library, you will be entered into a weekly raffle for fun prizes, including tickets to a Tacoma Rainier's baseball game, passes to Northwest Trek, and tickets to the Washington State Fair.

Once you have finished reading and reporting on your first 10 books, for every additional 10 books you read and report on you will be entered again into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of two new tablets.

Everyone who completes the program will receive a tote bag, superhero bookmark and bubbles, two free games of bowling at Narrows Plaza Bowl, coupon for a free Auntie Anne's Pretzel and a ticket for two to the Summer Reading Celebration on Saturday, August 15th at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The last day to report (in person or online) is Saturday, August 8th at 5:30 p.m.

The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday, September 12th. Participant must be present to pick up prizes. Prizes will be available while supplies last.

Books should be at your appropriate reading level. Graphic novels, magazines, audio books, and eBooks count!