The library will begin Fall/Winter hours on  Monday, September 13, 2021.  Please note that some services, such as meeting and study rooms, are not available, but you can browse the collection, check out books, use a computer and print. 

The library will still offer curbside services, phone and email reference.  Email or call us at or 253.841.5454.

Curbside and Building Hours Effective September 13, 2021

DayCurbsideBuilding Open
Mon, Tue, Thu9am - 7pm9am - 7pm
Wed9am - 7pmnoon - 7pm
Fri-Sat9am - 5pm9am - 5pm
SunClosed Closed

October 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Play to Learn in the Community
Thursdays in October (7, 14, 21, 28)
Session 1 10-11:30
Session 2 1:30-3:00

It's back!  The popular in-person Play to Learn sessions resume beginning October 7, 2021.  The Children's Museum of Tacoma has rebranded under their parent organization name Greentrike and are leading the programs. Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together.  Class sizes are smaller and registration is required.  

Comforters Quilt Guild Display
September 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Stop by to view a beautiful display of hand-crafted quilts created by the Comforters Quilt Guild.  The library will host one set of quilts through September 30th, then swap for a second set of unique quilts to display through the end of October.


Take and Make Owl Detective Kits for October
Offered while supplies last

Can you discover what an owl ate for dinner?  Examine the bones, fur and feathers in an actual owl pellet to identify its prey.  Pick up your sterilized detective kit and instruction booklet at the circulation desk on the first floor.  Free while they last.

A Book Club of One's Own
Beginning September 14, Book Club will meet on alternate Tuesdays at 6 PM and offer a 24/7 message board for discussion

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Nickel Boys is the story of two boys sentenced to incarceration at a reform school in Florida called the Nickel Academy.  Based on the real-life Dozier school, Whitehead weaves historical facts with fiction to create this Pulitzer Prize winning work.

Register for the Zoom meetings here.

Join the BookClubz page here.

Beginning with this book, we are shifting to a hybrid format that gives participants the options of attending Zoom discussions every other week and using an online message board to post comments.  We hope this will help people who would like to join the discussion, but have scheduling conflicts.  Use either format or both.

Preschool Power and Sing-a-Song Storytimes
New episodes October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Join Miss Bonnie, Miss Carol and keyboardist to the stars, Miss Debi for online stories, songs and more!   Visit our Preschool Power YouTube playlist to view the videos made for ages 3-5  The October 15th story is Bathtime for Biscuit.

To watch any of the videos in the Sing-A-Song series, created for ages 0-3, please visit the YouTube playlist. The October 22nd songs are all about Halloween!  Join our spooky sing-a-long.

Monster Eye Art with Kim Zeiger
Watch the Video Tutorial

Join art teacher, Kim Zeiger, as she shows you how to fold, draw, and decorate a unique 3-D monster eye.  This video art lesson is perfect for artists young and old to prepare for the season of spooks and monsters.  Recommended for ages 8+.  

ThingsThat Go Bump in the Night:  Karen Haas Ghost Stories
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
2:00pm via streaming
Registration is required

Since time immemorial, people have loved telling ghostly tales.  Storyteller Karen Haas is no exception.  She relishes delving into folklore and finding macabre masterpieces.  From the gently scary to the frightfully chilling, these tales have stood the test of time.  Join the eerie fun....if you dare!  Recommended for ages 8 and older.