Overbooked Overbooked is back! The book club especially for Extreme Readers will have its first virtual meeting on Saturday, July 11, at 2:00 pm. If you would like to participate, please RSVP here. You will receive a Zoom link one hour before the event. If you would like assistance setting up a Zoom account prior to the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books on Tap Books on Tap has gone virtual! Grab your favorite beverage and join others in discussing a new book each month. To register, visit the event calendar.
Join a totally different book club for kids! This book club is for kids under age 13. Each month we will read and discuss books from different categories. You get to pick any book you want, as long as it fits the category! For category and registration information, visit the library's event calendar.
Best of Facebook & FAQs
We receive a lot of questions about what counts and what doesn't for certain categories. These come in the form of emails while others come from the Facebook group. Extreme Readers also share some really fun memes. We want everyone to be on the same page so here are some of our most asked questions, and some fun pictures.
Yes, time travel counts! We just ask that the action takes place in two or more distinct periods of time. The story may alternate back and forth, or skip over a large period of time and resume "[x] years later.
LibraryReads is a monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. LibraryReads is designed to be inclusive and diverse, representing a broad range of reading tastes and showcasing a variety of new titles, including buzzed-about debuts, genre favorites, bestselling authors, and lesser-known midlist titles that public library staff can’t stop raving about.
June is Pride Month! Read a book with an LGBTQIA+ protagonist to celebrate and support!
Tell Your Story...Here's How Tacoma Library has a digital collection of books to help you tell your own story. eBooks and eAudiobooks can be downloaded for free from the library collection.
Fairytales Retold for Adults The Tacoma Library's digital collection has a great collection of fairy tale retellings for adults. Add some magic and adventure to your day.
Dear Tacoma Project
Add your story to an archive of Tacoma’s struggles, hopes, and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic by submitting a letter or audio recording to Tacoma Public Library and Grit City Magazine. Your submission will become part of the library’s Northwest Room archives, and may also be shared in the present to illustrate the resilience and interconnectedness of our community.