Tag: Tacoma Public Library

Jan
27

Tacoma Reads: From Mexican to Mexican American: a Family Immigration Story

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:30am

As immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naïve and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of immigration to America, with all its complexity, heartache, and hope. Professor Carlos Gil sought to understand immigration by tracing his > Continue Reading

Jan
19

Tacoma Reads: Book Discussion of Dear America – The Story of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

Filed Under: - Posted @ 11:00pm

Join us for a virtual book discussion of the Tacoma Reads 2020 selection for young readers, Dear America: The Story of An Undocumented Citizen ; Young Readers Edition. Get your copy today! Aimed at ages 13 to 24. Registration required. Registration Details: A link to the zoom meeting will be emailed one hour prior to > Continue Reading

Jan
16

Tacoma Reads: Dreamers Craft Time

Filed Under: - Posted @ 8:00pm

Connect with youth services librarians and community members while learning to make tissue paper flowers, inspired by Dreamers by Yuyi Morales. Suitable for: Baby & Preschool Grades K-5 Online registration is required. Registrants will receive a zoom link one hour before the program. Supplies will be available for pick up the week prior to the > Continue Reading

Jan
16

Tacoma Reads: Conversation and Reading with Poet Yosimar Reyes

Filed Under: - Posted @ 2:00am

Join us for a conversation and reading with acclaimed poet and public speaker Yosimar Reyes. The Advocate named Reyes one of “13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World” and Remezcla included Reyes on their list of “10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know.” Registration is required. Ages 13 to 24. This conversation is > Continue Reading

Jan
10

Tacoma Reads: A Conversation with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Hosted by Mayor Woodards

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:00am

Join Tacoma Public Library and the City of Tacoma for our keynote Tacoma Reads event, a conversation with author of Children of the Land Marcelo Hernandez Castillo and Mayor Victoria Woodards. Children of the Land is an unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States. The novel recounts the > Continue Reading

Jan
9

Tacoma Reads: Dreamers Craft and Community Roundtable with Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Filed Under: - Posted @ 7:00pm

Description Join author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo for a reading of Yuyi Morales’ picture book Dreamers. The reading will be followed by an opportunity for community members to share their own immigration stories and dreams. Kids will learn how to make tissue paper flowers inspired by Dreamers. Craft supplies will be available for pickup one week > Continue Reading

Jan
7

Tacoma Reads: Children of the Land Discussion

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:30am

Join us for a librarian led discussion of Marcelo Hernandez Castillo’s, Children of the Land. About the book: This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a > Continue Reading

Jan
6

Books on Tap and Tacoma Reads 2020

Filed Under: - Posted @ 2:00am

Join library staff to discuss this true story about the immigration experience in the United States. This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in > Continue Reading

Dec
30

Tacoma Reads: Script Your Story

Filed Under: - Posted @ 9:00pm

Join us for this this self-scripting class, participants will explore and theatricalize a story from their own life. Exercises will invite self-reflection, and provide an artistic framework for sharing stories of oppression or inclusion. The program will incorporate small group and partner work, as well as collective feedback sessions, developing writing chops, peer work, and > Continue Reading

Dec
28

Tacoma Reads: Script Your Story

Filed Under: - Posted @ 9:00pm

Join us for this this self-scripting class, participants will explore and theatricalize a story from their own life. Exercises will invite self-reflection, and provide an artistic framework for sharing stories of oppression or inclusion. The program will incorporate small group and partner work, as well as collective feedback sessions, developing writing chops, peer work, and > Continue Reading