There will be special hours at all Tacoma Public Library locations on Wednesday, November 21st in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Main Branch will be open from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. All other branches will be open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
All Tacoma Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day.
In his new travelogue, Foster Church guides adventurers--lifelong residents of the Northwest and visitors alike--to the small communities beyond the state's well-known urban center. Once inside these small towns, local flavors abound. Church reveals how each community's unique character informs its hospitality and culture: In Morton, the abandoned Roxy movie theater was re-opened to host lectures and live performances. In the town of Palouse, a once-lonesome farming community in the Washington wheat country is now home to antiques shops and art galleries, and in Pomeroy, a pioneering legacy is celebrated in a lively annual festival. With maps, photographs, and recommendations for more than thirty-five towns in all corners of the state, Turning Down the Sound vastly expands the resources available for readers and travelers keen on encountering what Church calls American tourism's last frontier: its small towns.