Movie – Zootopia (PG)

Saturday, August 20, 2016 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Wheelock Branch Join Tacoma Public Library for a showing of Disney’s 2016 hit film Zootopia, rated PG (see Common Sense Media's review for more information). In a fantastic modern city where mammals, both predators and prey, live side-by-side in relative peace, pioneering rookie rabbit police Officer…
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Columbarium, 1924

This August 1924 photo showcases the recently added columbarium at Oakwood Cemetery & Funeral Home in Tacoma. In response to an increasing number of cremations, an additional columbarium was built in 1923 to supplement the original, smaller one. The niches, stacked one on top of another, were encased in glass so that urns and other…
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Look Up!

What could be better than sun soaked summer days? How about cool summer nights surrounding you in a blanket of stars? The comet Swift-Tuttle graced Earthlings with its annual passing, showering the sky with cosmic fireworks of the Perseid meteor shower. Keep an eye on future celestial displays and celebrate the grandeur of the night…
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Master Gardener, 1974

Tacoma's John Miller was a master gardener who helped others with their gardening efforts through the Master Gardener Program Clinics sponsored by the Pierce County Cooperative Extension Service. Mr. Miller, pictured here in August of 1974 watering his garden, had just harvested a bumper crop of potatoes from his 65 x 135-foot lot overlooking Puget…
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Classic Whodunits

The classic whodunit, popular in the Golden Age of mystery writing (1920-1950), is a mystery where the reader is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime, following clues as they are uncovered. The whodunit is still very popular and many works by…
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