Fall Genealogy Classes

Interested in genealogy but don’t know where to start? Are you feeling excited but slightly overwhelmed by the variety of genealogy websites, databases, and records available online? Tacoma Public Library can help! Join us at Main Branch for two free classes that will introduce you to the tools you need to start finding your roots…
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Tacoma Mall Thriftway, 1965

The Tacoma Mall Thriftway supermarket had its grand opening on October 13,1965. The store was decorated throughout with wooden panels and murals that, through color and design, imitated Pacific Northwest Indian art motifs without reproducing actual design elements from any particular tribe. In the Bakery Department, shelves offered a variety of freshly baked goods and…
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Picking Pumpkins, 1968

Frank Temple, sitting on a large pumpkin, appears to approve of Joann Glenn's selection of a nicely shaped, small pumpkin. Frank, Joann and "Charlie Brown" were photographed in Mr. and Mrs. Eberhard Kaelin's pumpkin patch at Valley Avenue and 54th Avenue East in Fife in October, 1968. Charlie Brown seems to be commenting on the…
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Soundtracks We Love

Music has been a fundamental element of movies since the early days of silent film. Today, music can make or break a movie. Can you imagine the opening scene of Star Wars a New Hope without John Williams’ iconic theme? Check out Tacoma Public Library’s diverse collection of movie and T.V. soundtracks and be inspired…
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The Comfort Of Friends – Debbie Macomber Is A Warm Voice On Love And Relationships

Visit the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library to view our display and learn more about our Featured Author of the Month – Debbie Macomber. Hailing from Yakima, Washington, Debbie Macomber is an award-winning author of stand-alone and series romance novels and contemporary women’s fiction, as well as some cookbooks and inspirational nonfiction.  Her novels…
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