Severe Winter Weather

January and February of 1929 brought severe winter weather to Tacoma with heavy snow and temperatures that dropped into the teens. Snow and slush piled up in the gutters of downtown Tacoma. This early February street scene shows Saint Helens Avenue looking north from S 7th. See more featured images and posts…
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Paper Hearts Craft

Visit us at the Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library on Friday, February 10th at 3:30pm for our monthly family craft.  This month, we invite you to drop in for paper hearts.  We’ll have all the things you need to create your special piece.  Join us for the fun of it…
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Go Fly a Kite

The seasons are changing and it is time to start going outside…maybe try flying a kite. Young and old do not wait; National Kite Day is on Wednesday, February 8th or if you need a whole month to celebrate April is just around the corner for National Kite Month. Check out these fabulous kite resources…
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A Flurry of Snowmen

When Anna of Frozen asked “Do you want to build a snowman?” the answer heard at the Kobetich Branch was an enthusiastic YES! And although there was no snow on Friday, January 20, families at the Kobetich Branch were able to create a variety of snowmen using coffee filters, cupcake liners, pipe cleaners, googly eyes…
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Tales to Tails

Read to Maggie, the library's attentive certified therapy dog. Reading to dogs encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend.  Dogs don’t mind if their reader makes a mistake or stumbles over a word.  They are perfectly content to lie next to them and enjoy the story being read. Each child…
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