Jim Dale; Great Children’s Audiobook Narrator

There comes a time during family road trips when parents are tired of quarrelsome children, syrupy children’s music and tedious children’s movies.  Children’s audiobooks can provide some relief.  They can serve as an introduction for family discussions, can model fluent reading to your child, and introduce you and your child to new authors and storytelling…
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Celebrate Your Earth!

There’s more to appreciating your planet than recycling or arguing the credibility of global warming. Develop a new perspective of your social and environmental surroundings and ask yourself why people debate the environmental topics you hear about so often. Learn more about the cause and effect of environment and society or explore the reasons behind…
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Online Learning at your Digital Media Lab

Learn the many facets of digital media design and production in an optimal learning environment. Courses are entirely self-paced and free with your Tacoma Public Library card. For more information send an email to jhargis@tacomalibrary.org Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative and business skills. Founded in 1995…
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Earthquake Aftermath

An unidentified waitress offers a fireman something to eat, outside a badly damaged diner, in this photograph from April of 1949. On April 13, 1949, at 11:55 a.m. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the Puget Sound basin. The quake was felt over 150,000 square miles, and killed eight people. This unidentified restaurant is believed to…
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