August 21st Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st the United States will be witness to a rare solar eclipse; solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in between the Earth and the Sun blocking out the sun. This total solar eclipse will begin in Oregon and move across the United States ending in South Carolina. From beginning to end, the solar…
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Bing Is in Town

Bing Crosby arrived at Tacoma's Union Station in August of 1942 to help out with WWII bond sales in the town of his birth. Harry Lillis Crosby was born in Tacoma in May of 1903 when his family lived at 1112 North J Street. While in town with a USO troupe to entertain the soldiers…
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Edible Architecture

On Thursday, June 29th children and their adults descended upon the Wheelock Branch to test their building skills by creating cars, bridges, towers, and buildings out of tasty treats.   Every child was provided with an identical plate of goodies and had 45 minutes to create their architectural masterpiece.   Once 45 minutes were up, it was…
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Hedgehog

It is not uncommon to find bunnies in Alderwood Park and the area surrounding the Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.  But if you stopped by on Saturday, May 6, 2017, you may have spotted a hedgehog or two. Thanks to our instructor Carole Kirkpatrick, several patrons created an array of hedgehogs on Saturday morning…
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