Identity Theft Prevention

Presented by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Swasey Branch - 1 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Fraud and Identity theft evolve a little more every day and it seems we hear about a new security breach every month. The DFI has information and tips on how to keep your personal information safe…
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Library Reads Top 10 January 2018

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 10 picks for the month, as voted on by Librarians across the country.  At the end of the year, Librarians vote for their Favorites of Favorites. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered straight…
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Who Rules the Roost?

Poultry Judge J. H. Nichols faces off with the white Plymouth Rock Rooster that has been declared Grand Champion of the 46th annual Tacoma Poultry Show in January of 1941. Backing up Mr. Nichols are a gang of baby chicks nestling in his lap. The six day show took place January 6-11 of 1941. There…
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Defiance

The new Point Defiance to Gig Harbor ferry, "Defiance." The 180-foot wooden ferry constructed of Douglas fir, with a capacity of 70 cars, was built by the Skansie Shipbuilding Co. in Gig Harbor and started on her Gig Harbor run on April 3, 1927. The new ferry was designed to speed up traffic between Tacoma…
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Dancing into the New Year

Ruth DuCharme and Orville Fuller posed in January of 1926 surrounded by Bill Winder (extreme left) and his Hotel Winthrop Orchestra. The pair was taking part in the Southwest Washington Championship Ho-down Ballroom Charleston competition which kicked off on January 23, 1926. The contest was sponsored by the Rialto Theater and the Hotel Winthrop and…
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