Creative Events From Crafts to Coding for Teens and Preteens – Spring 2018

  Teens and preteens we know you love to invent, create, and imagine. Let’s make it happen. Join us to release some creative energy in the library! Explore these events occurring in March and April. Hyperlinked titles lead to further information. Crafts! Crafty  Reader’s Club -  Make fun and fancy crafts at multiple locations. Discuss…
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Dick Keniston

The most promising of the 1941 Lincoln High School sprinters was Dick Keniston. The powerful runner was better than six feet tall and weighed in at 200 pounds. Dubbed the "big blond bullet" by the Lincolnian yearbook, he ran the 220-yard dash in 22.7, which was then an exceptional time for early season sprinting. He…
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USS U.S. Grant

Enhanced for a better copy on the front page of the March 24, 1938 Tacoma Times, welcoming planes from Fort Lewis have been superimposed over the U.S. Grant transport ship arriving in Commencement Bay. The transport was crowded with 1235 officers and men from the 15th U.S. Infantry, their wives and children returning from China…
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Skipping into Spring

These Washington Elementary School students are enjoying the coming of Spring in March 1939. They are now just a hop, skip and jump from the carefree pleasures of summer. Skipping rope are, left to right, Charlotte Ann Nelson, Beverly Grace Richardson, and Grace Loudin. Neighbor Billy Myers (age 12) sits on his bicycle observing the…
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Alligator Wishes

On March 14, 1966 Lisa Long calmly held a three-year-old alligator as she prepared to put it into the tiled pool located at the foot of the winding staircase next to the Bon Marche (now Macy’s) in the Tacoma Mall. The reptile was "dressed" in a small, hand-knitted red turtleneck sweater; his mouth was tied…
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