Author Visit Katrina Shawver: “Henry – A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:30pm -7:45pm Main Branch Olympic Room Please join author Katrina Shawver as she discusses her nationally-acclaimed biography Henry – A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America.  The author writes:  “Told in interview format, Henry [Zguda] relates a life as a champion swimmer and coach, interrupted by 3…
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Gallery Talk – Virna Haffer “18 Chapters in Photography”

Saturday, March 17, 2018 2pm – 4pm Main Branch – Olympic Room Join Northwest Room Volunteer Bob Schuler for this engaging gallery talk on the exhibit on view in the Handforth Gallery featuring pioneering photographer (and Tacoma resident) Virna Haffer.  This exhibit is on view from March 13, 2018 through May 12, 2018. Parking is…
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Celia Hadley

Mrs. Celia Hadley is seated, wearing an embossed sash, as she posed for her portrait on March 10, 1972. She was the newly elected worthy matron of Olympic Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and would preside over the chapter's meeting on March 23, 1972, in Prince Hall. See more featured images and posts…
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Merry Widow Chorus

In March of 1941 the twelve members of the dancing chorus for Stadium High School's production of "The Merry Widow" posed in a Rockettes-like chorus line. This was the 29th annual production by the school's music department. A large student cast performed for the public from March 13-15 with the colorful costumes, dancing, and glorious…
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Library Reads Top 10 March 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. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered straight to your inbox. Check out the Library Reads’ picks for March 2018: Let…
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Canned Chicken Can Fly!

Lynden's canned chicken and chicken with noodles were among the first Tacoma-made products carried in the inaugural air express service flight from Tacoma on March 1, 1930. Varney Air Lines, piloted by Al Davis, made a brief stop in his large cabin Boeing plane at Mueller-Harkins Airport, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW. R.E. Darling, manager of…
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