To GRADUATION

Tacoma library understands that Graduation is a milestone for any student. Take a look at these titles and read some of the passionate dreams and plans of these graduates. It can be a rocky road to graduation, and sometimes beyond, but those tribulations can teach the perfect life lesson. Assume the Worst Educated Higher Education…
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League of Incredible Houses

Design and build a geodesic dome house made of various materials. This event introduces the design process, and making blueprints and prototypes. Learning outcomes: Understand how and why engineers design new and better buildings Learn about engineering design and redesign Use comparative vocabulary for length, height, and weight while constructing their houses Ages 5 – 11…
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Red Cross Supplies

On June 28, 1949 Mrs. Beth Giseburt was pictured taking inventory of the Tacoma/Pierce County Red Cross Chapter's supplies for hospital emergency, home service or disaster relief. The volunteer staff of 30 in the production department, headed by Mrs. Giseburt, worked more than 8,100 hours between September 1948 and June 1949. They planned to be…
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Tea for Three

In June of 1937, Roy Scruton (left), Irene Fortana and Morris Matteson organized three mugs and a pitcher for "afternoon tea" at the day nursery at 1113 South I Street. The nursery was one of two day care operations run by the Tacoma Day Nursery Association. Each June the association raised badly needed funds by…
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What Goes Around…

The resurfacing of Pacific Avenue from South 7th Street to South 17th in June of 1939 drew many curious onlookers. They were probably astounded by the appearance of the new red pavement but this pavement color was not to last. The red dye was used in the "Hunt clear-curing process" to stain, seal moisture in…
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Hold on Tight!

Six unidentified firemen from the combined Fire Departments of Puyallup and Auburn performed a life line drill at the firefighting demonstration held at the Stadium Bowl on June 19, 1936. The dramatic "rescue" from a specially built five story structure was one of the highlights of the three hour public performance of firefighting techniques presented…
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