Tacoma Air Show 1948

The Tacoma Squadron, Civil Air Patrol sponsored the Tacoma Air Show August 19, 1948, at Spanaway Sky Ranch. The exhibition was for the benefit of the cadets' treasury and funds were used for the purchase of new equipment for the unit. Major Orville French, commanding officer of the squadron, left, shows tickets to Joe Sim…
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See Sea Scout

Four bare chested Sea Scouts are flanked by two Sea Scout leaders in uniform as they posed behind giant oars on August 17, 1931.Tacoma's Sea Scouts were led by Dr. Hubert Watson who is believed to be the man with the John Paul Jones Tacoma sweater kneeling above. Dr. Watson was the "skipper" of the…
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Summer Camp Time!

On August 14, 1941, this unidentified youngster smiled at the camera as he waited by the Tacoma totem pole at 10th & A Street to board an automobile that would whisk him off to camp as the guest of the Kiwanis Club. Sixty underprivileged boys stayed at the YMCA's Camp Seymour at Glen Clove as…
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Preschool Drive-In

On Saturday, July 6th, the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library was transformed into a drive-in movie theater for preschoolers. Children ages 3-5 brought grownups to help them decorate their very own cars. Once the cars were decorated, the preschool drivers cruised into position to watch a big screen cartoon courtesy of the library’s Kanopy…
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Tacoma Reads Film Series

Continue the conversations sparked by this year's Tacoma Reads selection with three films by Native American filmmakers. Stick around after each screening for a discussion of the film. Princess Angeline Wednesday, Sept. 4th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Main Branch   Warrior Women Wednesday, Sept. 18th 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Wheelock Branch   Rumble…
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NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and Lego Mindstorms

Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges include: Building your own rover Testing Mars for erosion Flying a drone Testing for biosignatures Designed for middle school but younger pioneers can participate with parental support and supervision. Ages: 9 - 14 Required: Helping adult and registered…
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The Art of Storytelling

The Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library is hosting a three day workshop for teens and adults to learn to paint their story. This class is a mixture of research and acrylic painting lessons.  Professional artist Gerardo Pena will the lead group through a process of identifying their unique story and, teach them to express…
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