Dog and a Tag

On October 12,1956, Janice Pender, age 8, held up dog tag #1, issued by the Pierce County Humane Society, for her Afghan Hound "Voodoo's" approval. The Pierce County Humane Society, not officially recognized by the city, was offering free licenses to dogs under the age of six months. These were not to be confused with…
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LibraryReads October 2019

Nothing says “must read” quite like a Librarian’s stamp of approval! Every month LibraryReads.org releases the top 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 LibraryReads’ picks for October 2019: The Body The…
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Pilots-To-Be

Girls from the College of Puget Sound interested in participating in the training for pilots offered by the federal government pose in front of a hangar at the Mueller-Harkins Airport in early October of 1939. Nationwide, over 11,000 students would learn to fly under the program. Of that number, 300-400 would be women. See more…
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Mysteries Series Week

Whether you love a cozy mystery in a quiet English village or a pulse-pounding police procedural, the first week of October celebrates great mystery series. Here are a few recommendations to curl up with from Tacoma Public Library. CLASSIC/TRADITIONAL/COZY Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers Aunt Dimity…
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At Your Service!

In October of 1942, Maxwell Super Service Station, 910 Puyallup Ave., really offered its customers super service. Nine women attendants rushed out to take care of a 1942 De Soto convertible (with hide-away headlights!) that had stopped for gas. The women pumped gas, checked under the hood, put air in the tires and cleaned the…
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HelpNow: Featured eResource

Training ● Homework Help ● College Information ● Testing ● and More! HelpNow is an electronic database that is great for all ages! Live tutors for homework help Testing Center for school, college, citizenship, and employment Create flashcards and use the fun games to help you study Brush up on your computer skills Virtual classroom/or…
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