St. Leo's Halloween party for children in 1923 was a popular success with many children garbed in various costumes. St. Leo's parochial school and friends were invited to the Halloween activities held at the St. Leo's Social Hall. Prizes were awarded for the best character impersonation and the most comic costume. See more featured images…
Tacoma Public Library Selected for the Memory Lab Network
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryOctober 25, 2022
The Tacoma Public Library is among three libraries selected nationally to be part of the final cohort of the Memory Lab Network! Established in 2015 at the Washington DC Public Library, the Memory Lab is a space that users can reserve to have access to equipment and resources to help them digitize their own photographs…
Filmmaker Carol Burns
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryOctober 13, 2022
Carol Burns had just completed an hour-long documentary on Northwest Indian rights called "As Long as the Rivers Run" in 1971. The film dealt with the Indian fishing rights controversy whereby Mrs. Burns and her director/sound technician husband Robert lived with and filmed the Nisqually, Puyallup and Muckleshoot tribal members for two years. They managed…
Director’s Blog: October 2022
By TacomaLibraryOctober 10, 2022
Welcome to October at Tacoma Public Library. We are proud to be a point of connection and resources and are grateful for all the ways our community supports us.
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryOctober 10, 2022
1969 Buck's A&W Drive In menu. Buck’s, at 5805 Sixth Ave., offered an extensive menu for both drive-throughs and car diners. Burgers were given familiar "family" names - Papa, Mama, Teen and Baby with corresponding lowering prices from 70 cents to 30 cents. Fried chicken with fries was available for $1.00; fish & chips for…
A Trip Through The SPOOKY Side Of The Northwest Room!
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryOctober 4, 2022
Deep within the dark nooks and crannies in our collections lie material so ghastly, so horrifying, we rarely dare look! Well, maybe I’m exaggerating just a bit. For this Under The Dome blog post, we take a trip through the spooky side of some of the collections held by the Northwest Room! From eerie photographs…
LibraryReads October 2022
By TacomaLibraryOctober 1, 2022
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.
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