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Salishan Story Fest featured in Archival Outlook Magazine
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryNovember 29, 2022
The Community Archive Center's "Salishan Story Fest" event is featured as the cover story in current issue Archival Outlook magazine!
Show your library love on Giving Tuesday!
By mbusNovember 28, 2022
It's Giving Tuesday! Please support the library programs you love today with a tax-deductible gift to the Tacoma Public Library Foundation. Giving Tuesday is
The Trees Are Alive
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryNovember 28, 2022
John MacDougall was pictured above on November 12, 1972, balling and burlaping Christmas trees on his tiny Tacoma Living Yule Trees farm. His stock included many rare and exotic living Yule trees such as Cortorta Pine and Spanish fir and also beautiful specimens of common varieties such as pine and Douglas fir. The MacDougall family…
The Jacki Skaught Papers
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryNovember 22, 2022
By Spencer Bowman Jacki Skaught, the donor of this collection, has had a strong background in city development and government. She was a member of the League of Women’s Voters and held positions on the Tacoma City Council. As such, she had worked closely with city management. She joined the Jury of Recommendations that was officially…
Director’s Blog: November 2022
By TacomaLibraryNovember 18, 2022
On Saturday, Nov. 5, I was honored to introduce our Tacoma Reads author event with Julia Alvarez in conversation with Mayor Woodards. Thank you to everyone who
Shop new merch in the TPL Foundation store!
By mbusNovember 18, 2022
Shop the TPL Foundation store this season! Be the first to sport new library merch when you shop the TPL Foundation store this season! The Tacoma Public Libra
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryNovember 17, 2022
Mrs. Pearl Croft (left) and Mrs. Georgia Clayton prepared the turkey with dressing dinners that were served at the annual Autumn Dinner Festival on November 8, 1968 at the Senior Center at 923 No. 13th Street. All Pierce County senior residents over the age of 55 were invited. Mrs. Clayton, the chef at the center…
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryNovember 14, 2022
Harmonizing behind the intriguing sign "Do Not Spit On The Floor" is believed to be the award winning barbershop quartet, the Most Happy Fellows. The singers were featured in "Music Americana," the third annual barbershop musical show sponsored by the Greater Tacoma Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Inc. This photograph was taken during dress rehearsal at…
Behind the Scenes in the Northwest Room
By TacomaLibrary_NW_HistoryNovember 8, 2022
Join us on an archival processing project where we organize and make available a new collection of Tacoma Art Museum material!
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