Cubelets: Modular Robots

Through play and experimentation, Cubelets transform from a block set to robots. Click the magnetic blocks together and each arrangement results in a sound, light, or motion. There's no wrong way to build! Ages: 5 – 18 (manufacturer recommended 8 and up) Required: Helping adult and registered child Find the nearest times and locations to…
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Monster from the Deep

An unidentified beauty posed with a very strange sea-beast in this photograph taken for the Tacoma Times in August, 1948. Al Meissner and E.C. Berg were trolling for salmon off Neah Bay when this denizen of the deep, an unidentified fish came swimming by their boat. They brought him back to Tacoma with them and…
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Reason to Picket

In mid-June of 1952, the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, representing the Seattle and Tacoma newspaper reporters, advertising and circulation representatives, and photographers, went on strike against the Tacoma News Tribune over wages. Union pickets, such as Herman F. Hunt (pictured), appeared outside the newspaper's headquarters. The paper's other unions, including the Pressmen, Typographical, Mailers, Stereotypers…
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Dying from the heat?

Feeling the heat?   Consider visiting Tacoma Public Library, a free, cool, air conditioned space where you can: Meet friends Use computers Study Play games Attend programs like Pokemon League, Robots, My Little Pony Watch a movie Read books and magazines Use the drinking fountain or bathroom Just cool off and take a break…
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