Last of the Fleet

On April 15, 1931, after spending two weeks loading lumber and timber at the Defiance Mill, 4601 Ruston Way, the four-masted "Commodore" left port in Tacoma for the Hawaiian Islands. It was towed to the Straits of Juan de Fuca by the tug Goliath. The last of the off shore sailing fleet in regular service…
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Daffodils Afloat

For 56 years, in 2008, the annual Marine Parade has brought the Daffodil Festival season to a close. Entry #99 in the 1954 Puget Sound Daffodil Regatta was covered with literally thousands of blossoms, including windshield, making it truly a floating garden of daffodils. The boats passed, one by one, in front of a reviewing…
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Poetry Out Loud

Tacoma Public Library has a wonderful poetry collection. Poetry is all about rhythm, meter and visualization. But it is hard to connect to this if you aren’t comfortable reading it. Here is a sampling of poetry books that include an audio CD. Let these three titles introduce poetry out loud and allow you to listen…
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Get Certified in Microsoft Office at Tacoma Public Library

Did you know Tacoma Public Library is a testing site for earning a free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) credential? You can achieve certification in one of Microsoft’s popular software programs, to gain new opportunities in the job market and for professional goals you may have. If you are already a regular user of Microsoft Office…
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