Dear Santa…

“Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like..." Mary Dolores Connolly of Bremerton smiles mischievously over her shoulder as she mails her letter to Santa at a street mailbox in December of 1935. The five year old girl was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Connolly, 1744 Fourth St. She was eagerly looking forward to…
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LibraryReads 2018 Favorite of Favorites

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.  At the end of the year, Librarians vote for their Favorites of Favorites. Subscribe to Tacoma Library’s e-Newsletter service and get the Library Reads picks and more delivered straight to…
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Safety First?

For their plant safety campaign, Kaiser Aluminum used this young unidentified bikini clad model to demonstrate the correct way to use a gas hole bar in December of 1955. Besides her swimsuit she wore fireproof covers over her shoes, thick gloves, safety glasses and a hard hat. Six metal poles labeled "pot rake, puddle rake…
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Ladies Who Read

Eileen Jennings and Mrs. Eugene Leddy peruse the new Fine Arts department of the Tacoma Public Library in the winter of 1952. Shelves are loaded with a large selection of books. The Fine Arts department was a new addition to the library with Miss Carol Gander, formerly head of the Albuquerque Public Library reference department…
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Pumpkins on Parade

On Thursday, October 25th, the Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library hosted a “Pumpkins on Parade” event. Guests were invited to bring their own decorated pumpkins, enjoy snacks and make a pumpkin craft. One guest  made her Halloween debut with her first pumpkin. She received a certificate for “Best First Pumpkin.…
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