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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Grab Your Best Grinchy Gift-toting Sack And Come Check-out The Bargains

It’s that gift giving and gift getting time of year once again. If you’d like to save some money this year, do some of your shopping at the Tacoma Public Library’s Wheelock Branch Winter Book Sale starting Friday, November 23rd and running thru Saturday, December 1st. You’ll find an inexpensive selection of donated and former…
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A Feast of Feathers

On November 14, 1940, 2550 birds of the 5,200 turkeys at Southworth's Turkey Farm are being prepared for Thanksgiving orders placed by staff at McChord Field, Fort Lewis and Camp Murray. The Southworth brothers, Roy, W. H. and Charles, had raised turkeys for market for ten years at their Brookdale farm, an area located east…
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Making Wild Masks

In celebration of the Maurice Sendak art exhibit, kids at the Moore and Kobetich Branches of Tacoma Public Library made “Wild Thing” masks on October 17th and 19th.   If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Maurice Sendak art exhibit at Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery , you still have time! The original…
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To Your Health!

In November of 1939, Paul Roberts and Augusta C. Semmern offered Tacomans something other than turkey from the Thomsen's Health Foods booth at the second annual Show of Progress sponsored by the Tacoma Lions Club. A hungry shopper could buy a large, freshly prepared glass of raw vegetable juice, or take home canned soybeans, raw…
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All Aboard!

Popular KTNT-TV children's show host Brakeman Bill, Bill McLain (right), is pictured on the set of the daily "Brakeman Bill Show" with Phillip C. McCaffery, car inspector with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad on November 9, 1955. Mr. The Brakeman Bill Show left the air in 1974, after 20 years on KTNT…
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