Garden Markers

Can't remember where you planted your basil or which plant is parsley?  Join us at one of two programs to create several plant markers for your garden or potted plants.   Saturday, March 9th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Mottet Branch Friday, March 22nd from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Fern Hill Branch…
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In Case of an Emergency

Seventh-day Adventist Disaster Emergency Unit. In this photograph from March of 1953, nurse Roberta Sharley gently wraps the arm of her young "patient" Joyce Shubert, as she lies on a cot located at the Tacoma Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy, designated as a civil defense emergency hospital. They took part in a mock atomic air raid…
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Oscar Rule!

Tacoma Library is excited that the Oscars are back again! We know you are all choosing your own nominees and winners with hope in your hearts. Take a look at some of these bright talents that danced with Oscar down the red carpet. Best Actresses That Did So Much More Than Just 1 Oscar Winning…
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Tons of Times

Stacks of Tacoma Times "Special Edition" swamp the mailing room, nearly obscuring newspaper workers with tall stacks of newspapers. On February 27, 1940 the Times heralded their move to new quarters with a daily edition that ran 92 pages in 5 sections. It was the largest edition of the Times published to that date. More…
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Learning Life Skills

In February of 1946, when this photograph of three teenage boys from Clover Park was taken, the Red Cross was just starting its 1946 fund drive. Tacoma's hospitals were overcrowded, and there was a shortage of nurses. These boys are getting ready to help by learning home nursing skills. See more featured images and posts…
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