Experience Art through Abstract Expression with Paint

Creative expression is said to be good for the soul and a necessary element of a happy life.  As people we express ourselves creatively in uncountable ways.  For local artist Pamela Nugent, expression through abstract painting is her passion and she wants to share that with others. Working with the Moore Branch of Tacoma Library…
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Tacoma on the Silver Screen

Let these films really take you home as you watch the plot unfold throughout Tacoma and nearby locations. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 1992 Starring:  Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, and Matt McCoy Genre: Drama/Thriller Claire seeks careful vengeance after the loss of her child and suicide of her husband.  The movie was primarily…
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Why are we so obsessed with the end of the world?

This trend didn’t just happen after September 11th. Doomsday prophecies stretch back to the beginnings of recorded history. The Assyrians got the ball rolling with a prediction recorded on a tablet around the 28th century BCE. With Christianity came the Book of Revelations. In fact, the word ‘apocalypse’ is the Greek word for revelation. Because…
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What is early literacy?

Early literacy is everything your child knows about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. Without early literacy skills it will be more difficult for a child to learn how to read and write. The good news is helping them develop those skills is really easy! Read + Talk + Sing + Write …
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On the Gallery Walls – Drew Perine, photojournalist, The News Tribune

25,000 Words, currently on display at the Handforth Gallery at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library, features the work of five photojournalists from The News Tribune. We asked each of the photographers to share some thoughts about their work and career. Drew Perine has spent 16 years at The News Tribune. He wrote, “For over 30…
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