From the 1950s through to the 1970s the Tacoma Public Library's "Book Notes" radio program was aired on KTNT radio Sundays at 10:30 pm. The show featured content such as book reviews, oral histories, lectures, interviews, poetry readings, etc. Each episode was put together and hosted by library staff such as Marile Creager, Gary Reese, Louise Morrison, and Georgeanne Schuler. Many of the episodes of this show were recorded for broadcast and since their airing have never been heard again. Recently, we took on a project to digitize these tapes and make them available on our new database ORCA.
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Some of the Northwest Room's favorite episodes are:
We hope you enjoy these digitized episodes. If you have any questions about this project or the content featured in these recordings feel free to reach out to us at NWR@tacomalibrary.org or by phone at (253)280-2814.