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December 2015

Book talk and signing
Jeff Yeager, author of
Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Retail World

Wednesday, December 9 @ 7 p.m.

Main Branch - Olympic Room

Author, environmentalist, and TV commentator, Jeff Yeager will present a humorous look at how to live well in a down economy. Dubbed the Ultimate Cheapskate by Matt Lauer of the morning show on TV, Jeff will share his tricks and tips for "Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Retail World".  His books,  including "How to Retire the Cheapskate Way" and "The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road to True Riches",  will be available for purchase and signing.

With his offbeat humor and unconventional style, Mr. Yeager brings a unique perspective to personal finance.  Demonstrating a proven aptitude for thrift and environmentalism he instructs audiences on not only surviving but thriving on even the most modest of means.

Recently, Mr. Yeager focused on wise retirement living within a tight budget. In his words, “Living on less is a good thing to do. It’s the only financial advice that works for almost everyone. It’s about a quality of life you cannot buy, a sense of satisfaction you cannot fake, and an appreciation for others that gives life value. It’s also about helping save the planet and sharing with those in need. Living on less can be funny, but it’s not a joke.”


Captain January (1924)Silent film & live harp accompiament
Captain January (1924)
with an original score written and performed by Leslie McMichael

Saturday, December 12 @ 2 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library


Vashon harpist Leslie McMichael returns to the Tacoma Public LIbrary to play her haunting harp and toy instrument score for the recently rediscovered and restored 1924 silent film “Captain JanuarI

In “Captain January,” child star Baby Peggy appears as an orphan who quite literally washes up on the shore of a wild beach, winning the heart of a crusty old lighthouse keeper who takes her in. The film is suitable for all ages.”

The film’s star was Baby Peggy — a child actress who took the silver screen by storm 10 years before the success of Shirley Temple. She was the world’s first 5-year-old millionaire, churning out two-reelers and features. Behind the bright lights, the child star’s life was hard, and she was eventually blacklisted from studios after her manager-father got into bitter arguments with producers. Today, Diana Serra, the actress who played Baby Peggy, is still alive and the subject of a stirring new documentary, “Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room.”


Free concert
Autoharpist Bryan Bowers and folksinger Jim Page

Saturday, December 19 @ 2 p.m.
Olympic Room , Main Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South

Two legendary Northwest performers come together in this free seasonal concert for the entire family.

Bryan Bowers, a virtuoso on the autoharp, is a wonderful storyteller and is credited with introducing the autoharp to a new generation of American Fold Music / Bluegrass audiences. Jim Page is a singer, songwriter and social activist and one of the most respected performed in the Pacific NW. Great for the entire family.




Last Updated 12.11.2015