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July 2015


Tacoma Blogs
Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library

Libraries are all about storytelling and blogs allow people to share their stories with the world. Whether it's sharing expertise about wine like The Wine Economist; sharing the experience of fostering kittens on The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee; sharing DIY projects on Delightfully Tacky, parenting stories on Discovery Street; or looking at all things Tacoma at Post Defiance. Blogs are a modern platform for writing, photography, and above all else, personal expression.

Why do people blog? How do bloggers find the time to write? How does a blog attract readers? How does a blog turn into a book deal? Join us as five community bloggers talk about what, how and why they blog, and answer your blogging questions.


September 2015


Book talk & signing
Jerry V. Ramsey PH.D, author of
Stealing Puget Sound 1832-1869
Wednesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Wheelock Branch
3722 North 26th Street

In Stealing Puget Sound 1832-1869, Jerry Ramsey exposes the little know political tension between the first British settlers and the Americans who crossed the Oregon Trail fifteen years later. The British legal ownership of the precious land in the Puget Sound region was confirmed by international treaty. The well known "Pig War" was a direct result of the "squeeze" aggressive American settlers put on the British owners.

Ramsey uses primary source letters and journals, plus some secondary materials to document and reference historical accuracy. The book remains comfortably readable but challenges "politically correct" history.

Jerry V. Ramsey PH.D. earned his BA at the University of Puget Sound, a Master's Degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Doctorate at Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, California. He taught at all levels, Pre-School to Grad School, in public schools, universities, and learning centers for over 30 years.

 His published works include many magazine, newspaper, newsletter, journal articles, and three books: 'A Curriculum for High School Economic Geography and History', 'A Fur Trade Era Anthology', and 'Stealing Puget Sound 1830-1869.'


October 2015

Free book talk & signingAncient Places, by Jack Nisbet
Jack Nisbet, author of
Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library

In Ancient Place, historian Jack Nisbet explores some of the touchstones in Northwest history in this collection of nonfiction stories that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and places in the Pacific Northwest. Ancient Places takes the reader from the earliest geological events that defined the region to the human and environmental forces at work today.

PNBA Book Award winner and best-selling author Jack Nisbet focuses on the intersection of human history and natural history in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of Sources of the River, Visible Bones, The Collector (about naturalist David Douglas), and David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Information: www.tacomalibrary.org or (253) 292-2001 ext 3.

 

 

 

Last Updated 30.06.2015