Libraries remain responsible for acquiring or providing access to books, periodicals, and other media that meet the educational, recreational, and informational needs of their users. They continue to keep the business, legal, historical, and religious records of a civilization. They are the place where a toddler can hear his first story and a scholar can carry out research.
America’s Library of Congress, the world’s largest library, contains more than 160 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 37 million books and other print materials, 3.5 million recordings, 14 million photographs, 5.5 million maps, 7.1 million pieces of sheet music and 69 million manuscripts.
Fred Crumley of the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club recently resented a check for $100 to Colin Fannin, Counselor at Saltar’s Point Elementary School for the purchase of a rain barrel to be used with the Saltar’s Point garden project.
Students of the Anderson Island Elementary School thank members of the Steilacoom Kiwanis Club for their continued contribution of school supplies and funds. The Steilacoom Kiwanis Club supports the students, schoo;s and communities of Steilacoom, DuPont and Anderson Island. The upcoming Winefest on 22 January 2016 at Clover Park Technical College is the major fundraiser that supports these efforts.
Please accept this as your personal invitation to be a part of the November 7 (10 am) festivities at Ft. Steilacoom Park. While this 5K Run/Walk and Youth 1 mi dash are aimed at being a fun, community-centered race, their importance lies in commemorating and supporting those who are currently serving, those who have, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please join us in honoring our nation’s service members and their families following the race with music, food and activities for the kids.
Have you ever carved a “Cucurbita?
That’s the Latin name for a family of vegetables that includes cucumbers and squash—especially the big orange variety that’s seen this time of year, piled in grocery store pyramids, or still waiting in a field to be harvested—you know, like Charlie Brown’s “Great Pumpkin.”
A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated with the holiday of Halloween and named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern.
The Lakewood Baseball Club will host a pre-registration spaghetti feast and fundraiser on Friday, October 30 (5-8 pm) at Lake Louise Elementary.
For returning Lakewood Baseball Club players, here is your chance to register for the 2016 season. Regular Registration begins November 2, but you can “lead off” with this special event.
DuPont, WA – Local teacher and retired US Army Lt. Colonel, Mike Winkler will run for the State House of Representatives for the 28th District, which serves South West Pierce County. Winkler was previously elected to two terms on the Steilacoom Historical School District Board.
“I believe in public service. That’s why I volunteered for the Army and became a teacher for a second career. It’s also why I’m running to represent our community in Olympia,“ said Winkler.
Pierce Transit is accepting applications to fill three current vacancies on its Community Transportation Advisory Group (CTAG). New CTAG appointees will serve a three-year term, beginning with their first CTAG meeting on January 28, 2016 and ending January 27, 2019.