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Parkland/Spanaway Library


address  13718 Pacific Ave. S.
 Tacoma, WA  98444
phone (253) 548-3304
www.piercecountylibrary.org

Upcoming Events

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education
Technology got you down? Frustrated? We’re here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related problems.
tech help;Get Smart;Pierce County Library System
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Thu 6/21/18 at 4pm-5pm 
 • Thu 6/28/18 at 4pm-5pm 
 • Thu 7/5/18 at 4pm-5pm 
 • Thu 7/12/18 at 4pm-5pm 
 • Thu 7/19/18 at 4pm-5pm 
 • Thu 7/26/18 at 4pm-5pm 

Drop-in Help with WorkSource

Education, Class/Workshop
WorkSource employment experts help you with your specific questions about all things employment-related—resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep.
job help;job search;job hunt;Get Hired;Pierce County Library
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 6/25/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 

Read-A-Thon Summer Kick-Off

For the Family, Family/Child (Books)
Start your summer with a visit to your local library on June 23. Participate in the all ages Read-A-Thon. For every hour read, your branch will earn a new book! Story times, readers theater and fun for everyone.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/23/18 at 10am-5pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: 0-2 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Thu 7/5/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 

Paint to Learn

Children, Education, For the Family
Create a colorful work of art while learning about shapes, patterns and numbers! Best for children 2-6 with an adult. Online registration.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/10/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Gansango Music and Dance: African Beats

Family/Child, World
Come shake, rattle and roll with two African teaching artists who will demonstrate the wide variety of drums found across Africa, and show participants how to play basic rhythms using shakers, bells, drums and clapping. Ages 6 and up. Online Registration
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 7/11/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: 0-2 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/12/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 

Louie Foxx: Mineral Magic

Magic, Children
This show is full of magic, comedy, juggling and tons of audience interaction. You’ll be amazed as a kid from the audience magically creates a diamond! You’ll roll in the aisles laughing as Louie creates a fossil right before your eyes.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 7/18/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: 0-2 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/19/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Thu 7/26/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 

Puppet Theater Presents #2

Children's Theatre, Puppet Theater
Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories. Ages 6 and up. “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Henny Penny”
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/1/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: 0-2 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 8/2/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Thu 8/9/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 

Paint to Learn

Children, Education, For the Family
Create a colorful work of art while learning about shapes, patterns and numbers! Best for children 2-6 with an adult. Online registration.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 8/14/18 at 6pm-7:30pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: 0-2 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 8/16/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 

Nancy Stewart

World, Family/Child
Join local singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for this interactive multicultural musical journey around the world. You’ll sing traditional and original songs and play rhythm instruments made of kelp, gourds and even goat toenails!
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/23/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children
Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 3-6 with an adult.
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 6/26/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 8/7/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 
 • Tue 8/14/18 at 10:15pm-11pm 

Ukulele Circle

Special Event
Bring your ukulele! Play, sing and have fun! Don’t have a ukulele? Come anyway! Try it out. Sing-along. Some ukuleles will be provided.
Teen
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 3pm-4pm 

Movies Rock: “Tommy"

Film
Come experience the psychedelic film adaptation of The Who’s groundbreaking rock opera.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Tacoma Nature Center: Habitat Is Where It's At

Children, Education
What does wildlife need to survive? Take part in a survey on habitat types. Ages 5-11.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 6/29/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Ages 3-6, with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 6/29/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 7/6/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 7/13/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 7/20/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 7/27/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 8/3/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 8/10/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 8/17/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

KnightSTREAM

Children, Education, Living History
View authentic antique medieval artifacts, interactive exercises, facts versus myths and how to wear a suit of armor.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/30/18 at 2pm-3pm 

The Puppet Theater Presents #1

Children's Theatre, Puppet Theater
Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories. “Too Much Noise” and “The Three Little Pigs”
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/2/18 at 10:30am-11:30pm 

Drop-in Help with WorkSource

Class/Workshop, Education
WorkSource employment experts help you with your specific questions about all things employment-related—resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep.
job help;job hunt;job search;Get Hired;Pierce County Library System
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Mon 7/2/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 7/9/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 7/16/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 7/23/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 7/30/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 

Explore Your World: Sounds

Class/Workshop, Children
Explore STEM at your library. Build a simple record player, see vibration in action and design paper ears like your favorite animal. Join us as we explore the science of sound!
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/3/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Knit Together

Children's Arts/Crafts
Transform yarn into amazing creations. Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just come knit with us. All skill levels welcome. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help. Bring your own supplies. Recommended for ages 9 and up Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. May 7 June 4 July 2 Aug. 6
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
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 • Thu 7/5/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Edible Gardens - Garden Bugs, Diseases & Non-Toxic Alternatives

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education
Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.
edible gardens;gardening classes;education
Event Info: (253) 798-4133
Ages: All ages. May not be suitable for very young children.
Price: Free. Registration required.
Event Website: www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens
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 • Thu 7/12/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Nature Rocks: World of Wolves

Animals, Class/Workshop
Learn about wolves: biology, history, current status and recovery, as well as Wolf Haven’s role in the wildlife community. Presented by Wolf Haven.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 7/14/18 at 11pm-12pm 

Rock Trivia

Social Event
Put your knowledge to the test and win prizes—new quiz each week!
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 7/14/18 at 10am-5pm 

Movie Night

For the Family
Join us for a free screening on every third Tuesday of the month at Parkland/Spanaway Library. Popcorn provided. June 19: “Coco;” July 17: “My Little Pony: The Movie” (2017); Aug. 21: “Babe.”
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/17/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Emily’s Paper Crafts: Family Noisemakers

Children's Arts/Crafts
Learn about different sounds all around us, from rain drops to trains to goldfish. Children with an accompanying adult will construct their own musical clacker through a series of shapes and folds.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/24/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 

Bubble Madness

Children
Play, paint and experiment with bubbles. Ages 4 and up.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/24/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books), Children
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: 3-6 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 7/27/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Charlie Hope

Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Rock, Family/Child
Charlie Hope is a Parent's Choice Award-winning performer whose catchy, interactive music appeals to kids and adults alike.
• Kid Friendly
www.charliehopemusic.com
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/31/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Escape Room

Social Event
Can you rock our Escape Room? Bring friends or make new ones as you work together to solve puzzles, find clues and break the codes before time runs out. Online Registration.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 8/3/18 at 3pm-4pm 

Pierce County Environmental Educators: Trash to Treasured Musical Instruments

Children
Become a rock star for the planet and explore creative ways to make your own instruments at home. Play with our upcycled musical instruments to see how you can use things around the house, from the trash and outside to create your own rockin’ sounds!
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 8/7/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Stomp Rockets

Children's Arts/Crafts, Education
Create a stomp rocket out of recycled items and see how far it will fly.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/8/18 at 3pm-4pm 

Creating Art Rocks: Painting and Decoupage

Painting
Use various techniques to create beautiful art rocks to keep or to distribute around the community.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 8/11/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Boat-In Movie Night

Community Event, Film
Join us for a free screening on every third Tuesday of the month at Parkland/Spanaway Library. Popcorn provided. June 19: “Coco;” July 17: “My Little Pony: The Movie” (2017); Aug. 21: “Babe.”
outdoor; movie; screening; boating; picnic; park; lake
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 8/21/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Edible Gardens - Fall and Winter Gardening

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education
Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.
edible gardens;gardening classes;education
Event Info: (253) 798-4133
Ages: All ages. May not be suitable for very young children.
Price: Free. Registration required.
Event Website: www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens
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 • Thu 9/13/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Edible Gardens - Composting Basics & Putting the Garden to Bed

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education
Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.
edible gardens;gardening classes;education
Event Info: (253) 798-4133
Ages: All ages. May not be suitable for very young children.
Price: Free. Registration required.
Event Website: www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens
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Schedule
 • Thu 10/11/18 at 6pm-8pm