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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 2/22/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Thu 3/1/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Thu 3/8/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Thu 3/15/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Thu 3/22/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Thu 3/29/18 at 4pm-6pm 

Play to Learn

Children, For the Family
Play to Learn is for those who nurture children 6 and under. Each week’s theme offers individual play, fun group activities, songs and stories for children and adults to enjoy.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: 6 and under
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Wed 2/28/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Wed 3/7/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Wed 3/14/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Wed 3/21/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Wed 3/28/18 at 10am-11:30am 

Teen Hangout

Social Event
Hang out with your library friends, do a craft and grab a free snack. We’ll screen “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (rated PG-13) on March 28.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Wed 2/28/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Wed 3/7/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Wed 3/14/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Wed 3/21/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Wed 3/28/18 at 4pm-6pm 

Family Story Time

For the Family
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays for children and caregivers. For families with young children.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Tue 2/20/18 at 6pm 
 • Tue 3/13/18 at 6pm 
 • Tue 3/20/18 at 6pm 
 • Tue 3/27/18 at 6pm 

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles
Come knit or crochet with us. Supplies provided the first Thursday of the month.
knitting;crafts;DIY;social;Pierce County Library System
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 2/22/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Baby Story Time

Children, For the Family, Social Event
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays for children and caregivers.
PIerce County Library System;Parkland/Spanaway Library;story time;baby
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: 0-24 months
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Thu 2/22/18 at 10:15am 
 • Thu 3/15/18 at 10:15am 
 • Thu 3/22/18 at 10:15am 
 • Thu 3/29/18 at 10:15am 

Preschool Story Time

Children
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays for children and caregivers.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: 3-6
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Fri 2/23/18 at 10:30am 
 • Fri 3/16/18 at 10:30am 
 • Fri 3/23/18 at 10:30am 
 • Fri 3/30/18 at 10:30am 

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
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Mon 2/26/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 3/5/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 3/12/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 3/19/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 3/26/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 

Movie Night

Community Event, Film
Join us for a free screening of “Marshall,” starring Chadwick Boseman. Popcorn provided.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 2/20/18 at 6pm 

The Magic Tree: Shadow Puppet Show and Workshop

Children, Education, Community Event, Puppet Theater, Children's Theatre
The Magic Tree features flute, song and an encouraging ecological theme about doing what we can to make a better world. Following the 20-minute show, children can make their own shadow puppets and participate in a simple show.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 2/26/18 at 4:30pm-5:30pm 

Get Hired Help

Class/Workshop
Has your job search process stalled? Want to learn more tech skills? Need to write your resume? Arrive by 3 p.m. to be guaranteed help by library and WorkSource staff for your tech and job-related questions.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 2/27/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Job Seeker Services—Russian

Class/Workshop, Education
Designed for those whose primary languages are Russian, Romanian or Ukranian. Learn the best ways to approach your job search.
job hunt;Get Hired;job search;job help;Parkland/Spanaway library;Pierce County Library;Ger Hired
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 2/27/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Building Madness

Children, Education, For the Family
Use LEGO bricks, Straws and Connectors, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions. Fun for the whole family.
legos;blocks;kids;children;STEM;Pierce County Library System
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Thu 3/1/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Knit Together

Class/Workshop
Come knit or crochet with us. Supplies and instruction provided the first Thursday of the month.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Thu 3/1/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 
 • Thu 3/8/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 
 • Thu 3/15/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 
 • Thu 3/22/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 
 • Thu 3/29/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Children
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday. Join us for stories, a craft and other fun activities.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Fri 3/2/18 at 10:30am 

Life after High School: Financial Foundations: Credit

Class/Workshop
Understanding credit can be overwhelming, but it’s crucial to a healthy financial future. Learn how to establish credit, your responsibilities as a borrower and how to monitor your credit using credit reports and credit scores. Presented by Financial Beginnings.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 3/6/18 at 6:30pm 

Edible Gardens - Starting From Seeds

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education
Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. These free monthly workshops are held at locations around Pierce County. 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 3/8/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Read to a Dog

Children, Education
Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 3/12/18 at 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Stress Management

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Is the job search dragging you down? This interactive session addresses how stress impacts you and how to manage it, including: defining stress and how it impacts our lives, job seeker depression, anxiety, self-confidence in the job search, PTSD and self-care.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 3/15/18 at 11am-1:15pm 

Job Hunting for Mature Workers

Class/Workshop
Concerned that age is impacting your job search? Address issues such as over-qualification or career changes.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 3/15/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Paper Blooms - Spring Flowers

Children
Learn three styles–daffodils, roses and carnations–to create beautiful bouquets. All supplies provided.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 3/15/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Egg Engineers: Save an Egg from Disaster

Children, Education
Learn about the important role of inventors and engineer safe landings for eggs dropped from an alarming height. Kids under 8 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 3/19/18 at 3pm-4:30pm 

Movie Night!

Social Event
Join us for a free screening of “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Popcorn provided.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 3/20/18 at 6pm 

Life after High School: Financing College

Class/Workshop
Explore your options to pay for college. Review available college loans, interest accumulation and payback options. Learn the basics of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and where to access additional support.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 3/22/18 at 6:30pm 

3D Print Shop

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology
Bring a file ready to print, take a quick 3D design lesson, or just watch and learn about the process.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Fri 3/23/18 at 10am-4pm 

Read to a Dog

Animals, literacy, library
Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills.
dogs;reading;literacy
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 3/26/18 at 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Edible Gardens - Container Gardening

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education
Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. These free monthly workshops are held at locations around Pierce County. 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 4/12/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Edible Gardens - Garden Soil 101

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 5/10/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Edible Gardens - Your Summer Garden: Vegetables & Herbs

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 6/14/18 at 6pm-8pm 

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 

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