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South Hill Library


address  15420 Meridian E.
 Puyallup, WA  98375
phone (253) 548-3303
www.piercecountylibrary.org

Upcoming Events

Job Club

Class/Workshop, Social Event
This casual yet informative group meets every second and fourth Friday to share employment tips. Receive support in your job search and learn from other job seekers. Coffee provided. Learn more about the Pierce County Library Job Club. Sponsored by WorkSource.
job club;job hunt;South Hill Library
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Fri 7/13/18 at 1pm-3pm 
 • Fri 7/27/18 at 1pm-3pm 

Teen Time

Meeting
Join us for snacks, crafts and movies.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 6pm-8pm 

Teen Gaming: Game On!

Gaming
Join us this month to play games on Nintendo Switch, Wii U and PlayStation 3.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Mon 6/25/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 7/23/18 at 4pm 
 • Mon 7/30/18 at 4pm 

Get Smart: Tech Help

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology
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.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
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Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 7/18/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Teen Mondays @ the Library

Social Event
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Mon 6/25/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 7/2/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 7/9/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 7/16/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 7/23/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 7/30/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 8/6/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 8/13/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 8/20/18 at 4pm-6pm 
 • Mon 8/27/18 at 4pm-6pm 

Bilingual Story Time

For the Family
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Mon 6/25/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 7/2/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 7/9/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 7/16/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 7/23/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 7/30/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 8/6/18 at 7pm-8pm 
 • Mon 8/13/18 at 7pm-8pm 

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Ages 3-6 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Tue 6/26/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 6/26/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 8/7/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Tue 8/7/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 8/14/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm 
 • Tue 8/14/18 at 10am-11am 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 10am-11am 

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) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children
Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 6/27/18 at 11am-12pm 
 • Wed 7/4/18 at 11am-12pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 7/4/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 7/11/18 at 10am-11am 

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children
Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/11/18 at 11am-12pm 
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 11am-12pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 7/25/18 at 10am-11am 

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children
Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/25/18 at 11am-12pm 
 • Wed 8/1/18 at 11am-12pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/1/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 8/8/18 at 10am-11am 

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children
Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 8/8/18 at 11am-12pm 
 • Wed 8/15/18 at 11am-12pm 

Summer Stories for Babies

Children, Family/Child (Books)
Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/15/18 at 10am-11am 

Feminism and Pop Culture

Talks/Lectures
Join us for a Humanities Washington speaker series. Media scholar Amy Peloff explores some of the principles of feminist thought, and asks why we should care about popular culture’s presentation of these concepts.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Sat 6/30/18 at 3pm-5pm 

Feminism and Pop Culture

Talks/Lectures
Join us for a Humanities Washington speaker series! Media scholar Amy Peloff explores some of the principles of feminist thought, and asks why we should care about popular culture’s presentation of these concepts.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/30/18 at 3pm-5pm 

Rockin’ the Renaissance with Song and Dance

Living History
A participatory program for all ages, with singing, dancing and storytelling to give an experience of how the common folk entertained themselves throughout most of history. Sing songs like “Rose Red,” the Renaissance version of “God Save the Queen,” and “God Bless the Human Elbow.” Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.
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Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/30/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Teen Book Club

Meeting
We will discuss “Whale Talk” by Chris Crutcher. For teens.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
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Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 7/3/18 at 3pm-5pm 

South Hill Book Discussion Group

Talks/Lectures
We’ll discuss “Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir” by Katie Hafner.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 7/9/18 at 7pm 

The Good Game: On the Moral Value of Sports

Talks/Lectures
Philosopher Mike VanQuickenborne explores the philosophical implications of sports, what they say about our culture and how they can reveal our full humanity. In partnership with Humanities Washington.
Event Info: (253) 548-3304
Price: Free
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Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 7/10/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

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) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/10/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

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) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/12/18 at 1pm till 2pm, 2:30pm till 3:30pm 

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.
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Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 7/18/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Art Classes Rock!

Painting
Put your paint brush to canvas and attend a three-session acrylic painting class. Classes taught by Rene Diaz, renowned painting and mural artist. Diaz is affiliated with the Tacoma Art Museum and is an art teacher with the Seattle School District. His work has shown throughout the United States. Grades 7-10. Online registration required.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/19/18 - Sat 7/21/18 at 11am-2pm 

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) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/23/18 at 1pm till 2pm, 2:30pm till 3:30pm 

Rock-It Science: Wood that Could Have been a Guitar

Class/Workshop
Learn about petrified wood and look at and identify different types of wood. Learn how the minerals present in the wood makes some of the most beautiful colors. And learn about the newest trend of speeding up the petrifying process from hundreds of years to just a few. Ages 6-16.
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Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/26/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Nancy Pearl

Class/Workshop
Join us as “America’s Librarian” talks about some of her favorite books. Nancy is a best-selling author, librarian, literary critic, as well as a radio and television personality, but first and foremost, she is a reader and has spent her life promoting reading as one of the most beneficial and joyful experiences anyone can have. If the library world has a rock star—Nancy Pearl is it.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/26/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Don’t Squish That Bug! Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener

Gardening
What are all those things crawling and flying around your garden and are they dangerous? Join garden educator Lisa Taylor in a lively, hands-on session about insects in the garden. Almost every bug is either beneficial or feeds beneficial organisms so it’s important to know who is friend and who is foe.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 7/28/18 at 11am-12pm 

Sumi Painting

Painting
Experience the flowing techniques of Japanese sumi (ink) painting while exploring creative forms of self-expression. Traditional tools, materials, and brush methods will be used. Presented by Puget Sound Sumi Artists. Registration required.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/30/18 at 1pm-2:30pm 

Pierce County Conversations: Rooted in Rights

Community Event
Rooted in Rights produces videos that tell authentic, accessible stories that empower our community to advocate for disability rights. Join us for a screening, followed by a facilitated discussion.
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Price: Free
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Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 7/31/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Ian Dobson: Steel Drum Party

Family/Child
People from different cultures have faced challenges in making music. Find out how they overcame these challenges with creativity, repurposing and recycling objects. Learn about musical innovations and play instruments such as steel drums from the island of Trinidad, the hambone rhythm from the U.S. and the cha-cha dance from Cuba. All ages.
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Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/1/18 at 2pm-3pm 

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) 548-3303
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/8/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts
Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.
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Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/15/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Instrument Petting Zoo with Ted Brown Music

Family/Child
Is your child thinking about learning how to play an instrument in school this coming year? Ted Brown Music will share their knowledge, instruments and enthusiasm for all things musical at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Children may try out multiple band and orchestral instruments and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.* *Player needs to be strong enough to hold the instrument and have enough lung capacity to make sound (approx. 8-12 years of age or 3rd grade and older). Some smaller orchestral instruments will be on hand for the younger age group.
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Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 8/18/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 

Tacoma Nature Center: City Critters

Children
Not all wildlife lives in the wild. Many species have successfully adapted to human and urban conditions. Examine a number of our city dwellers through interactive stations and learn why they are thriving.
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Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/22/18 at 1pm-2pm 

Art of Zentangle

Drawings/Works on Paper, Class/Workshop, Folk Art/Crafts
Create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. This new crafting method is easy to learn and helps you relax and relieve stress. Registration required.
arts;crafts
Event Info: (253) 548-3303
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 8/29/18 at 2pm-4pm