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University Place Library


address  3609 Market Pl. West
 University Place, WA  98466
phone (253) 548-3307
www.piercecountylibrary.org

Upcoming Events

Open Mic Night

Open Mic/Music, Signing/Readings, Community Event, For the Family
Want to share your talent/ Tell a story, sing a song, read a poem or just sit back and enjoy. All ages, talents and abilities welcome at this family-friendly event. Contact Steve Carmody at scarmody@piercecountylibrary.org or 253-548-3601 for more information.
• Kid Friendly
Pierce County Library System;University Place Library;Open Mic Night
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Thu 6/28/18 at 5pm-7pm 
 • Thu 7/26/18 at 5pm-7pm 
 • Thu 8/30/18 at 5pm-7pm 

Drop-In Help with WorkSource

Class/Workshop
WorkSource employment experts help with your specific questions about all things employment related: resumes, LinkedIn, job coaching, interview prep.
Pierce County Library System;worksource;job prep
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Mon 6/18/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 6/25/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 

Assess Your Collectibles

Antiques, Class/Workshop
Find the value of your antiques and collectibles using online databases and websites. Bring a small, non-fragile item to class.
Pierce County Library System;University Place Library;Summer Reading;assess your collectibles
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 6/19/18 at 10:30am-12pm 

Instrument Petting Zoo: Rain City Rock Camp

Special Event
Ever wondered what it would feel like to ROCK? Come find out at this hands-on collaboration with Rain City Rock Camp! Try out an electric guitar, a bass guitar or even the drums! Talk to an expert about what it takes to learn an instrument or start your own band, and tap into some great music resources around the Puget Sound area.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Sat 6/23/18 at 3:30pm-4:30pm 

Read-A-Thon Summer Kick-Off

Community Event
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.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/23/18 at 1pm-3pm 

Throwback Jams

Special Event
Upcycle CDs, cassette tapes and vinyl albums while jamming out to your favorite musical throwbacks. Online registration.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 6/25/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Brainstorms

Children
Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Mon 6/25/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 7/2/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 7/9/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 7/16/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 7/23/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 7/30/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 8/6/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Mon 8/13/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 6/26/18 at 3pm-4pm 

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Ages 3-6, with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 6/27/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 7/4/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 7/11/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 7/25/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 8/1/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 8/8/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Wed 8/15/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children
For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 7/5/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 7/12/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 7/19/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 7/26/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 8/2/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 8/9/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 8/16/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Animals, Children
Rhythms, melodies, high and low notes—Life is musical! Meet a wild animal ambassador from the zoo and learn about the beats of its habitat. Explore biofacts, such as pelts, shells and feathers, and discover how nature rocks! Ages 5 and up.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 6/29/18 at 10:30am-11:30pm 

Podcasting with Out of the Fridge

Class/Workshop
Learn podcasting basics, including how to get started, plus tips and tricks from our experts at Out of the Fridge podcast. Ages 12-18. Online registration.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/30/18 at 3:30pm-4:30pm 

Drop-In Help with WorkSource

Class/Workshop
WorkSource employment experts help you with your specific questions about all things employment related—resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
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 

Rocks & Gems

Class/Workshop, Education
Rock-It-Science will help you get started on a rock collection. Learn which rocks and gems are prevalent in Washington state and how to find them. What makes them colorful and what the color means. Bring in rocks for identification.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/3/18 at 3:30pm-5pm 

Knit (or Crochet) Together

Children
Learn to knit or crochet, or just come knit with us. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided.
• Kid Friendly
knitting;crochet;DIY;crafts;
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 7/5/18 at 3:30pm-5pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 7/6/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Tech Help

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.
Pierce County Library System;University Place Library;Get Smart;tech help
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Fri 7/6/18 at 2pm 
 • Fri 7/13/18 at 2pm 

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.
Teen
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 7/7/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Become A YouTuber

Class/Workshop
Find your audience, create your personal style, make vids with your friends and incorporate film-making techniques into your own YouTube channel.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/9/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Louie Foxx: Mineral 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.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/9/18 at 10:30am-11:30pm 

Wisdom Cafe

Community Event
Designed with older adults in mind, Wisdom Café offers an opportunity to meet and converse with others on a variety of pre-determined topics.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 7/10/18 at 2:30pm 

Travel Talk

Community Event
Learn tips and use free resources to plan your next trip. There is a featured monthly destination, but we will also share ideas, relive adventures and get inspiration from others. A monthly place or topic will be covered.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 7/11/18 at 7pm 

Start and Grow Your Business

Class/Workshop
The Veterans Business Outreach Center provides veteran and non-veteran entrepreneurs with free support. Drop-in.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Fri 7/13/18 at 12pm-6pm 

Friends of the University Place Library Used Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser
Buy a bag of books for one low price.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Fri 7/13/18 at 10am-6pm 

Friends of the University Place Library Used Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser
Buy a bag of books for one low price.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Sat 7/14/18 at 10am-5pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/16/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Nancy Pearl

Talks/Lectures
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) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/17/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Noveltea Book Group

Community Event
Afternoon book talk and tea. See Kristine in the library or email upref@piercecountylibrary.org for more info.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 7/19/18 at 3:30pm-5pm 

Rock Painting

Class/Workshop, Community Event
Come learn the basics of rock painting with Valerie Sison. Supplies are provided to create your rock.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 7/21/18 at 1pm-3pm 

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) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/23/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

Meditation Practice

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
A free meditation practice session for new and experienced meditators.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 7/25/18 at 7pm 

Last Leaf Productions: The Musicians of Bremen

Children's Theatre
Three animals—a cat, a donkey, and a rooster—have been told they are useless and are sent out into the world, become friends and bond over their common love of music. Just when they have found a new place to call home, a mean burglar kicks them out of their house. The friends work together and use their animal and musical skills to frighten the burglar out of their home and chase him away.
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Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/26/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 7/30/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/31/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 8/3/18 at 11am-12pm 

Karaoke

Karaoke
Unleash your inner rock star!
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 8/6/18 at 4pm-5:30pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 8/7/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Rock Gardening

Community Event
Large, small, whimsy—Zen out your doorstep or along a wall. This is an opportunity to learn about famous rock gardens, rock walls and to design your own.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/8/18 at 7pm 

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) 548-3307
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 8/22/18 at 10:30am-11:30am