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Lakewood Library


address  6300 Wildaire Rd. Southwest
 Lakewood, WA  98499
phone (253) 548-3302
hours Mon.-Thu. 10 am-9 pm; Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 1 pm-5 pm
www.piercecountylibrary.org/

Upcoming Events

Tech Help

Computers/Technology
Technology got you down? Frustrated? We’re here to help. Bring your questions and your devices and dedicated staff will help you problem solve all of your tech-related problems.
tech help;
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 3pm-5pm 

Drop-in Help with WorkSource

Education
WorkSource employment experts help with your specific questions about all things employment-related: resumes, LinkedIn, job coaching and interview prep.
WorkSource;job help;job hunt;LinkedIn
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Tue 6/26/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 

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) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 

Job Search Strategies

Class/Workshop
Learn a variety of job-search methods to increase your chances at finding the perfect job. Find out about strategies to locate job openings, like networking, informational interviews and using the internet. Taught by WorkSource Employment Specialists.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 6/21/18 at 1pm-3:15pm 

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) 548-3302
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/23/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 
 • Sat 6/23/18 at 1:30pm-3:30pm 

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) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
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 • Sat 6/23/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 

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
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Tue 6/26/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Tue 8/7/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • 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 

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) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Sound FX - Foley

Class/Workshop
Learn about the creation of sound effects for movies, TV, video games, theater and radio. Go behind the scenes and create your own sound effects for a movie! Ages 12-18. Online registration.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 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) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 - Sat 6/30/18 at 10am-1pm 

Interactive Movies

Film
Hang out for snacks, games, antics and shenanigans while watching your fave cult films.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Tue 7/3/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 
 • Tue 7/10/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 
 • Tue 7/17/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 
 • Tue 7/24/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 
 • Tue 7/31/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 
 • Tue 8/7/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 

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) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/5/18 at 2pm-2:45pm 

Idea Hatch: Music Maker

Special Event
Experiment with sound at several stations. Make music with a wind tunnel and try out a musical bench! Make a sound and light show when you move, and try out PVC pipe instruments! Make music with mad marble runs and play with oscillation and pitch! All ages.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/9/18 at 2pm-2:45pm 

Tech Help

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology
Technology got you down? Frustrated? We’re here to help. Bring your questions and your devices and dedicated staff will help you problem solve all of your tech-related problems.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 7/11/18 at 3pm-5pm 

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) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
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 • Wed 7/11/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 

Tech Help

Class/Workshop, Computers/Technology
Technology got you down? Frustrated? We’re here to help. Bring your questions and your devices and dedicated staff will help you problem solve all of your tech-related problems.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 3pm-5pm 
 • Wed 7/25/18 at 3pm-5pm 

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) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
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 • Wed 7/25/18 at 2:30pm-4:30pm 

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.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 7/13/18 at 11am-12pm 

Pierce County Conversations: Disability Justice 101

Community Event
Join author and activist E.T. Russian for an interactive workshop for multifaceted humans of all abilities. Learn more at conversations.pcls.us.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: conversations.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/17/18 at 6pm-8pm 

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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 • Fri 7/20/18 at 11am-11:45am 

Dig In! Mini Burke Museum

Children, Education
What was the Earth like millions of years ago? Examine real fossils, rocks and minerals, as well as cast replicas of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and plants. Unearth fossils in our fossil dig pits, learn about the work of paleontologists and geologists, and imagine the amazing life that once inhabited our planet. All ages.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 7/21/18 at 1pm-4pm 

Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture, and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest

Community Event, Talks/Lectures
Author and professor Daudi Abe discusses how Northwest hip-hop is a document of our region’s social and political movements, energies, ideologies and how it embodies a unique sense of community. Discover the history behind not only the Northwest’s Grammy-winning rappers, but its world champion break dance crew, its internationally read hip-hop magazine, the producers who collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, its world-renowned clothing designers and the grassroots organizations dedicated to community service and education. Funded with support from Humanities Washington.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/24/18 at 7pm-8pm 

Resume and Cover Letters

Class/Workshop
Learn how resumes and cover letters convey to a potential employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Explore different resume formats to best display your skills, knowledge and abilities. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 7/26/18 at 1pm 

Puppet Theatre Presents #2

Puppet Theater
Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories "Rumpelstiltskin" and "Henny Penny." Ages 6 and up.
Pierce County Library System;Lakewood Library;puppet show;summer reading
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 7/27/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

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. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 7/30/18 at 11am-12pm 

Celebrate International Cat Day

Class/Workshop
Calling all fans of felines! Make crafty cat toys to keep or donate and meet local celebrity cat bloggers. Learn how you can make a difference in your community helping cats in need. A fun afternoon for cat lovers of all ages.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/8/18 at 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Saturday Afternoon Fever

Line Dancing
Disco rocks! Put on your boogie shoes and hustle over to the Library! Learn the “Night Fever” line dance—an easy version for all ages and abilities.
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Sat 8/11/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm 

Teen Late Night Library Takeover

Social Event
Give summer a proper send-off by taking over the library after hours! Hang out and rock out with music, games, food and more!
Event Info: (253) 548-3302
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Fri 8/17/18 at 6:30pm-10pm