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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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 • Thu 7/19/18 at 4pm-5pm 
 • Thu 7/26/18 at 4pm-5pm 

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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Schedule
 • 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 

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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Schedule
 • 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 

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 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 

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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 • Mon 7/23/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 
 • Mon 7/30/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4pm 

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