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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 10/25/18 at 5pm-7pm 
 • Thu 11/29/18 at 5pm-7pm 

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 10/22/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4:15pm 
 • Mon 10/29/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4:15pm 

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 11/2/18 at 2pm-4pm 
 • Fri 11/9/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Talk Time: English Conversation for ESL Learners

Class/Workshop
Free ESL conversation group invites members of the community to learn, connect and practice English language skills.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Sat 10/27/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Sat 11/3/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Sat 11/10/18 at 10am-11:30am 
 • Sat 11/17/18 at 10am-11:30am 

Teen Council

Volunteer Event
Plan events and work on special projects, recommend books and other materials and discuss great ideas. Teen Council counts for service credit.
Pierce County Library System;University Place Library;Summer Reading;teen council;volunteer
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Mon 10/22/18 at 4:30pm-5:30pm 
 • Mon 11/5/18 at 4:30pm-5:30pm 
 • Mon 11/19/18 at 4:30pm-5:30pm 

Start and Grow Your Business

Class/Workshop
Drop-in help in the Atrium for new and aspiring business owners. Offered in partnership with the Small Business Administration and the Veterans Business Outreach Center.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Fri 11/9/18 at 12pm-6pm 

Toddler Story Time

Children
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays for children and caregivers.
Pierce County Library System;University Place Library;story time;baby;toddler
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Tue 10/23/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 10/24/18 at 10am 
 • Tue 10/30/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 10/31/18 at 10am 
 • Tue 11/6/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 11/7/18 at 10am 
 • Tue 11/13/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 11/14/18 at 10am 

Baby Story Time

Children
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays for children and caregivers.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 10/25/18 at 10:30am 
 • Thu 11/1/18 at 10:30am 
 • Thu 11/8/18 at 10:30am 
 • Thu 11/15/18 at 10:30am 

Preschool Story Time

Children
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays for children and caregivers.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Wed 10/24/18 at 11am 
 • Fri 10/26/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 10/31/18 at 11am 
 • Fri 11/2/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 11/7/18 at 11am 
 • Fri 11/9/18 at 10:30am 
 • Wed 11/14/18 at 11am 
 • Fri 11/16/18 at 10:30am 

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 11/1/18 at 3:30pm-5pm 

WorkSource Workshop: Prepare for Job Interviews

Class/Workshop
Learn the benefits of pre-interview prep work and how to respond to overqualification, salary and background issues. You will receive an Interview Survival handout. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
job help;job hunt;job search;Get Hired;Pierce County Library System;
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 10/23/18 at 2pm-4pm 

WorkSource Workshop: LinkedIn Help Session

Class/Workshop
Learn how to expand your network, search for LinkedIn-advertised jobs and do company research. Attendees must have a current LinkedIn profile. Need help setting up an account? Ask a librarian for help. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 10/23/18 at 11am-1pm 

Life after High School: Plan Your Future with TCC

Class/Workshop
Work with an educational specialist to outline your goals, research programs, complete career assessments, apply for financial aid and refine your scholarship applications. More info: lahs.pcls.us.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 10/24/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Flash Women, Fast Cars and Flaming Stars

Signing/Readings
Celebrate autumn with local poets Connie Walle and Michael Magee as they read from their recently published books by MoonPath Press. Connie will read from her debut collection, “What’s Left,” about strong women and Michael’s “How We Move Toward Light” explores myths and urban legends. Book signing to follow.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 10/24/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Ukulele Circle

Special Event
Beginners will learn a few chords and easy songs from 4:30-5 p.m. followed by a jam session. Some ukuleles provided. All ages.
Teen
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Ages: All ages
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Mon 10/29/18 at 4:30pm-6pm 

Pierce County Conversations: 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 10/31/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

All Things Medicare

Class/Workshop, Seniors
Turning age 65 soon? Want to know more about Medicare? Bring your questions to this presentation by Sound Outreach and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). Call Sound Outreach at 253-596-0918 to register; walk-ins also welcome.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Sat 11/3/18 at 1:30pm-4pm 

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 11/5/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4:15pm 
 • Mon 11/19/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4:15pm 
 • Mon 11/26/18 at 10am till 12pm, 2pm till 4:15pm 

Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Class/Workshop
If you care for children, sick, elderly or disabled loved ones, this workshop is for you. Presented by Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources.
caregiving
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 11/6/18 at 3pm-5pm 

Travel Talk: Holiday Travel

Talks/Lectures
Meet other travelers and learn tips and resources to plan your next trip. A topic will be discussed briefly and then we’ll share ideas, relive adventures and get inspiration from others.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 11/7/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Life after High School: Plan Your Educational Future

Class/Workshop
Work with an educational specialist to outline your goals, research programs, complete career assessments, apply for financial aid and refine your scholarship applications. More info: lahs.pcls.us.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 11/7/18 at 2pm-4pm 

The Falconer

Animals, Community Event
Learn about falconry from licensed falconer, John Prucich. Featuring live birds of prey. All ages.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Sat 11/10/18 at 2pm 

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 11/13/18 at 2:30pm-4pm 

Noveltea Book Group

Community Event
Books and tea afternoon book group.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 11/15/18 at 3:30pm-5pm 

Dining at Downton: A Trial by Fork

Community Event, Living History
Historian Tames Alan demystifies the manners, menu and attire of a 12-course dinner as would have been enjoyed upstairs of Downton Abbey before World War I. Explore the final years of a time when one changed into dinner clothes and jewelry to reflect candlelight, and setting the table and serving a meal was an art.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 11/20/18 at 6:30pm 

Leap Into Science: Balance Workshop

Education
Explore the concept of balance using Leap Into Science, a program engineered by the Franklin Institute, that focuses less on right and wrong, and more on how and why.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Tue 11/20/18 at 3:30pm 

Life after High School: Plan Your Educational Future

Class/Workshop
Work with an educational specialist to outline your goals, research programs, complete career assessments, apply for financial aid and refine your scholarship applications. More info: lahs.pcls.us.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Wed 11/21/18 at 2pm-4pm 
 • Wed 11/28/18 at 2pm-4pm 

Friends of the University Place Library Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser, Community Event
Gently used books and media at great prices. Proceeds help support library programs and services.
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Sat 11/24/18 at 10am-5pm 

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 11/28/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Pierce County Conversations: Our Changing Climate

Community Event, Education, Nature
Learn about the causes and impacts of climate change in the Puget Sound region. Presented by the City of Tacoma. More info: conversations.pcls.us
Event Info: (253) 548-3307
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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Schedule
 • Thu 11/29/18 at 7pm