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Sumner Library


address  1116 Fryar Ave.
 Sumner, WA  98390
phone (253) 548-3306
www.piercecountylibrary.org

Upcoming Events

Community Craft Nights

Community Event
Bring your own craft project or start a new one. All experience levels welcome. Get crafty with others in a relaxed, non-judgmental space.
crafts;diy;
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 6/21/18 at 6pm 

Summer Readin’ Book Club

Community Event
“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 6/20/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Summer Readin' Book Club

Community Event, Meeting
We’ll discuss “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. A book for book lovers and romantics alike. Read as A.J.’s life turns from surly bookseller to a kindhearted and beloved member of a small town community. Pick up a copy at the Help Desk.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Wed 6/20/18 at 2pm 

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) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/23/18 at 11am-12pm 

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) 548-3306
Ages: Teen
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Mon 6/25/18 at 3pm-4pm 

Pierce County Environmental Educators: Trash to Treasured Musical Instruments

Family/Child
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) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 6/26/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Miho and Diego Duo: Musical Trip to Japan and South America

World, Family/Child
Miho Takekawa from Japan and Diego Coy from Colombia will introduce their native music and encourage the audience to participate by joining them in singing in Japanese and Spanish as well as body percussion. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various instruments that are rare in the U.S.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 6/27/18 at 11am-12pm 

Bilingual Story Time

Family/Child (Books), Children
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish. For families with young children 30 minutes
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 6/28/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Living with Low Vision: Using Technology for Reading

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Learn how to enjoy books and media using common electronic devises and magnifiers. Presented by Hope Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides vision education and rehabilitation services to Pierce and Thurston Counties.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
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 • Thu 6/28/18 at 11am 

Bilingual Story Time

Family/Child (Books), Children
Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish. For families with young children 30 minutes
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Thu 7/12/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 7/26/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Thu 8/9/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books), Children
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.
• Kid Friendly
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Ages: 3-6 with an adult
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Fri 6/29/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 7/6/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • Fri 7/13/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 
 • 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 

Seattle STRUM

Acoustic, Community Event, Class/Workshop
Join Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukulele Musicians (STRUM) for a lively performance. Instruction and ukulele basics will follow the performance. Ukuleles provided! All ages.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Sat 6/30/18 at 10:30am 

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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/10/18 at 11am-12pm 

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts
Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 7/11/18 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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/11/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 10am-11am 

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts
Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/18/18 at 11am-12pm 
 • Wed 7/25/18 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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 7/25/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 8/1/18 at 10am-11am 

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts
Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 8/1/18 at 11am-12pm 
 • Wed 8/8/18 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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Wed 8/8/18 at 10am-11am 
 • Wed 8/15/18 at 10am-11am 

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts
Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/15/18 at 11am-12pm 

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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 7/17/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Summer Readin’ Book Club

Community Event
“Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 7/18/18 at 2pm-3pm 

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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/19/18 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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 7/26/18 at 2pm-3pm 

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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Thu 8/2/18 at 10:30am-11:30pm 

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) 548-3306
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Tue 8/7/18 at 10:30am-11:30am 

Summer Readin’ Book Club

Community Event
“The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Ages: Adult
Price: free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/15/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Fantasy Football Kick-Off

Class/Workshop
Get ready for the 2018 season with self-described fantasy football guru Glenn Storbeck. Topics include how to create a league, why people get so absorbed and a roundtable discussion on players to focus on or avoid.
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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 • Wed 8/15/18 at 6pm-7pm 

Champagne Sunday

Rock
This duo performs eclectic original music, has a ton of energy, heart and talent. This makes for an engaging, powerful show.
rock;conway muse;
Event Info: (253) 548-3306
Ages: Adults
Price: Free
Free
Event Website: readthissummer.pcls.us
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Schedule
 • Sat 8/18/18 at 2pm-3pm