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Parkland/Spanaway Library

13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma, WA

Phone:
1-(253)-548-3304

Website:
www.piercecountylibrary.org

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ESL Classes

Class/Workshop

English classes sponsored by Tacoma Literacy Council.

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• Tue 6/19/18 at 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Movie Night

Community Event, For the Family, Film

Join us for a free screening of “Coco.” Popcorn provided.

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• Tue 6/19/18 at - 6:00 PM

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 questions.

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• Thu 6/21/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Read-A-Thon Summer Kick-Off

For the Family,Family/Child (Books)

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.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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!

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Drop-in Help with WorkSource

Education, Class/Workshop

workSource employment experts help you with your specific questions about all things employment-related—resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep.

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• Mon 6/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 6/26/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

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• Wed 6/27/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Movies Rock: “Tommy"

Film

Come experience the psychedelic film adaptation of The Who’s groundbreaking rock opera.

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• Thu 6/28/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 questions.

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• Thu 6/28/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 6/28/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 6/29/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tacoma Nature Center: Habitat Is Where It's At

Children, Education

What does wildlife need to survive? Take part in a survey on habitat types. Ages 5-11.

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• Fri 6/29/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

KnightSTREAM

Children, Education, Living History

Knights of Veritas! This fast-paced event will include interactive exercises and educational demonstrations of medieval arms, armor, combat, knighthood and chivalry.

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• Sat 6/30/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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."

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• Mon 7/2/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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!

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• Tue 7/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 7/3/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 7/5/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Knit Together

Children's Arts/Crafts

Transform yarn into amazing creations. Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just come knit with us. All skill levels welcome. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help. Bring your own supplies. Recommended for ages 9 and up Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. May 7 June 4 July 2 Aug. 6

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• Thu 7/5/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/6/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 7/10/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

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• Tue 7/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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• Wed 7/11/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Edible Gardens - Garden Bugs, Diseases & Non-Toxic Alternatives

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.

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/13/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Rock Trivia

Social Event

Put your knowledge to the test and win prizes—new quiz each week!

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• Sat 7/14/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nature Rocks: World of Wolves

Animals, Class/Workshop

Learn about wolves: biology, history, current status and recovery, as well as Wolf Haven’s role in the wildlife community. Presented by Wolf Haven.

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• Sat 7/14/18 at 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Movie Night

For the Family

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.”

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• Tue 7/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 7/17/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 7/19/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/20/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 7/24/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

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• Tue 7/24/18 at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Bubble Madness

Children

Play, paint and experiment with bubbles. Ages 4 and up.

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• Tue 7/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/27/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/27/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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.

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• Tue 7/31/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Puppet Theater Presents #2

Children's Theatre, Puppet Theater

Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories. Ages 6 and up. “Rumpelstiltskin” and “Henny Penny."

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 8/3/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

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• Fri 8/3/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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!

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• Tue 8/7/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 8/7/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Stomp Rockets

Children's Arts/Crafts,Education

Create a stomp rocket out of recycled items and see how far it will fly.

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 8/10/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating Art Rocks: Painting and Decoupage

Painting

Use various techniques to create beautiful art rocks to keep or to distribute around the community.

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• Sat 8/11/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

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• Tue 8/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Summer Stories For Toddlers

Children

Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more!

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• Tue 8/14/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 10:15 PM - 11:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 8/17/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Boat-In Movie Night

Community Event,Film

Movie-goers can watch "Zootopia" by land or by lake at the unique "Boat-In" movie night hosted by the Town of Cornelius and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. Boaters can watch the movie from their boats and receive audio via radio, while landlubbers can watch the flick from their lawn chairs or blankets in the park.

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• Tue 8/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.

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• Thu 9/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.

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• Thu 10/11/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM