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University Place Library

3609 Market Pl. West, University Place, WA

Phone:
1-(253)-548-3307

Website:
www.piercecountylibrary.org

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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.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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.

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

Throwback Jams

Special Event

Upcycle CDs, cassette tapes and vinyl albums while jamming out to your favorite musical throwbacks. Online registration.

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• Mon 6/25/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 6/25/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 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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• Tue 6/26/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 6/27/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 6/28/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

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• Thu 6/28/18 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

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• Fri 6/29/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

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.

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• Sat 6/30/18 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 7/2/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rocks & Gems

Class/Workshop, Education

Rock-It-Science will help you get started on a rock collection. Learn which rocks and gems are prevalent in Washington state and how to find them. What makes them colorful and what the color means. Bring in rocks for identification.

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• Tue 7/3/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 7/4/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 7/5/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Knit (or Crochet) Together

Children

Transform yarn into amazing creations. Learn to knit or crochet, improve your knitting, or just come and knit. All skill levels welcome; experienced knitters on hand. Bring your own supplies.

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• Thu 7/5/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

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• Fri 7/6/18 at - 2:00 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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• Fri 7/6/18 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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• Sat 7/7/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/9/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/9/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 7/9/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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. This month we’ll discuss the positive aspects of aging.

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• Tue 7/10/18 at - 2:30 PM

Travel Talk

Community Event

Learn tips and use free resources to plan your next trip. There is a featured monthly destination, but we will also share ideas, relive adventures and get inspiration from others.

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• Wed 7/11/18 at - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 7/11/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Start and Grow Your Business

Class/Workshop

The Veterans Business Outreach Center provides veteran and non-veteran entrepreneurs with free support. Drop-in.

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• Fri 7/13/18 at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friends of the University Place Library Used Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

Buy a bag of books for one low price.

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• Fri 7/13/18 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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.

Information:

• Fri 7/13/18 at - 2:00 PM

Friends of the University Place Library Used Book Sale

Benefit/Fundraiser

Buy a bag of books for one low price.

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• Sat 7/14/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/16/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 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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• Mon 7/16/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 7/16/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Nancy Pearl

Talks/Lectures

Join us as “America’s Librarian” talks about some of her favorite books. Nancy is a best-selling author, librarian, literary critic, as well as a radio and television personality, but first and foremost, she is a reader and has spent her life promoting reading as one of the most beneficial and joyful experiences anyone can have. If the library world has a rock star—Nancy Pearl is it.

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• Tue 7/17/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 7/19/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Noveltea Book Group

Community Event

Afternoon book talk and tea. See Kristine in the library or email upref@piercecountylibrary.org for more information.

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• Thu 7/19/18 at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Rock Painting

Class/Workshop, Community Event

Come learn the basics of rock painting with Valerie Sison. Supplies are provided to create your rock.

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• Sat 7/21/18 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 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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• Mon 7/23/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 7/23/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Meditation Practice

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

A free meditation practice session for new and experienced meditators.

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• Wed 7/25/18 at - 7:00 PM

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.

Information:

• Thu 7/26/18 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Last Leaf Productions: The Musicians of Bremen

Children's Theatre

Three animals—a cat, a donkey, and a rooster—have been told they are useless and are sent out into the world, become friends and bond over their common love of music. Just when they have found a new place to call home, a mean burglar kicks them out of their house. The friends work together and use their animal and musical skills to frighten the burglar out of their home and chase him away.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM

Pierce County Conversations: Rooted in Rights

Community Event

Rooted in Rights produces videos that tell authentic, accessible stories that empower our community to advocate for disability rights. Join us for a screening, followed by a facilitated discussion.

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• Mon 7/30/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 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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• Tue 7/31/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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• Fri 8/3/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 8/6/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Karaoke

Karaoke

Unleash your inner rock star!

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• Mon 8/6/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 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 8/7/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Rock Gardening

Community Event

Large, small, whimsy—Zen out your doorstep or along a wall. This is an opportunity to learn about famous rock gardens, rock walls and to design your own.

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• Wed 8/8/18 at - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Brainstorms

Children

Share a story or two, followed by a related activity. Ages 6-10.

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• Mon 8/13/18 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Summer Stories for Preschoolers

Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Wed 8/15/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies and Toddlers

Children

For Babies - Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages 0-2 with an adult. For Toddlers - Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays, movement games and more! Ages 2-3 with an adult.

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• Thu 8/16/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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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• Wed 8/22/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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.

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• Thu 8/30/18 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM