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Quilling Papercraft

 
Wednesday, July 12th
7:00 pm

 
Quilling, the coiling, rolling, and shaping of paper strips to create a design, has been around for hundreds of years. Emily's Papercrafts will provide instruction on this unique decorative art. Each attendee will complete at least one paper project by the end of the class. All supplies will be provided.

Registration is required prior to the class, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register.

Becci Crowe's Wild Adventures:
Exploring Our Planet


Tuesday, July 18th
6:30 PM

From Antarctica to Africa, Becci Crowe, a wildlife conservation artist, has had unique and exciting adventures. She will share her stories and art, as well as her recent experiences working with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall. Becci will discuss her personal journey, going from nursing to art and conservation, and will take you behind the scenes of the filming of the documentary As Close As You Dare: Africa.
  
No registration required. This program is for teens and adults.

 
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Read a Classic Book Club
The Grapes of Wrath


Wednesday, July 26th
7:00 pm 
&
Wednesday, August 23rd
7:00 pm


Summer is the best time to read or reread a classic! This year's selection is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The book club will start with an evening providing background perspectives, history, and author information. Free copies of the book will be on hand. Club members will have three weeks to read the book, and then meet again for a book discussion during the second session.

No registration required.

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Introduction to Canning


Wednesday, August 2th
7:00 pm


Get started with the delicious DIY world of canning! This program offers the fundamentals of water bath canning, covering the process and supplies for making jam and pickles. Along with a demonstration, the class will include handouts with tips, suppliers, booklists, and recipes.

No registration required.

All About Drones


Saturday, August 12th
2:30 pm

 
Drones are everywhere! Explore the career opportunities, growth potential, and economic impact of this exciting new technology. Learn about the commercial uses of drones, and which industries are likely to benefit from these unmanned aerial vehicles. The program will cover drone safety and regulatory issues for drone operation and includes a demonstration of several kinds of drones in flight. Presented by George Comollo from the Green River College Aviation Program.

No registration required.

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Genealogy Tips


Tuesday, August 15th
7:00 pm


Discover your past! Learn the best strategies for using the library’s Ancestry and Heritage Quest databases for family genealogy research. This program will also provide valuable information on additional genealogy resources available in Pierce County.

No registration required.