Adult Summer Reading is going gangbusters. This week we have some new thrillers to suggest. CHILL With a TRILLer
Don't melt in the heat! Let's do a little traveling with these summer reading suggestions: Armchair Travel Suggestions Read more
Literary Elements-the Adult Summer Reading Program started on June 16th and we are looking forward to a summer of delicious reads. Each week we will offer some reading suggestions from different genres to add to your summertime reading list.
First up is historical fiction. Rich stories set in the past have always been a favorite of mine and here are a few titles set in America’s past that I can highly recommend:Read more
Happy Father's Day!!!
OK- The countdown is on! What to get for your one-of-kind dad for Father’s Day this Sunday? Let’s face it. Our dads really don’t want another shaving kit or tie. In fact many dads will just want to watch the Spurs-Heat game or catch a World Cup match this Sunday. After the games are over, why don’t you give your dad the one gift that never fails…LAUGHTER! Here are some good books and movies to share with dad on his special day:Read more
Happy Mother's Day!!!
There’s more to Mother’s Day than a bouquet of flowers or breakfast in bed…..Here are some great books for moms everywhere:
Glitter and Glue (Ballantine Books, 2014) by Kelly Corrigan. Corrigan recalls her mother saying, “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” and this line comes full circle in the author’s experience in a moving and entertaining memoir.
Mom Needs Chocolate: Hugs, humor and hope for Surviving Motherhood (Regal, 2009) by Debora Coty. Get ready to laugh out loud as Coty offers outrageously funny stories and tips for those run down by the diaper-by-diaper day of the endlessly exhausted young “mom”.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Little, Brown & Company, 2012) by Maria Semple. Did you miss this popular, bestselling book when it came out? If you’re a mom looking for a little escape and a hilarious satire about life in the suburbs, Bernadette is for you.
Mom & Me & Mom (Random House, 2013) by Maya Angelou. The prize winning author offers an account of healing and love in her memoir of rebuilding a relationship with her mother after a 10 year absence.
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born (HarperCollins 1996) by Jaime Lee Curtis. Illustration: Laura Cornell. Yes, it’s a children’s book but it’s actually just as entertaining for adults. Tell Me Again… has become a classic and it offers a charming and joyful celebration of adoption, babies and family. Cornell’s funny and whimsical illustrations provide a perfect complement to the author’s humor.
Three Weeks With Lady X (Avon, 2014) by Eloisa James. This is the perfect selection for the moms who receive the gift of a few hours to themselves on Sunday. If historical romance is your guilty pleasure, you cannot do better than Eloisa James. Sizzling romance, appealing characters and a great plot are the author’s hallmarks and this book doesn’t disappoint.
Microsoft IT Academy
We are pleased to announce that the Microsoft IT Academy is now available from our library website.
Through a partnership with Microsoft, the Washington State Library (WSL), division of the Office of the Secretary of State, and funding by the State legislature, the Microsoft IT Academy is available to public libraries, community and technical college libraries, and tribal libraries at no cost.Read more
Adult Summer Reading
August 1st! Can you believe that the summer is more than half over? So many great books still to read… What’s the best book you’ve read so far?
Among my many summer reads, I have three standouts that I can heartily recommend.Read more
CHEESE TASTING EVENT
OOH La La! It’s Paris in Puyallup! As part of the Pierce County READS celebration the Puyallup Public Library is offering a delicious Cheese Tasting event at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 10th.
Laurie Sanders-Polen from My Cheese Shoppe will be sharing some of her delicious imported cheese selections along with advice on food and wine pairings. This will be a yummy and informative "Cheese 101" program for those who love cheese. Read this year’s Pierce County READS selection, The Paris Wife, and come to the library for this tasty event. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 253-841-5454 to reserve your spot.
Black History Month
February is Black History Month. Since 1976, every US president has officially designated this month as a time to recognize important figures, events and accomplishments in the history of black Americans in our country.Read more
Last Minute Ideas
The clock is ticking down, less than a week to go and you still don’t have everything wrapped up. Don’t panic! Get that special someone an eBook reader. It’s the perfect last minute gift and they will love you for it.
Now the challenge: Which eBook reader do you purchase? You don’t have time to do all the research so perhaps we can help. Overdrive, our vendor for the Washington Anytime Library, has been discussing some of the newest ereader devices for adults and kids on its blog. Tech writer, Quinton Lawman offers previews of the iPad mini, Kindle Paperwhite, Nook Simple Touch with Glow Light along with reviews of kid-friendly tablets. Another great resource for exploring various ereading devices is PC Magazine's eBook readers review page . These comparison reviews offer full reviews with all the specs for those of you who need complete information before you make a decision.Happy holidays and visit the Washington Anytime Library with your Puyallup Library card. We're open 24-7 with an ebook for you or that special person who received your thoughtful gift.