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.
All Things Jane Austen
Adult Summer Reading is in full swing! Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 we will be featuring "All Things Jane Austen" with a program by author, Shannon Winslow, who will talk about Jane Austen and her her own book, The Darcy's of Pemberly (a sequel to Pride and Prejudice).
Shannon will offer a brief presentation on Jane Austen’s life and work, read excerpts from Austen’s writings and her own sequel, and lead discussion throughout. The author will share her passion about Jane Austen, the writer’s life, her novels and short stories and then discuss her own path to writing and the rocky road to publication.
This will be a great program for all Jane Austen fans and anyone who is currently interested in learning more about writing.
Book Lovers Program
Adult Summer Reading kicks off on Monday, June 25th with an evening of booktalks at 7:00 PM in the South Meeting Room.
We'll book talk about 30 plus titles for your summer reading enjoyment and give you some tips on books being released in the coming summer months. Annotated lists of all books will be available.
Join us for an evening of fun and get ready to read through the summer. Adult Summer Reading Game Board entries are ready for you to play. Win Elements Frozen Yogurt cards and be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing for a $50.00 Barnes & Noble Gift card.
If you love books and summer reading, this is the event for you. See you there!
Learning a new language? The Puyallup Public Library just added Mango Languages to its list of available electronic resources. Mango is an online language learning system covering over 20 languages. In addition to foreign language offerings such as French, Italian, and Chinese (Mandarin), Mango also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
Mango is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. It's so easy, fast and fun, you'll be talking after just one lesson.
You can access Mango through the Puyallup Public Library website at www.puyalluplibrary.org and selecting the "Catalog & More" tab. Click on Reference databases and find Mango in the list. You'll be asked for your library card number if you are logged in from your own personal computer. Have fun and explore Mango.
The Puyallup Public Library has joined Library Ideas’ network of public library websites that offer access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The service will allow the Puyallup Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its music collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs. Freegal - Downloadable Music
Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Puyallup Public Library can download three Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost via www.puyalluplibrary.org. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.
Music OFF the Shelves
The fourth in the series of pre-concert talks called Music Off the Shelves, will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 28th at the Puyallup Library. The talks are sponsored by the Puyallup Public Library and Northwest Sinfonietta.
Designed for music lovers of all ages, Music Off the Shelves showcases the music offered during the 2012 NW Sinfonietta season. The February 28th presentation by Dr. Kenneth Owen, Professor of Music at Pierce College, will provide the story behind one of the greatest violin concertos ever composed, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Music by Beethoven and Schubert’s Symphony #4 will also be discussed for your enhanced music experience. Whether you're a concert ticket holder or just someone who enjoys classical music, these free programs are for you. Music by all three composers will be performed by the Northwest Sinfonietta on March 18th at the Pioneer Park Pavilion.