Learn English / Aprenda Ingles
As part of our Strategic Plan the Puyallup Public Library strives to be a ‘Doorway to the World’, by promoting literacy and responding to the diverse needs of the community.
One of the ways we support these objectives is by offering a variety of materials and resources to assist foreign language speakers in their quest to master the English language. Located on the first floor of the library is our English Language Learning collection which consists of books, CD’s and DVDs to assist in that process. The Mango Language database, which is available 24 hours a day from our website’s ‘Catalog and More’ tab, offers training modules in 17 different languages for English language learning.
In addition we are hosting an ELL class offered by Bates Technical College on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11:30. Registration is easy, just show up to any class. The $25.00 fee can be waived for qualifying students. All questions about these classes can be directed to Antonia at Bates Technical College (253) 604-0003.
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
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
The Affordable Health Care Act, the ACA, healthcare reform, or Obama Care…whatever you choose to call it, it means big changes are in store for the way individuals select and purchase health insurance. The Puyallup Public Library is providing the following information as a general overview so that our library patrons can find the resources they need to make informed decisions about their health insurance. Have questions about the Affordable Care Act?
Click here to get more information!
The Digital Bookmobile is Here Today
You're invited to visit the Overdrive Digital Bookmobile today at the Puyallup Public Library. This high-tech, high-touch marvel will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th.
The Digital Bookmobile is a technology driven update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The full customized 74-foot-long, 18-wheel tractor-trailer creates an engaging experience for readers and raises awareness for eBook-lending programs throughout North America. The Bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high-definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of eReading devices. Interactive displays offer details on how to borrow eBooks and more on smartphones, tablets, eReaders and other devices.
The Digital Bookmobile is powered by OverDrive, which provides the eBook-lending platform for the Washington State Library consortium serving the Puyallup Public Library. Library cardholders can visit theWashington Anytime Library 24-7 to check out eBooks and audiobooks.
Older Americans Month, 2013
Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? This year's theme is "Unleash the Power of Age", and your library is partnering with other local agencies to bring you several special events. (Click here for a full list.) Some will be at other locations, but three will be at the library:
May 1 6:30-8:30 pm Your Retirement Income: Protect it, Optimize it, Enjoy it. Guy Ellison CFP and Martin West FIC,Thrivant Financial.
May 11 1-5 pm Rock and Read. Older citizens read STORIES that ROCK to kids-- and kids at heart.
May 17 10 am-noon Community Cafe. Provide input on how communities can be more elder-friendly and livable for all ages, which will be included in the 2014 update to the current four-year Area Plan developed by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources.
The library kicks off our Saturday Movie Series this Saturday, February 2nd with the animated film, BRAVE.
Brave is a charming adventure fantasy film by Disney Pixar and is the first animated film by Pixar to star a female heroine. The movie, winner of the Golden Globe for animated feature film, follows the journey of Merida, a fearless and feisty young Celtic princess. She is joined by a memorable cast of characters as she faces life-threatening perils and danger. Join us on Saturday for this action packed film as Merida discovers the true meaning of bravery. The show starts at 2:00 PM in the South Meeting Room. All Saturday movies are free!
I know we have a lot of manga readers out there... sometimes the Teen Zone is littered with random volumes of Naruto, Bleach, Fruits Basket, and Death Note. I see people carrying stacks of volumes down to the main desk for check out, using their chins to hold the pile steady. And I love reading it too... they can be quick reads, but pack a powerful punch, whether it's action, comedy, romance, or horror. Or sometimes all of those things. Shiny New Manga!
But what can make me crazy about some series is the way they go on and on. And on. For instance Naruto's 58th volume comes out today. Do you know how much shelf space that takes up? Reading some of these series is a big investment in time, space, and money. Luckily, you have a library that loves to provide you with manga! That's why I want to take a moment to tell you about some of the new series we've added over the past year, and some sleepers you may have missed. Read more