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Pierce County READS Involves You and Your Community

Pierce County READS logoThe secret is out! This year’s Pierce County READS selection is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. As a community partner with the Pierce County Library System, the Puyallup Public Library will again be participating in this annual community read.


PC Reads Wild book coverStrayed’s award winning book recounts her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Dealing with personal loss and life in chaos, the author strikes out on this 1000 mile hike, inexperienced and unprepared. Told with an appealing honesty, Strayed offers readers an inspiring journey of going from lost to found in the great outdoors.


Pierce County READS is a community involvement program where everyone in one place, at one time, reads, talks about, shares, and enjoys the same book, with the goal of thousands of people participating and coming together as a community.  The program runs from March 16th - April 25th.


The Puyallup Public Library has extra copies of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail on hand for check out and will be offering programs in March and April.  Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are also available through the Washington Anytime Library


Talk, share and participate in free events during Pierce County READS. Pierce County Library System, The News Tribune and several community partners offer free events for you to further engage in this community-wide program.  You can find a list of community events by clicking here.  The following events will be at the Puyallup Public Library:



Secrets to Photographing Wildflowers and Waterfalls

PC Reads Waterfall clip art

Gain a basic understanding of outdoor photography and learn how to capture great images with nature photographer Greg Farley.

Tuesday, March 25th, 7:00 PM





Bike Repair Basics and Tune-Up Essentials

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Keep your ride smooth and trouble-free with routine maintenance and minor adjustments.  Learn about bike repair basics and how to tune-up your bike at this free workshop.

Saturday, April 19th, 1:00 PM



Meet the Author

Pierce County READS will conclude with critically-acclaimed author Cheryl Strayed giving a free presentation and book signing at McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, on Friday, April 25th at 7 pm.

Pierce County Library and The News Tribune present Pierce County READS, sponsored by KeyBank Foundation and the McGavick Conference Center. Please visit Pierce County READS @ www.piercecountylibrary.org for more information on the author and the full schedule of free community events taking place.