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Get in the Game - READ! Teen Summer Reading

Check out all the ways that you can spend the summer at the Library!  From yoga to anime marathons, crafts to karaoke, we've got you covered. And, of course, there are lots of things to read! This summer, teens can win prizes, including books and gift cards, by reading and attending programs. 

Teen Summer Reading runs from June 20th to August 20th, with registration starting June 1st. 

All activities are free and open to teens, ages 12 - 19.

Click here to register for the teen summer reading program

Yoga and Mindfulness 4 Teens

Wednesday, June 29th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Change your brain and body with yoga and mindfulness. Learn strength, balance, and flexibility of mind and body, while also improving concentration and decreasing stress. This workshop will be taught by Yoga Soleil.

Registration and a permission form (pdf) are required - please call the Library at 253.841.5454 or email us to register.

Teen Yoga

Get Your Game Face On! Mask-Making

Wednesday, July 6th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Make a mask unique to you! At this workshop, you can create and decorate a plaster mask that will only fit you! Bring in an old T-shirt to wear since the process will be messy.

Registration is required - please call the Library at 253.841.5454 or email us to register.

Plaster Mask

Game On!

Wednesday, July 13th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Play new and classic board and card games! Try out Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Curses!, Exploding Kittens, or one of many other games at the Library. Or accept the challenge of… GIANT JENGA! No registration required.

Board games

Sports Anime Marathon

Saturday, July 16th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your bat, lace up, break a sweat, and dive into the world of sports anime! We’ll be showing a variety of classic and current episodes from different series, all in the genre of sports anime. And if you’re feeling competitive, take part in our ramen-eating contest! We'll have a variety of crafts and snacks available. Feel free to drop in or stay for the entire program! No registration required.

Sports anime collage

Catch a Film:

The Karate Kid and The Maze Runner

Wednesday, July 20th, 1:00 - 5:30 pm

As part of our summer theme, join us for a special screening of the original Karate Kid (PG) and The Maze Runner (PG-13), featuring MuVChat! Bring your cell phone and text along to the movies. Answer trivia questions and make up your own commentary with texts that appear on the big screen! No registration required.

Karate Kid   Maze Runner
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Magic: The Gathering Tournament

Wednesday, July 27th, starting @ 1:00 pm

Calling all Magic: The Gathering players! Join us for a tournament at the library, using the Legacy format. Please review the tournament rules, including banned cards, by clicking here. We welcome players of all skill levels. If you don’t want to compete, you are welcome to just play or watch. To read over the Puyallup Public Library's House Rules, click here.

Registration is recommended, but not required - please call the Library at 253.841.5454 or email us to register.

MTG Mana

Using Their Powers for Good: How Geektivists, Geek Grrls, and Gaymers are Creating More Inclusive Communities

Wednesday, August 3rd, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

FandomsHow do geeks who are committed to social justice foster inclusivity? Geek activists, geek grrls and gaymers are making the personal political. Inspired by their love of fandom, tech, comics, games, television, costuming, and conventions, they are using their powers of good to challenge the self-appointed gatekeepers of geekdom with efforts that ensure their beloved culture is progressive, representative, and inclusive.

Jennifer K. Stuller (writer, scholar, media critic, and feminist pop culture historian, as well as Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of Programming and Events for GeekGirlCon) explores the people and organizations that are using community-building to create alternative spaces, crowd-sourcing to circumvent traditional modes of production, media criticism to challenge and raise awareness, and performance to subvert gender norms.

This event is for teens and adults and is sponsored by Humanities Washington. No registration required.

Humanities WA logo

Teen Iron Chef

Wednesday, August 10th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Team up and use the provided ingredients within the time limit to create a culinary masterpiece! Whose cuisine will reign supreme in this creative food competition?

Registration is recommended, but not required - please call the Library at 253.841.5454 or email us to register.

Teen Iron Chef Food Collage

Karaoke Open Mic

Wednesday, August 17th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Let your inner rock star shine! Perform by yourself or with friends. And if singing isn’t your thing, show off your air guitar and lip-synch skills. Get your energy up with snacks! No registration required.

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Knight Life:

Sports & Fitness in the Middle Ages

Friday, August 19th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Knights of VeritasAn interactive demonstration of arms, armor, combat, knighthood, and physical fitness in the middle ages presented by The Knights of Veritas. Learn about period-accurate clothing, armor, and weaponry, right down to the buttons and buckles. The Knights of Veritas bring history to life, showing combat moves and explaining the Code of Chivalry. This program is for kids and teens, and recommended for grades 4th through 12th. No registration required.

Mystery in the Stacks

Saturday, August 27th, 7:00 - 11:00 pm

Spend an evening in the Library for this special after-hours program. Seek out clues, examine the evidence, and solve the mystery before time runs out! To celebrate the end of summer, we’ll have snacks and treats, so you won’t want to miss out!

What do you have to do to attend?

  • Read 20 hours
  • Attend at least one teen program this summer

Registration is required - please check at a staff desk after June 29th for further information. Space is limited!

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Library Night at Cheney Stadium

Wednesday, August 31st

Read your way to the Ballpark! Teens who sign up for the Library's Summer Reading Program and have read 20 hours are eligible for a free Tacoma Rainiers ticket for Puyallup Public Library Night at Cheney Stadium! Gates will open at 6:00 PM for pre-game festivities, including a parade!

All orders for tickets must be sent in by Friday, August 26th.

Cheney Stadium with logo