Puyallup Public Library Celebrates 100 Years, Saturday, October 19th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Puyallup Public Library will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the original 1913 Carnegie Library Building with a day full of fun, literature and history. During the evening open house from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Library Foundation will seek donations to match a $12,000 grant from Jerry Korum to create online access to the collection housed in the Library's local history room.
Events planned for the open house include:
- Meet and have books signed by local authors and illustrators including, Bonny Becker, Lara McGee Kvasnosky, Suzanne Selfors, Scott Driscoll, Captain Ed Hrivnak and Rebecca Morris.
- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb up into the Library's clock tower. (donation and liability release will be required)
- Representatives from the Puyallup Historical Society at Meeker Manson and the South Hill Historical Society will be on hand to share their expertise about Puyallup History.
- Items for sale including original art by Stephan Pastis and a 100th anniversary quilt
- Anniversary cake, punch and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The following authors will be at the Puyallup Public Library for you to meet. Authors will also have copies of their books available for purchase and signing.
Meet author and cartoonist, Stephan Pastis promoting his new children's book Timmy Failure: Mistakes were Made. (Pastis is also the author of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine.)
Saturday, October 19th at 4:00 PM
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, The following authors will be signing copies of their books:
Laura McGee Kvasnosky is an author/illustrator. Laura says, "Creating children's books is my dream job." Her Zelda and Ivy book series entertains us with two fox sisters.
Bonny Becker "One of my earliest dreams - to be a writer - came true. But before I published my first book, I went to college - twice. I have a degree in English/Creative Writing." Bonny has written a number of Bear and Mouse books.
Suzanne Selfors lives on an island near Seattle where it rains all the time. This is why she tends to write about cloudy, moss-covered, green places.
Scott Driscoll is an award-winning instructor at the University of Washington and has been teaching creative writing for UW for seventeen years. His novel, Better You Go Home is set in Seattle and the Czech Republic.
Captain Ed Hrivnak, US Air Force Retired, is a Puyallup native and a decorated Iraq War Veteran. He will be here to promote his book, Wounded: A Legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Rebecca Morris is an award-winning journalist from Seattle, WA. Her book, Ted and Ann: The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy, explores the disappearance of young Ann Marie Burr in 1961 from Tacoma.
Community Celebration of 100 years is sponsored by: