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Lego My Library Storytime

With Walter the Giant Storyteller

Saturday, October 4th
11:00 am

Walter the Giant
Enjoy a morning of music themed stories with Mr. Walter M. Mayes, also know as Walter the Giant Storyteller because he's really 6' 7 1/2"tall! 

Come in for some musical stories told by a master storyteller.  Then stick around for some Lego building brick fun! 

No registration is required.
Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old & their families. 

This program is part of the 2nd Annual Puyallup Festival of Books.  For more information on this and other Festival events, click here

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Sammy Keyes Goodbye Party

Saturday, October 4th
7:00 to 9:30 pm
Puyallup's Liberty Theater
116 West Main Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371

Wendolin and Sammy K

Join children's/young adult author Wendelin Van Draanen as we celebrate the conclusion of her Sammy Keyes mystery series with the publication of Sammy and the Kiss Goodbye, the 18th and final book in the series.  There will be food, presentations by students from the Puyallup School District, contests, surprise guests, and music.  Every attendee will get a set of Sammy Keyes shoelaces, with the titles of all 18 books.  After the presentation, Ms. Van Draanen will be available to sign books. 

Library Dan Yaccarino

Hold on to your hightops!  As an extra bonus, children's author and illustrator Dan Yaccarino, the illustrator of the book jackets for all 18 of the Sammy Keyes mysteries, will be in attendance. Mr. Yaccarino will also be available to sign books, or even more special, he can draw Sammy into your book! 

King's Books of Tacoma will be on hand with copies of both authors' books for purchase.

This is a ticketed event and is part of the 2nd Annual Puyallup Festival of Books. It will be held at Puyallup's Liberty Theater, located at 116 West Main Avenue in downtown Puyallup.  For more information on tickets for this event, click here

The first 250 attendees to arrive wearing Converse hightops will receive a free copy of Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls!    

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WordPlay: Food, Fun & Friends for 3rd to 6th Graders

Thursdays at 3:45 pm
October 16th through November 6th

Come in to share food, fun, poetry and a short reading from some of the books by children's/young adult author Wendelin Van Draanen.  Each week we'll feature a diffrent book, but you can join in even if you haven't read them.  If you attend 3 or more programs, you receive a free book signed by the author!  Registration is required.  Sign up today at the Children's desk, or by calling the Library at 253.841.5454.  These Thursday after school programs start at 3:45pm, but you can show up at 3:30pm for a snake basked on the book of the week! 

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Thursday, October 16th
- Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
We'll have an "I Spy" scavengar hunt...the name of the game is: BINOCULARS!

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Thursday, October 23rd
- Sammy Keyes & the Art of Deception
Explore abstract and realism with local art teacher Mrs. Zeiger.  Learn to draw... an EYE!

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Thursday, October 30th - The Gecko and Sticky: Villian's Lair
Gecko, Gecko, who's got the Gecko?  Meet a real gecko and learn fascinating facts about Sticky's non-talking relatives.

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Thursday, November 6th - Shredderman: Secret Identity
Learn how to program your own simple animation using Scratch, a graphical programming language.

Read for the Record! Bunny Cakes

Tuesday, October 21st, 4:00 PM

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What happens when Max and Ruby decide to make Grandma a birthday cake?  Join us  as we read Bunny Cakes, the official book of  Jumpstart's 2014 Read for the Record nation-wide campaign to set a new world record for the greatest number of people reading the same book  on the same day.  We have some fun activities and crafts too!

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  • Storytimes

    Fall Storytimes begin October 3rd!  For more information about storytimes click here

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  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    Bruiser the French mastiff, Coach the Lab, Clover the Dalmatian all love to listen to a good book!  These trained therapy dogs visit the Library on a regular basis and provides kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills.  Plus, who doesn't love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen?  And don't worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, these dogs are just happy to see you. Reading Dog Scarlett 2008


    Coach - Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    October 4th and 25th, November 8th and 22nd, and December 13th

    Bruisier - TBA

    Clover - Saturdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    October 11th, November 8th, and December 27th

    Gracey, Tuesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    October 14th

  • Play to Learn in the Community

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    Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages six and under and the adults who care for them.  Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!  Play to Learn is a FREE drop-in program facilitated by the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

    Play to Learn in the Community returns Tuesday, September 30th! For more information and the full schedule, click here.

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