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Fall Happenings at the Library!

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!  No need to read the books in order to enjoy the fun activities. Registration is requested.  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 snack based on the book of the week! 

Library Sammy Keyes Hotel Thief cover WPCover

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.

Boo-Allup in Puyallup

Friday, October 31st
3:00 to 6:00 pm

Halloween 2014 from Mainstreet
Bring the kids to downtown Puyallup for a distinct trick-or-treating experience!  Many downtown shops and businesses, including the Puyallup Public Library, will be handing out candies and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls, princesses and pirates on Friday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This free event is sponsored by the Puyallup Mainstreet Association.
Please note: Only the hallway of the Library will be open for trick-or-treaters from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 
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International Games Day

Saturday, November 15th
IGD 2014 web flyer

Celebrate National Cookie Day!

Thursday, December 4th
4:00 pm

Cookie Day 2014
Let loose your inner Cookie Monster!  The whole family can enjoy a story and frost a cookie.  Then, make decorative paper fortune cookies with custom-made fortunes perfect for gift-giving!  This is a FREE family program, no registration is required.

  • Storytimes

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

    Storytime scarves
  • 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, November 8th and 22nd, and December 13th

    Bruisier - TBA

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

    Gracey, Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    October 14th, November 4th, December 9th

  • 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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