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S.T.R.E.A.M -ing at the Library

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Get caught up in the fun of learning with the new line-up of S.T.R.E.A.M.-ing programs.  You've heard about "S.T.E.M." (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in the schools.  Well, "S.T.R.E.A.M." (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) is our expanded, mixed-up and compelling version aimed at elementary school age children.  We will combine all of these topics to turn learning in to play.  Best of all, we will get young brains thinking! 
 

Apr STREAM bubbles

BUBBLE SCIENCE
Thursday, April 30th at 4:00 pm

Experiment with freezing, bouncing and square bubbles.  Make bubble rainbows! Even paint with bubbles! 

This free program is geared for children in grades 1st through 6th, no registration is required. 




DIA DE LOS NINOS/DIA DE LOS LIBROS


Saturday, April 25th
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Join us on this special day as we celebrate our 10th annual Dia fiesta honoring children and books, families and languages.  The party will include music from area elementary schools, food, crafts, free youth bicycle helmets (with proper fitting) from Seattle Children's Hospital.



Our featured performers will be:

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The Recorder Consort Club from Brouillet Elementary
:  The Recorder Consort Club from Brouillet Elementary in the Puyallup School District is comprised of outstanding fourth, fifth and sixth graders who go above and beyond their general music experience.  Students will play soprano, alto and tenor recorders featuring music from around the world to right here in America, and spanning centuries from Baroque to Modern.  This group is directed by Chelsea Loder, Music Specialist at Brouillet Elementary. 



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The All Saints Bell Choir:  The All Saints Bell Choir was formed at All Saints School in 2001 to provide an engaging performance opportunity for students.  Membership is open to students in 4th through 8th grades by a basic music skills audition, and meets as an after-school activity once a week.  The Bell Choir currently has 11 members.  Their repertoire includes familiar classical songs arranged for bells, secular popular music as well as sacred hymns suitable for church worship. 

Estrellitas Mexicanas:  Estrellitas Mexicanas is a group of 6 to 12 year old dancers who before traditional costumed Mexican dances.  The group was started by parents who wanted to keep their dance traditions alive.  Members of the group are mainly from the Tacoma and Lakewood School Districts.  They are instructed by older family members who will also be performing. 


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Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma - Metropolitan Ballet of Tacoma is a local dance company that has been contributing artistically to the community for over 25 years.  Under Artistic Director, Damaris Caughlan, the school and company division are invested in producing purposeful, excellent and passionate dance and dancers. 


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We'll also have a visit from the loveable picture book character in Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Of course, this annual tradition continues with a FREE bilingual book for every child.

This FREE family event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.  All ages welcome!


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Puli-Con & Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 2nd, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Meet local comic artists and writers at Puli-Con, the Library’s mini-comic convention. We’ll be hosting a variety of panels on comics and fan culture, as well as an artists' alley, crafts, games, and more! Try out a board game, check out art by local creators, make a craft, and learn about the art of writing and creating comics.  This event is for all ages!


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As part of Free Comic Book Day, we will be giving away comics starting at 10:00 am. We’ll have free comics available as supplies last. Treat your inner comic book fan to series like Marvel's Secret WarsPokemonDoctor WhoSonic, Avatar: The Last Airbender or Attack on Titan, just to name a few of the titles we’ll have available.  Stop by the front of the Library and get recommendations from our volunteers.


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  • Storytimes

    Summer Storytimes begin Friday, June 19th!  For more information about storytimes click here

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  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

     
    Clover the Dalmatian loves to listen to a good book!  This trained therapy dog visits 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, Clover is just happy to see you.
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    READ WITH A DOGGIE FRIEND
    THIS WINTER AND SPRING!

    Clover -Saturdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    May 16th



  • 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 Spring session begins Tuesday, April 7th! For more information and the full schedule, click here.

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