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History at Your Fingertips!

Discover Puyallup's History

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History at your finger tips! The Puyallup Public Library is offering a program that opens the Library’s History Room archive to the public on a monthly basis.  The archive will be open for public exploration and research on:

Wednesday, February 24th
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Volunteers will be available as guides to the photograph collection, past City Directories, Puyallup High School yearbooks and a wide range of other materials that have historical significance to the community. Materials available date back to the early 1900s.

Great Decisions 2016 Discussion Group

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Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  Organized by the Foreign Policy Association with the aim to encourage citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet in the library meeting rooms from 1:00pm to 3:30pm every other Thursday beginning January 21st.  The format involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (available at the Library's 2nd floor Reference Desk), watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Dates and topics to be disussed:

Thursday, February 18th: The Future of Kurdistan
Thursday,March 3rd: Migration
Thursday, March 17th: The Koreas
Thursday, March 31st: The United Nations
Thursday, April 14th: Climate Change
Thursday, April 28th: Cuba and the U.S

All Great Decision Discussion programs are facilitated by Gene Giannobile and are FREE and open to the public. No registration is required.  These programs are sponsored by Learning is ForEver in partnership with the Puyallup Public Library and the Puyallup Activity Center. 

Tax Information & Assistance

Tax forms clip artStarting February 5th and continuing through April 9th, the AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. To learn more, click here.

Microsoft IT Academy

The Puyallup Public Library, in partnership with the Washington State Library and Microsoft, is proud to offer free access to Microsoft IT Academy. The IT Academy offers hundreds of technology courses on three levels: basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills, and advanced skills for IT Professionals. Learn on your own computer at home, on your laptop using WiFi, or on an internet computer at your library.
Click here to learn more!

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Computer Classes

Computer User ArtThe Library offers free classes on computer basics, Microsoft Word & Excel, and an introduction to the Internet. We also offer individual sessions with technology tutors, for more specialized lessons. Click here to view our class schedules.