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Discover Puyallup's History

Boys on a Fence History Room

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:

Tuesday, September 23rd
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.

Earthquake Retrofit Class

Earthquake Retrofit ClassWednesday, October 8th, 6:30 pm
South Meeting Room

Homeowners can take steps to reduce the earthquake hazard to their homes. Home retrofitting is the mitigation process of bolting a wood-frame home to its foundation and providing sheer/pony wall strength.

Through this home retrofit class, you will learn about:

  • Home evaluation
  • Permit process
  • Proper bolt and plate installation
  • Safety and engineering solutions

This free class will be taught by Rick Hopkins (Pierce County Building Official with Planning and Land Services) and Peggy Lovell Ford (Educator for Pierce County Emergency Management).

This class is sponsored by the City of Puyallup, the Puyallup Public Library, and Pierce County Emergency Management.  For more information please visit or call 253.798.6595


Microsoft IT Academy

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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!

Saturday Film Program

Film PicOur Saturday Film Program is on hiatus.  Please check back at a later date.  Don't forget that the Library always has movies, TV shows, and documentaries available to check out.

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.

Resume and Job Seeker Resources

Need to create or update a resume?  How about brush up on your interviewing skills?  The rules of job search have changed drastically in the last few years.  Get the information you need to play the new game at one of our free workshops.  The library has a variety of face-to-face classes and online resources to help you get your resume and job search up to date.  Many classes are taught by WorkSource Pierce staff and count as approved job seeker activities for those receiving unemployment benefits. Click here to visit our Job Resources and Classes page.