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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:

Check back for upcoming dates & times.

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.

Better Budgeting

BECU budgeting 2014Presented by BECU
Wednesday, October 22nd
, 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Library's South Meeting Room

Do you want to fine tune your spending, reduce your debt or save more money?  This seminar teaches principles, practices and skills of good money management that will make your financial life easier and help you reach your goals.  Come and learn how to create your personalized spending plan!  No registration is required. 
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Geeky Tea Blends: The Return

Geeky Tea Blends

Puyallup Public Library welcomes Frank Christopher Busch

Saturday, November 8th 11:00 AM
South Meeting Room

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First Nation author Frank Christopher Busch will discuss his novel, Grey Eyes.  This is Mr. Busch's first novel and is also the first book in a new series.  Grey Eyes takes place on the Great Plains and introduces readers to the culture, ceremonies and spirituality of the First Nations of North America. Mr. Busch is a member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Manitoba, Canada. He currently resides in British Columbia, Canada. 
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at this FREE event.  No registration is required.

International Games Day: Saturday, November 15th

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John Kennedy: The Man, Myth and Legend

Tuesday, November 18th 7:00 pm
Puyallup Public Library meeting rooms

Author Dean R Owen will be discussing and signing his book, November 22, 1963: Dean R Owen author photoReflections on the Life, Assassination and Legacy of John F. Kennedy.  Mr Owen is an award-winning journalist and corporate communications specialist with more than 30 years of experience working as a reporter and editor in Washington covering Congress, the Supreme Court and the White House.  His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, International Herald Tribune, and Huffington Post

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at this FREE event.  No registration is required.

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.