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Adult Summer Reading - Literary Elements

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 Welcome to the Adult Summer Reading Page! 

This year, we introduce Summer Reader, our new online program to register and keep track of your reading!  We'll even alert you when you've won a gift card from Elements Frozen Yogurt! You can write and share reviews of what your reading as well as comment on other reviews. 

You can even access the Summer Reader software through your mobile device, via the Library's website. If you need assistance, Library staff will be available to help you sign up for Summer Reading at either the Reference or Children's Desks.

Summer Reading runs from June 16th through August 16th.

Prizes will be available beginning June 16th. 

Register and log your books here!


Summer Reading Events



Welcome Author Brian Doyle!Library Brian Doyle
Thursday, June 12th 7:00 pm
In the Library's meeting rooms

Kick-off Adult Summer Reading with author Brian Doyle as he presents his newest work, The Plover. 

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland and the author of thirteen books of essays, fiction, poems and nonfiction, among them the novel Mink River.  Honors for his Work include the American Academy for Arts and Letters Award for Literature. 

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first served basis.  King's Books of Tacoma will be available at 6:00 pm with copies of the authors books to purchase for signing.
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Book Discussion - The Plover
Monday, June 30th 7:00 PM
South Meeting Room

Now that you've met author Brian Doyle and read his book, The Plover, join our book discussion group and share your thoughts on this luminous summer read.  Discussion guides will be provided to the group led by avid reader Brenda Arline. 









Marissa Meyer
An Evening with Marissa Meyer
Wednesday, July 9th 6:00 PM
In the Library's Meeting Rooms

Come spend an evening with New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer!  Her debut novel, Cinder, has been described as "Wicked! A fresh, fierce take on Cinderella, that's a little bit fairytale, a little bit Terminator, and totally genius."

Cinder is followed by Scarlet and Cress, all three books part of the Lunar Chronicles, a bestselling series among teens and adults!

This event is open to all ages!  Bookseller King's Books will be available at the Library during the event.  A selection of Marissa Meyer's books will be for sale, and there will be a book signing afterwards.
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You-Brew 101SR Beer Brew 2
Monday, July 21st 7:00 PM
South Meeting Room

Craft beer and home brewing are all the rage here in the Pacific Northwest!  Join the master brewers from Puyallup's Station U-Brew for a workshop on hobby beer brewing and craft beers. 






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J.A. Jance Returns for an Encore Appearance
Thursday, July 31st 7:00 PM
In the Library's Meeting Rooms

Puyallup Public Library is pleased to welcome back New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance for an encore appearance! 

The author will be discussing her newest book in the Joanna Brady series, Remains of Innocence. This free event will be held in the Library's meeting rooms.  Seating is limited, so seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

King's Books will be available at 6:00 pm and throughout the evening with copies of Remains of Innocence and other J.A. Jance titles for purchase and signing by the author.  

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Garden to Glass
Saturday, August 9th 1:00 PM
South Meeting Room

Learn how to use the bounty of your herb, flower and vegetable gardens to create delicious craft cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, infusions, bitters, syrups and more!  Beth Evans-Ramos of Mama Knows Her Cocktails will share her techniques, recipes and hot gardening tips on how to create a variety of organic, sustainable and sensational sips! 





All of our Adult Summer Reading programs are made possible by the generosity of Elements Frozen Yogurt and  the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.  

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