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Exercise Your Mind. READ!

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 Welcome to the Adult Summer Reading Page! 

Exercise your mind this summer with Adult Summer Reading. Keep track of your reading and attend a host of exciting programs!  We'll even alert you when you've won a gift card from Elements Frozen Yogurt! You can write and share reviews of what you're reading as well as comment on other reviews. 

You can 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 20th through August 20th.

Prizes will be available beginning June 20th. 

Register and log your books here!

Library Adult SRP 2016
Registered adult summer readers who read and log 3 adult books between June 20th and August 20th will win an Elements Frozen Yogurt gift card and be registered for prize drawings to be held on August 22, 2016.  Please pick up your Elements Frozen Yogurt card at the Reference Desk.  Winners for the drawings will be contacted on August 22nd.  In addition to printed books, all Adult audiobooks and eBooks qualify. 

Drawings will be held for the following awards:
  1. Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Band
  2. Kind Fire HD 6 Tablet
  3. Packet of of 4 Summit Club tickets for the Tacoma Rainiers

  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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Summer Reading Events and Activities

Creative Calligraphy
Wednesday, July 6th
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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Back by popular demand!  Create stunning personal greeting cards with the elegant art of the pointed pen.  Kim Zeiger from the Tacoma Calligraphy Guild will provide instruction.  All materials for this program will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Sign up at any library service desk or by calling 253.841.5454. 

Bonsai Basics
Program and Book Signing
Tuesday, July 26th
7:00 pm

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David DeGroot, Curator Emeritus of the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, will present a program on the 1,000 year old art of bonsai.  He will also be discussing and signing his book, Principles of Bonsai Design.  Don't miss this chance to learn more about this ancient and beautiful art form.

Using Their Powers for Good: How Geektivists, Geek Grrls, and Baymers are Creating More Inclusive Communities
Wednesday, August 3rd
6:30 pm

SR 2016 Jennifer StullerHow do geeks who are committed to social justice foster inclusivity?  Writer, scholar, media critic, and feminist pop culture historian, Jennifer K. Stuller, explores the people and organizations that are using community building to create alternative spaces, crowd sourcing to circumvent traditional modes of production, media criticism to challenge and raise awareness, and performance to subvert gender norms.  Sponsored by Humanities Washington, this program is open to both adults and young adults. 

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D. B. Cooper and the F.B.I- Author Event
Tuesday, August 9th
7:00 PM

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Straight from the History Channel to the the Puyallup Public Library!  Author and investigative reporter, Bruce A.Smith,  discusses and signs his new book, D.B. Cooper and the F.B.I.  This iconic Northwest true crime story has become a legend.  Whether you're a history buff or a conspiracy aficionado, this program is for you!