December 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
The library will be closed:
Monday, December 26, 2022 for the Christmas holiday
Monday, January 2, 2023 for the New Year's holiday
Play to Learn
Presented by Greentrike (formerly the Children's Museum of Tacoma)
Two Sessions on Tuesdays, December 6 and 13 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Join the fun as the team from Greentrike provide activities, songs and stories. The program is designed for children 6 and under and their families. Greentrike no longer requires registration for this event. Please stop by!
A Book Club of One's Own
Now Reading Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese
December 20, 2022 - February 14, 2023
Hester is a fictionalized account of how Nathaniel Hawthorne may have been inspired to write The Scarlet Letter. We will have our first Zoom meeting on December 20, 2022 at 6pm. This meeting will go over the background of both novels and the time periods associated with them, as well as background information on Hawthorne and Albanese. To register and learn more, please visit our Bookclubs page.
Author Talks Online
Lisa Napoli, author, journalist, broadcaster
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Lisa will discuss her group biography of four women whose voices shaped National Public Radio, Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR. There is no cost to attend this online event, but registration is required.
Big Library Read
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
November 2-16, 2022 through the Libby app
Dr. Darcie Little Badger is a critically acclaimed author whose works are fantasy novels for young adult audiences. This tale features a Lipan Apache girl named Nina and her journey into the land of spirits. During this time period, Libby will host a discussion board and allow unlimited checkouts of this title as an ebook or audiobook. To participate, please visit The Big Library Read page.
Young, Black and Brilliant Book Club (YB&B)
Live Event in the Library Meeting Rooms
Thursdays, November 3 and 17, 2022 at 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
The mission of the Young, Black and Brilliant (YB&B) book club is to foster personal growth and positive social interactions through literature, discussions, and social events. This event is for teens.
Family Games Day
Live Event for All Ages
Saturday, November 5, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 pm
The library has an assortment of board and puzzle games that will be available during this open gaming time. Team up, go solo or join with fellow gamers to try something new! No fees or registration. Games are also available for check-out. Stop by!
Author Talks Online
Bonnie Garmus, author of Lessons in Chemistry
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 am
Hear Bonnie Garmus talk about her funny, quirky love story set in the 1960's and featuring Elizabeth Zott as a chemist at the all-male Hastings Research Institute. This is her debut novel. There is no cost to attend this online event, but registration is required.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Library, First Floor
Stop by and find your perfect book at the perfect price!
Author Talks Online
Kwame Christian, author of How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 9:00 am
The subtitle of Mr. Christian's book is Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond. Please join him as he outlines strategies for better communication and understanding. There is no cost to attend this online event, but registration is required.
Community Resources for Seniors
MultiCare Senior Ambassadors
Mondays from 10 am - noon
Volunteer Senior Ambassadors will be on site at the Puyallup Public Library every Monday, 10am to Noon. They are available to offer direction to needed community resources and information of interest to seniors. No appointment necessary, just stop by.
Teen Advisory Board
Saturday, November 19, 2022 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Library Board Room
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) advocates, pilots, advises, and plans events for teens. Volunteer time available for participating teens. Registration is required.
How To Draw a Dragon with Fred Oldfield Center -- Kids
Join Artist Anna Neshyba in learning how to create and draw your very own dragon! This workshop will teach you how to conceptualize, sketch and draw an original dragon using line art and illustration techniques. Space is limited. Registration required and will open on November 22nd. Recommended for ages 8 - 12.
Please register at this SignUpGenius link..