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Parkland/Spanaway Library

13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma, WA

Phone:
1-(253)-548-3304

Website:
www.piercecountylibrary.org

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Featured Event

Drop-in Help with WorkSource

Education, Class/Workshop

workSource employment experts help you with your specific questions about all things employment-related—resumes, unemployment claims, job coaching and interview prep.

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• Mon 4/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM
• Mon 5/7/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM
• Mon 5/14/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM
• Mon 5/21/18 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM2:00 PM4:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education

Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.

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• Thu 4/26/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Baby Story Time

Children, For the Family, Social Event

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

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• Thu 4/26/18 at - 10:15 AM

Electric Vehicles

Class/Workshop

Learn about the coming electric vehicle transition—model options, cost and maintenance advantages, tax credits/rebates, purchasing options and more.

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• Thu 4/26/18 at - 6:30 PM

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just knit with us. All skill levels and ages welcome. Supplies provided.

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• Thu 4/26/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Windy Day Craft

Children

Make a paper craft that flutters in the wind. All ages.

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• Fri 4/27/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Preschool Story Time

Children

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays are followed by a learning-filled play time for caregivers and children. For ages 3-6 with an adult. 30-60 minutes.

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• Fri 4/27/18 at - 10:30 AM

Pierce County Reads - Graphic Novel Workshops - C.L.A.W.

Class/Workshop

Find out the skills you need to write, design and draw comics, and learn from local graphic novelists. Join C.L.A.W., the Cartoonist's League of Absurd Washingtonians for a drawing workshop. Ages: Teens, Adults

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• Sat 4/28/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pierce County Reads - Humanities Washington Events - White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality

Talks/Lectures

Sociology professor Teresa Ciabattari leads an interactive conversation that explores white privilege and provides tools for learning how to address it.

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• Tue 5/1/18 at - 7:00 PM

Family Story Time

For the Family

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. For families with young children. 30 minutes.

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• Tue 5/1/18 at - 6:00 PM

Play to Learn

Children, For the Family

Play to Learn is for those who nurture children 6 and under. Each week’s theme offers individual play, fun group activities, songs and stories for children and adults to enjoy.

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• Wed 5/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Story Time

Children, For the Family, Social Event

Join in with your child and enjoy books, action rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more.

Information:

• Thu 5/3/18 at - 10:15 AM

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education

Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.

Information:

• Thu 5/3/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just knit with us. All skill levels and ages welcome. Supplies provided.

Information:

• Thu 5/3/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Preschool Story Time

Children

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays are followed by a learning-filled play time for caregivers and children. For ages 3-6 with an adult. 30-60 minutes.

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• Fri 5/4/18 at - 10:30 AM

Read to a Dog

Children, For the Family

Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills. No registration required.

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• Tue 5/8/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teen Event: Chocolate Madness

Social Event, Food/Tasting

Attention all 5th-12th graders. Join us for an evening of chocolate fun. Chocolate blind taste test, M&M sorting game and more. Bring your appetites and your friends.

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• Wed 5/9/18 at - 5:00 PM

Play to Learn

Children, For the Family

Play to Learn is for those who nurture children 6 and under. Each week’s theme offers individual play, fun group activities, songs and stories for children and adults to enjoy.

Information:

• Wed 5/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education

Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.

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• Thu 5/10/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Edible Gardening: Garden Soil 101

Class/Workshop, Gardening

Prepare your garden soil for planting vegetables with a variety of soil amendments available in Pierce County.

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• Thu 5/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Gardens - Garden Soil 101

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.

Information:

• Thu 5/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just knit with us. All skill levels and ages welcome. Supplies provided.

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• Thu 5/10/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

ROBOTS! Lego Mindstorms

Children

Build and program a robotic vehicle using our Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar. Ages 8 and up.

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• Sat 5/12/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Movie Night!

Community Event, Film

Join us for a free screening of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Popcorn provided.

Information:

• Tue 5/15/18 at - 6:00 PM

Play to Learn

Children, For the Family

Play to Learn is for those who nurture children 6 and under. Each week’s theme offers individual play, fun group activities, songs and stories for children and adults to enjoy.

Information:

• Wed 5/16/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education

Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.

Information:

• Thu 5/17/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Candy Lei Making

Class/Workshop

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by learning how to make candy leis for graduations, birthdays or weddings. All materials provided. Ages 13 and up. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.

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• Thu 5/17/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just knit with us. All skill levels and ages welcome. Supplies provided.

Information:

• Thu 5/17/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Disasters & Insurance

Class/Workshop

Learn about how homeowners and renters insurance may - or may not - cover you and your possessions in the event of a disaster. Know it before you need it.

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• Sat 5/19/18 at - 10:30 AM

The Royal Wedding

Community Event

Attention all kings, queens, princes and princesses! Join our British tea party and make your own crowns and tiaras in celebration of the royal wedding. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the queen and take a photo with her. All ages; under 6 with an adult.

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• Sat 5/19/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SBA Workshop: Start Smart

Class/Workshop, Business

Learn fundamentals of starting a business.

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• Tue 5/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Read to a Dog

Children, For the Family

Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills. No registration required.

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• Tue 5/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

After School Movie

Community Event, Film

Join us for free popcorn and a screening of “Jumanji” (1995) [PG] after early release from school.

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• Wed 5/23/18 at - 2:00 PM

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just knit with us. All skill levels and ages welcome. Supplies provided.

Information:

• Thu 5/24/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education

Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.

Information:

• Thu 5/24/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Gardening for Kids: Earth Worms and Seed Bomb Party

Class/Workshop, Gardening, For the Family

Learn how earthworms decompose garbage and waste with Pierce County Environmental Educators. Bring seeds to share or pick up a few favorites with Parkland Seed Traders and make a fun spring craft with Eat Local Pierce County. All ages; under 6 with an adult.

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• Fri 5/25/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SBA Workshop: Law & Tax Essentials

Class/Workshop, Business

Legal and tax experts outline small business resources.

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• Tue 5/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Knit Together

Folk Art/Crafts, Textiles

Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just knit with us. All skill levels and ages welcome. Supplies provided.

Information:

• Thu 5/31/18 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tech Help

Computers/Technology, Education

Technology got you down? Frustrated? We're here to help. Bring your questions and devices, and dedicated staff will help you with your tech-related questions.

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• Thu 5/31/18 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Many Mysteries of Medicaid

Education, Seniors

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• Tue 6/5/18 at - 6:30 PM

Edible Gardens - Your Summer Garden: Vegetables & Herbs

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.

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• Thu 6/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Gardens - Garden Bugs, Diseases & Non-Toxic Alternatives

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Gardens - Fall and Winter Gardening

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.

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• Thu 9/13/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Edible Gardens - Composting Basics & Putting the Garden to Bed

Gardening, Class/Workshop, Education

Explore the basics of successful vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest—from seed to table. Register at www.piercecountywa.org/ediblegardens or (253) 798-4133. Please do not contact the venue.

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• Thu 10/11/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM