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Sumner Library

1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner, WA

Phone:
1-(253)-548-3306

Website:
www.piercecountylibrary.org

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Community Craft Nights

Community Event

Bring your own craft project or start a new one. All experience levels welcome. Get crafty with others in a relaxed, non-judgmental space.

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• Thu 6/21/18 at - 6:00 PM

Emily’s Paper Crafts: Family Noisemakers

Children's Arts/Crafts

Learn about different sounds all around us, from rain drops to trains to goldfish. Children with an accompanying adult will construct their own musical clacker through a series of shapes and folds.

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• Sat 6/23/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Escape Room

Social Event

Can you rock our Escape Room? Bring friends or make new ones as you work together to solve puzzles, find clues and break the codes before time runs out. Online Registration.

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• Mon 6/25/18 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pierce County Environmental Educators: Trash to Treasured Musical Instruments

Family/Child

Become a rock star for the planet and explore creative ways to make your own instruments at home. Play with our upcycled musical instruments to see how you can use things around the house, from the trash and outside to create your own rockin’ sounds!

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• Tue 6/26/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Miho and Diego Duo: Musical Trip to Japan and South America

World, Family/Child

Miho Takekawa from Japan and Diego Coy from Colombia will introduce their native music and encourage the audience to participate by joining them in singing in Japanese and Spanish as well as body percussion. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about various instruments that are rare in the U.S.

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• Wed 6/27/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Living with Low Vision: Using Technology for Reading

Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Learn how to enjoy books and media using common electronic devises and magnifiers. Presented by Hope Vision Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides vision education and rehabilitation services to Pierce and Thurston Counties.

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• Thu 6/28/18 at - 11:00 AM

Bilingual Story Time

Family/Child (Books),Children

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish. For families with young children 30 minutes

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• Thu 6/28/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 6/29/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Seattle STRUM

Acoustic,Community Event,Class/Workshop

Join Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukulele Musicians (STRUM) for a lively performance. Instruction and ukulele basics will follow the performance. Ukuleles provided! All ages.

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• Sat 6/30/18 at - 10:30 AM

Homeschool Meet-Up: Game Day

Children

Play our games or bring your own. Drop in, meet others, compete and have fun.

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• Tue 7/3/18 at - 10:30 AM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/6/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Puppet Theater Presents #1

Children's Theatre,Puppet Theater

Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories. “Too Much Noise” and “The Three Little Pigs."

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• Tue 7/10/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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

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• Wed 7/11/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts

Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.

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• Wed 7/11/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bilingual Story Time

Family/Child (Books),Children

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish. For families with young children 30 minutes

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Nonfiction Book Club

Community Event, Meeting

We’ll discuss “Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” by Elizabeth Kolbert. A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history, and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.

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• Thu 7/12/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/13/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Idea Hatch: Music Maker

Special Event

Experiment with sound at several stations. Make music with a wind tunnel and try out a musical bench! Make a sound and light show when you move, and try out PVC pipe instruments! Make music with mad marble runs and play with oscillation and pitch! All ages.

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• Tue 7/17/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts

Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Summer Readin' Book Club

Community Event, Meeting

We’ll discuss “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley. On a foggy, summer night, 11 people depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean.

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• Wed 7/18/18 at - 2:00 PM

Summer Readin’ Book Club

Community Event

“Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley

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• Wed 7/18/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Community Craft Nights

Class/Workshop, Community Event

Meet and work with fellow crafters in a relaxed and judgement-free environment. All experience levels welcome. Bring your current projects. Hosted by Sumner resident Shade Blue-Rain.

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• Thu 7/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Nancy Stewart

World,Family/Child

Join local singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for this interactive multicultural musical journey around the world. You’ll sing traditional and original songs and play rhythm instruments made of kelp, gourds and even goat toenails!

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• Thu 7/19/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/20/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Small Space Gardening: Grow More Food on a Tiny Footprint

Class/Workshop, Gardening

spaces is fun and easy. Join Lisa Taylor, garden educator and author of “Maritime Northwest Garden Guide” and “Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals,” in a lively discussion about growing vegetables vertically, in containers and raised beds.

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• Tue 7/24/18 at - 6:30 PM

WorkSource Workshop: Stress Management

Class/Workshop

This interactive session addresses how stress impacts you during the job search and how to manage it. Registration required at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.

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• Wed 7/25/18 at - 11:00 AM

WorkSource Workshop: Plan Your Job Search

Class/Workshop

Learn techniques for finding work, how to create a job-search plan and strategies for contacting employers. Other topics include planning your next career move, using social media and ways to maximize your chances to find work faster.

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• Wed 7/25/18 at - 2:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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

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• Wed 7/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts

Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.

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• Wed 7/25/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bilingual Story Time

Family/Child (Books),Children

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish. For families with young children 30 minutes

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Animals, Children

Rhythms, melodies, high and low notes—Life is musical! Meet a wild animal ambassador from the zoo and learn about the beats of its habitat. Explore biofacts, such as pelts, shells and feathers, and discover how nature rocks! Ages 5 and up.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Solidari-Tea: Moving Forward

Community Event

Enjoy tea with your neighbors and join a facilitated discussion Review previous topics and come up with ways to keep the conversation going. How can we go from discussion to action? All are welcome.

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• Thu 7/26/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 7/27/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts

Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.

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• Wed 8/1/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ian Dobson: Steel Drum Party

Family/Child

People from different cultures have faced challenges in making music. Find out how they overcame these challenges with creativity, repurposing and recycling objects. Learn about musical innovations and play instruments such as steel drums from the island of Trinidad, the hambone rhythm from the U.S. and the cha-cha dance from Cuba. All ages.

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• Thu 8/2/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 8/3/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Paint to Learn

Children, Education, For the Family

Create a colorful work of art while learning about shapes, patterns and numbers! Best for children 2-6 with an adult.

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• Tue 8/7/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts

Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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

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• Wed 8/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bilingual Story Time

Family/Child (Books),Children

Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays. Bilingual story times are offered in English and Spanish. For families with young children 30 minutes

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• Thu 8/9/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Medleys with Harpist Martina Preston

Acoustic

Start your day by enjoying a variety of live harp music.

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• Thu 8/9/18 at - 11:00 AM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 8/10/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Music of Outlander with Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man

Irish/Celtic

Let the talented Kilted Man take you away with a rousing musical voyage to historical Scotland! Hear live romantic Scottish ballads, learn the history of war through music and see an array of unique Celtic instruments.

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• Sat 8/11/18 at - 10:30 AM

Summer Readin’ Book Club

Community Event

“The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler

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• Wed 8/15/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Summer Stories for Babies

Children,Family/Child (Books)

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

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• Wed 8/15/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Madness

Children's Arts/Crafts

Use the library's legos, blocks and more to construct fabulous contraptions.

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• Wed 8/15/18 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fantasy Football Kick-Off

Class/Workshop

Get ready for the 2018 season with self-described fantasy football guru Glenn Storbeck. Topics include how to create a league, why people get so absorbed and a roundtable discussion on players to focus on or avoid.

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• Wed 8/15/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Stories For Preschoolers

Family/Child (Books),Children

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.

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• Fri 8/17/18 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Champagne Sunday

Rock

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• Sat 8/18/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM