Library Events & Programs


Cool Creations LEGO Challenge

January 18
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What can you build with 35 LEGO building block pieces? Are you up for the challenge? Join us for this fun event based off the book Cool Creations in 35 Pieces by Sean Kenney.

Recommended for children 5-12 years old. No registration required.

Funded in part by the Washington State Library and the Institute for Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act.

Oreo Tasting Contest

January 22
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

So many Oreo cookies with wonderful and slightly strange flavors. Can you guess them all by the taste alone? Join us for this special program for teens and tweens only. Who will come out on top as the champion Oreo taster?

For ages 8-19 only. Space and cookies are limited, so advance registration is required.
Memory Cafe

Memory Cafe

Friday, January 25
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of socializing, music, and fun! The relaxed atmosphere is perfect for those living with Alzheimer's and/or Dementia and their Care Partners. Beverages and snacks will be provided, no registration required.
Humanities WA Civil Conversation

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Humanities Washington:
Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

Wednesday, January 30
6:00 pm

At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging into the root causes of both civility and incivility, Smith explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality. In our increasingly polarized political environment, Smith provides participants with the tools needed to embark upon more thoughtful, fruitful discussions.

This program is brought to the library courtesy of the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library and Humanities Washington. Please join the Friends for their annual meeting and learn more about the work they do to support the library, as well as enjoy this public discussion.
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Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 2
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate this unique holiday with a special storytime with a real princess! Join the current Miss Washington Teen USA 2019, Lily Lloyd, as she reads from great picture books. Stick around for a craft and time to play with the library's LEGO building blocks. 

All ages are welcome, no registration needed.
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Paint a Loving Valentine

February 7
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Use the tape resist painting method to create a special message of love. A perfect gift for a certain someone in your life.

Recommended for grades K-6. No registration required.
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Leap into Science: Balance

February 26
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This nationwide program from The Franklin Institute Science Museum integrates open-ended science activities with children's books, for children and families to learn together. All ages welcome, no registration required.
Leap into Science
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Making Your Money Last
February 27
6:30 pm

Once you can picture your retirement, you'll need a strategy designed to help make it happen. We'll discuss ways to help you work toward fulfilling your retirement expectations. And, we'll focus on how to provide for your income needs, including your retirement income for the future.

We'll also explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses, market volatility and unexpected events.

Presented by JR Whitaker
Financial Advisor | Edward Jones 
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Broadening Your Knowledge of Investing

March 20
6:30 pm

This presentation is an expanded look at the "how" of creating an investing strategy as well as the investment components that form your financial picture. And we'll discuss investing as a process and a journey toward your goals.
Presented by JR Whitaker
Financial Advisor | Edward Jones