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Meet the Pierce County READS author

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Cheryl Strayed shares her personal journey in "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail." She will speak and sign books during a free event at 7 p.m. on April 25 at the McGavick Conference Center @ Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood 98499. Read more »

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Discuren Charitable Foundation brings block play to more children

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Who knew playing with blocks teaches both math and literacy skills to young children? Thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Discuren Charitable Foundation, more children can join in “block parties” at the library. Read more »

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Ratings you can trust

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Save time and money on nearby services using Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook. Read quality comparisons, unbiased articles and expert advice, similar to what you would find on Angie's List. You have free access with your Pierce County Library card. Read more » Hr

Tutors for students of all ages

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Get free help from online tutors every day from 1-10 p.m. for one-to-one help with everything from homework to state-aligned skills building and test prep. Professionally trained and experienced tutors help students of all ages with math, science, English and social studies. Read more »

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Build skills with Microsoft IT Academy

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Microsoft IT Academy will help you expand how you use technology. Develop your computer skills, become proficient in Microsoft software, learn about web development, and more. Pierce County Library offers free access to e-learning courses 24/7 from any computer with Internet access. Read more »

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Local businesses care about kids

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Thanks to 21 local companies, children will read all summer long! Families can attend nearly 500 free summer reading events. Kids earn prizes by reading 20 minutes a day. Learn about the businesses that care about shrinking the summer learning gap. Read more »

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How does your garden grow?

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Spring is here! Make your garden even better this year. Learn from Master Gardeners all about composting, water conservation, vegetable gardening, raised beds, containers, growing great tomatoes and preserving your harvest. Dig into free gardening workshops and events at your community library. Read more »