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August activities abound

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Free events abound this month at Pierce County Libraries. Learn to cook delicious, affordable meals, experience a virtual safari, stock up at a used book sale, meet two authors and choose from eight book discussion groups. Want more events? Read more » Hr

Science to Go backpacks for kids

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Try out the new learning program featuring a backpack filled with five themed books, a notebook and a hands-on activity. Your child ages 5-9, and the whole family, will have fun exploring science together. Themes range from animal homes and insects to volcanoes and weather. Grab a backpack for weekend fun or your school or homeschool curriculum. Read more »

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Summer reading ticks down

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Summer Reading ends August 31! Get your reading hours in and complete your Teen Summer Challenge activities and badges. Prizes still available for kids, teens, parents and caregivers. Enter for a chance to win the grand prize drawing. Read more »

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Early learning blossoms in Gig Harbor

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New hands-on learning modules, early learning computer stations, and iPads to enhance storytelling sessions were added recently at Gig Harbor and Key Center libraries. Thanks go to the Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association for the grant. Read more »

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Go play with Scout

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Fresh air, exercise and nostalgia come your way with outdoor games and sports while you earn your Go Play badge. Go for other fun Scout badges by creating sidewalk chalk art (Driveway Illustrator), conquering kitchen mishaps (Cooking Bloopers) and repurposing household items into accessories (Budget Jeweler). Read more » Hr

Inspire your creativity this weekend

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Find free fun for the whole family at Lakewood MakerFest, 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Pierce College. Register as a maker to display your project, or attend this year’s event as a visitor. Meet the makers, be inspired by their inventions, and catch the making bug. Categories include alternative energy, art, electronics, gaming, photo, robotics, sewing, sculpture and video. Read more »

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Foundation welcomes new board members

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The Pierce County Library Foundation board welcomes new members attorney Travis Mahugh from Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Linda Tieman, director of the Washington Center for Nursing as well as Regi Kumar and Barbara Nelson, both from Intel. Board members seek support for Pierce County Library’s reading and outreach programs. Read more »

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September at the library

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Get set for September at the library. National best-selling mystery writer Laurie King comes to Lakewood. Meet local author Karen Barnett at Parkland Spanaway. Visit a technology petting zoo to explore the latest tech trends firsthand. Make the most of your harvest with tips from cooking and preserving workshops. These are just the beginning of the list! Read more »