Second Saturday at Pierce County Libraries Near You

The Pierce County Library has a great 2nd Saturday program.  From gardening with your kids to flying a kite.  Below are some that seem like a particularly cool way to entertain your young ones this weekend! Sat October 13th

Fetch with Ruff Ruffman

DuPont  1:00 PM
Ages 6 and up.
Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult

The Zaniac Comedy Show

Buckley  11:00 AM
Milton Edgewood  2:00 PM

All ages.
Event audience: Family

Watch amazing feats of juggling! See why two-time Guinness World Record holder Alex Zerbe was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic

Horrorgami –  Halloween origami: spooky paper folding!

Steilacoom  1:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Get Geeky! 

Lakewood  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ages 7 and up, accompanied by an adult.   Event audience: Family

Calling all geek dads and moms! Learn by doing fun, geeky projects for the whole family to complete together, inspired by the “Geek Dad” books by Ken Denmead.

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2nd Saturdays at Pierce County Libraries

It’s the 2nd Saturday again, that means – a TON of fun/ free things to do at your local Pierce County Library. From gardening, to crochet or even kite making, find it here:

2nd Saturdays – Book Buddies
DuPont 10:30 AM

Event audience: Family

Second Saturday each month 10:30 a.m. Practice reading to a book buddy! We are always looking for more book buddy volunteers, just ask us for information! Ages 5-11.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the DuPont Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Make a Treasure Box
Buckley 11:00 AM

Event audience: Family

Create an elegant lidded and decorated box for your secret treasures with Heather Lee.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Buckley Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Saturday Matinee
Eatonville 2:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Bring the entire family and watch a family-friendly film!

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Eatonville Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Saturday Matinee
Fife 2:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Bring the entire family and watch a family-friendly film!

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Fife Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Beginning Crochet
Orting 1:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Bring hooks and yarn to learn the basics of crocheting with Debra Carson.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Orting Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Steilacoom’s Saturday Surprise
Steilacoom 1:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Join us for a special event!

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Steilacoom Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Herb and Vegetable Container Gardens
Tillicum 2:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Plant a small container garden and learn about gardening indoors and out. Adults and older children.

This event is sponsored by Friends of Lakewood Library sponsor these free events.
Geek Dad
Lakewood 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ages 8-14, accompanied by an adult.

Event audience: Family

Make a Kite

Learn by doing! Fun, geeky projects for kids and adults to complete together, inspired by the “Geek Dad” books by Ken Denmead. See more at http://www.wired.com/geekdad/

Online registration begins on Monday, April 16.

* This event requires registration.
This event is sponsored by FRIENDS of the Lakewood Library.
Current Availability: 35

Build It!
University Place 3:00 PM

Ages 6-12.

Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12)

Join us for an hour of imaginative building. Use LEGOs, wooden blocks, straws and imagination to create something amazing!

* This event requires registration.
This event is sponsored by Friends of the University Place Library.
Current Availability: 16

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Summit Garden Club
Summit 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ages 6-18. Parents and caregivers are welcome to accompany their children.

Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12)

Get your hands dirty with a Washington State University Extension Master Gardner and a librarian! Learn about plants and nature while you help complete an outdoor garden project. For your comfort, please dress for the weather.

No registration required.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Summit Library.
2nd Saturdays – Mother’s Day Craft
Key Center 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Visit the library booth at the Livable Community Fair, Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN, and make a Mother’s Day craft.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Key Center Library sponsor these free events.
2nd Saturdays – Mother’s Day Bouquet
DuPont 1:00 PM

Event audience: Family

Make an edible chocolate bouquet for Mom. Ages 9 and up.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the DuPont Library sponsor these free events.
Mother’s Day Origami
Bonney Lake 3:30 PM

All ages.

Event audience: Family

Just in time for spring and Mother’s Day – learn to make an origami bouquet to brighten up your day or the day of someone you love! We will provide supplies and instructions.

No registration required.

Second Saturday at the Library

The Second Saturday of the month is a busy day for the Pierce County Library system.  They hold special events and activities to interact and engage families.  This is also a great opportunity to learn about something new, like Chinese Dance.

Below is the list for March:

2nd Saturdays – Book Buddies

DuPont  10:30 AM

Second Saturday each month 10:30 a.m. Practice reading to a book buddy! We are always looking for more book buddy volunteers, just ask us for information! Ages 5-11.

2nd Saturdays – Magic Show

Explore the magical world of reading with magician Jeff Evans.Key Center  11:00 AM

2nd Saturdays – Saturday Matinee

Eatonville  2:00 PM

Bring the entire family and watch a family-friendly film!

2nd Saturdays – Saturday Matinee

Fife  2:00 PM

Bring the entire family and watch a family-friendly film!

2nd Saturdays – Chinese Dance

Tillicum  2:00 PM

2nd Saturdays – Japanese Tea CeremonyExperience a performance by the staff and young students from the Evergreen Chinese Academy.

DuPont  2:00 PM

Learn the history, differences and manner of drinking tea with the Asia Pacific Cultural Center. Registration required.*

* Register online @ http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar

After School Art

You provide the inspiration, the Pierce County Library provides the materials Wednesday at 4pm in the Steilacoom Library.

March 7th
April 4th
May 2nd

2950 Steilacoom Blvd
Steilacoom WA 98388

Geek Dad

Based in the books ‘Geek Dad’ by Ken Denmead, the Lakewood branch of the Pierce County Library is hosting an event where you can make something with your school aged child.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, but that is half the fun.

Saturdays from 1-3pm Ages 8+

6300 Wildaire Rd
Lakewood WA 98499

March 10th: Lego-RC Demo Derby
April 14th: Programming with Scratch
May 12th: Make a Kite
June 9th: Make a Rocket
July 14th: Summer Grab Bag

My boys are not yet old enough, but I can’t imagine a little boy or girl who wouldn’t like to make a kite or a rocket! So let’s get together and head to Lakewood!