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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
We'll share books, rhymes, and songs and then bring blocks out for free play at the Fern Hill branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, music, activities and play for all ages at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
We'll share books, rhymes and songs and then bring blocks out to play.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Lively percussive performance featuring music that's fun for everyone at Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Enjoy the sounds of this fascinating Caribbean instrument and move your dancing feet to the tropical beat of the Toucans.

Special Intructions: Registration is required.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

A raucous rift on the Edward Lear poem, Owl and Pussycat is a play for kids at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Complete with a ukulele, Shakespearean couplets, a pea-green boat, and audience assistance, these high energy escapades will illuminate a love of adventure and some adventures of love.






Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

A raucous rift on the Edward Lear poem, Owl and Pussycat is a play for kids about telling stories, friendship, and imagination at Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Complete with a ukulele, Shakespearean couplets, a pea-green boat, and audience assistance, these high energy escapades will illuminate a love of adventure and some adventures of love.


Location
Meeting Room
Library
Moore Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
A New Animated Movie from one of the best known movie studios. In which, a powerful potion takes Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, on a humorous adventure. PG, 99 minutes. Family Movie: Adults must be accompanied by a minor.
Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
12:30 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at South Tacoma Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.


Location
Meeting Room
Library
South Tacoma Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Dance, clap, and stomp along to live steel drum music at Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Learn about music superheroes of the past and be a music superhero for the future. Learn how you can be music superheroes by inventing your own way to make music out of recycled materials.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Swasey Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
We'll share books, rhymes and songs followed by free play with blocks.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Explore the science of bubbles, chemical reactions, and things that fizz with the whole family at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us to make your own Superhero Bookmarks at the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Moore Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Every Hero Has a Story at Mottet Branch of Tacoma Public Library


Read Super Hero themed stories, make a cape and complete Super Hero Training Camp activities at Mottet Branch of Tacoma Public Library





Library
Mottet Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Mottet Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Library
Mottet Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Get your groove on with bubbles, music, dancing and more during this interactive program for all ages at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.


Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Linda Severt will dazzle eyes and ears, fuse music, circus arts, and puppetry into a unique performance at Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Linda doesn't just play songs; she turns everyday objects and musical instruments into whimsical props and characters, weaving them into hilarious routines with refreshing originality.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Kobetich Branch at Tacoma Public Library.

Help us celebrate the opening of the Kobetich Library in 1980 with a back to the 80s party. Stop by on June 20th for a TOTALLY TUBULAR TIME with birthday cake and a shrinky dink craft.

Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Every Hero Has a Story at Fern Hill Branch of Tacoma Public Library


Read Super Hero themed stories, make a cape and complete Super Hero Training Camp activities at Fern Hill Branch of Tacoma Public Library

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Practice your superhero skills and complete an obstacle course at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Note: For all ages

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Experiment with an extraordinary material that can bounce, twist and stretch to the limit at Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Enjoy handling this non-Newtonian fluid that both flows and breaks, and brainstorm creative ways to use it.


Location
Meeting Room
Library
Swasey Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Dance, clap, and stomp along to live steel drum music at South Tacoma Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Learn about music superheroes of the past and be a music superhero for the future. Learn how you can be music superheroes by inventing your own way to make music out of recycled materials.


Location
Meeting Room
Library
South Tacoma Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
We'll share books, rhymes and songs and then bring blocks out for free play.
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Create, tinker, and construct amazing things using re-purposed materials at Fern Hill Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Led by the creative reuse specialists from Tinkertopia, kids will participate in a hands-on art explosion.

Note: Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Learn about a musical hero, listen to their music, and participate in musical activities at the Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Drop off your favorite stuffed animal on Friday, June 26th for a sleepover at the Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Pick them up the next morning on Saturday, June 27th at a special storytime at 11am and see photos of their after-hours escapades.

Stuffed Animal Drop-Off Friday, June 26th - anytime at the desk
Stuffed Animal Pickup & Storytime - Saturday, June 27th @ 11am
Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 26, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Create, tinker, and construct amazing things using re-purposed materials at Mottet Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Led by the creative reuse specialists from Tinkertopia, kids will participate in a hands-on art explosion.

Note: Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Library
Mottet Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for the amazing magic of Jeff Evans at Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Discover how inventors, sports stars, world leaders, and every day folks read books to sharpen their super powers. Jeff Evans' amazing magic is woven throughout the show, and you'll learn an easy-to-do stunt that will bamboozle your friends.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Claim your stuffed animal at a special storytime at Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Drop off your favorite stuffed animal on Friday, June 26th for a sleepover at the Kobetich Library. Pick them up the next morning on Saturday, June 27th at a special storytime at 11am and see photos of their after-hours escapades.

Stuffed Animal Drop-Off Friday, June 26th - anytime at the desk
Stuffed Animal Pickup & Storytime - Saturday, June 27th @ 11am
Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for the amazing magic of Jeff Evans at Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Discover how inventors, sports stars, world leaders, and every day folks read books to sharpen their super powers. Jeff Evans' amazing magic is woven throughout the show, and you'll learn an easy-to-do stunt that will bamboozle your friends.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Moore Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Moore Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Knights of Veritas introduces the Code of Chivalry to a modern audience and pits myth against fact with thrilling demonstrations of historical combat technique @ the Moore Branch of Tacoma Public Library!

Authentically weighted and detailed steel swords and armour provide an eye-opening experience. Exciting hands-on sharing allows the audience the rare opportunity to handle the weapons and try on the armour!

Special Instructions: This event is appropriate for kids, tweens, teens, and adults. Age 7+

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Moore Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for the amazing magic of Jeff Evans at Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Discover how inventors, sports stars, world leaders, and every day folks read books to sharpen their super powers. Jeff Evans' amazing magic is woven throughout the show, and you'll learn an easy-to-do stunt that will bamboozle your friends.

Location
Olympic Room
Library
Main Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Join us for the amazing magic of Jeff Evans at Kobetich Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Discover how inventors, sports stars, world leaders, and every day folks read books to sharpen their super powers. Jeff Evans' amazing magic is woven throughout the show, and you'll learn an easy-to-do stunt that will bamboozle your friends.

Library
Kobetich Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Description
We'll share books, rhymes and songs and then bring blocks out for free play.
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Create, tinker, and construct amazing things using re-purposed materials at Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Led by the creative reuse specialists from Tinkertopia, kids will participate in a hands-on art explosion.

Note: Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Fern Hill Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Fern Hill Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

Create, tinker, and construct amazing things using re-purposed materials at Wheelock Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

Led by the creative reuse specialists from Tinkertopia, kids will participate in a hands-on art explosion.

Note: Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Location
Meeting Room
Library
Wheelock Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Summer Reading Club at Tacoma Public Library

This puppet show will bring audiences into a timeless world of friendship and fun at Swasey Branch of Tacoma Public Library.

KC's original style of creating puppets out of only paper enhances this tale, presenting Puppet Theater in a style rarely seen before.

Location
Meeting Room
Library
Swasey Branch

The program has not started yet but will begin on Saturday, June 06, 2015.
Important Messages
First day to signup and start reading is Saturday, June 6th, and the first day to report on reading (online or at your local library) is Saturday, June 13th.

The last day to report books, comic books, graphic novels, or magazines you have read is Saturday, August 8th at 5:30 p.m.

The zoo party takes place on Saturday, August 15th.

The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday, September 12th.


Eligible for the Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Club: Birth – entering grade 5

How it works:

Read and report on 10 books by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of two new tablets.

There are two ways to keep track of and report on your books:

You can use a printed log to record the name and author of each book you’ve read. Receive your printed log by visiting your local library. Have a parent or caregiver initial your log for each book that you read. Bring the log with you and report your reading at the Summer Reading Reporting Station the next time you visit your local Tacoma Public Library. Or you can record your reading online through Tacoma Public Library’s Summer Reading website.

Each week that you report online or in the library, you will be entered into a weekly raffle for fun prizes, including tickets to a Tacoma Rainier's baseball game, passes to Northwest Trek, and tickets to the Puyallup Fair.

Once you have finished reading and reporting on your first 10 books, for every additional 10 books you read and report on you will be entered again into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of two new tablets.

Everyone who completes the program will receive a tote bag, superhero bookmark and bubbles, two free games of bowling at Narrows Plaza Bowl, coupon for a free Aunti Anne's Pretzel and a ticket for two to the Summer Reading Celebration on Saturday, August 15th at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The last day to report (in person or online) is Saturday, August 8th at 5:30 p.m.

The last day to pick up prizes is Saturday, September 12th. Participant must be present to pick up prizes. Prizes will be available while supplies last.

Books should be at your appropriate reading level. Graphic novels, magazines, audio books, and ebooks count!