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Parkland Spanaway Library

13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA

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August 2015

Rock-It-Science: Kryptonite, Rocks & Minerals

August 1, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Ages 6 - 14 How does kryptonite affect superpowers? See the amazing fluorescent mineral cabinet. Bring up to 2 rocks/minerals to be identified.

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February 2016

Block Play

February 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Building with blocks develops a child’s math and science skills and provides lots of fun. Bring your children to a block party and build, talk, explore and create together. All you need is imagination.

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April 2016

Xakary the Magician

April 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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From 4pm- 5pm experience spellbinding-tricks and laugh-out-loud humor with Xakary the Magician.

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June 2016

Louie Foxx: Games You Can’t Lose

June 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  2:00 PM All Ages Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Family Part amazing magic and part hilarious game show where the kids are the stars.

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Rock-It Science: Fossils

June 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  3:00 PM Ages 6-14 Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult How Not to Become a Fossil Not moving gets you stuck (that’s how fossils were created). Learn about different kinds of fossils from dinosaurs to plants to sea creatures.

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July 2016

The Puppet Theatre Presents #1

July 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  11:00 AM Ages 6 and up Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Family Pierce County Library puppeteers present classic stories. #1: July 5-19, “Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock” and “Ferdinand”  

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Rene Bibaud: Hotdog Jump Rope

July 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  1:00 PM Ages 5 and up Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Family Dazzling jump rope performance with audience participation.

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SKY Yoga: Mindfulness for Life

July 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  10:30 AM Ages 4-14 Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult Children learn gentle postures, breathing practices and mindfulness exercises from a certified yoga instructor. This empowers them to create a daily habit of mindfulness for life. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Program may be outside if weather permits.

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Bilingual Block Play

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ages 3-8 Event audience: Children Build with blocks and enjoy stories in English and Spanish.

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Last Leaf Productions: Alice in Wonderland

July 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  10:30 AM Ages 4 and up Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12) Alice in Wonderland An interactive theatre production of Alice in Wonderland that focuses on what happens when you only eat sweets and sugary foods.

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October 2016

PLAY TO LEARN

October 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 7, 2016

Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Play to Learn is a FREE program for children and adults to play TOGETHER! Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. Drop-in program: no registration required.

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January 2017

Community Block Play

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Event audience: Children, Family Building with blocks develops a child's math and science skills and provides lots of fun. Bring your children to a block party and build, talk, explore and create together. All you need is imagination. No registration required.

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May 2017

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

May 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Celebrate everything Star Wars at these all ages programs. Wear your costume to impress your friends. All ages; under 6 with an adult. Free events sponsored by Friends of the Libraries

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June 2017

Explore Your World: Microscopes

June 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Ages 3 and up. Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult, Family Ever wonder what a butterfly wing looks like up close? How about some plant cells? Come explore the world around you by examining slides using real microscopes! Drop in anytime during this event. This event is sponsored byFriends of the Parkland/Spanaway Library

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Garden with Lisa: Beehive Jive

June 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM All ages. Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Family Dance like bees with Urban Farmer Lisa Taylor and her Garden Critter Academy puppets as we take a music-and-movement-filled adventure in a beehive.

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July 2017

Rock-it Science: The Structure of the PNW

July 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages 6-16. Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult, Family Northwest mountains and volcanoes, how they formed and what used to be in their place. Learn about volcanic eruptions throughout history and why they are not such a bad thing—even when they blow their tops. This event is sponsored byFriends of the Parkland/Spanaway Library

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September 2017

Explore Your World: Strawberry DNA

September 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ages 8 and older; younger with an adult. Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult, Family Put on your science goggles and separate the DNA from a strawberry cell. You can even take some home!

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Play To Learn

September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Ages 6 and under. Accompanied by an adult. Event audience: Children Play to Learn is for those who nurture children 6 and under. Each week’s theme offers individual play, fun group activities, songs and stories for children and adults to enjoy together.

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October 2017

Creepy, Crawly Halloween Event: Live Owl

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  2:00 PM All ages; under 6 with an adult. Event audience: Children, Tween (ages 9-12), Teen/Young Adult, Adult, Family Join For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation as they introduce different species of live owls from the Northwest. Learn facts about the owls and view them up close! This event is sponsored byFriends of the Parkland/Spanaway Library

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Creepy, Crawly Halloween Event: Live Owl

October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 2 p.m. Join For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation as they introduce different species of live owls from the Northwest. Learn facts about the owls and view them up close! All ages.

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February 2018

Imagination Playground

February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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Parkland Spanaway  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages 3 and up. Event audience: Children, Family What do you imagine creating: a castle, a slide, a tunnel? Kids can build it with our BIG blue foam blocks. It's a moveable playground at the library. This event is sponsored byFriends of the Parkland Library

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July 2018

Gansango Music & Dance – African Beats

July 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkland Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
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 Parkland/Spanaway Wednesday, July 11: 2:00pm - 3:00pm AGE GROUP:  YOUTHS,TWEENS,TODDLERS,TEENS,SENIORS 55+,SCHOOL-AGED,PRESCHOOL,NEW ADULTS,FAMILIES,BABIES,ALL AGES,ADULTS EVENT TYPE:   SUMMER READING Come shake, rattle and roll with African teaching artists who will demonstrate the wide variety of drums and show how to play basic rhythms using shakers, bells, drums and clapping. Ages 6 and up.

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