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Category: Library Events

July
16th

Author J.A. Jance talk and book signing at UP library on July 26

New York Times best-selling author J.A. Jance will appear at University Place Pierce County Library on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. for a free talk and book signing.

Jance joins a list of over 20 authors who have given talks and book
signings at the University Place library since it opened in its new location last year.

Jance is the author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and four thrillers about the Walker Family.

Jance’s newest book in the Brady series, “Judgment Call,” will be released July 24 and will

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Oct.
26th

Photographer Art Wolfe to speak at Tacoma’s main library

Seattle-based wildlife photographer Art Wolfe has gone to the dogs, photographically speaking. The acclaimed shooter will present his latest book, “Dogs Make Us Human: A Global Family Album” (co-authored with writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson) Nov. 4 at the main Tacoma Public Library.

The 100 photo book explores the unique relationship that people have with canines. Wolfe will speak about his book in a free book talk, slide presentation and signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the downtown library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South). Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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Oct.
18th

‘Don’t Know Much’ comes to Wheelock Library Saturday

He won’t be there in the flesh but Kenneth C. Davis, the New York Times bestselling author of “Don’t Know Much About History,” will use Skype to attend a book talk Saturday at the Wheelock Library. He’ll be discussing the civil war, Abraham Lincoln and other related historical topics with patrons.

From the press release:

“Don’t Know Much About History” spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and gave rise to the “Don’t Know Much About” series, which has a combined in-print total of some 4.7-million copies. In June, “Don’t Know Much About History: Anniversary Edition”

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May
31st

From Russia With Love at the Puyallup Library

The Puyallup Public Library explores Russian folk culture on July 29. Traditional folktale stories will be taught, Russian language will be taught and craft making . Then create a surprise craft. The free event begins at 3 p.m. and all ages welcome. No registration required.

This event is part of the 2011 Summer Reading program at the Puyallup Public Library which encourages children up to 12 years old to explore “One World, Many Stories” at the Library.

The library is at 324 S. Meridian, in downtown Puyallup.