Three free events are upcoming at the University Place Pierce County Library.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Friends of the University Place Library will hold a used book sale. The proceeds will pay for future events as well as furnishings and other materials for the library.
On Aug. 4, local best-selling author Erica Bauermeister will read from and sign copies of her new novel, “Joy for Beginners.” The event begins at 7 p.m. The book is available for sale at the event.
On Aug. 6, residents are invited to celebrate the library’s new children’s area. The Pierce County Library Foundation secured $25,000 from an online contest sponsored by Pepsi in February to pay for the improvements.
The area includes interactive play and learning panels and furnishings that feature letters, colors and shapes. Pepsi and the foundation are sponsoring the event, which starts at 2:30 p.m.
The library is located at 3609 Market Place West inside the new civic and library building.