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March 2018

Kickoff

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Learn about the history of Tacoma’s civil rights movement through the Washington State History Museum’s exhibit and screening of the documentary “Transforming Tacoma: The Struggle for Civil Rights.” A panel discussion will follow the screening and includes Tacoma’s first African American Mayor Harold Moss, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and documentary filmmaker Sid Lee. Enjoy free access to all the museum’s exhibits and learn more about this year’s Pierce County READS selection.

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The Unspoken Truths: American History Traveling Museum

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375 United States
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Learn about the rich history of Africans and their journey to the Americas, the experience and impact of American Chattel Slavery, the Jim Crow Era and the many innovations made by African Americans in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Storytelling by Delbert Richardson at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This exhibit displays sensitive topics.

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Adam Miller: Folksongs of the Civil Rights Movement

March 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St E
Tacoma, WA 98446 United States
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This interactive program features folksongs that were sung from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington. All ages

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A Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo – Tickets Required

March 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499 United States
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Seattle native and New York Times best-selling author of “So You Want to Talk about Race” Ijeoma Oluo will discuss the challenges and struggles of talking about racial topics. Tickets required: BrownPaperTickets.com Books may be purchased at the event.

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Adam Miller: Folksongs of the Civil Rights Movement

March 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375 United States
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This interactive program features folksongs that were sung from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington. All ages

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April 2018

Civil Rights History in Today’s Popular Culture

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Puyallup Public Library, 324 S Meridian Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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The Puyallup Public Library and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau presents Daudi Abe— "Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture and the History of Hip Hop in the Northwest."

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Selma (PG-13)

April 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Eatonville Roxy Theater, 115 Mashell Ave S
Eatonville, WA 98328 United States
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A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

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Book Discussion “Between the World and Me” @ South Hill Pierce County Library

April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375 United States
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Bring your observations, comments and questions for discussion in a friendly group setting.

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Book Discussion “March” volumes 1-3 @ Lakewood Pierce County Library

April 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 United States
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Book Discussion “The New Jim Crow” @ Sumner Pierce County Library

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave
Sumner, WA 98390 United States
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Living History: A Special After-Hours Event

April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W Suite 100
University Place, WA 98466 United States
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            Explore the civil rights movement through the experiences of local residents. Engage in discussions about cultural changes in the 1960s and today. Participants include: • Tacoma’s first African American Mayor Harold Moss • Tacoma’s first African American City Manager James Walton • First African American to head Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services Lyle Quasim • First female African American Washington State Senator Rosa Franklin Co-hosted by Tacoma Urban League. Co-sponsored by Friends…

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Book Discussion “Kennedy and King” @ Summit Pierce County Library

April 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St E
Tacoma, WA 98446 United States
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Book Discussion “March” volumes 1-3 @ Fife Pierce County Library

April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fife Pierce County Library, 6622 20th St E
Fife, WA 98424 United States
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Graphic Novel Workshop – Colleen Frakes

April 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 United States
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Find out the skills you need to write, design and draw comics, and learn from local graphic novelists. Join Colleen Frakes, author of “Prison Island” and learn more about creating comics. Age: Teens

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Book Discussion “The Hate U Give” @ DuPont Pierce County Library

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DuPont Pierce County Library, 1540 Wilmington Drive
DuPont, WA 98327 United States
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Book Discussion “Across That Bridge” @ Steilacoom Pierce County Library

April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Steilacoom Pierce County Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd.
Steilacoom, 98388 United States
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Graphic Novel Workshop – Delia Gable

April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 United States
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Find out the skills you need to write, design and draw comics, and learn from local graphic novelists.Hear from local comic creator Delia Gable, of “Dash,” “A Ninja Named Stan,” the fantasy miniseries “Eating Vampires” and the activist webcomic “Branded.” Ages: Teens, Adults

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Book Discussion “Small Great Things” @ Gig Harbor Pierce County Library

April 19, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 United States
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Book Discussion “Between the World and Me” @ University Place Pierce County Library

April 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W Suite 100
University Place, WA 98466 United States
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Book Discussion “Hidden Figures” @ Orting Pierce County Library

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orting Pierce County Library, 202 Washington Ave S
Orting, WA 98360 United States
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Adam Miller: Folksongs of the Civil Rights Movement

April 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S River Ave
Buckley, WA 98321 United States
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This interactive program features folksongs that were sung from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to the March on Washington. All ages

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Book Discussion “March” @ Destiny City Comics

April 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Destiny City Comics, 218 St. Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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Destiny City Comics is the official bookseller for the Pierce County READS author event Friday, May 11. Pick up the book at the shop today and discuss it at the shop on the fourth Sunday of April.

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Book Discussion “Brown Girl Dreaming” @ Anderson Island Pierce County Library

April 25, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Anderson Island Pierce County Library, 11319 Yoman Road
Anderson Island, 98303 United States
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Graphic Novel Workshop – Nicole J. Georges

April 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave
Sumner, WA 98390 United States
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Find out the skills you need to write, design and draw comics, and learn from local graphic novelists. Join author and arts educator Nicole J. Georges for a special lesson on using comics for personal memoirs. All ages.

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Soundtrack for a Revolution

April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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The story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music—as protesters fought for justice and equality. Tickets available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Book Discussion “March” volumes 1-3 @ Key Center Pierce County Library

April 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Key Center Pierce County Library, 8905 KPN
Lakebay, WA 98349 United States
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Graphic Novel Workshop – C.L.A.W.

April 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444 United States
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Have your own ideas for comics? Join the CLAW, the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians for a workshop on the nuts and bolts of getting started creating your own comics and zines. There will be a Q&A session, followed by open studio time to work on your own projects. Bring your ideas and sharpen your pencils! Ages: Teens, Adults

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May 2018

White Privilege: The Other Side of Racial Inequality

May 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98444 United States
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Humanities Washington speaker and Sociology professor Teresa Ciabattari leads an interactive conversation that explores white privilege and provides tools for learning how to address it.

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Selma (PG-13)

May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tillicum Pierce County Library, 14916 Washington Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98498 United States
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A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

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Author Event Live Stream @ Bonney Lake Pierce County Library

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, 18501 90th St E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391 United States
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Meet "March" co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell at the Pierce County READS author event. You can watch it via live stream at the Bonney Lake Pierce County Library.

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Author Event Live Stream @ Key Center Pierce County Library

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Key Center Pierce County Library, 8905 KPN
Lakebay, WA 98349 United States
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Meet "March" co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell at the Pierce County READS author event. You can watch it via live stream at the Key Center Pierce County Library.

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Author Event Live Stream @ Sumner Pierce County Library

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave
Sumner, WA 98390 United States
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Meet "March" co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell at the Pierce County READS author event. You can watch it via live stream at the Sumner Pierce County Library.

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Author Event Live Stream @ Pierce College Puyallup

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pierce College Puyallup, L244 – Lecture Hall, 1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374 United States
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Meet "March" co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell at the Pierce County READS author event. You can watch it via live stream at Pierce College.

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Author Event Live Stream @ South Hill Pierce County Library

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375 United States
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Meet "March" co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell at the Pierce County READS author event. You can watch it via live stream at the South Hill Pierce County Library.

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Author Event Live Stream @ Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom, Cascade 332 – Lecture Hall, 9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, 98498 United States
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Meet "March" co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell at the Pierce County READS author event. You can watch it via live stream at Pierce College.

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January 2019

Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ Buckley Pierce County Library

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S River Ave
Buckley, WA 98321 United States
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Book Discussion “The Nightingale” @ DuPont Pierce County Library

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DuPont Pierce County Library, 1540 Wilmington Drive
DuPont, WA 98327 United States
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Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ Gig Harbor Pierce County Library

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 United States
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Bring your observations, comments and questions for discussion in a friendly group setting.

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Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ Bonney Lake Pierce County Library

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, 18501 90th St E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391 United States
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February 2019

Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ Milton/Edgewood Pierce County Library

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Milton/Edgewood Pierce County Library, 900 Meridian E Suite 29
Milton, WA 98354 United States
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Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ Eatonville Pierce County Library

February 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Eatonville Pierce County Library, 205 Center St. W.
Eatonville, WA 98328 United States
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March 2019

Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ Graham Pierce County Library

March 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St E
Graham, WA 98338 United States
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Book Discussion “The Great Alone” @ University Place Pierce County Library

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W Suite 100
University Place, WA 98466 United States
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May 2019

Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Gig Harbor Pierce County Library

May 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Fife Pierce County Library

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fife Pierce County Library, 6622 20th St E
Fife, WA 98424 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Buckley Pierce County Library

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S River Ave
Buckley, WA 98321 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at University Place Pierce County Library

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W Suite 100
University Place, WA 98466 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Bonney Lake Pierce County Library

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, 18501 90th St E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391 United States
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June 2019

Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at South Hill Pierce County Library

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Orting Pierce County Library

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orting Pierce County Library, 202 Washington Ave S
Orting, WA 98360 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Eatonville Pierce County Library

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eatonville Pierce County Library, 205 Center St. W.
Eatonville, WA 98328 United States
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July 2019

Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Graham Pierce County Library

July 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St E
Graham, WA 98338 United States
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Book Discussion – “Behold the Dreamers” at Lakewood Pierce County Library

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 United States
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August 2019

“There There” Book Discussion at Bonney Lake Pierce County Library

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, 18501 90th St E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391 United States
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September 2019

“There There” Book Discussion at South Hill Pierce County Library

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Summit Pierce County Library

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St E
Tacoma, WA 98446 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at DuPont Pierce County Library

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DuPont Pierce County Library, 1540 Wilmington Drive
DuPont, WA 98327 United States
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Author Event

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pierce County Library System is proud to support Tacoma Reads and a conversation with Tommy Orange, award-winning and bestselling author of "There There." Orange will discuss his book and sign autographs following the discussion. The event is free and tickets are required: https://tacomaartslive.org/events.

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“There There” Book Discussion at Fife Pierce County Library

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fife Pierce County Library, 6622 20th St E
Fife, WA 98424 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Eatonville Pierce County Library

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eatonville Pierce County Library, 205 Center St. W.
Eatonville, WA 98328 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Anderson Island Pierce County Library

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anderson Island Pierce County Library, 11319 Yoman Road
Anderson Island, 98303 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Graham Pierce County Library

September 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St E
Graham, WA 98338 United States
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October 2019

There There” Book Discussion at Sumner Pierce County Library

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave
Sumner, WA 98390 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at University Place Pierce County Library

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W Suite 100
University Place, WA 98466 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Buckley Pierce County Library

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S River Ave
Buckley, WA 98321 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Orting Pierce County Library

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orting Pierce County Library, 202 Washington Ave S
Orting, WA 98360 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at Lakewood Pierce County Library

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499 United States
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“There There” Book Discussion at South Hill Pierce County Library

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Tillicum Pierce County Library, 14916 Washington Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98498 United States
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