Teen Programs

The Puyallup Public Library offers free programs for teens and young adults (ages 13+ or grades 7+) throughout the school year. Teens can drop in for Anime Club, gaming days, crafting, and the League of Teen Advisors volunteer group. All teen programs are offered through funding from The Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.

If you would like to be added to our monthly electronic newsletter about teen programs, please email Young Adult Librarian Bonnie Svitavsky to be added to our mailing list.

Self-Defense for Women

March 6 & 7, 13 & 14
6:00 - 9:30 pm

Learn about personal safety and self-defense in this series of workshops. Attendees will receive valuable information about reducing risks, including recognizing potentially dangerous situations, as well as evading and escaping physical confrontations. Participants will practice striking on pads, dummies, and suited instructors. 

This series of workshops is for women ages 16 years and older. Registration is required, as space is limited, and you must attend all four sessions. Call the library (253.841.5454), email, or visit a staff desk to register. You may also download a registration packet, which includes information about attire and class topics.

Click here to download the registration packet.
A Place Further Than the Universe

Anime Club: A Place Further Than the Universe

Wednesday, March 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Library Meeting Rooms
This month we'll be watching A Place Futher Than the Universe (not rated). Mari Tamaki is a high school student who wants to make the most out of her youth, but is usually too afraid to do so. One day, she meets Shirase, a girl who has been saving up to travel to Antarctica to search for her missing mother. Joined by two other girls, they set forth on an icebreaker bound for the Antarctic.

No registration required to attend. 
If you have requests for future anime club screenings, email us your suggested titles.
The League of Teen Advisors

Wednesday, March 14th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Library Meeting Rooms
Make a difference at your library! Join our Teen Advisory Group. Your opinion matters - if you’d like to plan and assist with teen programs, then this is the group for you! Help shape services for teens at the library with this great volunteer opportunity. No registration required.
Email Young Adult Librarian Bonnie Svitavsky with questions about how the League of Teen Advisors can count towards school community service requirements.
Thor: Ragnarok

Wednesday, March 21st, 3:00 - 5:15 pm

Library Meeting Rooms
Join us and watch Thor: Ragnarok (rated PG-13). After being defeated in combat by his half-sister Hela, Thor ends up as an imprisoned gladiator on a distant world ruled by the Grandmaster. Snacks will be provided!
Crafternoon & Oculus Rift: Virtual Reality

Wednesday, March 28th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Library Meeting Rooms
Crafting and a chance to experience the library’s new virtual reality system, Oculus Rift? Learn how to make unique marbled paper that you can use for paper projects or display in your home. In between crafting sessions, explore a virtual environment with Oculus Rift. Participants must be 13+ years old and fill out a release form. Ages 13-17 require a parent’s signature.