Adult Programs

Tod Marshall
Washington State Poet Laureate

Wednesday, April 12th
7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Tod Marshall, the Poet Laureate for the state of Washington. He is the author of three books of poetry:  Bugle, The Tangled Line, and Dare Say. He has also collected interviews with contemporary poets in the volume Range of the Possible. This event is free to the public, and refreshments will be served. 

Hosted in partnership with Arts Downtown and with support from the Friends of the Library.

Tod Marshall
pierce county reads 2017
Grunt cover

Be part of the tenth annual community reads program sponsored by the Pierce County Library System and The News Tribune. This year’s Pierce County READS selection is best-seller Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Author and journalist Mary Roach turns her eye on the science and research that goes into helping to keep soldiers safe and well in extreme conditions.

Find answers to questions you didn't know to ask.

  • What's a chicken gun?
  • How much body armor and equipment can a soldier carry and still be able to function?
  • Can a stink bomb really end a war?

Click here for more information.