Teen Summer Reading Events

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Check out all the ways that you can spend the summer at the Library! From robot builds to anime marathons to self defense, crafts to cards to cupcakes, we've got you covered. And, of course, there are lots of things to read! This summer, teens can win prizes, including books and gift cards, by doing activities, reading and reviewing books, and attending programs. All activities are free and open to teens, ages 12 - 19. 


Building a Better World: Anime Marathon

 
Saturday, July 8th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
 
Grab a seat and enjoy an anime marathon. Our theme this summer is Build a Better World, and we'll be watching shows dedicated to characters trying to make their world a better place - even if the results aren't always what they planned. While you watch, create your own perler bead designs or try your hand at candy sushi. 
 
No registration required.
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Ye Olde Map-Making


Wednesday, July 12th
3:00 - 5:00 pm

 
Some of our favorite fantasy worlds exist so clearly in our imaginations, it's almost as if we've been there. Create your own map to these worlds in our map-making program. We'll offer paper, art supplies, and tips for how to design a map based on your favorite books, movies, video games, or your one of your own creation. 
  
Registration is required, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register.
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Becci Crowe's Wild Adventures: Exploring Our Planet


Tuesday, July 18th
 6:30 pm

 
From Antarctica to Africa, Becci Crowe, a wildlife conservation artist, has had unique and exciting adventures. She will share her stories and art, as well as her recent experiences working with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall. Becci will discuss her personal journey, going from nursing to art and conservation, and will take you behind the scenes of the filming of the documentary As Close As You Dare: Africa.
  
No registration required. This program is for teens and adults.

Self Defense and Safety Education for Female Teens


Thursday, July 20th
3:00 - 5:00 pm

 
This workshop will help teach you about personal safety and self defense. Attendees will receive valuable tips about reducing risks, including recognizing potentially dangerous situations, as well as evading and escaping physical confrontations. Learn basic self defense moves and techniques. Female parents and guardians are welcome to attend with their daughters.
  
Registration and a release form are required, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register. Click here to download the release form.

Self Defense and Safety Education for Male Teens


Saturday, July 22nd
3:00 - 5:00 pm

 
This workshop will help teach you about personal safety and self defense. Attendees will receive valuable tips about reducing risks, including recognizing potentially dangerous situations, as well as evading and escaping physical confrontations. Learn basic self defense moves and techniques. Male parents and guardians are welcome to attend with their sons.
   
Registration and a release form are required, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register. Click here to download the release form.

Robot Garage


Wednesday, July 26th
3:00 - 5:00 pm

  
The Museum of Flight will be joining us to talk about all things robotics and you'll have the chance to build your own! Participants will use robotics kits to explore the basic engineering skills required to build a successful extraterrestrial rover.
   
Registration is required, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register.
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Magic: The Gathering Tournament


Wednesday, August 2nd
1:00 pm

   
Calling all Magic: The Gathering players! Join us for a tournament at the library, using the Legacy format. Please review the tournament rules, including banned cards, etc. We welcome players of all skill levels. If you don't want to compete, you are welcome to just play or watch. You can also read over the Puyallup Public Library's House Rules.

The tournament will start at 1:00 and will last roughly three - four hours, depending on the number of participants.

Cupcake Competition


Wednesday, August 9th
1:00 - 3:30 pm

    
Do you have what it takes - the skills, the vision, the guts - to create the best-looking cupcake? Learn from experienced bakers about how to run a successful business, as well as tips and techniques for decorating these delicious treats. Then get ready to compete with other teens in a battle of decorating skills and creativity!
     
Registration is required, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register.
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BattleDecks


Wednesday, August 16th
3:00 - 5:00 pm

     
BattleDecks - also called PowerPoint Karaoke - is an improv game where contestants make up presentations using a slideshow they've never seen before. The results are hilarious! Come and watch people try to make up the best presentation they can, on the spot... or if you're feeling brave, get up and show off your public speaking skills!

If you'd like to learn more about BattleDecks, check out this website.

Late-Night Lock-In

 
Saturday, August 19th - Sunday, August 20th
7:00 pm - 7:00 am
 

Spend the night in the library! This is a special after-hours party for teens participating in our summer reading program. We'll be playing games, eating snacks and pizza, and watching movies.
  
Registration and a permission form are required, as space is limited. Contact the library by phone (253.841.5454) or email to register once you have completed the requirements for attending.

What do you have to do to attend?

  • Log and review at least five books
  • Attend at least two teen programs this summer
  • Earn six activity badges

Late-Night Lock-In Permission Form