Buckley and Orting libraries participate in second Saturday family events
August 22, 2012 · 2:27 PM
Many activities await families on the second Saturdays of each month, September through December, at Pierce County Libraries. Libraries will offer family-friendly films, holiday celebrations, musical and interactive puppet performances, lessons about orchid care, the history of women quilters and buffalo soldiers.
Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S. River Ave.
- Saturday Morning at the Movies. Bring the entire family and watch a family-friendly film! Sept. 8, 11 a.m.
- Author Peg Kehret. The award-winning, best-selling Buckley author will talk about her latest children’s book, “Animals Welcome.” First Saturday of the month. Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
- Comedy Juggling. Experience a dynamic array of amazing stunts, physical comedy and audience participation with Alex Zerbe. Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
- First Harvest. Ann Gibson, with Foothills Historical Museum, will share with families about Thanksgiving. Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
- Puppets Please. Colorful animal marionettes-in-the-round sing, dance and chat with children in a holiday story time! Dec. 8, 12 p.m.
- A Special Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Santa and Mrs. Claus have left the North Pole early to visit with you! Dec. 8, 1 p.m.
Friends of the Buckley Library sponsor these free events.
Orting Pierce County Library, 202 Washington Ave. S.
- Buffalo Soldiers. Explore their history, service and contributions with members of the local Buffalo Soldiers Museum. Fourth Saturday of the month. Sept. 22, 1 p.m.
- Growing Orchids. Learn how to grow orchids, and receive a free orchid starter kit from the Tacoma Orchid Society. Third Saturday of the month. Registration required. Register online @ piercecountylibrary.org/calendar Oct. 20, 1 p.m.
- Pioneer Quilts of the Oregon Trail. Art historian Susan Olds shares true stories of women quilters who braved the westward migration of the 1800s. Nov. 10, 1 p.m.
- Gingerbread Houses. Create a holiday favorite. Third Saturday of the month. Registration required. Register online @ piercecountylibrary.org/calendar Dec. 15, 1 p.m.
Friends of the Orting Library sponsor these free events.