Be charmed by libraries’ Valentine’s Day events

Happenings include chocolates, heart-themed crafts and an un-party

Staff reportsFebruary 7, 2014 

Pierce County libraries have activities scheduled this week for Valentine’s Day, which is Feb. 14.


With chocolate, origami valentines and an un-party, the Pierce County Library System is organizing a variety of free Valentine’s Day-related events at several branches. The events are sponsored by Friends of the Libraries.

Valentine Craft and Treats

2 p.m. Saturday

Make a woven-heart paper basket to collect Valentine cards and take home Valentine treats.

Tillicum Pierce County Library, 14916 Washington Ave. SW, Lakewood

Chocolate Festival

1–3 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. Botany of Chocolate: Ethnobotanist Alfredo Gomez-Beloz discusses the history of chocolate – its origins, uses and variety of flavors. Chocolate samples will be provided. Ages 12 and older.

1 p.m. Pop-Up Valentines: Make pop-up valentines. All ages.

2:15 p.m. Chocolate Games: Chocolate taste tests, chocolate bingo, and other games for kids. All ages.

Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood

Valentine Origami

6:30–7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Learn to fold valentines for friends and family. Ages 6–12. Registration required for children. Adults accompanying children do not need to register. Register at

South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup

Anti-Valentine’s Party

3:30–5:30 p.m. Friday

A party for those who love to hate Valentine’s Day. Un-celebrate with moody music, broken heart cookies, cranky crafts and unsentimental party games. Participants are encouraged to wear black. Ages 10–18.

Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma

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