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
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
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 piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup
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