As the weather turns rainy and cold, stay cozy and warm with October events and activities at the Pierce County Gig Harbor Library.
The library will be closed Oct. 10 for a Staff In-Service Day.
October events at the library include:
▪ Friends of the Gig Harbor Library: 1 p.m. Oct. 3 — Looking for ways to help support the library? Look no further! The Friends of the Library meet monthly. All Friends of the Library are welcome to attend — stop by the library to join today.
▪ Gig Harbor Literary Society: 6 p.m. Oct. 4 — Meeting at the Harbor History Museum the Gig Harbor Literary Society meets monthly. Join us to discuss “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. Attendees are welcome to bring an appetizer or dish to share with fellow bibliophiles. The museum will provide complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to BYOW! (Bring Your Own Wine!) Museum and library staff will lead the discussion. Materials available for checkout at the library or for purchase at the museum or online. The Harbor History Museum is located at 4121 Harborview Drive in downtown Gig Harbor.
▪ Chess Club: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 — Join us for 20 minutes of chess instruction and 40 minutes of play. Grades K to 8.
▪ Quick Start 3-D Printing Hands-on class: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 and 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 — Get certified to use the library’s 3-D Printers. Ages 12 and older. Registration required online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
▪ Lego Mindstorm: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 27 — Build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorm kits. Ages 8 to 18. Maximum 25 participants, register four per person maximum. Registration required online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
▪ Kids 3-D Printing: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 — Using Tinkercad, design and print a class project using the 3-D printers. Maximum eight participants, register four per person maximum. Registration required online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
▪ Pumpkin Decorating: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 — Decorate your very own pumpkin to take home! Small pumpkin and decorations provided. Ages 3 to 18. Maximum 150 participants. Registration required online at piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
▪ Adult Fiction Book Discussion Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 — This month the group will discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. Set in 1920s Alaska. A brutal place to homestead and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart — he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone — but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
▪ El Grupo Spanish Talk Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m. every Friday — You are invited to join in Spanish conversation with El Grupo.
Fall Poetry Series
▪ Dale Goodvin: 7 p.m. Oct. 5 — Key Peninsula writer and photographer Dale Goodvin’s work has appeared in many regional publications. His photos are included in the permanent collection at the UW Tacoma Library. His recent book of poems and photos is called, “Kansas Whispers and Midnight Blues: Dodging Despair, Deception, and Clowns.” He lives on Filucy Bay.
▪ Laura Da’: 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. — Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher and the author of “Tributaries” and “The Tecumseh Motel.” Da’ is a 2015 recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship and was a 2014-15 Made at Hugo House Fellow and 2015 Jack Straw Fellow. She lives near Seattle.
Get Smart Classes
▪ WordPress: Intro: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 11
▪ WordPress: Features: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 18
Financial Literacy: Fall Seminar Series
▪ Invest in Yourself – a Financial Workshop for Women: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 — This will help you get started with peer discussions and interactive resources, tips & ideas, and strategies to plan for your goals. Invest an hour and invest in yourself! Don’t miss the last seminar in the series on Nov. 15. Seminars presented by representative from Edward Jones Investments.
▪ Baby Story Time: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 — Join in with your child and enjoy books, actions rhymes, knee bounces, songs and more. Ages newborn to 24 months.
▪ Toddler Story Time: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 — Enjoy simple picture books, songs, fingerplays and movement games. Ages 2 to 3 years.
▪ Preschool Story Time: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 — Stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays are followed by a learning-filled play time for caregivers and children. Ages 3 to 6 years.
▪ Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 — For families with young children. Come enjoy stories, art activities, rhymes, singing and fingerplays.