PLU to host 8th Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education March 4-6

TACOMA — Pacific Lutheran University presents the Eighth Annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education, a unique and perpetually relevant three-day event that provides educators, students and community members a way to use the lessons of the Holocaust to empower themselves and others to challenge prejudices, violence and other forms of dehumanization. [Read more…]

PLU Spotlight Series: ‘…And justice for all?’

TACOMA — The semester beginning Feb. 4 at Pacific Lutheran University takes on a special focus with the inaugural Spring Spotlight Series, four months of events that fall under the theme “… and justice for all?”

Programs developed and supported all across campus feature a wide range of justice-related events open to the community, including film screenings, discussions, interactive workshops, rallies and the prestigious Powell-Heller Conference on Holocaust Education. [Read more…]

Author Brandon Stogsdill returns to roots at Parkland/Spanaway Library

Brandon Stogsdill

Meet local author Brandon Stogsdill at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library. Snacks will be provided at this free event.

Parkland native Brandon Stogsdill discusses the true life events written about in his book The Boy with the Gun.  Learn how Stogsdill went from being a troubled kid and imprisoned felon to a college graduate, successful youth mental health counselor and author. [Read more…]

Treat your eyes right this Halloween

Halloween is a time for Tricks, Treats and Things That Go Bump in the Night. Unfortunately, Halloween is also a time of sight-related hazards. But with some care and planning, you can make sure that you and your little goblins enjoy a safe Halloween.

Masks & Makeup – Decorating the face with makeup approved for the skin is almost always preferable to wearing a mask.  The eyeholes in a mask are often too small to allow full vision and may shift during wear and obstruct sight. The Food and Drug Administration suggest these ways to avoid eye irritation:   [Read more…]

Parkland/Spanaway Library closed Oct. 13-26 for improvements

Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library will be closed Oct. 13-26 for improvements. During this time, the library’s meeting room will be open limited hours so people can pick up books and other materials they have placed on hold. The exterior book drop will be available for customers to return items they have checked out. Some computer access also will be available (6 stations, 30 minutes per person per day). Restrooms will not be available. [Read more…]