Knit Together at University Place Library

Knit Together!

Transform yarn into amazing creations. Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just come knit with us.

All skill levels welcome. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Talented younger children accompanied by a caregiver are welcome.

University Place Pierce County Library
3609 Market Place W., Suite 100
98466 • 253-548-3307
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6

Get more information on the event here.

Teacher pleads guilty to sex with student


TACOMA, WA – Today Michael Allen, 33, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree, and violation of a no contact order. Allen, a University Place biology teacher, had sex multiple times with his 17-year-old student. After he was arrested and charged, Allen continued to communicate with the victim, ignoring the court’s no-contact order. He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in room 260 of the County-City Building in Tacoma.

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Curran Orchard summer concert

Join us for the last FREE summer concert at the Curran Orchard on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Folksinger Kye Alfred Hillig and bluegrass band “Barleywine Revue” will provide a great evening of entertainment. Food available for sale or bring a picnic. Thanks to Columbia Bank for sponsoring this outstanding series.

The orchard is located at 3920 Grandview Drive West in University Place. Handicapped drop-off available via Brookside Drive entrance.

Leashed dogs allowed. For more info, visit or call 565-8466.

Sunset Bible Church Buys West Pierce Fire Station #32


UNIVERSITY PLACE – Sunset Bible Church has purchased West Pierce Fire Station #32 located at 7909 40th Street West. The sale closed on August 15, 2014. Sunset Bible Church has been in University Place since 1971 and has held services at Narrows View Intermediate School for the past nine years after outgrowing their current worship building.

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Storage unit fire in University Place

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA – At approximately 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12th, firefighters were dispatched to a fire in the 5700 block of Orchard Street W in University Place. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke as they approached the scene near 53rd and Orchard.

Engines arrived to find a storage unit on fire, along with a small brush fire in the adjacent field. The fire was extinguished quickly and there were no injuries during the event.

Out of the nine storage units, four were damaged during the fire. All of the units were rented by different businesses. The fire is currently under investigation.